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ARTISTS' LOFT

Work That Inspires Us

 


 

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Our gallery’s mission: Build community and inspire the artists, clients and guests in the process.

The purpose of the gallery is ultimately to provide a creative and exciting venue where artists can showcase and exhibit their art. Along the way, we have become the hub where all genres of art are welcomed without prejudice or judgement. We promote the work of these artists through our website, social media platforms, workshops, etc. and we like to say that our curated work is of high quality to allow the artists the best opportunity to sell their art. The sale of each piece of art goes directly to the artist, so besides the paintings and sculptures enhancing your life, the purchase also helps and inspires that artist to continue to invest in their life's work. We typically rotate art every quarter and we seek to exhibit emerging to mid-career artists whose works are thoughtful, well-crafted and have a vision that is in line with the gallery. In addition to seeking and exhibiting artwork by local, national and international artists, whenever possible we will host a quarterly “Exhibition Reception” where artists can discuss their processes, influences, and projects in an informal setting. We encourage you to join us at these receptions to visit with the artists.  If you would like to submit artwork or have an exhibition idea, feel free to email our curator at rodneyna@thehealthcaregallery.com. We suggest that your work be framed, wired and ready to hang. Since large format works stand out best in our space, preference will be given to artists with a large body of work. Send us a short bio of yourself within the body of the email and Jpeg images of each piece you would like to be physically or digitally displayed. If you could include the title of the piece, dimensions, medium and sale price, that would be helpful as well.

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"Echoes"
Tyler Haney

 


Tyler Haney
combines realism and expressionism in his airbrush paintings and collages. His use of closely cropped images explores our ability to recognize emotion when provided with limited details. Mr. Haney earned his Bachelor in Fine Arts from the New York School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 2004. Today he is enrolled at the Graduate School of Fine Arts at The University of New Orleans (UNO), where he continues the study of painting and mixed media art.


Art by Tyler Haney in the Exhibit at The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa


"Our eyes and brains work in tandem to make sense of the chaos of visual stimuli we are presented with every second of our waking lives. This process is subconscious and automatic. However, as powerful as our senses are, we all encounter instances where our first impression, or interpretation, of what we are seeing is found to be false or incomplete. Who has not experienced recognizing a dear friend in a crowd, only to find that your mind has misled you and that it is only a stranger that resembles your friend?

I am fascinated with the way the human brain processes, interprets, and reevaluates external stimuli, especially the mechanics of our visual perception. I leverage cognitive psychology and physiology principles in the composition and subject matter of my airbrush paintings and collages.

My aim is to present viewers with an echo of reality that triggers the imagination, creating a space that allows them to bring their own life experiences to bear as they ‘read’ the image.

At first glance, the viewer experiences the illusion of realistically rendered subject matter that is immediately recognizable. This is due to the tendency of our visual perception to immediately categorize and make input familiar to the viewer. Thanks to the dynamic processing capabilities of our perception, continued study reveals that the entire piece is composed of a myriad of abstracted marks and exaggerated textures that are expressionistic in nature. While these marks come together to create the impression of a representational artwork, they exist to remind the observant viewer that they looking at nothing more than a medium applied to a two dimensional surface – not an eye, not a mouth, not even a realistic rendering of an object.

The style of my work combines with compositional choices that are designed to provide the brain with a blank space for the imagination to fill in. We see complete forms when limited details of a familiar item are provided. Our brain completes the form based on our experience. My work capitalizes on this by providing close up images of the human form without the regular cues such as body language or environmental information.

While body language may be absent from the composition, emotion takes center stage. I often work from photographs and video stills that capture a true emotion. When taking these images, I experiment with how much contextual information I can remove while still conveying the emotion. These photographs are then used as the references for my paintings where the captured emotion is further accentuated. Color, contrast, and the type of energy conveyed through the abstracted marks are leveraged to heighten the intended effect".

-Tyler Haney









"The Coronation Series"
Tony Mose 

 


"Everyone has a story of their past, present and future. These stories combine and influence one's daily activities and how they live their life. Some stories can lead to a life of existence, and others a life of believing. "The Coronation Series" is a study of characters you may see on a daily basis. Though they are similar and connected, their stories are very different, complex and influenced by their past. As the patron or viewer, you are the one to create the belief. I've simply given you a story".


 -Tony Mose













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Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday/Sunday - CLOSED

Studio Hours:
Monday - Friday 5:30 AM - Late
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Sunday - CLOSED


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