New work on view now – “Stormy Seas” paintings by Kris Offill
Currently on View at Blink:
Akin to the “permanent collection” the main body of work at Blink Gallery is from Newport photographer Alexander Nesbitt. Nesbitt is a maker with many skills exhibiting a unique kind of hand-coated, self made metal print along with his ever popular plywood-mounted photo blocks, as well as archival limited edition prints. All printed by the artist in his Newport studio.
New to the collection are images printed in startling clarity on the newest metal print process. The power of photography has always been in freezing time allowing us to eternally contemplate the captured moment. New cameras and print processes have only increased this power with a sense of reality in prints that is so expansive one can feel an almost geological sense of frozen time and it’s accompanying awe. There are eight new prints in this theme of both Newport and evocative world travel scenes.
New Works by Kris Offill now at Blink Gallery
Kris is a local oil-painter and Navy Corpsman. He is self-taught and known for his moody seascapes and award winning figurative works. Kris’ paintings straddle a line between abstraction and representation while impressively recreating the emotion and intensity of a stormy sea. All works on view are locally inspired. The show will run Thursday April 7- May 15. Please join us Friday April 8, 2016 from 6-9 for an opening reception.
Kris received the juror’s first place award at the Newport Art Museum Annual Juried Members’ Show in 2014.
Our collection includes Newport, RI and savvy travel fine art photography by the award-winning Newport photographer Alexander Nesbitt, paintings by Kimberly Petersen, and Rupert Nesbitt, ceramics by David Allyn, saltwater botanical prints by Mary Jameson, and the original Carbon fiber jewelry by Diana Hall.
Blink Gallery is now located at 478 Thames St., in the “Courtyard on Thames” in downtown Newport. Our local art gallery is in the heart of downtown Newport in the Lower Thames Street shopping area, next to Duris Studios and, near many amazing restaurants like Bouchard, the Revolving Door, and Stoneacre Pantry. Voted “Best Gallery” by the readers of Newport Life Magazine 4 years running, it’s a Newport arts destination and a great thing to do downtown.
Fine art prints of Newport, RI photography, travel photography, handmade photo blocks, and jewelry are all online here. Order online for fine art prints and great gift ideas.