EYE ON SUN VALLEY,
Friesen+Lantz presents meticulous paintings from Ben Steele
Contemporary artist Ben Steele, whose whimsical art begs viewers to smile and get downright nostalgic, is back at Friesen+Lantz for the gallery’s final exhibition of its inaugural 2022 season.
"Beg, Borrow & Steele" by Ben Steele
Friesen+Lantz celebrates it's first winter season with a major exhibition from renowned painter Ben Steele. With an education built upon classical training, Steele utilizes the processes of the Old Masters with a contemporary sensibility, never staying in one place for too long.
EYE ON SUN VALLEY,
Friesen+Lantz to Host Thanksgiving Eve Tour
Friesen+Lantz Fine Art will hold a Thanksgiving Eve tour of its newest installations, including Hall’s, from 4 to 6 p.m. tonight—Wednesday, Nov. 23. The tour will be held at the gallery at 320 1st Ave. N. in Ketchum.
Complimentary wine and hot apple cider will be served and the gallery team will share in-depth insights into the artists and their work.
EYE ON SUN VALLEY,
Inaugural Digital Art Exhibition Opens Today at Friesen+Lantz
“I believe This is the future of art,” said Lantz as she reviewed the digital art pulsating from screens as big as 55 inches. “Physical art will never go away—it’s tactile and beautiful. But this is also beautiful. This is art but it’s made in an entirely new medium.”
Lantz is presenting the first Digital Art Exhibition: NFT SV x Sonic Summit in Idaho today through Monday, Sept. 5. And she is building an exhibition in virtual reality so that those who can’t visit the gallery in person can see the exhibition from a VR headset or their computer.
IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS,
What the heck is an NFT? Friesen+Lantz Gallery explores fine art's 'next evolution'
“This will be extremely important in the future,” Lantz said. “NFTs might not be what they are today, but everyone is going to be using them in some way. And I don’t want to be left behind.”
When Lantz took over the gallery, she wanted to see what was new and exciting in the art world. NFTs rose to prominence during the COVID lockdown. In March 2021, Beeple sold an NFT for $69 million at Christie’s. That’s when Lantz started paying attention.
"What is this? Why is it important? The more I read the more it just seemed to make sense,” Lantz said. “I’m finding this connects more easily with the younger generation. One of my missions at this gallery is to make art accessible.”
AVATARS of Black Joy | Christopher Adam Williams
Christopher Adams Williams, whose moniker is the Black DaVinci, will be making his Northwest Gallery Debut at Friesen+Lantz this summer. Williams is a San Francisco based visual artist whose practice utilizes portraiture and figurative painting to convey complex narratives, including that of race and gender, originating from a deep empathy with his subjects.
WESTERN HOME JOURNAL,
A VIEW OF THE MARKET | SUZANNE HAZLETT
An NFT is an intangible asset that exists only in a digital universe. Essentially, these “non-fungible tokens” are digital collectibles kept on a decentralized ledger or blockchain. You can’t touch an NFT, but you can own it.
FRIESEN + LANTZ ANNOUNCES ALL NEW MIXED-MEDIA WORKS FROM SUSAN RUSSELL HALL & TERRY RISHELL
Created through a combination of photography, wax, and paint these natural scenes exude a profound sense of dimensionality and depth
DAVID HYTONE'S "THE ERVING GOFFMAN MEMORIAL LOOKOUT POST" IS FEATURED IN THIS MONTHS ISSUE OF HARPER'S MAGAZINE
Work from David's Hytone's latest exhibition at Friesen+Lantz Fine Art, "If Not For the Pantomime, Ventriloquist" is featured in this month's issue of Harper's Magazine.
DAILY RECORD NEWS,
STEVE JENSEN OPENING, CLYMER MUSEUM
Seattle artist Steve Jensen talks of Clymber exhibit meaning behind his series of new work called "Voyager," the universal image of the boat.
"I wanted to do some good in the world. In the course of eight years, my best friend died of AIDS. Two years later in the same month, my father committed suicide. Two years and two days after that my mom fell apart emotional and died. So, what I'm attempting to do is to take something that was extremely tragic and turn it into something beautiful"