Newport Historical Society's
"Endlessly Interesting Holiday Shopping Event"
Friday, December 15th
5:00- 7:00pm at the historic Colony House
Washington Square Newport
The NHS feature unique & inspired gifts not available any where else, from housewares to apothecary products, locally made jewelry, books & thoughtful gifts for children. We will be bringing a gorgeous selection of our fabulous bunny pillows which are the result of a collaboration with fabric powerhouse Lee Jofa, Hunt Slonem's "Hutch" bunny fabric is hand crafted into pillows by RI's own Emory & Olive. Newport's Sue Gray will also be at the event with her hand cast wax seal jewelry in silver & bronze. Refreshments & costumed interpreters will add to the fun!
Friday December 1st 5:30- 8:00
Saturday 10:00- 5:00
Yes, bunny pillows are back! The result of a collaboration with fabric powerhouse Lee Jofa, Hunt Slonem's "Hutch" bunny fabric is hand crafted into pillows by Rhode Island's own Emory & Olive. Of course, Hunt Slonem's iconic bunny paintings will also be on exhibit and we will have plenty of Hunt's book Bunnies, in its third printing! Come and see what the fuss is all about...
The Annual Holiday Show
Art for the Independent Thinker on your holiday list!
Opening Reception Friday, November 17th 6:00- 8:00pm
Join us for light refreshments as we welcome the holiday season with paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, photography and art books by contemporary American artists from New England, New York and beyond.
Saturday October 28 12:00- 7:00 Sunday October 29 12:00- 3:00
ISOUDE Trunk Show
Join us for a weekend of art and fashion to benefit Animal Rescue RI. ISOUDE embodies a thoughtful approach to luxury whose goal is to demonstrate that very fine things can be made in an ethical and mindful manner. This philosophy dovetails perfectly with Jessica Hagen's ethos of exhibiting only original works of art by some of the finest established and emerging artists working today. Wine and hors d'oeuvres served.
A retrospective of Christopher W. Benson’s work, this exhibition illustrates the evolution of Benson’s style over the course of his forty year career as a painter. Raised in Newport and Providence, Benson emerged from a family of artists and forged his own artistic path through teachers, art historical figures, friends, and his own intuition. Along the way, he found himself in Brooklyn, Cornwall, Newport, Berkeley, Tiverton, and Santa Fe, all of which stimulated the exploration of new content, styles, and ideas. As a representational painter, Benson absorbed various influences but nevertheless created something altogether new. Familiar and yet innovative, Benson’s paintings are quintessentially American, hovering in a territory somewhere between the salt-of- the-Earth realism of earlier New England coastal painters like Winslow Homer and George Bellows and the vibrancy of Bay Area Figuration. His work has also been influenced by other prominent American painters, such as Martin Johnson Heade, Edward Hopper, the regionalists of the 1930s, and the American Modernists Patrick Henry Bruce and Stuart Davis. From his early paintings of New York City to San Francisco Bay Area domestic interiors and streetscapes, to New Mexican landscapes, bi-coastal seascapes, and even some Mayan-influenced paintings, Benson takes us through an artistic odyssey that charts many of the potentials of his medium, from hard-edged realism to expressionism and abstraction.
Christopher Benson studied at RISD, where he earned his BFA in painting. He has had solo exhibitions at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery (San Francisco, CA), LewAllen Contemporary and Gerald Peters Gallery (both in Santa Fe, NM), the Virginia Lynch Gallery (Tiverton, RI) and Jessica Hagen Fine Art (Newport, RI). He has also participated in group exhibitions at the National Academy of Design (NYC), The Phoenix Art Museum (AZ), MoMA (NYC), and the Washington Art Association (Washington CT) where he won a juror’s prize in 2015. His work resides in the permanent collections at the Newport Art Museum, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, MoMA, the Stanford University Schools of Law and of Aeronautics, and in the special collections at the Stanford University and RISD Libraries.
A full-color catalogue accompanies this exhibition and will be available in mid-July.
With thanks for the generous support of The EJMP Fund for Philanthropy, Elizabeth "Lisette" Prince, trustee.
Luke Randall's first solo exhibition with Jessica Hagen features a collection of new paintings that is inspired by vintage Polaroid photographs. While the work conveys the feeling of another time, it is simultaneously thoroughly modern and fresh. A Rhode Island native, Luke Randall is a master at handling paint and his love of the medium is evident in every piece. Luke Randall's show will be on exhibit through September 17th.
Elliott Landy was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Landy is known around the world for his iconic photographs of rock and roll super stars including Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin and many more. The photographs taken from 1967 to 1969 have appeared on the covers of well-known publications such as Rolling Stone and Life Magazine, as well as multiple album covers. This exhibition is opening at the Newport Antiques Show July 27- July 30th and will be moved to the gallery where the work will continue to be on display from August 2nd -18th.
photo © Elliott Landy
Self taught, camera at her side, Ms. Kahane is instinctively aware of the light. Taking full advantage of life’s magical moments, framing her view of the world one image at a time. Bringing her sensibility of spirit into the four walls of a frame, while capturing sites and peoples from her favorite places on the globe. Living across the street from and looking out on New York City’s beloved Central Park for more than 25 years, Central Park holds a special place in her body of work.
Ms. Kahane’s has always pursued photography as an art form and personal expression. Until now her work has not been available to the general public except as a means of supporting charitable causes near to her heart. 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Newport Art Museum. Show ends July 16th.
Cellar Doors is an exhibition of eight new paintings by RI artist Kevin Gilmore. The abstract compositions are created with acrylic paint and collage materials on actual doors and measure approximately 36” x 78” each. Kevin Gilmore has been with Jessica Hagen since its inception in 2005 and this is Kevin’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. Cellar Doors is on exhibit through April 30th.
SHOW HELD OVER TO 8/21/16!! Hunt Slonem's work is in museums from the Guggenheim to the MFA Boston and in prominent private collections around the world. Please join us in honoring this accomplished artist while enjoying his solo exhibition.
Blithewold Gardeners Day: Style- Inside and Outside the Home. I'll be selling work from my gallery artists.