Influence is the first co-curation of an exhibit for Hostetler Gallery. Debbie Dickinson included 2 Hostetler sculptures in her New York City exhibit in May, 2022. Susan made these selections from the NYC exhibit. You are invited to view contemporary artists’ points of view and their mind’s ability to realize the unforeseen current events. This exhibit demonstrates how art reflects and responds during times of dramatic social influences.
BRYAN LEBOEUF – Although shaped by memory, Bryan LeBeouf’s work springs from his imagination. He then borrows from the visual world to give it authenticity. Traditional compositions incorporate meticulously painted surfaces and lighting effects informed by European masters. His tightly controlled technique, representational subject matter and subtly manipulated compositions create a through-the-looking-glass illusion, removing barriers between viewers and the images.
CURTIS WALLIN is a polymath American artist whose art spans everything from painting, sculpture and public art to scenic design. During his career, Wallin’s art has been featured in The Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center in NYC, sculptures and garden design at the Thomas Cole House in Catskill NY, where his painting was chosen for a commemorative card set, and with the San Francisco Opera.
DAVID HOSTETLER is an American wood carver, sculptor, painter, jazz musician and Professor Emeritus at Ohio University. His career—spanning 67 years—has focused on the feminine form in exotic and Native American hardwoods that translated into bronze sculptures and paintings. He saw a female form in the trees while walking through his woods and with the sound of his mallet striking a metal gouge, transformed those ancient trees into women. This world, unique unto itself, is the world created by David L. Hostetler.
KRISTY GORDON received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2011 and an MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2013 before exhibiting her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and China at venues including the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona and the National Academy Museum. As a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, her work has won numerous awards and honors. She has received several residencies around the world (in China and Italy) and has apprenticed with Odd Nerdrum in Norway and France. Gordon’s work and art writing have been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist and Fine Art Connoisseur.