Montecito 3D Virtual Gallery – August 2020

PUBLISHED IN: Exhibition Tours

Take a virtual tour of our newest gallery, located in the intimate community of Montecito, California. The gallery is the latest location spearheaded by Heather James Fine Art co-owners James Carona and Heather Sacre. The 2,000 square foot space will host an array of museum-quality exhibitions of important works from a cross-section of periods, movements, and genres —including Impressionist, Modern, Post-War, Contemporary, Latin American, Old Masters, and antiquities.

Jim Dine was an American Pop artist whose work meditated on objects with childlike appeal to find a universal and nostalgic language. Dine’s robes are among the most recognizable images to have emerged from his long and illustrious career. They were first shown at Sidney Janis gallery in the fall of 1964 – this is one such example. Double Silver Point Robes is a large-scale mixed media assemblage. The work is executed in silverpoint – a technique that utilizes a piece of silver as a drawing instrument over a specially prepared ground by which it oxidizes over a period of months to create a warm brown tone. The two joined canvases feature blocks of wood in place of where the heads should be and a hanging wood element that moves in response to air currents.

JIM DINE

Takashi Murakami is one of the most celebrated contemporary and Japanese artists. Murakami developed the theoretical and visual language of “Superflat”. He based his art movement on the Japanese “flat” art aesthetic and of anime and manga fused with commentary on the Kawaii tendency in postmodern Japan.
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<br>Murakami and his art have chartered new ground in infiltrating and merging high and low culture. The painting features a proliferation of eyes in his trademark style. No two eyes are exactly alike, and each are in various states of opening or closing. Like his art, these eyes have hidden depth – the irises contain a multitude of miniature concentric circles. The painting seems to combine elements of pop culture, cartoons, technology, and fashion into a singular plane.

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

Born in 1944, Thomas Nozkowski created small, richly hued paintings that reflect the dichotomous influences of the Abstract Expressionists and Bauhaus refugees with whom he studied at the Cooper Union. Using a small brush, his handling includes scraping and rubbing off paint in ways that register in the finished work. He developed a distinctive, wide-ranging vocabulary deploying biomorphic-like geometric forms in varied color schemes and a wide range of associations: tile flooring, to cell clusters, to architecture and outer space. Often, they are distilled from his own memories and experiences. Nozkowski commented on this specific painting (Untitled, 1994) saying that it reflects his fascination with the mythological scenes painted upon Renaissance cassone dowery chest panels. He pronounced it the best one of three or four 15” x 30” panels of this series. Nozkowski was handled for many years by Pace Gallery. He died in 2019.

THOMAS NOZKOWSKI

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG - Prime Pump from ROCI USA (Wax Fire Works Series) - color screenprint on paper and Lexan - 63 1/2 X 44 1/4 IN.

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

MEL RAMOS - Tomato Catsup; A.C. Annie; Lola Cola; and Tobacco Red - four offset lithographs printed in colors - 30 3/4 x 25 1/4 in. (each)

MEL RAMOS

ROBERT NATKIN - Untitled - acrylic on canvas - 85 3/4 x 48 in.

ROBERT NATKIN

FELIPE CASTANEDA - Mujer Hincada - black onyx - 15 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 9 in

FELIPE CASTANEDA

FELIPE CASTANEDA - Mujer Desnuda - marble - 18 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 11 in.

FELIPE CASTANEDA

FELIPE CASTANEDA - Pensando - marble - 11 1/2 x 7 x 7 in.

FELIPE CASTANEDA

FELIPE CASTANEDA - Provinciana - white carrera marble - 20 7/8 x 13 1/4  x 10 1/4 in.

FELIPE CASTANEDA

ROBERT NATKIN - Bern Series (#421) - acrylic on canvas - 34 x 46 in.

ROBERT NATKIN

FELIPE CASTANEDA - Mujer en Reposo - bronze - 14 x 9 x 15 3/4 in.

FELIPE CASTANEDA

FELIPE CASTANEDA - Mujer Peinandose - bronze - 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 11 in.

FELIPE CASTANEDA

NORMAN BLUHM - Untitled - oil on paper mounted on board - 20 1/8 x 22 in.

NORMAN BLUHM

HERB ALPERT - Congregation - acrylic on canvas - 48 x 72 in.

HERB ALPERT

ANN DIENER - Cathedral #1 - graphite, prismacolor, gouache and cut paper - 59 1/4 x 40 1/2 in.

ANN DIENER

HERB ALPERT - Chat Room - acrylic on canvas - 25 x 31 in.

HERB ALPERT

JOSEF ALBERS - Formulation: Articulation - screenprint - 15 x 20 in.

JOSEF ALBERS