The triptych "At The Horizon - Spring, Summer, Fall 2017" consisting of three 12-inch by 12-inch panels has won Blue Ribbon honors at the Third Annual Juried Exhibition at the Milton Art Center.
Exhibition Juror Jim Stroud commented of the work that "I was drawn to Torney's bold and aggressive use of paint, where the image or motif is really at the surface of the paint. Torney displays a passion for the materiality of paint - seductive and juicy qualities heightened by the use of a medium that gives it it's sexy shine, further drawing attention to the paint itself. The sense is that the painting was created out in the observable landscape exists, as paint and image coalesce into one despite suggestion of an observed motif."
The M&M Insurance Group of Conway, NH are pleased to announce the acquisition and installation of the major artwork Blue Sky Triptych by local painter Ian Torney, comprised of three 36-by-36-inch canvases and painted in oil.
M&M Insurance owner Phil Mason and his wife Pam are longtime collectors and supporters of local artist’s work, and the M&M offices already feature several paintings, photographs and handmade furniture from area artisans. Blue Sky Triptych represents their most ambitious acquisition to date and will be prominently displayed at the entrance to the building. “We like the contemporary, digital feel evoked by this painting even in it’s ongoing homage to past landscape painting traditions – it’s reflective of a similar balance that we strive to strike with our business” says Mason.
Ian Torney is a painter based in both Boston and in Jackson, NH – this installation also represents the first major corporate acquisition of his work in the White Mountain region. Blue Sky Triptych is one of the most significant paintings of Torney’s extended engagement with his “At The Horizon” series – paintings born from the plein-air landscape tradition, about atmospheric ambiguity, and that explore the tension between reality and abstraction at the distance of broad vistas. Torney states of his work: “I have a love of paint, and my medium is applied vigorously with textured impasto strokes, and I have an enthrallment with the grand landscape view. The White Mountains have long served as inspiration for my work, and I am honored to finally have one of my paintings featured here in the Conway region.” Torney is represented by the MillBrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden of Concord, NH and exhibits his work throughout the Boston area and New England – see www.iantorneyart.com for additional information about the artist, or to commission or purchase work. Blue Sky Triptych can be viewed during regular business hours at the M&M offices, 3278 White Mountain Highway in North Conway, NH.
Welcome to Ian Torney Art's summer studio, located in the back of the historic Thompson House barn in Jackson, NH.
I am honored to have been asked to serve as a juror for ArtScope Magazine's May/June issue centerfold on portraiture; I hope that you agree with the selections!
Two works from the "At The Horizon" series are currently on display at Gallery 334 of the Milton Art Center, through June 2016.
As a member of the Milton Art Center Gallery 334 Committee, Ian Torney served as the Exhibition Director and curator for the Gallery 334 First Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by Kaveh Mojtabai, founder/director of ArtScope Magazine. 54 artworks were selected for display from over 100 entries of drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures and multi-media works.
Opening Reception Friday March 11th 7-9pm.
Gallery Hours: Fridays 4-6pm; Saturdays 12noon-4pm.
Open through April 8th 2016.
For more information see: http://www.miltonartcenter.org/index.php/gallery-334/2016-juried-show
New Artists’ Paintings and Sculpture Exhibit
Friday, August 14 – October 11, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 5 pm -7 pm: Artists’ Reception
Featuring work by David Drinon, Debbie Kinson, Beverly Benson Seamans (1928-2012), Earl Schofield, Ian Torney, and Laurence Young
See http://themillbrookgallery.com/exhibitions/ for additional information.
2014-2015 has been a successful year of exhibitions for Ian Torney Art - highlights include:
May/June 2014 - Time Beyond Teaching: artworks of current and former Visual Arts faculty, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
April-October 2014 - Millbrook Artists at Dreamworks Gallery, Concord Wealth Management, Concord, NH
September-October 2014 - Members Show, Gallery 334, Milton Art Center, Milton, MA (Blue Ribbon Award-Winner)
November-December 2014 - At The Horizon: recent studies and paintings, First Parish Church Gallery, Milton, MA
April-May 2015 - Those That Teach, DO!, Gallery 334, Milton Art Center, Milton, MA
Ian Torney is pleased to announce the redesign and relaunch of his website iantorneyart.com, with enhanced features that include an expanded menu of portfolios and added information about his art education and art exhibition consultancy, and artist workshops availability. The new site will be launched in July 2014.