SANDY FRECKLETON GAGON & EMILY FOX KING
PATRICK MCGEAN in the Dibble Gallery
Classical realist painter SANDY FRECKLETON GAGON received her BFA from the University of Utah with an emphasis in graphic design/illustration. Since then, she has carried on the traditions and canons of classical art ideology practiced from the Renaissance through the19th century. She trained with many notable artists including: Carl Brenders and Rod Frederick (Pacific Rim Workshop, Jackson, Wyo.); Nelson Shanks (New York Academy of Art, New York, New York); Anthony Ryder (portraits, Seattle Academy of Fine Art, Seattle); Anthony Ryder (portrait and figure drawing, Santa Fe, N. M.) and Burton Silverman (portrait and figure painting, Scottsdale, Ariz.).
Freckleton Gagon masterfully tackles both figurative and still life work with an air of romanticism. She views her random collections as metaphoric landscapes
EMILY FOX KING's large-scale florals are in oil on canvas employ an impressionist’s color palette, aggressive brushstrokes, and heavy texture. Although some species of flowers within her work may be recognizable, many are simply delightful flourishes conjured up as the action requires. “My paintings are wild and beautiful, referencing the enlightened aspects of ourselves: messy in places with contradiction, nuance, and experiences; rarely balanced, symmetrical, or predictable. They come from the chaos, beauty, and conflict that I see in our world and echo my personal life as I age, trading the naiveté of my youth for wisdom.” says King.
PATRICK MCGEAN (1946-2019) had a gusto for life and was compelled to capture the world around him with film. As such, he carried at least one camera on his person at all times. McGean graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s in Art History in 1969. Although he would enter various lines of work including ophthalmology, the automotive industry, and the study of the health benefits of organic sulfur, his passion was photography. This exhibit will be composed of an assortment of mountainscapes, particularly Mt. Olympus, which could be viewed from his front yard.
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