DO YOU BELIEVE – IN ART?

The Art of Edward Gordon

Copied, printed and published with permission from artist Edward Gordon and can be viewed along with many other works at gordongallery.com

“Can you ship this to Japan? ” the tall Oriental man asked? ” Of course” I replied. The buyer was referring to a sixteen-thousand-dollar, larger-than-life, bronze boar that he thought might look good outside his restaurant in Japan. The pig is an important symbol in Japanese culture representing bravery, gallantry, and loyalty.

I completed the sale and passed the overseas shipping nightmare on to the manager.

Whether it be in the form of wall art, statuary, or even simple hand-painted gourds, most people enjoy art in one form or another. I didn’t sell a single work but what the buyer wasn’t thrilled, and very eager to take the piece home, or to his office – and he or she knew exactly where it was going to hang, or set.

Over the years I’ve been exposed to the works of extremely talented artists. Edward Gordon, reviewed here, is one such artist. But I’ll let him introduce himself.

 

My goal is to make paintings so realistic, that viewers are drawn into the imaginary space and share in the peaceful feeling that I try and incorporate into each work. I relish the subtleties of light reflection combined with architectural details that falls somewhere between realism and surrealism. There is something mystical yet serene in the quiet light found in interior spaces, presented in harmony with the luminescent effect in the sky. ” 

Edward Gordon.

Edward Gordon was born in Ocean City, New Jersey in 1940, and received his BA from Rutgers.  He is the recipient of many awards and the subject of many feature articles including The Artists Magazine, The Artist’s Illustrated Encyclopedia, Spotlight Magazine and American Artist Magazine. His work can be seen in public and private collections in North America and Europe.

I came to know Mr. Gordon’s artwork when I worked in an art gallery in Scottsdale Az.  We didn’t represent Mr. Gordon’s work as we were primarily an impressionist gallery, however, I personally would have loved to have had his work in our gallery.

The above work is entitled Last Light, depicting the end of a crisp winter day when the snow turns that very special Maxfield Parrish blue.

The glowing Tiffany lamp warms the setting and casts a soft radiance over the reading chair and coverlet, without obscuring the beautiful star-studded night. The collection of books include “Great Plays by William Shakespeare” –  but no one will know that until you point it out.

This work is signed by the artist and is offered unframed or framed in Clear Pine, Antique Gold, Traditional Walnut, Dark Mahogany, or the framer’s choice.

All prints are Giclee ( pronounced  zhee-clay) on Somerset paper with Iris Equipois inks. Giclee is a French word for ” a spraying of ink”.  Each piece of paper is hand-mounted onto a drum, which rotates during the printing process. Exact calculations of hue, value and density are achieved by directing four million droplets of ink through the spraying nozzles producing five-hundred-twelve chromatic changes with three million colors possible.

I am told it this is a first for a review site. Gee, I hope so. I see it the same way I would a book, a bag of Dorito’s or drapes. It’s a commodity. Gordon is the ‘author’, the canvas is the ‘book’, I liked this product because. . .

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