It is with great pleasure that Martin Lawrence Galleries Presents Impressionist artist Kerry Hallam at two special exhibitions at MLG’s La Jolla and Costa Mesa, CA locations.
The exhibitions will consist of original paintings on canvas, nautical charts, and hand-signed, limited edition graphics. Embrace this opportunity to meet the artist and acquaint yourself with this outstanding collection of dramatic new work.
If the world is a banquet, the paintings of Kerry Hallam are an invitation to sit at the table and join the feast. Hallam's works spirit us away to experience an alluring atmosphere and the simple pleasures of life. Hallam's lifetime of travels has continually called him to the sea, and his paintings are a like a stage-setting, there to be explored.
“I try to arrive at a definitive statement, a kernel of a landscape or an experience which is universal in appeal”-Kerry Hallam
Hallam is as refreshing in spirit as his extraordinary paintings. He creates enticing images through bold patterns and captivating compositions. These are the qualities of the man, and his work seems to engender a certain joie de vivre that compels the viewer to visit and experience the places recreated in his paintings. “always like a stage-setting, there to be explored.”
Born in Northern England, Hallam showed early artistic talent when he won a six-year scholarship to London University’s Central College of Art and was formally trained under British master painters. Britain’s Royal Society of Artists in Watercolor included him for his talent. Enthusiasm for his art is sufficiently evident in Kerry Hallam's vivid windswept seascapes and timeless, sun-dappled village scenes. Strongly by the Fauves, Hallam has a strong affinity for the 19th-century French Post-Impressionists, Cezanne, and Van Gogh.
"What makes a particular place particularly extraordinary? Sometimes it is the combination of sights, sounds, smells, and feelings. More Often it is an experience that separates this place from many others. Sometimes, though, it is something as simple as the way the sun hits the city buildings as it begins to set, or the sound the waves make as they break upon the shore.
To the artist, art is everywhere for the taking. It is a requisite for the soul. It is what makes the ordinary extraordinary.
In 1981, Hallam opened a studio and gallery on Nantucket Island. Inspired by St. Tropez and the French Riviera Hallam frequently returns to renew his spirit. Noted for his power to evoke emotion, the opulence of light and distinctive color harmonies, Hallam translates the ordinary moment into the magical, inviting us to be revitalized by the world’s simple pleasures. His panoramas continue to draw accolades, including a first-place award by the prestigious L'Association Pour le Promotion Artistique Francais. Hallam has been honored through many one-man exhibitions around the world and at (MLG) 9 galleries throughout North America. His work has been featured in newspaper, magazine articles as well as in PBS television specials.
MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES
OPENING RECEPTION & MEET THE ARTIST, FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH, 6-8 PM
1111 Prospect Street
La Jolla by the Sea
La Jolla, CA
RSVP (858) 551-1122
MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES
OPENING RECEPTION & MEET THE ARTIST, SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH, 6-8 PM
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA
RSVP (949) 759-0134
About Martin Lawrence Galleries
Since 1978, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG)-headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine gallery locations nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui has been assisting and advising collectors as they consider acquiring fine art. (MLG), has prided and defined ourselves as both publishers of fine art prints and sculpture from the most talented contemporary artists-both North American and European-and home to modern and contemporary masters like Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Calder, Magritte, Basquiat, and Murakami. We are incredibly proud to have lent and exhibited over 200 masterworks, created by more than 30 different artists, to 30+ world-class museums around the globe, including the Louvre, the Pompidou, the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the National Gallery, the Tate and the Hermitage- where we are the sole sponsor of the first ever exhibition of the work of Erté, the father of art deco and we proudly publish works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde, and Deyber. For more information visit martinlawrence.com
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