No Ordinary Moment – Art Exhibit at the Hotel Monaco

Art on display from October 2015 – February 2016

Artist Reception:  October 16th, 2015 from 7-9pm

Artist Ran Stewart will be the featured artist in the main lobby of the Hotel Monaco. On display will be work from his recent collection “No Ordinary Moment.” The work will be on display from October 15th 2015 through January 30th 2016. There will be an artist reception on October 16th from 7-9pm in the main lobby.

The work captures everyday moments and highlights the sublime beauty all around us. Many of the pieces explore the human element within the ever moving and changing cityscape. Each piece explores our modern world and how we interact with it.

The images are a de-focused, high key interpretation of what we see everyday. The blurred motion imparts the energy of the moment from the simplicity being on an escalator, walking through a busy airport terminal, or entering the street from a subway. If we step out of the frame for a moment all the stress of a commute for example becomes a beautiful ballet.

Each piece begins with a still frame capture from simple videos shot from a cell phone. The artist then paints the impression of these images in high chroma key with a very limited palette. The overall effect is one that visually stimulating and forces the viewer to interpret what they are seeing through a different perspective.

As part of a new program the Hotel Monaco is now featuring local Utah artists and participates in the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

“It is an exciting place to show my work,” says Stewart. “The lobby of the Hotel is a beautiful backdrop that helps viewers feel at home seeing the art. It is an inviting space and such a huge benefit to the Salt Lake art community.”

To learn more about the Hotel Monaco please visit their website at: http://www.monaco-saltlakecity.com.

 

 

Featured Artist at The Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City

Art on display from January 30th – June 1st, 2015

Artist Reception:  February 20th, 2015 from 6-9pm

I’m excited to be  the featured artist in the main lobby of the historic Hotel Monaco in downtown Salt Lake City. The work will be on display from January 30th through June 1st, 2015.  There will be an artist reception on February 20th from 6-9pm in the main lobby.

As part of a new program the Hotel Monaco is now featuring local Utah artists and participates in the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

I’ll be featuring pieces from my series “In Motion.”  It is an exploration of the movement of our daily lives. Many of the pieces explore the human element within the ever moving and changing cityscape. Each piece begins with a still frame capture from simple videos shot from a cell phone. The artist then paints the impression of these images in high chroma key with a very limited palette.

This body of work depicts our lives in motion. The images are a de-focused, high key interpretation of what we see everyday. The blurred motion imparts the energy of the moment. This process fascinates me, as a child riding in the back of the family station wagon on never ending road trips, I would stare out the window, squint my eyes and see the blurred motion. I’ve always wanted to capture this effect on canvas.

To learn more about the Hotel Monaco please visit their website at: http://www.monaco-saltlakecity.com.

 

 

Press Release: Featured Artist at The Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City

Art on display from January 30th – June 1st, 2015

Ran Stewart, local Utah artist will be the featured artist in the main lobby of the historic Hotel Monaco in downtown Salt Lake City. His work will be on display from January 30th through June 1st, 2015.  There will be an artist reception on February 20th from 6-9pm in the main lobby.

As part of a new program the Hotel Monaco is now featuring local Utah artists and participates in the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.  “We love giving our guests and local residents a taste of some of the amazing art Utah has to offer,” says Shawn Jackson, Sales Manager for the Kimpton Hotels and Resturant group that operates the Hotel Monaco. “Being part of the gallery stroll and showing local art in our lobby is a way for us to give back to the community and to be part of the vibrant downtown art culture.”

Stewart’s work is an exploration of the movement of our daily lives. Many of the pieces explore the human element within the ever moving and changing cityscape. Each piece begins with a still frame capture from simple videos shot from a cell phone. The artist then paints the impression of these images in high chroma key with a very limited palette.

“This body of work depicts our lives in motion. The images are a de-focused, high key interpretation of what we see everyday,” says Stewart. “The blurred motion imparts the energy of the moment. This process fascinates me, as a child riding in the back of the family station wagon on never ending road trips, I would stare out the window, squint my eyes and see the blurred motion. I’ve always wanted to capture this effect on canvas.”

To learn more about the Hotel Monaco please visit their website at: http://www.monaco-saltlakecity.com.

To see sample of the work that will be on display and learn more about the artist please visit him online at:  http://www.RanArtStudio.com