$2,500 X 18
Exhibition Online and On View at Bentley Gallery
Text and Images Courtesy of Bentley Gallery
More than ever, we all need to get lost in a work of art. In these times of necessary caution, the joy found in a sublime composition, an intuitive mark, a compelling idea, some luscious textures, a satisfying hard edge, or a surprising splash of color is essential to our well being. We’ve been staring at the same four walls for weeks and we can all use a meaningful shift in perspective.
Left: Benjamin Masi, Again, 2020, acrylic mixed media and lacquer, 24 x 18 x 1.5”. Above: Bryan David Griffith, Silver, 2020, smoke from open flame accumulated in encaustic beeswax on panel, 16 x 16 x 1.5”.
Many of our artists couldn’t get to their studios so they worked at home, often at their kitchen table, so all the new works are smaller than usual and thus, affordable to aspiring collectors while of the distinct quality you have come to expect from Bentley Gallery.
As indicated by the title of this exhibition, all of the pieces are priced at or below $2,500 and 18 artists are represented. They include; William Anastasi, Dominique Blain, Louise Blyton, Mala Breuer, Daniel Brice, Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal, Jake Fischer, Bryan David Griffith, Mike Jacobs, Dion Johnson, Benjamin Masi, Jessica Palomo, Mark Pomilio, Travis Rice, Bobby Silverman, George Thiewes, Jim Wald and Denise Yaghmourian.
Bentley Gallery has supported the local arts community for more than 36 years and now it is critical that we all support the arts and the amazing men and women who create such beauty. Whether you are a first-time buyer or an avid collector, let us introduce you to the artists who created the thoughtful work in this exhibition. Some of the artists are local, while others live half a world away. Ten-percent of all sales will be donated to Artlink, an Arizona nonprofit organization born from artists that works to strengthen links between artists, businesses, and the community and has done so for more than 30 years.
Above left: Dion Johnson, Spring (fresh), 2020, acrylic on paper, 17 x 16”. Right: Louise Blyton, Catching a Kiss, 2019, pigment on linen, 12 x 16 x 1”.
Please visit the gallery in person or view all the artwork online at bentleygallery.com. We’ve introduced video to our platform and have started Zoom conversations with some of our artists that you can also enjoy at home.
Ten-percent of sales will be donated to Artlink. This 32-year 501(c)3 nonprofit organization born from artists,works to strengthen links between artists, businesses, and the community. The nonprofit supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, including complimentary shuttles during the monthly First Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF), Phoenix Urban Guide (PUG), and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. For more information, visit https://artlinkphx.org
$2,500 X 18
Through July, 2020
215 East Grant Street, Phoenix