Jay Maggio's paintings are an homage to trees majesty and grace. Set on surreal and colorist landscapes, the isolated trees reflect a feeling of oneness. Darlene Wall renders each painting with an atmospheric quality to capture her personal emotions.
New works by Darlene Wall and Jay Maggio
Raised in New Roads, Louisiana, Jay Maggio developed an early love for trees. His paintings are an homage to their majesty and grace. Set on surreal and colorist landscapes, the isolated trees reflect a feeling of oneness, inspiring a sense that we represent a small but important part of nature and our universe.
Jay Maggio attended Louisiana State University, studying automotive design, before graduating from Northwood University in 1982. This will be his second solo exhibition with Pan American Art Gallery. He was most recently honored with a solo exhibition at his alma mater, Northwood University. His paintings have been collected by the Scottish Rite Hospital of Dallas, the Turtle Creek Association, AIDS Services of Dallas, and by private collectors throughout the U.S.
Receiving her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, Darlene Wall is a native Texan who has found inspiration for her landscapes from the Texas Hill Country, Wyoming, Maine, and California. Darlene Wall renders each painting with an atmospheric quality to capture her personal emotions and experiences with these landscapes. Her studies of light prove to be the most poignant and impressionable.
This will also be her second solo exhibition with Pan American Art Gallery. Wall has exhibited throughout the US since 1995, receiving awards from the Salmagundi Club, the Pen & Brush Award, and placing with the Houston Civic Art Association each year from 1996-1999. Wall has also been featured in two issues of Southwest Art Magazine.
Pan American Art Gallery, based in Dallas, Texas, specializes in art of the Americas. Established in 1994, the gallery seeks to create a bridge between North and South American cultures and to present and exhibit artists from both regions concurrently. By dealing with emerging to already established artists, as well as secondary market paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, Pan American Art Gallery seeks to contribute to the growing art community of Dallas. The gallery is an active member of the Dallas Arts Dealers Association.
Image: Jay Maggio, Red Hills, 2005, oil on canvas
Opening: Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m.
Pan American Art Gallery
3303 Lee Parkway, Suite 101 - Dallas
The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday noon-6 p.m