Christopher Benson is a representational and abstract oil painter who grew up in Newport, Rhode Island and has lived and worked for long periods in the San Francisco Bay Area and in New Mexico where he has lived with his wife and sons since 2006. Benson studied painting at RISD in the late 1970s and early '80s and completed a BFA in that discipline there in 2005. He has exhibited in galleries and museums for over 40 years, and is a two-time recipient of the Pollock Krasner painting fellowship. His work resides in private and museum collections throughout the US.
This Show will continue through October 28th, 2018.
Please join us on
Saturday, September 15th
to celebrate the gallery's collaboration with
THIS OLD HOUSE 2018 Idea House
The 2018 Idea House features an exhibit of artwork by Rhode Island artists from our gallery roster.
Constructed by Sweenor Builders, the 2,700-square-foot main house plus semi-detached garage with guest suite has classic Craftsman-style curb appeal and thoroughly modern looks inside. The THIS OLD HOUSE Idea House 2018 is located in the heart of Narragansett's Historic District at 46 Robinson Street and less than a mile from the town beach.
Join us for a Pillow Pop Up Preview Party with Artemesia on Wednesday July 25th from 5:00-7:00. The pillows will be in the gallery on July 26 & 27 from 10:00-4:00 as well!
Artemisia specializes in fine textiles, pillows and decor items for the home from the team of Rosemarie Padovano and Marcello Marvelli. Rosemarie is an artist and interior designer, and Marcello is an art historian from Florence, Italy. Together, they share a mutual love of art and design. They started Artemisia Inc. in New York City in 2012 and recently moved the business to Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Their sophisticated and unique collections of pillows, placemats, and ottomans are designed and produced by Artemisia. Featured in some of the most important décor magazines, they are a trusted resource for some of the finest interior designers worldwide. They have an extensive library of textiles that range from antique ikats from Uzbekistan, to hand-woven Italian silk velvets, to cutting-edge, contemporary screen-prints. You can shop their ready-made collections or customize to suit your every need.
Although the term “the fairer sex” is considered dated due to its emphasis on the physical appearance of women, Jessica Hagen presents, with a wink, an exhibition that showcases sculpture, paintings, jewelry, textiles, ceramics and photography by twenty-plus contemporary female artists working in the United States. “I have always wanted to have an all-women’s show, and given the events of the last year and a half, from the women’s march to the #metoo movement, it seemed like the time was definitely right to host this exhibition,” states gallery owner Jessica Hagen. Women artists represent one half of Jessica Hagen’s roster, a positive statistic in a field where men often outnumber women.
An homage to the venerable Newport Flower Show, this multi-discipline exhibition features works of art with a floral point of view, inspiration or relationship.
Wear floral inspired attire and join us for the reception on July 1st!
Exhibition dates are June 22- July 14th. (Photograph Peony by Victoria Mele.)
Join us for a very special opening reception with Mira Nakashima, daughter of the preeminent furniture maker George Nakashima (1905- 1990). Mira Nakashima has extended the tradition of her father's studio by producing the classical and traditional lines, as well as continuing the evolution of new design solutions by way of her new line, the Keisho Collection. Through this line, Mira preserves the methods and techniques embraced by her father. A selection of Nakashima furniture will be on exhibit and for sale through June 17th.
The Landscape Renewed features the paintings of Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, James Coe and Thomas Sarrantonio all of whom are accomplished landscape painters with a deep respect and appreciation for the beauty of nature. Please join us on Saturday April 28th from 6:00- 8:00pm in celebrating the work of three amazing painters paying homage to the natural landscape.
JUXTAPOSITION features new work by Lloyd Martin, Jessica Pisano, Daniel Denton, Patricia Davis Ganek, John Beerman and Nancy Grace Horton. This exhibit features a stylistically wide range of artwork: from abstract to representational, bold to subdued, linear to loose and to the use of both traditional and non-traditional materials. Not to be missed...
Through April 19th
Say bye bye to the winter blues by joining us on Saturday February 10th from 6:00-8:00pm, for an evening of art and art-making. Ron Cowie, photographer and expert in alternative photographic processes will be printing cyanotypes LIVE and enlightening guests on the history of cyanotypes which have been around since the mid-19th century. In addition, the exhibit features new paintings by gallery artists including Christopher Benson, Hunt Slonem & Theresa Girard as well as new sculpture by Daniel Denton, Walter Horak & Anne Mimi Sammis. Plus much more including just-arrived jewelry, ceramics & textiles! Refreshments served.
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.
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.