Haynes Galleries presents “Objets d’Art”
March 6 to April 11, 2015
Reception: Friday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 pm, March 6, 2015

NASHVILLE— Haynes Galleries will mark the beginning of the Spring season with its latest show “Objets d’Art.” A celebration of art objects in various forms, the exhibition will present a diverse collection of paintings and sculptures as well as objects from the world of fashion & costume, the decorative arts, unique toys, and much more. The show opens March 6 and continues until April 11 on the Music Row Roundabout. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7:30pm on March 6. Both the opening and exhibition are free and open to the public. 

“Well-designed and finely executed art comes in all forms,” says gallery owner Gary R. Haynes. “The care and consideration put into a tiny inkwell figurine or an embellished clock can be just as stunning as an oil painting. This show brings these items to the forefront.” 

The exhibition will include a diverse and exquisite collection of still lifes that depict the various kinds of fine art pieces that traditionally have been labeled objets d’art. Pristine blue & white porcelain shines in Yin Yong Chun’s large-scale arrangements. Born and trained in China, Chun uses western realism to depict elegant groupings of traditional Chinese art pieces, including antique tapestries and those beautiful vases. 

Victoria Novak brings Old World ornateness into the 21st century in Umbria. An intricately carved stone capital replete with lion heads— a priceless piece on its own— serves as a pedestal for gloriously ripe figs. Based in Rome, Italy, Novak uses her love of the Italian Renaissance as inspiration for her alluring work.

An antique horse statuette is the star of Michael Siegel’s chiaroscuro heavy Remembrance of Things Past. A still life artist of the highest caliber, Siegel says his attitude towards picking items for his arrangements is “everything old is new again.”

Sculptures from gallery favorite Alicia Ponzio will headline the three dimensional works of the show. Her monumental piece The Letting Go is a bronze triumph in subject, design, and execution. The life-size sculptures of new gallery artist Chippie Kennedy bring regal and classically inspired modeling to this supreme assortment. 

Visitors to the show can also expect to see costumes, antique toys like train sets, and much more during Haynes Galleries’ show. Creativity, fine design, and masterful execution are the ties that bind in this collection of objects, proving art comes in all forms and sizes