We’ve Moved!

Hello everyone!

WE’VE MOVED!
We will no longer be uploading new posts to this site. If you would like to keep up with our current events and exhibitions, please click on the following link and take a tour of our new website and blog!:

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(Blog: www.ralexanderfineart.com/blog)

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and we hope to see you at our new site soon!

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The Art of Romance

Valentine’s Day is a few days away!  Here, we cherish the opportunity to celebrate love and romance, especially in the ways that this concept is communicated through art. We hope these select works from our gallery will inspire you to recognize love and to celebrate those who are dear to you.

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Oscar Mersch, “First Kiss”

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Victor Bregeda, “Garden of Love”

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Mario Jung, “For My Love…”

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Graciela Rodo Boulanger, “Novia (Bride)”

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Paige Bradley, “Home” (detail)

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Gregory Johnson, “His & Hers”

This Valentine’s Day, do something special with your special someone… show them the art of romance at R. Alexander Fine Art!

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Motion and Light: The Works of Italian artist Pietro Piccoli

Show Dates
January 30 – February 28, 2015

Opening Receptions
Friday, January 30th, 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, January 31st, 11am – 1 pm
RSVP via phone, email, or through Eventbrite

The exhibition “Motion and Light: The Works of Italian artist Pietro Piccoli” will be on display at R. Alexander Fine Art from January 30 to February 28, 2015, with the opening reception on Friday, January 30, from 6 to 9pm and Saturday, January 31, from 11 am to 1 pm.  The artist, Pietro Piccoli, from Rome, Italy, will be in attendance for both receptions.

The solo exhibition, “Motion and Light,” is an exploration of the ways in which Piccoli employs the use of color, light, and form to create inherently kinetic art that encompasses the transcendental beauty of the Mediterranean coast. Piccoli uses views of his native country, whether they are landscapes or seascapes, as the theater for his visual dramatizations of “Mediterranean light” and color. The kinetic quality of his work refers to his dramatic treatment of the surface layers – the fractured light and color causes the water to glisten, the boats to sway, the sails to tremble. These rhythmic compositions become thematic representations of natural beauty, man in nature, and internal illumination.

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Pietro Piccoli was born in Montopoli di Sabina, Italy, a small town outside of Rome. He honed his artistic skills, and by age 20, he pursued a formal artistic career in Rome, an epicenter of creative energy in the 1970s. After exposure to various art, artists, and travels, Piccoli transitioned into an experimental phase in his art, exploring the geometric abstractions of landscape, seascapes, and still lifes. Influences of impressionism, expressionism, and fauvism aided him in the definition of his artistic vision. Today, his artwork focuses on bright colors, theatrical lighting, and geometric forms in order to represent views of Mediterranean culture.

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(Above: Pietro Piccoli in his studio in Latina, Italy.)

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Happy 2015

Hello to 2015!

We are excited to return to our regular hours. In case you missed them, they are:
Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm
or by appointment

We look forward to a prosperous year filled with beautiful and bountiful art. Continue to check our Events Page on the R. Alexander website to stay updated on our artists, new works, and upcoming events.

We are currently preparing our January show, Motion and Light: The works of Italian artist Pietro Piccoli. Pietro Piccoli’s Mediterranean scenes, landscapes and seascapes, capture the elusive, filtered light of the coastal areas. His fractured light effects impose a geometric abstraction unto the buildings, boats, and lands.

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More information on our upcoming Pietro Piccoli exhibition will be available soon. In the meantime, visit our Artist Page to view more of Piccoli’s works. In the coming weeks, we will be discussing his aesthetic and its impact on the concept of “Mediterranean light” and landscape art.

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Last chance for Small Works!

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Hello everyone,

Here’s a reminder that these are the last few days to come in and peruse
our Small Works Holiday Show and Sale! The last day to visit will be December 19th!

These small works for small prices will add big character to your lifestyle.
They are perfect for gift-giving — give a small piece of original artwork to a loved one
to add to their collection or to help start their collection!

Also at this time, we would like to announce we will have irregular hours during the
holiday season, starting December 20th through January 5th. If you
wish to come in during this time, we ask that you make an appointment
by emailing us at info@ralexanderfineart.com or by phone at 770.609.8662.

Continue to check the blog, as we will be making announcements
of our plans for January 2015!
You don’t want to miss that!

Happy holidays to all,
from the team at R. Alexander Fine Art

 

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Happy Thanksgiving

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

We are wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving this year.
We are thankful for being able to share our love and passion for art
with all of you!

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Sergey Fedotov, Autumn Bush, 39x39in, Oil on Canvas

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Tips on Collecting Art

This week, we’re focusing on the major points that will help you develop your art collection. Developing an art collection can seem like a daunting task, but we’re here to help put things into perspective by guiding you into making the right choices that will make your collection stand out.

R. Alexander Fine Art Tips on Collecting Art:

  • Find a credible source.  Even an experienced collector can benefit from the knowledge of a good art dealer or gallery.  The gallery staff should be passionate about the artists they represent, but well-informed on market trends.  Find a consultant that can educate, advise, and guide you through the process of looking at and purchasing art.

“Find a dealer who will work with you and who will teach you to trust yourself.” Sean Gelb, Miami art collector

  • Ask questions to help you determine value. The value of art is, in many ways, arbitrary, so asking questions can help you determine if you are making a good investment.  Is the artist represented by other galleries? And if so, how long?   Has the artist participated in any museum, gallery, or art shows?  What recognition or awards has the artist received?  Have any articles or books been published on the artist’s work?
  • Follow your instincts. Art can be a very personal form of expression, so don’t rely on a “popularity quotient.” Not everyone is going to agree with your aesthetic choices, but the instinct that draws you to a painting is what will connect you to it for a lifetime.

“I have heard pictures disparaged too many times for the strangest reasons, ‘not enough tepees’ being among my favorites.” Steve Martin, art collector and actor.

  • Don’t focus on the resale value. Art is an investment and sometimes a work can have great returns, especially if you collect work from an artist early in his or her career.  But the truth of the matter is that the art market is fickle, so it’s best to buy what you like.  An art collection, in many ways, is not a consistent vision, theme, or philosophy, but, more so, a history of a path of discovery.

“Unlike most non-essential purchases, artworks are forms of expression and intercommunication that live on long after the maker and the consumer.” Eric Rhoads, Publisher of Fine Art Connoisseur

If you should have any further questions as to how you can most effectively add to your collection, subscribe to our blog and look out for our updates, or feel free to contact us.

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Small Works

smallworksOur Holiday Small Works Show returns!
November 8th through December 19th

Visit R. Alexander Fine Art to view small works on display, with small prices to match! We are featuring small sized works (a “small” work is usually considered to be measuring up to 14 inches in height) from our portfolio of International and American artists.

This is the perfect opportunity to get into the spirit of gift-giving and help someone add to their collection or even help them to get their own collection started! Original fine art is a priceless gift that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

For more information on this limited time holiday special,
view our Events page by clicking here.

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Mario Jung

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Monika Meunier

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Roman Frances

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Alice Williams

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Reading Between the Lines Reception

Thank you to everyone who attended our Reading Between the Lines reception this past Friday! Close to $4000 was raised for The Schenck School and REAP, which means several teachers will receive specialized training to help students with dyslexia and improve overall reading skills for students within our community.

If you missed our reception, you still have time!  The show will run until November 7th.

We hope to have inspired future artists as well as demonstrate that art is a vital component of expressing oneself – that it’s just another “language” we use to communicate.

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Student works were displayed alongside permanent gallery works.

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Can you tell which are the student works?

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Looking at art can be an enjoyable experience for everyone!

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Student Cole Harvey in front of his work, inspired by Peter Claesz’s “Vanitas with Violin and [Football]”

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Artist Pat Hobaugh describing his technique and style; the piece shown is his work for the event “The Gallery Opening”

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Wooden slab with student painting that would accompany Pat Hobaugh’s “The Gallery Opening”

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Pat Hobaugh showing visitors his stop animation videos that correspond to his painted works

To learn more about Pat and his works,
visit his artist page on R. Alexander Fine Art or his official website.

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A Good Story for A Good Cause

A reminder that our event Reading Between the Lines will take place this Friday, October 17th, from 6-10 pm at our Peachtree Corners location.
Click here to RSVP through Eventbrite
Or you can call or email!

Our goal with this event, which lasts from October 11 until November 7, is to spark a conversation about the relationship between art and language in order to use arts as a means of strengthening reading comprehension for struggling readers.

Just by glancing at some of the works featured in the show, you can tell they have embedded elements and devices that contribute to the work’s story.

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 Our focus on dyslexia through this event is to spread awareness and emphasize the need for specialized teacher training in public schools. Dyslexia affects 20% of the population (Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity 2005, and National Institute of Health); this affects development of reading proficiency in learning beginners. Nearly a third of 4th graders are unable to read at a basic reading level and nearly two-thirds of 4th graders are unable to read proficiently (NAEP 2013); this is a problem that must be addressed through awareness and action.

That is why we have paired with REAP and The Schenck School to shed light on the issue and to show that although a student struggles to read, there are other methods they can use to strengthen their reading proficiency. Art can be a tool to learn about language and visual connections that aid in telling the story. Dyslexia should not be labeled as “a learning disability” but a different way of learning to read and recognize language devices that can be strengthened by different patterns of teaching.
Read more about ‘why’

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