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"Pat Mahony and Frank Damian: June 2005 Landscape Art Exhibition"
2005-06-01 until 2005-07-03
John Natsoulas Gallery
USA United States of America
The John Natsoulas Gallery proudly announces the artists Pat Mahony and Frank Damiano featured at the June 2005 Landscape Art Exhibition. The event begins June 1, 2005 and continues through July 3, 2005 as opening reception begins June 4th. Pat Mahony is one of the top five Sacramento Valley painters. Damiano executes his paintings using an ancient wax technique with a combination of oil painting to create luminescent pieces that possess a certain life.
No longer considered to be a mid-career artist, Pat Mahony is now an established and well-known painter. Twenty-five years ago her architectural buildings and storefronts gave her international acclaim. For the last fifteen years she has been primarily a Sacramento Valley landscape painter, incorporating the Sacramento rive as a pivotal motif in her body of work. Everyone who sees her works has always seen them as what has propelled her towards fame. She has shown at the internationally know Allen Stone Gallery in New York City.
“[Mahony’s landscape] tones are warm, almost flame-like in places, and the trees loom up against a sky dappled with strokes of pink, ochre and magenta. As you move down the painting into the reflections of the trees in water, the painting becomes a pure abstraction, something that might have been painted by Sam Francis or Philip Guston. In Mahony’s work, nature is always intact and beautiful, rendered with intense colors and buttery textures.”
--Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee, November 1994
Frank Damiano, originally from the northwest, graduated from Central Washington University, WA with his Bachelor of Arts. He later received his Master of Fine Arts from University of California, Davis, where he worked with Wayne Thiebaud, Roland Petersen, Manuel Neri, Robert Arneson, and many others.
A majority of Damiano's work contains a juxtaposition of a serious academic subject matter with a modern icon or imagery. The roots of his work can be traced back to the old European and Baroque masters, including Degas and Vermeer.
Some of Damiano's exhibitions include shows at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, CA; and the Visual Arts Center, Anchorage, AK.
oil on canvas, 2001.