This show features a collection of new paintings by Luke Randall, Rhode Island native, that is inspired by vintage Polaroid photographs. While Randall's work conveys the feeling of another time, it is simultaneously thoroughly modern and fresh
Newport native and life long artist Luke Randall will exhibit a series of oil paintings inspired by vintage Polaroid photographs, mostly taken along the shores of Narragansett Bay. “Part memory, slightly nostalgic, yet completely fresh,” is how gallery owner Jessica Hagen describes Randall’s work, “People are absolutely drawn to these paintings.” Luke Randall grew up on Aquidneck Island but now lives and works on the west side of the bay in Saunderstown. Randall studied English at URI, not taking any art classes because he did not believe that the arts were a viable career choice. Luckily, that belief did not persist and life led the artist back to the arts. Luke Randall has won many awards for his work, and was honored with his first solo museum show at the Newport Art Museum in 2006. The exhibit, which features imagery of Narragansett Bay’s rocky shoreline, yacht racing and spectators taking it all in, will be on display from August 25- September 17, 2017. Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design is located in the historic Point section of Newport at 9A Bridge Street and is open Wednesday- Friday 10:00- 4:00, Saturday 10:00-5:00 and Sunday 12:00- 5:00 as well as by appointment.
Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design 9A Bridge St. Newport, RI 02840 401-835-7682 www.jessicahagen.com email@example.com