Steeped in abundant beauty, and never short on inspiration, come marvel this incredible lineup of exhibitions as Haven Gallery presents Eeva Nikunen “Enchantress”, Raúl Guerra “Sanctuary”, Jessica Mulholland “Enchanted Wanderings”, Nikole Cooney “Inner Wilderness”, and group show Music Box IV.
With compelling narratives that explore the magic of childhood reverie, folktales, innate human-animal bonds, and our emotional expressions through musical influence… these new collections delve deep into various elements of surrealism that allow viewers to reflect upon the meaningful possibilities of each artist’s creative interpretation.
Join Haven Gallery in the celebration and let these beautiful artworks enchant you…
January 26, 2019 | 6-8pm
January 26 – February 17, 2019
155 Main St., | The Carriage House Square
Northport, NY 11768
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Enchantress”, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Finland based artist Eeva Nikunen. “Enchantress” is Eeva’s first solo show at the gallery and entails a collection of fifteen oil works that visually explore the character and escapades of animals and humans as they seek out the magic and adventure around them as well as that of which comes from themselves. Greatly inspired by Finnish and Russian folktales, Nikunen spins these dreamlike narratives into woodland windows of curiosity and play. Through her meticulous detail and precisely rendered brushwork, these moments of imagination and nostalgia encapsulate and transport us to our youth and reignite own sense of innocent wonder.
About Eeva Nikunen
Eeva Nikunen is an artist, born and living in the south of Finland. Much of her work is inspired by the stories and imagery of Finnish and Russian folktales, as well as the timeless heroes and heroines found in classic literature. With an emphasis on detail and the use of intricate brushwork, her oil paintings are reminiscent of classic fairytale illustrations where human and animal creatures alike possess a magical and dreamlike quality.
Eeva completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree with the emphasis on design studies at the Institute of Art and Design in Vantaa, Finland. Her work has been exhibited at art festivals and conventions around Finland and at The Haven Gallery in New York. Her work has also appeared in publications such as the ImagineFX magazine.
“High Hopes”, oil on canvas, 8 x 8 inches, 12 x 12 inches framed
“Moonlight Wanderer”, oil on board, 8 x 10 inches, 12 x 14 inches framed
“Winter Night Dreamer”, oil on board, 8 x 10 inches, 12 x 14 inches framed
“Winter Twilight”, oil on canvas, 4 x 4 inches, 9 x 9 inches framed
“Enchantress”, oil on board, 11 x 14 inches, 16 x 19 inches framed
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Sanctuary”, a mini solo exhibition of new paintings by Spain based artist Raúl Guerra. “Sanctuary” is Raúl’s first solo show at the gallery and entails a collection of both oil paintings and works on paper. “Sanctuary” represents a refuge artist, his sitters and their audience; a world laced with childhood dreams and memoirs where one can find shelter and comfort from the complexities and shadows of a mature reality. Culling inspiration from the natural world, art history and mythology, Guerra reminisces and retells the innocence, nativity and truth found in the purity of emotion of a child.
“Icaro”, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches
“Omnia ab uno (everything from one)”, oil on canvas, 16 x 13 inches
“Ruby”, Colored pencils on 300grms paper, 11 x 9 inches
“The Red Thread”, colored pencils on paper, 11.2 x 8.8 inches
“The End of Innocense”, Colored pencils and watercolor on 300grms paper, 10.5 x 8.5 inches
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Enchanted Wanderings”, a mini solo exhibition of new works on paper by United Kingdom based artist Jessica Mulholland. “Enchanted Wanderings” is Jessica’s first mini solo show at the gallery and entails a collection of graphite drawings mixed with acrylic and watercolor embellishments that follow the artist’s young heroine as she adventures into the woods and consorts with the furry inhabitants that reside within.
“Ladybird”, Graphite and gold acrylic on Arches watercolour paper, 4.25 x 4.25 inches
“The Secret Meeting”, Graphite, watercolour and gold acrylic on Fabriano Artistico paper, 7 x 10.5 inches
“The Fairy Steps”, Graphite, watercolour and gold acrylic on Fabriano Artistico paper, 7 x 10.5 inches
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Inner Wilderness”, a solo exhibition of new sculptures by Florida based artist Nikole Cooney. “Inner Wilderness” is Nikole’s first mini solo show at the gallery and features a collection of six sculptures that co-mingle the natural world with the mystical as a form of healing and admiration of the congenitally occurring beauty found all around us. Cooney’s main medium is epoxy clay intermingled with various other naturally formed media such as crystals and wood but “Inner Wildness” will also include her first hand painted bronze sculpture. Cooney’s sculptures are laced with symbols and derived from her dreams as well as both her upbringing and current residence in nature abound landscapes. Each sculpture focuses on a particular animal imbuing each of their unique visual qualities as well as their biological and spiritual paths. The significance and strength of purpose in each living creature is evident as Cooney sculpts them in their own unique microcosms, yet through their presence harks their kindred nature to us and reminds us of the light, the family and the love we bring to each other as well as ourselves.
About Nikole Cooney
Nikole grew up in a country setting of the small town of Green Valley, Illinois. This sparsely populated but densely wooded environment along the Mackinaw River nourished a long-term appreciation for nature and wildlife. Her formative years were divided between caring for strays, pets, and creating images of the animals she admired.
College years proved to be a continuation of this lifestyle. Nikole obtained a degree in Veterinary Technology from Parkland College moving on to work with exotics at zoos in St. Louis and Peoria. Simultaneously she crammed as many art classes as possible into her schedule. The relentless pull of the art world never ceased. Nikole decided to pursue her artistic education by attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Presidential Scholarship.
Today Nikole is a full-time artist residing in northern Florida. This tropical environment has proved to feed the work with new life and experiences. Her work has been exhibited extensively in several galleries in Chicago, Peoria, Baton Rouge, New York and more.
“Seeking Sanctuary”, Epoxy clay, Selenite, Peacock Ore, wood, 24 x 20 x 9 inches
“Unfurl”, Epoxy clay, paper, wood, and amethyst, 24 x 14 x 8 inches
“Liona” Bronze, granite, wood, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Music Box IV | Group Show
The art of music dates back to the prehistoric era and has served a number of purposes throughout the passage of time and evolution of mankind. The ability of expression through sound has proven to play a variety of roles including inspiration, comfort, pain and the bringing of people together. In our second edition of “Music Box”, artists look to a lyric, song title or musical genre to intertwine with their aesthetics. The transcending medium of sound is paired with their visual expression, bringing at once a dual connection of emotion which serves to further strengthen the bridge between artist and viewer. Each artwork exhibited will contain its musical inspiration alongside its title to further enhance the already connective forces of the visual arts with their mellifluous counterpart.
Ingrid Tusell, June Leeloo, Cynthia Shephard, Brian Despain, Victoria Steel, aica, Laura Colors, Janet Cook, Nick Fierro, Vanessa Lemen, Brendon Flynn, Josie Morway, Sam Guay, Nadezda, Brad Woodfin, Joseph Weinreb, Julie FIlipenko, Richard Hescox, Rebecca Yanovskaya, Lara Dann, Jesus Aguado, Donato Giancola, Dewi Plass, Claudia Griesbach-Martucci, Jeff Echevarria, Karla Ortiz, Genevive Zacconi, Jessica Gordon, Allison Reimold, and Matt Dangler
Matt Dangler, “Unlocked Love”, oil on board, 13 x 20 inches | Musical Inspiration: “Heart Shaped Box” by Nirvana
Karla Rodriguez, “Moon’s Sanctuary”, Watercolors and Gouache on 300 hot press Arches paper, 16 x 14 inches art size, 17½ x 15½ inches paper size, 25 ½ x 23 ½ inches framed size | Musical Inspiration: Moon from Yoko Kanno and Sanctuary from Utada Hikaru (Kingdom Hearts II)
Allison Reimold, “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, oil on board, 12 x 26 inches | Musical Inspiration: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
Nick Fierro, “Gift”, charcoal on Bristol paper, 9 x 12 inches | Musical Inspiration: “Magnolia” by Bury Your Dead
Jeff Echevarria, “Jack Frost and The Hooded Crow”, Charcoal & Graphite Powder & White pastels Acetone & Gouache splatter, 25 x 32.5 inches | Musical Inspiration: “Jack Frost and The Hooded Crow” by Jethro Tull