aqua - art miami
Exhibitor listing
"brandy" -  Steven S Walker
"flier and red roofs" -  Rob Browning
"mustang sally" -  Steven S Walker
"blue cameo" -  Christopher Peter
"silhouette 2" -  Christopher Peter
N/A -  Christopher Peter
"jumper" -  Rob Browning
'green car" -  Rob Browning
"let's meet at the watering hole" -  Josh George
"old habits turn into ideal life" -  Josh George
glave kocen gallery
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Specializing in transitional works and expertise in Corporate Art Consulting

Artists Exhibited at the show:

  • Rob Browning

    Rob Browning

     Rob Browning - "flier and red roofs"
    "flier and red roofs"
     Rob Browning - "jumper"
    "jumper"
     Rob Browning - 'green car"
    'green car"
    Biography : Rob Browning received his formal art education at Virginia Commonwealth 
University in Richmond, Virginia (1974-1979). His artwork is included in a number of 
public and private collections and has been used commercially by clients, including: 
General Electric, ITT, Federal Pacific, American Airlines and Disney Enterprises.
He currently resides in central Virginia, USA.
 Exhibition : Selected Exhibitions
    2017 - Current Art Fair, Richmond, VA
    2017-Arcadia Contemporary Gallery, Culver City, CA
    2017-glave kocen gallery, Richmond, VA
    2016 - Arcadia Contemporary Gallery, Culver City, CA
    2016- Current Art Fair, Richmond, VA
    2016 - glave kocen gallery, Richmond, VA
    2015 - Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
    2014 - Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA
    2013 - The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
    2012 - The Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Parkersburg, WV
    2011 - glave kocen gallery, Richmond, VA
    2010 - Ridderhof Martin Gallery at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
    2009 - National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC
    2008 - R. H. Ballard Gallery, Washington, VA
    Detailed Description : "My paintings are of scenes glimpsed during my day that I view as a fragment of an interesting narrative. While my art work is meant to faithfully document these scenes, in painting one, I will often caricature, delete or alter the scale of elements of it if I feel that doing so makes the painting better communicate what I’ve seen."
  • Josh George

    Josh George

     Josh George - "old habits turn into ideal life"
    "old habits turn into ideal life"
     Josh George - "let's meet at the watering hole"
    "let's meet at the watering hole"
    Biography : A contemporary realist, Josh George paints with oils and acrylics on wood panel, incorporating layers of collage elements to achieve a texture and richness idiosyncratic to his work. His subjects include human figures, cityscapes, and scenes of everyday existence that capture the multifaceted nature of life in the American city. George’s paintings offer narrative “snap-shots” conveyed with both a sly wit and sensitivity, juxtaposing humor and pathos to present the complexities of the modern American experience. Josh George at once celebrates and critiques our culture, expresses both disillusionment and exuberance, and discovers beauty and disappointment in unexpected places. Josh George is represented by galleries in New York City; Tulsa, OK: Aspen, CO; Kansas City, MO; Raleigh, NC; and Columbia, MO. He shows in his current hometown of Richmond, VA at glave kocen gallery. His artwork has been featured such publications as Stile Magazine, Step By Step Magazine, American Art Collector, and Society of Illustrators, among others. George's work is part of Warner Music, Nissan, Capitol One, Sheraton Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Dominion Power, Landmark Bank, and Limno Tech corporate art collections. He has taught for Pratt Institute and for Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Communication Arts, and has been a guest lecturer for Syracuse University's MFA in Painting Program, Emory Henry College, The New Hampshire Art Institute, and Accademia di'Arte di Brescia in Brescia, Italy. Detailed Description : "To create images, I begin with an under drawing on a primed wood panel, then apply layers of mixed media— wallpaper scraps, notes from my wife, wine bottle labels, ticket stubs, detritus found on the street, human hair, fabric scraps, subway maps, anything colorful and / or amusing. I then paint the image with acrylics and oils, knifed on to enhance the surface texture. My aggressive collage technique creates a texture that gives mystery, depth, and movement to my paintings, which often feature dynamic cityscapes and urban canyons, and interacting figures in settings that can imply narrative. This approach to image making becomes more challenging and potentially problematic in larger scales and when portraying the figure. In recent years, each of my solo exhibition has featured a range of sizes, including one or two large pieces. As an artist driven by process and interaction with materials, working large is the ultimate realization of my practice and vision. Creating a series of life- sized, figures allows me to be surprising in my problem solving and further manipulate my surfaces. The painting themselves have the potential to feel aggressive to the viewer, even if the image itself is beautiful or otherwise pleasing. I aim to spark in viewers juxtaposed feelings of being drawn-in (by both an energetic pallet and the surface texture that compels a closer look) and disquieted by the figures, near animated because of their scale. " Also represented by: Ghostprint Gallery,
  • Christopher Peter

    Christopher Peter

     Christopher Peter - "blue cameo"
    "blue cameo"
     Christopher Peter - "silhouette 2"
    "silhouette 2"
     Christopher Peter - N/A
    N/A
    Biography : Born in 1987, Christopher Peter grew up in Phoenix and spent his childhood endlessly doodling in his sketchbooks. As a teenager, his dedication to his craft earned him scholarships to pursue two degrees in drawing and painting from Arizona State University, where he developed a love for figurative painting and abstraction. His passion for visual art has landed his work in major exhibitions all around the world, and he is proud to have his paintings included among several esteemed national and international collections. Exhibition : Selected Exhibitions

    Current Art Fair Richmond, Virginia glave kocen gallery 2017

    New York ArtExpo New York, NY Shinn Fine Art 2016

    SPECTRUM Palm Springs, CA Indian Wells 2016
    Nicola Collection

    New York ArtExpo New York, NY Shinn Fine Art 2015

    Hong Kong AAF Hong Kong, China Gallery K.A.G. 2014

    Brussels AAF Brussels, Belgium Gallery K.A.G. 2014
    Detailed Description : "The inspiration for these pieces is taken from my Lithuanian grandmother who used to shine a light on our faces in profile, and trace the shadow on paper attached to the wall, and label and date it so she could compare as we grew, kinda like keeping a record. She did this every year that we visited, so as a child I have distinct memories of her house and all these little paper cutouts of our faces framed up everywhere on the walls. As an adult I'm channeling all these influences from my past and using that same craft but through the lens of painting, and I start every piece with a model, a photograph, or a pre-existing found image, and set up my composition from there. I work the entire surface of the canvas along each step of the way, and I do everything myself by hand. The surface prep, priming, underpainting, collage, painting, varnish, stretching and wiring is all done by me, and I make a lot of my own paint by hand, so each piece is a completely unique handmade work. The underpainting or collage elements (this can be acrylic paint, handmade papers, vintage book pages, road maps, etc.) that are visible withing the silhouette cover the entire canvas at one stage, and the silhouette is painted on top of this surface..so it's kinda like a painting within a painting, story within a story, or a frame within a frame. Once the underpainting is complete I start layering white over it and covering things up...so the finished piece is just as much about what is shown as is what is concealed."
  • Steven S Walker

    Steven S Walker

     Steven S Walker - "brandy"
    "brandy"
     Steven S Walker - "mustang sally"
    "mustang sally"
    Biography : "I didn’t come from a family of artists, I wasn’t top of my class or win a lot of awards but I’ve always had a strong work ethic and the passion to work on my craft.” Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and raised in Richmond, Virginia he discovered his love for art at a very early age. With little interest in anything else, Steven took the next big step towards his pursuit of a career in art when he earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He would later earn his masters in fine arts from Marywood University, where he also met his wife/ fellow artist Evelyn. Instant success was not in the cards as Steven continued showing at a string of coffee shops, libraries and other businesses.Eventually his hard work paid off with a few local awards that soon caught the attention of two gallery owners. Since his venture into gallery life, his landscapes have been well received by collectors as his paintings are part of several private collections such as Airstream Inc., Hilton Hotels, the Boy Scouts of America, Dominion Resources, Virginia State Department, the National Parks Service, the Columbus Convention Center and the United States Air Force. Since going full time as an artist in 2008, Steven has been included in several local and national juried competitions including the Richeson 75 Landscape Competition, Plein Air Salon, the International Salon Competition, the Oil Painters of America Salon and the Art Renewal Center. Steven also had the privilege of being a part of a statewide traveling exhibition with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He has participated in several artist in residency programs in Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Colorado. In 2014, he was selected to create the Ohio Governor’s Art Awards by the Ohio Arts Council and in 2015 he received honorable mention in the Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence Competition. Steven currently resides in Hahira, Georgia where he continues to work hard on the advan

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The glave kocen gallery is a prominent contemporary gallery in Richmond, Virginia featuring 3200 square feet of exhibition space. We're home to over thirty emerging & established artists from around the country with a heavy concentration from the region. The gallery encourages both art lovers as well as four-legged friends to visit. Lucy, gallery canine extraordinaire and RVA's very own "parti poodle" (due to her partially-colored coat), welcomes guests during regular business hours. Here at glave kocen gallery, we thrive on serving our community, creating a space where both artists and patrons feel welcome and appreciated, and pride ourselves on presenting some of Virginia's best works of art. Since 2013 the glave kocen gallery has been voted one of the Best Art Galleries in Richmond recognized by Virginia Living, Richmond Magazine and local weekly arts and culture rag, Style Weekly.