The Gallery Jim Denney

The Gallery Jim Denney

amy chase
Apr 10, 2008

Gold Paintings, installation

A tree grows in Norwood (well, TREES). Introducing artist Jim Denney's precious portraits of trees and other tributes to the great northwest.

During the big nyc art shows a few weeks back, I came across an installation of these small ovals climbing up the walls and onto the ceiling of a hallway in the newish private club, Norwood, housed in a beautiful old townhouse on 14th street.

Close up of two Gold Paintings

These small paintings range in size from 12 x 9, to 10 x 8, to 8 x 6 inches -- and capture a range of golds and burnished reds and browns. Scattered across the large entry hall, they were stunning as a sum total, and so dear and delicate up close.

Close up of two Gold Paintings

Gold Painting

And, on a larger scale...

After All the Falls. Oil on linen - current at the Mint Musuem in NC

The Day After, oil on linen, 48"x 60"

In the artist's words, "My paintings are, foremost, a personal record of a particular time, place, and circumstance. My interests continue to be focused on the natural and social history of the Pacific Northwest and I expect that, if my observations are keen enough, the questions posed by these pictures could be extended to other specific places in the West. I realize change to any particular locale is inevitable, whether by the forces of nature or the forces of man -- however, it seems that the pace of change has quickened and that the randomness of natural change has been replaced by the obvious and predictable patterns of man."

B and B Landscape, oil on linen, 36" X 48"

"Path", oil on canvas, 72" X 72"

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