The "Out on a Whim" show at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma ends today. The show opened on March 17th with an overwhelmingly enthusiastic opening weekend and a live paint demonstration by Robert and Janice Sugg. Thank you to everyone who came to the opening, paint demonstration and to those of you who have added a piece of original artwork to your collections... ENJOY!
Waylon Summers, Director of Lovetts Gallery shares his thoughts about the exhibit and Robert's work.
"One of the most rewarding aspects of curating an exhibition is experiencing the growth of the artist and, subsequently, their work. Out on a Whim was absolutely an exercise in and challenge for growth by both Robert Caldwell and Janice Sugg.First, Robert, who has become well established both nationally and in this region of the country, as evidenced by the success of his solo exhibitions and demonstrations in 2010 and 2011, is most recognized for his life-sized realist depictions of birds set in heavily textured environments, mostly works smaller than 20". However, for Out on a Whim, Robert produced both his largest work to date, "Keystone" at 30" x 40", and, arguably, his most complex, "Feathered Finials" at 24" x 36", representing his most adventurous artistic endeavors to-date. It is safe to say that Robert did not disappoint. These works are simply stand out pieces in an already powerful portfolio.Now, one cannot gloss over the sheer beauty and elegance of Robert's Scissortail, "Shadow" at 18" x 24", or the just simplicity of the more contemporary "Woolaroc Visitor", "Two Right", and "Two Left"...all amazing pieces...but, speaking to the experience of artistic growth, "Keystone" and "Feathered Finials" announce that Robert has hit a new stride!"
Robert brought eight new paintings to Lovetts this year, if you did not have a chance to see them please take a moment to view them below. If you are interested in one of these paintings or any other work by Robert please contact the gallery at 918-664-4732, firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert at 804-302-4921, email@example.com about their availability.