Art Opening: July 12, 6-8 PM at The Curator Gallery in Chelsea NYC

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Curated by Kris Connell

July 13 – August 12, 2017

The Curator Gallery is pleased to present Rhode Show, a group exhibition featuring the work of three Rhode Island artists: Mary Dondero, Theresa Girard, and David Gonville. This show is all three artists' first time exhibiting in New York City.

Mary Dondero works with pastel and pencil in a subtle color palette to create ethereal drawings on paper. In her work, Mary explores the themes of time and memory. Mary says of her work, "Impermanence is a major theme here. The images provide a passionate record of a 'singular' moment, compounded with an acceptance of its transience." Mary is a professor in the art department at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. Her studio is in Warren, Rhode Island. She is one of the founding members of Imago Foundation for the Arts, and for the past six years she has served on the Board of Directors for the Bristol Art Museum where she is Curator and Chair of Exhibitions.

Theresa Girard's most recent paintings reflect a confidence and purpose with paint and design. She says her work is often driven by the weight of current circumstances, feelings, or intentions. Theresa begins by energizing the surface until all of the marks have freed her of any distractions, and once energized, she simplifies the piece, looking for a soft conflict in color. Often the process repeats, developing what Theresa refers to as a fast "impulse and observation" pace. "I am continually striving for the finished work to speak louder than I can communicate verbally," she says. Theresa lives and works in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and runs a series of workshops and artist residencies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Florida.

In his work, David Gonville explores the texture and patterns of the ocean from a surfer's perspective. The compositions that emerge in David's work reference personal experiences in the unpredictable coastal environment of the Atlantic Ocean where he surfs all year. Many of David's paintings combine mixed-media with oil paint, encaustic and plaster mixed with pigment. Some include more unusual materials, like glitter or roofing tar. His process involves the deconstruction and reconstruction of wood panels using common carpenter tools, revealing layers hidden below the surface. The physical process of painting, cutting, sorting, and constructing is integral to the work's final form. David lives and works in Warren, Rhode Island and is the co-founder of Nami Studios, a design consultancy, which he founded in 2001.

The Curator Gallery is a fine art gallery in Chelsea founded and underwritten by Ann S. Moore, the retired Chairman and CEO of Time Inc. The gallery's mission is to give exposure to hardworking artists, as well as to educate and expand the pool of serious, engaged collectors. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.

For more information, please contact Natalie Barkus at The Curator Gallery, (212) 243-1806 or

Gallery Opening at Rye Art on June 15, 6:30-9pm

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Join us in Westchester for an evening of art, wine, and friends.

Any friends in Westchester, stop by for Dave's art opening at Rye Art Gallery on June 15 6:30-9pm and stay tuned for more info on shows he has on the Cape and in NYC this summer. You can register for the event on Eventbrite or visit Facebook to let us know you'll be joining us. Or just stop in and have a glass of wine. Hope to see you there.

Treasure Series Painting Process

David Gonville, painting process for new "Treasure" series from gonville on Vimeo.

A short movie working in my Warren, RI studio, and my process's for creating a painting for new series "Treasure". I often switch up my technique, but here you can see pigmented plaster, house paint, graphite, oil and encaustic, as layers dry then are removed with various power tools and hand scrappers. Then onto final framing.

Hanging art in the new studio

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Finishing up a bunch of new work at the new studio, going to be shown this Summer at the Jeff Sodabergh Gallery, in Wellfleet Ma.

New 48"x66”

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Mixed media on wood panel. 48"x66" SOLD!

Euphotic in the studio

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New Euphotic pic in the studio.

Curbside panels

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Layering a few new paintings today in the studio, happened across these wood panels curbside just driving.


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Work in progress, layering with spray paint, on pigmented plaster, after scraping, silk screen and other mixed media layers, comes the final of encaustic. The new studio has been great so far, so much room to spread out and have multiple paintings in progression.

New Studio work space @30Cutler Street, Warren RI

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I recently moved into a new studio work space, at 30 Cutler St. in Warren Rhode Island. here are a few images from the the first day, I will add more info once I have the move in sorted, let me know if you want to stop by and check out my new work!

Winter Surf Session Rhode Island

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Had a chance to surf some quality point break waves last weekend, Winter paradise in Rhode Island!

Euphotic 18 gallery pic

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Image of Euphotic 18, in a gallery setting, measures 48"x48"

New for Hinterland series

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@The Sakonett Collective.

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This one and five new paintings at The Sakonett Collective @Tiverton Four Corners, for the annual small works show. this one measures 12"x12", mixed media on reclaimed wood panel and wood frame. Opening this weekend, Dec 12th 5-7.

Euphotic 15

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Encaustic on plaster, wood panel.


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new for Hinterland series, encaustic on wood, image Little Compton, RI.

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Hanging art in the new studio
New 48"x66”
Euphotic in the studio
Curbside panels
New Studio work space @30Cutler Street, Warren RI
Winter Surf Session Rhode Island
Euphotic 18 gallery pic
New for Hinterland series
Euphotic series
Euphotic 15
Hinterland Series Painting Process
Euphotic 10
Euphotic 09
Euphotic 08
New Euphotic 07
New Flatspell 16
This Summer check out my work at the Jeff Soderbergh Gallery in Wellfleet Ma. (Cape Cod)
New Flatspell 15
New Flatspell 14
New Painting, Flatspell 12
Sea creature form sculpture
Perfect Winter Surfing in Rhode Island
Winter Surfing Rhode Island
New Encaustic and mixed media on maple board
Mixed media on wood panels
At the Sakonett Collective
Tiverton Four Corners Arts Festival
Vintage Surfboard Logos
Check out my works at Sakonett Collective!
Cyanotype “sketches”
“sketching” illustrations
“Sketches” for larger series
Tutorial: My variation of the Cyanotype process
Illustrations with painting textures
Nauset Beach, Cape Cod
surf map
Surf Map
Mixed media on found wood
Late September ground swell
Little Compton Beach Break
New painting
From new series
Winter Surfing pics
From new series, mixed media on paper
new mixed media on paper
Works on paper
Winter water shots
From new series mixed media on paper
New series mixed media on paper
mixed media on paper
Mixed media on paper
Mixed media on paper
New mixed media on paper
New works on paper
New works on paper
working on it!
NYC gallery pics from weekend
Hurricane Season
Great night for the “cause”
Backside grind at Wellfleet
Skate Park WellFleet Cape Cod
Surf for the Cause Summer Soiree: “A Charity Event”
Surf Rider “Ripple” show a success!
New painting series “Flat Spell”
Surf Rider Foundation show DC
Fresh Mini-Simmons by shaper Paul Pedro
Paintings at The Hive Cape Ann
Mini Simmons by Paul Pedro
Secret Spot Map
Winter surf in New England
Winter Surfing in Rhode Island
New at the Sunnyside
New Painting
Commissioned painting for interior designer
Custom Wood Panels
Hurricane Bill
“Pray for Surf”
Stone House
Yes Gallery Anniversary Show
How to paint with encuastic, oil, photo transfer by David Gonville
Artists block help trick with Photoshop
Artists block help trick with Photoshop
Daily painting boxing
One hour daily painting habit
January 4 2009 session
Bristol Art Museum
photo transfer on encaustic paintings
Thank You
Reclaimed wood
Rhode Island winter surf photo
Nami Gallery Opening Dec. 19th
Sunday at South Shore
First annual LC surfers party
Imago show “Traces” a Success!
Pacifico Mexican beer six pack art
Six Pack Art
Dos Eques! six pack surf art
Back in the studio
Upcoming Shows
Studio tools and supplies
Six Pack Art
New Panel Canvas
Abstract Surf Seascape
Encaustic mixed media
Check Hotel Bouy
David Gonville’s Bio
Winter Surf - New Series
Valentines Day
Island Airport
Cloud Break 02
38 Longitude
Beach Break 02
Beach Break
New Bar
Small rights
Droppin In
Wish I Had A Long Board
Another Point
Inside Section
One More
Cloud Break