Capitol Contemporary Gallery is a diverse group of talented artists offering exceptional works in painting, multi media, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and furniture.
For the month of November, Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce a new show of work by Boise artists, Josh Udesen and Betsie Richardson entitled Keep Calm and Paint On. Josh Udesen finds solace in the paintings he creates. Each piece represents the places he loves, the joy of being outside and recognition of the simple pleasures in life.Betsie Richardson’s new oil paintings bring you on a journey into the soul of an artist, from a self-portrait swimming in a Costa Rican river on horseback to a still life of the blue jean overalls she wears when painting. The show will be on view until November 30th.
For the month of October, Capitol Contemporary Gallery presents a new show of work by Boise artists, Randy Van Dyck and Anne Peterson. This show also marks the fifth time that these two friends have exhibited in a two person show together. Additional ceramic works by Sue Rooke will be on display. The opening reception will be on First Thursday, October 3rd, from 5-9 pm featuring wine by Frenchman’s Gulch Winery. The show is free and open to the public and will run through the end of the month.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce a new show of paintings and mixed media work for the month of September by Boise artists, Richard A. Young and Sue Latta. Young creates paintings on wood that explore transitions in life through abstract representations of nature including trees, waterfalls and geological strata. Latta is a mixed media sculptor who is driven by the desire to find the inherent meaning that exists in the relationships between things and the new meaning that is borne of the union between words and objects, images and textures. The show will have an opening reception on First Thursday, September 5th, from 5-9pm
Artists Jerri Lisk, painter, and Brooke Burton, photographer, present Inside & Outside, an exhibit of work by each artist with a unique perspective, weaving together content and discipline for the month of August at Capitol Contemporary Gallery. Burton uses photography and the still life genre to tell stories about human nature and visual culture. Lisk works from sketches related to her travels and is inspired by beauty in the landscape around Boise and beyond. The show will have an opening reception on First Thursday, August 1st, from 5-9pm and run through the month of August.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce an invitational show of work by guest photographers, Jan Boles and Hal Eastman, for exhibition in July. Boles’s silver print montage series depicts landscapes that reveal the artist’s interest in time, history, perspective, and our ideas about the pastoral Western landscape. The pieces were created from 1989 - 1996 (predating digital photography). Eastman’s Natural Dance photographs celebrate the power and beauty of female dancers breaking free to intuitively express themselves in arresting natural settings. The opening reception will be Thursday, July 11th from 5-9pm. The show will be open and run from July 1st-30th, 2019.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce two new exhibitions for the month of June-- Road Trip by Toby Davis and Idaho Landscapes and Abstracts by Sandra Shaw. Davis’s new oil paintings have a passion for color. Each of these paintings have their own unique palette and flavor of the places they represent. Shaw paints detailed and colorful watercolors of her favorite places in Idaho, including the Boise foothills, Sun Valley, and Stanley where she and her husband frequently hike. Shaw will also be exhibiting luminous abstract watercolors using a unique, layered watercolor pouring technique. The opening reception will be held on First Thursday, June 6th from 5-9 pm and is free and open to the public. The show will run from June 3-29.
Our May exhibition features new Idaho landscape paintings by Rachel Teannalach and recent black and white photography by Mark Lisk. Teannalach’s focus is on capturing the feeling a place evokes rather than producing a realistic image. Her paintings inspired by the landscapes of Idaho, explore how we feel in nature, and what can come creatively of that felt experience. Simple, stark, unadorned, are all words that illustrate Lisk’s recent work in black and white. In this series of photographs his compositions are strengthened by negative space and the lack of color, which is a distinct drift from Mark’s traditional color landscapes. Each widely exhibited in Idaho and the west, this is Lisk and Teannalach’s first duo show together. The exhibition is on view through May.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce two new shows by Connie Wood and Karen Eastman for the month of April. In her exhibition, Wood examines the Nature of Patterns and the patterns in Nature. Wood's observation and contemplation of those patterns guides the physical act of creation--another pattern of mixing pigment and beeswax, painting, carving, and fusing with fire the elements of her art. Continuity by Karen Eastman moves further into the exploration of line and color and their relationship with one another. Her new works are a presentation of the concept of the connected whole. Both shows will have an opening reception on First Thursday, April 4th, from 5-9pm and run through the month of April.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery is excited to announce two new shows for exhibition in March. The exhibition Because Boiseis Karen Bubb’s artistic exploration of the streets and interiors of Downtown Boise. Painted in gouache (opaque watercolor) and encaustic (pigmented wax) on wood, she depicts haunting abandoned hotel rooms of the old Hotel Manitou, select interiors reflecting Treefort Music Festival, and various downtown rooftops. The exhibition Stilled Lives features work by local fine artist, Judith Lombardi. Lombardi creates stunning, almost ethereal pieces in oils and pastel that capture moments in people’s lives, turning the mundane into the magical. Both shows will have an opening reception on First Thursday, March 7th, from 5-9pm and runs through the month of March.
Geometry and Process is a new show opening at Capitol Contemporary Gallery featuring work by Cassandra Schiffler and Christine Raymond. Cassandra Schiffler’s work is a series of reduction monotypes that reveal structured chaos. Christine Raymond’s colorful artwork combines gold leaf with painted geometric forms. Both artists have long felt a strong affinity for each other’s work, which is about emotion and feeling made visible through formal structure, color, and process. They are excited to exhibit their work together and invite you to the opening on First Thursday, February 7th, from 5-9pm. The show runs through the month of February.
Capitol Contemporary Gallery is excited to open the new year with our very first group show featuring 24 amazing artists! This grand opening stunner will be followed with exciting new shows changing every month, you won't want to miss one!