Farewell Series / #3: Artists Littleton, Ramsey, Mock and Summers
January 25 - February 9, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2019 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Farewell Series _ _3_  Artists Littleton_ Ramsey_

Gallery 72 is undergoing major changes and is presenting this show to help facilitate these changes.  Essentially Gallery 72 will be closing and then a new gallery will be opened that is focused on fine art prints and fine crafts, operated by the non-profit 501c3 Art Omaha.  Funds generated from these sales will help the beginning of the new gallery. 

Many of the artworks included in this series of shows will be offered at a discount with selected artworks discounted as high as 60%.  These discounts are for a limited time.

 

Harvey Littleton is considered the founder of the studio glass movement in America.  His work pressed the boundaries of discovering new methods of hot and cold worked studio glass and the design and coloring of his sculptural pieces.  Littleton taught at the University of Wisconsin and later moved to Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

John Littleton and Kate Vogel, son and daughter in law of Harvey Littleton continue Harvey’s tradition of pressing the limits of fine art studio glass.  They create an array of works from casting of faces, their famous “bags” series and architectural sized works. They live and work in Bakersville, North Carolina.

Gary Beecham creates his fascinating studio glass works with a wide variety of colors included within them.  The optical illusions from the reaction of the clear and colored elements are fascinating and stunning.  Beecham lives and works in Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Steven A. Ramsey’s glass art has been recognized by the Corning Museum of Glass in their annual international publication on contemporary glass: New Glass Review.  Ramsey is an active member of the American Craft Council and creates functional, decorative and strongly artistic works.  Ramsey teaches studio glass at the University of Nebraska, Kearney.

Richard Mock’s paintings combined beautiful, bright colors and textural abstractions while creating a balanced composition. His fine art prints fused political illustrations, collages and hand coloring. Mock’s marvelous lithographs blended both his printmaking skills and his talent as a colorist.  Mock was from southern California but lived in New York, New York.

Carol Summers worked as an artist from the 1940s until his death in 2016. Initially trained as a painter, Summers was drawn to color woodcuts around 1950 and it became the artworks he was known for. Over the years he has developed a process and style that is both innovative and readily recognizable.  Born in New York, lived in Santa Cruz, California when he died in 2016.