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Nestled below one of the original homestead barns in Wellfleet, this gallery and sculpture garden features the sustainable work of seasonal artists and the furnishings of Jeff Soderbergh. The focus of the gallery is to showcase a high level of sustainably created, contemporary artwork.
David Gonville is a contemporary artist inspired by the ocean and its convergence with surf, weather, land forms, and contemporary human interaction. He begins his process by creating multiple large wood panels of different colors, textures, and mediums, varying layers of oil paint, encaustic, plaster, and found raw materials to make each unique in its process. He then deconstructs and reconstructs the panels using common carpenters tools to build a sculptural painting; a new abstract form. The intuitive process of painting, cutting, sorting, and constructing is integral to its final form.
The compositions that emerge in his work reference personal experiences in the ever changing coastal environment. David transcribes these experiences of shifting weather patterns, open space, peaceful surroundings and odd beach Americana into his work. He paints to convey this connection with the ocean and the natural world around him.
His work is collected internationally and he proudly lives with his family and best friend/ wife in his native Rhode Island.
Tom Deininger is right out of his mind and is one of the most talented artists of our generation. The artwork at this gallery represents a very small focus of the grand scale of his work and is an introduction to his newer focus on smaller "flat" work. For over two decades, and utilizing only recycled materials from the generous waste stream of America, Tom has created thoughtful, bold and beautiful pieces. This present collection of materials might include: industrial wrappers, junk mail, catalogs, plastic flotsam, magazines, phone books, rental guides, children's toys, lunch wrappers, newspapers, and clothing remnants too damaged to sell.
Give yourself the opportunity to get lost in one of his wall pieces as you put together just what exactly it contains. What can't fit into this space for sustainable art are his large scale assemblages and I invite you to see more of his work at the gallery or better yet, start your own collection.
Mary Chatowsky Jameson is a native of Rhode Island and an artist who explores the marine environment for inspiration in her artwork. Her Marine Botanical pressings and collages are created from seaweed and organic elements collected on excursions throughout the northern Atlantic coast.
A perfect fit for the gallery, this exclusive collection of Mary’s work focuses on a larger scale of original prints.
“In my current body of work, I am exploring marine algae as a contemporary art form. I collect specimens and organic matter from the intertidal zones along the coast. Back at the studio I study the shape, texture and color of individual species and start a process of symbiotic layering to create new forms. At times I do not combine specimens but am responding to the essence of an individual piece of algae. It may be an essence that embodies the ocean, the unique properties of this organism, or simply my relationship to it at the moment. For most people, seaweed is a nuisance – something to avoid. My work presents a new awareness for consideration and offers new insights into the mysteries and beauty of the marine world.” - M.C.J.
Commissions available / for more information call the gallery at 401.845.9087
To call Nick Benson a stone carver is a little like calling Louis Comfort Tiffany a glazier. Technically, you’d be correct, but there’s a lot more to it.
Nicholas Benson is a third-generation stone carver, calligrapher, and designer whose meticulously executed inscriptional works are noted for their uncompromising craftsmanship and beauty in form and line. While almost all cut-stone lettering in the United States is done by machines today, Benson is a master of hand letter carving, using brush strokes to outline the individual letterforms before inscribing them in situ by hand. His inscriptions and decorative reliefs can be seen on family memorials and buildings throughout the United States, including the National Gallery of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, projects with Maya Lin, and the National World War II Memorial.
While Benson expands the traditional art of stone carving through his designs, he is also committed to teaching young artisans, who will create their own works and ensure that the legacy of this centuries-old artistic practice endures. Nicholas Benson studied at the State University of New York, Purchase (1986–1987), and the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel, Switzerland (1987–1988), in addition to training with his father, John Everett Benson. Since 1993, he has been the owner and creative director of the John Stevens Shop in Newport, Rhode Island, which was established in 1705 and acquired by the Benson family in the 1920s.
Please enjoy this video about Nick receiving a MacArthur Fellowship: VIDEO
Mike Hansel (in the Sculpture Garden)
Mike Hansel is an incredibly talented and diverse sculptor based in Newport, RI. For more than thirty years, Mike has been creating intelligent and thoughtful large scale art steeped in humor and irony. His work has been described as contradictive, organic, sexual, playful and satirical. After earning his MFA, Mike has been an active art educator since 1990. Mike is presently the Chairman of the Art Dept at St. George’s School in Newport, where he instructs studio art and continues to produce contemporary work. The shapes and construction methods walk a line between the industrial and the natural world. His work from the last several decades has utilized high content recycled or naturally occurring materials making him a perfect fit for the gallery.
All materials are of the highest interior/exterior grade available.
A unique property where husband & wife create
Jeff Soderbergh and wife Natasha respectively operate gallery and boutique from the same picturesque property in Wellfleet. Originally built as part of the Billingsgate community during the mid 1800's, this post and beam homestead barn was moved to this location around 1900, when Billingsgate island was slowly reclaimed by the sea.
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The KR Collection is both contemporary and easy, featuring looks that take you from day to night, work to play. Catering to the woman who prefers to look understated but also enjoys setting herself apart from the crowd, the KR boutiques offer an eclectic mix of designers to appeal to every mood. From gorgeous silks, soft Italian linens and her famous Rayon Lycra Travel core collection, it’s a great opportunity to mix and match and build your wardrobe.
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JS Gallery / 11 West Main Street / Wellfleet MA 02667 / 401 845 9087