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Kevin Kusiolek at Howling Wolf
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Kevin Kusiolek at Howling Wolf

Artist Statement:

My current work consists of my observations from life, usually urban areas, and recording them onto a surface. My cityscapes are void of people; creating my own unique world, while attempting to relay a sense of motion. The work becomes a personal response to nature and the environment in which I live and breath. I have a vague idea of how I want my paintings to turn out, but as soon as paint touches canvas, everything changes. Decisions are made instinctively and boldly. Each brushstroke is intentional, attempting to make the perfect mark every time. Since I am only human, I hardly ever make the perfect mark the first attempt, but I allow these mistakes to show through subsequent layers. Splashes, drips, and gestural marks coat the surface. My process gives the viewer a more personal and direct relationship into the creation of the work. Each Fragment and stroke of paint combine to recreate my depiction of the world I inhabit.

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Kevin Kusiolek at Howling Wolf
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Kevin Kusiolek at Howling Wolf

Artist Statement:

My current work consists of my observations from life, usually urban areas, and recording them onto a surface. My cityscapes are void of people; creating my own unique world, while attempting to relay a sense of motion. The work becomes a personal response to nature and the environment in which I live and breath. I have a vague idea of how I want my paintings to turn out, but as soon as paint touches canvas, everything changes. Decisions are made instinctively and boldly. Each brushstroke is intentional, attempting to make the perfect mark every time. Since I am only human, I hardly ever make the perfect mark the first attempt, but I allow these mistakes to show through subsequent layers. Splashes, drips, and gestural marks coat the surface. My process gives the viewer a more personal and direct relationship into the creation of the work. Each Fragment and stroke of paint combine to recreate my depiction of the world I inhabit.

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CS ROSE at Howling Wolf
Jan
8
to Feb 28

CS ROSE at Howling Wolf

CS Rose uses a free flowing intuitive technique that seems to change with every new piece. She usually refrain from attaching herself to any one specific idea or subject. She prefers to let the subject emerge in the imagination of the viewer.  CS Rose hopes to inspire creativity and freedom of thought, expression and perspective. 

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Kevin Kusiolek and Colleen Connery at Howling Wolf
Jul
6
to Jul 31

Kevin Kusiolek and Colleen Connery at Howling Wolf

Colleen Ann Connery

is a realist painter, who uses mixed media to convey a semi surreal environment, often working from her musical influences, conveying the energy felt through the musical expression she herself has been a part of as an independent musician for the past 15 years. 

The detail and perspective from which she portrays her musical subjects reflects on her personal journey as a song writer and musician, often using layers of the musical process such as note sheets diary pages and concert photos. 

Colleen’s subjects also include past and current visionaries with an ethereal presence to the portraits possibly influenced by the historical town of Salem Massachusetts which she is from. The inspirational people from the past and present become resurrected and memorialized with intention and admiration. Most of her works are oil paintings or acrylic that are large-scale portraits sometimes as large as 8-10 feet.

Colleen studied at The Art Institute of Boston and Monserratt College of Art from which she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. Studying with Barbara Moody who inspired the mixed media process and Judith Brassard Brown who helped develop the realist method Colleen’s work has been displayed throughout Massachusetts in coffee shops, restaurants as well as commissioned paintings for private residences. Her work was also on display in California at the Santa Cruz Boys and Girls Club where she was the art director for 2 years. In 2013 Colleen moved to the artists community and urban laboratory known as Arcosanti in Arizona where she gained exposure with 80,000 people a year visiting the gallery as well as professionally selling paintings

If you would like to hold a show feel free to contact her.Colleen is available for commissioned work.
Colleen Connery’s work. Collcon.wordpress.com - inquiries Conneryartmusic@yahoo.com.


Kevin Kusiolek

Kevin is a local artist, working out of his studio in Salem, MA and has been a resident of Massachusetts for four years. Kevin earned his Bachelor's Degree of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing from Towson University of Maryland in 2010. 
"My paintings are influenced by places that I have seen or visited. My past work captured scenes in natural daylight, but recently I have started to venture into painting night scenes. The artificial lighting, vivid colors, and heavy contrast of light and dark is much different than my past work, but it is something I am currently very interested in. This style of night paintings really brings me back to some master painters who I've always looked at, especially when I was just learning to paint, such as Carravagio and Rembrandt. As far as my paintings being void of people, my intent is to capture a particular moment that I find interesting and although people inhibit these spaces, they are not necessarily my focus. People are rarely static, especially in urban environments, so to paint them that way would take away from the energy I try to evoke in my work. To render a person from a photograph that I take isn't accurate to how I see things. In my opinion people come and go too quickly and are more or less a blur or a matter of motion. So when I speak of movement and motion it is relevant to the entire painting, as it is in reality. We are all moving all of the time, even when we aren't, since the planet is constantly in motion. The essence of people in my work can be interpreted as marks or painterly gestures, but I like to keep my work ambiguous as well and have the viewer make that decision and put the pieces together in their own minds. I feel as though the buildings I paint have the sense of being in motion or perhaps the sense of being unstable.  This idea however goes back to the concept that motion is relevant, even to inanimate objects. My overall intent when creating a work of art is to capture a personal experience and put it onto a canvas with hopes that I capture everything that I felt on that particular day."

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Denny Tentindo Gallery at Howling Wolf
Jun
2
to Jun 30

Denny Tentindo Gallery at Howling Wolf

Denny Tentindo

Mixed Media, Painting & Drawing

Salem, MA

A longtime resident of Salem, Massachusetts, Denny Tentindo is a self taught artist. Using a variety of styles and mediums, he paints anything from landscapes to portraits. He was one of the chosen artists to paint an electrical box in downtown Salem on the corner of Essex Street and North Street. He has been a professional painter on the North Shore for many years and is currently the Art Director for the Witch Doctor RX Gallery. 

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John Andrews Featured at Howling Wolf Taqueria
May
10
to Jun 8

John Andrews Featured at Howling Wolf Taqueria

For the month of May Howling Wolf Taqueria will be displaying photography by Salem local John Andrews. This series contains several new photographs printed on 18x24 canvas. Quickly becoming one of Salem's most well known photographers, John is the brainchild behind his business Social Palates and the social photography project We Are Salem. His subject matter ranges from portraits and social events to nature and landscapes; his keen eye allows him to successfully capture a multitude of moments and emotions. Don't miss this opportunity to view work by Salem's own rising star of photography.

All work will be on display for the month of May and can be viewed during business hours: Sunday through Saturday 11:30am to 1am.

For more information about the artists and his work visit: http://socialpalatesphotography.com/#introduction

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