Saul Lyons Studio and Gallery
39 W. Bridge St.
New Hope, PA 18938
Saul Lyons Studio and Gallery is my working studio AND a gallery focusing on fine art created and curated by gay artists. I feature visiting artists every month from all over the world.
Coming up in May, John Augustine and I are preparing a series of works around the theme of renewal and spring. There will be a lot of color from both of us. I will be showing a series of animal drawings and paintings… stepping out of my comfort zone. There will also be an interactive piece for people to participate in…
This year the first artist we featured was Wayne Freitag. His work is erotic, masculine and very emotional. Very expressionistic, Wayne uses all kinds of paint roughly and loosely worked to create very sophisticated and poignant paintings. You can see more of his work at www.waynefreitagart.com
His opening was March 2nd. The show ran for the whole month of March.
The last show in November 2018 in the space featured works by Ward Lamb. His work is a wonderful feast of colorful masculine energy. From mixed media works to simple line drawings, he creates depth in each piece. Some of my favorite pieces he showed combine elegant patterns with rough lines in the rich hues of old paperback covers from the 1940s and 50s.
More information about Ward can be found on his website: www.wardlamb.com
Here are some photos of his work in the space:
Before that, the gallery featured John Riddle who is an exceptional charcoal and graphite artist, working with a variety of materials to create elegant, refined portraits. He captures movement and shading with simple brilliance:
Here are some examples of more work that has recently shown in the space:
John Augustine is a painter who creates very expressionistic works that are moody and evocative and often very fun. Here is one of his works showing at the gallery:
Antoine Dutot's work is marquetry and it is so finely detailed and well done, I have a hard time imagining how he works! Here is an example of his work:
Francesco Brunetti's works are beautiful illustrations of beautiful, ordinary and magical gay life with all its elations and disappointments. His show featured 9 new works printed on paper.
Francesco’s biggest passion is always been drawing and he always loved illustrating people, in particular, men. Indeed, his illustrations are about his idea of what male beauty is. He loves to invent characters and their stories: he imagines their lives, from their outer workings to their inner lives. There are a lot of daily life situations he likes to represent, but his favorites are about couple's life: there's a lot of romanticism in his works and some situations are inspired by his personal experiences or simply imagined. Most of illustrations are a mix of reality and fantasy: the men are frequently naked, even in strange contexts like streets or shops. The nudity is used to represents a total freedom idea: the characters are free to express themselves without inhibitions and they can love whom they want in a complete liberty.
The works are a mix of analog and digital: the drawings are made on paper and the grays gradations with digital programs like Photoshop.
Earlier in the year, we showed new watercolor and ink works by Tom Muscatello. Tom is a self-taught painter currently residing in Bloomfield, NJ. These works begin as watercolors from live models, exploring the immediacy and power of the male form. The addition and removal of black ink provides depth and complexity to the inherent sensuality of the original image. The first time I saw his work I got so lot in the colors, it took me a minute to realize I was looking at a male form and then I just felt that warm, masculine presence so intensely...
The show was from June 29th to July 15th. Check out more of Tom's work on his Instagram Page Here.
In May, we featured wonderful new work by Dan Romer. The very successful exhibition of his new works on paper, watercolors and collages ran from May 11 through June 4th. Please check out his website:
Before that, we had the work of John Augustine showing for April. He featured new works reminiscent of works from Vienna in the late 19th century and some very fun line drawings. For more information, check out his website at http://johnaugustine.net/.
Below are some videos and photos of Saul Lyons Studio and Gallery and New Hope Arts. New Hope Arts is a non-profit arts organization that holds many juried shows and promotes arts in our community. They also house several private galleries, including mine. In our complex which incorporates 2 buildings in the heart of New Hope, we have Sidetracks Art Gallery, 43 Canal Studio, USA Leather, Donna Lillo Stained Glass, The A Space Gallery, New Hope Arts' Curated Shows and Programs and my studio! Every week we get many visitors and collectors from all over the world. Also, every month we have art openings and receptions. Please email me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org