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Celebrating Mother’s Day with 7 artists

Mother’s Day is all about celebrating motherhood and maternal bonds, whether it is one’s own mom, grandmother, sister or other loved one. Read on to see how some of the Park West Gallery artists, past and present, have celebrated mothers through their artwork.

Itzchak Tarkay

Mother's Day Itchak Tarkay

“Mother And Daughter” (2007) by Itzchak Tarkay.

Itzchak Tarkay, the master acrylic painter, watercolorist and graphic artist, portrayed women throughout his oeuvre. His “natural woman” spoke to the depth and complexity of women, and shows her as satisfied, calm, and serene. In our Mother’s Day art, Tarkay depicts a gathering where a mother and daughter share a quiet moment together.

 

Rembrandt van Rijn

Mother's Day Rembrandt

“Artist’s Mother with her Hand on her Chest” (1631) by Rembrandt.

Rembrandt immortalized his mother in etchings as well as in several paintings. In the above etching, Rembrandt demonstrates his use of “psychological portraiture,” which captures more than the subject’s likeness, but their humanity and spirituality. Hints of what she was like might be gleaned from Rembrandt’s works, as he depicted her as a prophetess, reading a book, or playing a role in religious imagery.

 

Linda Le Kinff

Mother's Day Linda Le Kinff

“New Mother” (2014) by Linda Le Kinff.

Thanks to her powerful colors and warm scenes, collectors find themselves connecting to the artwork of Linda Le Kinff. In this mixed media painting, Le Kinff expresses the indescribable feelings and emotions of motherhood as a new mother cradles her child. Le Kinff’s works capture a myriad of scenes, whether it’s music or intimate moments in the lives of her subjects.

 

Hua Chen

Mother's Day Hua Chen

“Mother and Daughter” (2012) by Hua Chen.

Hua Chen’s delicate style is perfect for portraying the female figure without seeming provocative. A perfect example of this is seen in this oil painting of mother and child spending time together at the beach. Like the love of a mother, Chen’s subjects are calming, subtle and ageless.

 

Maya Green

Mother's Day Maya Green

“Mother Nature” (2014) by Maya Green.

In a slightly different vein, Mother’s Day can be about celebrating the wonders of Mother Nature, as seen in this floral painting by Maya Green. She says she seeks to break down life to its visual essentials, such as light, dark, balance and movement, and “capturing the essence of a moment.”

 

Pino

Mother's Day Pino

“Long Day” (2005) by Pino.

Pino grew up in Italy surrounded by women – whether it was sisters, aunts or his mother – and in turn, he recognized their physical and spiritual beauty. Pino illustrated sensual, attractive women on book covers, but switched to creating works of fine art in the early 1990s. For Mother’s Day, examine how his mastery of technique and figure portrays the loving care of a mother with her child.

Learn more about Pino at our free exhibition, “Pino: An American Master,” which runs until May 17.

 

Andrew Bone

Mother's Day Andrew Bone

“A Family Affair” (2012) by Andrew Bone.

Of course, humans aren’t the only ones that appreciate their mothers, as seen in the artwork by wildlife painter Andrew Bone. The Zimbabwe native personally photographs the animals he renders onto canvas, giving him a first-hand look at how animals interact with one another, including this family of cheetahs under the watchful eye of their mother.

 

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Park West Gallery Artist Sessions: The Collectors

Which artist(s) whose works you’ve collected would you most like to meet in person? Who have you already met that you’d like to see again?

It is a special joy and privilege for us to put our customers directly in touch with our artists, an experience historically reserved for only the wealthiest of art patrons and collectors — that is, until the founding of Park West Gallery. We thought we’d turn the tables and share a little insight into how our artists feel about our collectors. Watch:

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Visual Art Triumphs at London’s 2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics is just hours away as Friday’s opening ceremony draws near. Those lucky enough to be in the thick of London right now have most likely seen the array of sculptures, murals and performances peppering the city as part of this special event.

A London bus that has been transformed into a robotic sculpture by Czech artist David Cerny is assembled in front of the Czech Olympic headquarters in London. Credit: Marika Kochiashvili/REUTERS

This year, artists from across the globe have demonstrated their excitement for the impending games in peculiar, and elegant, manners. The most buzz has gone to Czech artist David Cerny for his “London Booster,” located in front of the Czech Olympic Headquarters. Fashioned out of an authentic 1957 London Routemaster (a double-decker red bus), the sculpture is quite unlike any other: the bus does hydraulic push-ups (“press-ups” to those across the pond). Balancing on two large, red arms, the moving sculpture is enhanced by a soundtrack of heavy breathing and noises reminiscent of physical exertion.

Art in the Park - RUN - Monica Bonvicini. Credit: AP

Further integrating arts into Olympic London’s public spaces, Art in the Park features Italian artist Monica Bonvicini‘s towering block letters, “Run.” Each mirrored steel letter stands nine meters tall, reflecting the sun during the day and glowing with internal LEDs at night. Bonvicini cites the Velvet Underground song, “Run, Run, Run” and Neil Young’s “Running Dry” as heavy sources of inspiration.

BMW Art Car, Jeff Koons. Credit: Getty Images/Jan Kruger

The BMW Art Car Collection is making its first appearance in the UK, bringing pieces of our Motor City hearts with it. The most recent addition to these aesthetic automobiles (pictured above at Potters Field) was designed by American artist Jeff Koons. The Art Car Collection has been in the making for over 35 years, having previously collaborated with artists such as Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg. The collection will be on view for just two short weeks, held off-site as part of the Cultural Olympiad festivities.

"Olympic Dreams" (2008), Hua Chen. Park West Gallery Collection

We’re proud to say that a group of distinguished Park West Gallery artists have also had the honor of serving as official Olympic Artists. Alexander Chen, for example, created original works for both the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and was the only Olympic Artist sanctioned by both the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Beijing Olympic Committee. Hua Chen also created original works for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, finding his inspiration in the movements of gymnastics. And Alfred Gockel was an official artist for the U.S. Olympic Committee during the 2006 Winter Games held in Turin, Italy.

With the works of such incredible artists surrounding the Olympics, it’s easy enough to get distracted from the Games themselves! Are you looking forward to this summer’s big event?
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Park West Gallery Artist Series Presents: Olympic Artist Hua Chen

Hua Chen, Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection“Ballet I” by Hua Chen | Park West Gallery Collection

Park West Gallery Artist Series Presents: Olympic Artist Hua Chen
In the following Park West Gallery exclusive, Olympic artist Hua Chen talks about his artistic background and education in China. He says that Degas is among the artists who most inspire him. Chen also explains how the style and grace of gymnastics and ballet have so profoundly influenced his work.

[After you watch the video, be sure to visit the Park West Gallery Artist Biographies to learn more.]

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• Artwork selections from the Park West Gallery/Hua Chen Fine Art Collection are available for purchase through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan, and at our art auctions held on cruise ships throughout the world. 
Visit the Park West Gallery/Hua Chen Fine Art Collection →

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FREE Artwork Offer from Park West Gallery

Park West Gallery, Practice II by Hua Chen

FREE Seriolithograph : Practice II by Hua Chen

Receive this 9 5/8″ x 7″ Chen seriolithograph FREE for only $4.95 shipping & handling.

Please call Park West Gallery @ 800.521.9654 x 1290 to take advantage of this special offer.

 

 

 

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Park West Gallery Hosts APACC, A Special Evening with the Arts

APACC Blood of the Dragon Returns Again
A Special Evening with the Arts

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. / APACC – Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce is hosting their second networking event as guests stroll through the galleries of fine art on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at Park West Gallery.

The event will feature a tasting of selected fine white wines and sake from
Papa Joe’s Gourmet and a sampling of Asian delicacies
prepared by local Asian restaurants.

An Asian artists’ collection will be featured by Jiang Tiefeng,
Dominic Pangborn, Charles Lee, and Hua Chen.

Title Sponsor: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing N.A., Inc.
Event Sponsors: Nippon-Oil – Chrysan Industries and Miller Canfield
Media Sponsors: Corp! Magazine and Dbusiness

Dominic Pangborn, Co-Chair & CEO, Pangborn Design, Ltd. and
Hiroshi Mazawa, Honorary Co-Chair & Vice President, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

For further information, please contact 248-844-4100 or
visit
http://www.apacc.net/mc/page.do

 

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Hua Chen: 2008 Olympic Dreams

Olympic Dreams by Hua ChenPainting for Hua Chen is as important in his life as breathing. The act of putting a brush heavy with oil paint to canvas is how he makes a sacred connection with the world.

“I have always considered art to be spiritual. Painting is a process in which I practice my spirituality and express myself,”  Hua Chen said.

Recently, Chen was invited to be an official Olympic artist by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2008 games. The organization was looking for artists from the host country of China, and after having seen Chen’s series of paintings featuring dancers, they thought he would be a natural fit. 
Koleen KaffanArt World News

Hua Chen is renowned for capturing the beauty of motion that is unique to an Olympic athlete on his canvas.” 
Jack Scharr, President of Fine Art, Ltd (Official Licensee of the United States Olympic Committee)

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