Friday, May 15, 2015

Russell Stephenson "Mindscapes" Press Release 5-2015









PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
--Gabriel Diego Delgado, Gallery Director, J.R. Mooney Galleries-Boerne
gabrield@jrmooneygalleries.com / 830.816.5106

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art proud to announce the Art Exhibition and Opening Event: “Mindscapes”, a new selection of artwork of San Antonio Artist, Russell Stephenson

(Boerne, TX, May 15, 2015) - Join J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art-Boerne on June 13, 2015 at 4 pm – 8pm as they feature “Mindscapes”, a new selection of artwork of San Antonio Artist, Russell Stephenson.  Stephenson will premier eight new paintings that are an compositional departure from his signature Texas Panoramic series that was previously showcased by J.R. Mooney Galleries- Boerne. In “Mindscapes” the audience is faced with the artist’s fascination with invented mental constructs of Surrealist inspired Western Landscapes.  Stephenson

Russell Stephenson, a Texas painter, has mastered an unrelenting painterly approach to the gorgeous godliness of our great state of Texas. Radiant browns and various tones of burnt sienna seem to meddle perfectly with contrasting cool slate grays, snowy silvers and wispy whites; where atmospheric amalgamations of colors are ever approachable, digestible and delicate in their ephemeral and abstracted beauty. 

Bastrop fires, unrelenting skylines, sublime mentalities, conceptual collectiveness, universal experiences, mental constructs and intuitive automatism all play a role in Russell Stephenson’s paintings A tribute to the Texas sky, the flat plains of Midland/Odessa, the rolling Hill Country, and the wide open plains to Pan-handle typography, Stephenson depicts all that is our great state of Texas in minimally rendered but systematically charged abstracted landscapes. 

“My work is created with loosely rendered and intuitively controlled marks, which simulate infinite illusionary environments.  These environments are based on personal experiences, internal places, and translating sound into visual occurrences.  I consider these works to be imaginary landscapes, occurrences, and atmospheres and objects that are both created out of expressionism, while conversely leaning more towards systematic formulation.  My work is concerned with texture and perception as well as surface and color.  Overriding themes in my work involve a flawed or fallen nature, over saturation, urban decay, and meditations on transcendence.  As a record of collective experiences, the marks and movements are at once fueled by automatism, and intuitionism. My works serve as a living journal, and transcendental artifacts.  My range of materials grows with necessity, and accessibility.” 
                                                                                                                                                                 -R. Stephenson


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ABOUT J.R. MOONEY GALLERIES OF FINE ART
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is a full service Fine Art Retail Gallery, specializing in Texas Vintage, Local & Regional, and Contemporary Art; coupled with a highly reputable custom frame shop.
J.R. Mooney Galleries for Fine Art was founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1947 by Joe and Adelle Mooney. Emerging as Modern Paint Company in 1947, with the largest selection of Professional Artist grade art supplies in San Antonio, the Mooney family eventually expanded their business. Modern Paint Company became J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art to showcase local, regional and international artists while diving into custom framing, artist representation and other unique attributes. J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art have metamorphosed again with an identity reflective of over a half century existence; being custom framing experts, specializing in an array of museum quality art services.  It is currently providing Fine Art services at their signature Broadway address in San Antonio, and Boerne locations. J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art has provided framing services for every American President since John Kennedy and every Texas Governor since John Connally. The galleries have also supplied the Vatican, the Royal Palace in Madrid, Queen Beatrix of Holland, as well as major collections and collectors in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia.

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art
8302 Broadway St.
 San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 828-8214
           &
305 S. Main St
San Antonio, TX 78006
(830) 816-5106
Gallery Hours: San Antonio – Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 6 pm / Boerne – Tues. – Sat. 10 am – 5 pm
Admission is open to the public and FREE
  

 Who:
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne

What:
Russell Stephenson spotlight hanging of original artwork, plus a ‘meet and greet’ with the artist

When:
Opening : Saturday, June 13, 2015, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free and open to the Public

Where:
JR Mooney Galleries, Boerne
305 S. Main St Boerne, TX 78006   ph. 830-816-5106










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J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art / 305 S. Main / Boerne, TX. 78006 / 830-816-5106

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