Bernard Stanley Hoyes Spirit of the Land Show

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“Desertscapes Series”

 
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Watercolor

 
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Each 33×23″

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You are cordially invited to a special event in our gallery space.

An artist reception for

Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Spirit of the Land Show

Friday, April 3rd, 4-8 P.M.

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  • Helene Galen, board member of the Palm Springs Art Museum and namesake of the Palm Springs Museum at Palm Desert, introduced Bernard Hoyes to the Coachella Valley this past February at the Palm Springs Art Museum in a group show featuring his artwork. Now Desert Art Collection is introducing him to our patrons and collectors by hosting a show of his watercolor desertscapes the month of April.

Although known throughout the world, very few collectors are aware that 

Bernard Hoyes does wonderful watercolors. Since moving to the Coachella Valley as his permanent residence last year, he has been working on a special series of paintings “Spirit of the Land”. Painted from an intuitive point of view, these works are a unique perspective of life and landscape of the desert. Some of the watercolors are very large format pieces and perfect for the large desert homes in the Coachella Valley. Others are what people usually consider medium and large scale works.

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“Winter Clouds Embrace San Gorgonio”, Watercolor, 33×23″

“This show is about my impressions of the land (Coachella Valley), flora and fauna bone dry under the spell of recent drought. Being the sole guest for many stellar events, my tentacles are ever grasping to possess the vistas that avail themselves. I am in permanent observation…exposed to the natural changes of the seasons.”

“I took a direct and intuitive approach in rendering the spirit of the land. My emphasis is on contemplation of nature and its offering of spiritual satisfaction. The compositions are more suggestive and less descriptive. I relied on the controlled recession of details through plane after plane, allowing the observer to wander across into the picture space in a kind of vicarious experience of nature. These works have been my meditation.”

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“Cacti Rose in Bloom Competes with the Majesty of a Youthful Mesquite”, Watercolor, 33×23″

 
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The Sanctuary of this Corner, in the Shade of a Creosote, Uncertainty Lurking Beyond”, Watercolor, 33×23″

American, born in Jamaica, Hoyes earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and graphic design from the California School of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, after attending the Vermont Academy, the Art Students League in New York (under a Ford Foundation Scholarship) and the Jamaica Institute. He apprenticed under the established artists Norman Lewis, Huie Lee Smith and John Torres.

Best known for his recognition and affirmation of traditional African religion and spirituality and its influence in the Western world in his “Rag” and “Revival Series”, he also has suites of works called “Jazz Series” and the “Personages”. Regardless of the genre, all the work has an undercurrent of spirituality.

Throughout his career, Bernard has been committed to the public good as evidenced by his mural works in Los Angeles and other special projects such as the African Methodist Episcopal’s In the Spirit of Contribution which employed youth from the community. He has a long list of commendations from the city of Los Angeles.

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“View of Desert Hot Springs”, Watercolor, 33×23″

Mr. Hoyes has attracted collectors and patrons world-wide including Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Cole, Steve Harvey and the National Urban League.

A reception for Mr. Hoyes will be held during the 1st Friday El Paseo Artwalk on Friday, April 3rd, from 4-8 P.M. Desert Art Collection is located at 45-350 San Luis Rey Ave. at El Paseo in Palm Desert. Desert Art Collection hours are: Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4. For more information call 760/674-9955 or go to www.desertartcollection.com.

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“Phoenix Skies” (Cabot Lodge), Large format watercolor, 60×40″

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Palm Desert, CA 92260

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New Works by BERNARD STANLEY HOYES

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SYNCONA MESA, my sanctuary, watercolor impressions of the Land, the flora and fauna, bone dry, and under the spell of recent drought. Being the sole guest for many stellar events, My tentacles are ever grasping, to possess the interaction of the live vistas that avail themselves. Seems I am in permanent observation, exposed to the natural changes of the Seasons.

"On the Syncona Mesa, Coyotes are resident Guardens." 23x33" by Bernard Stanley Hoyes “On the Syncona Mesa, Coyotes are resident Guardens.” 23×33″ by Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Syncona Mesa Rainbow

“I took a direct and intuitive approach in rendering the spirit of the Land. My emphasis is on contemplation of Nature and its offering of Spiritual Satisfaction. The compositions are more suggestive and less descriptive. I relied on the controlled recession of details through plane after plane, allowing the observer to wander across, into the picture space , in a kind of vicarious experience of Nature. These works have been my meditation”

"Peaceful evening on Syncona Mesa" 12x16" watercolor by Bernard Stanley Hoyes “Peaceful evening on Syncona Mesa”…

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New Works by BERNARD STANLEY HOYES

2JD212F

SYNCONA MESA, my sanctuary, watercolor impressions of the Land, the flora and fauna, bone dry, and under the spell of recent drought. Being the sole guest for many stellar events, My tentacles are ever grasping, to possess the interaction of the live vistas that avail themselves. Seems I am in permanent observation, exposed to the natural changes of the Seasons.

"On the Syncona Mesa, Coyotes are resident Guardens." 23x33" by Bernard Stanley Hoyes
“On the Syncona Mesa, Coyotes are resident Guardens.” 23×33″ by Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Syncona Mesa Rainbow

“I took a direct and intuitive approach in rendering the spirit of the Land. My emphasis is on contemplation of Nature and its offering of Spiritual Satisfaction. The compositions are more suggestive and less descriptive. I relied on the controlled recession of details through plane after plane, allowing the observer to wander across, into the picture space , in a kind of vicarious experience of Nature. These works have been my meditation”

"Peaceful evening on Syncona Mesa" 12x16" watercolor by Bernard Stanley Hoyes
“Peaceful evening on Syncona Mesa” 12×16″ watercolor by Bernard Stanley Hoyes

BENIN’S OGUN: God of Iron/War

Like the focus on one deity. Is this a trend toward introducing each deity of the Pantheon of Spirits?

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BENIN’S OGUN: God of Iron/War (Revised)
By Chief Dr. Daryl M. Peavy

Ogun Priest Chief Dr. Daryl Peavy – Ogun Priest

Ogun-an embodiment of the magical force of transformation. Ogun is traditionally known as the deity of Iron and War. He traveled throughout Africa, where his trail can be seen through metal working and warfare.
His name has taken on many pronouncements such as Ogun, Ogu, Ogwu just to name a few. He is attached to ironworkers and metal, as well as their instruments. He is not only associated with war, but also hunting, medicine, magic, healing and the alchemical process of change. Through their travels, hunters, priest, herbalists, and diviners spread the Ogun cult through West Africa (Barnes 1989, 8).
The stories of Ogun are archaic. The origins of Ogun probably evolved out of an iron-aged culture that valued war, as well as warriors, and the instruments of war and…

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Syncona Mesa

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Far off from my next neighbour Syncona Mesa

Springtime at Syncona Coo Doves in a Family way.

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This is my sanctuary for  the past twenty years.  Produced tons of Art, in all media, that went out into the world. Made a mark and made a living.  Now it a residence. There is a difference. Before I would seek solace and find my depth. I would get in touch with the Vortex that originate and radiate from this Table. Its always there, place settings for however many people present. I was the  sole guest for many stellar events. My tentacles ever reaching, to possess the spirits that avail themselves. Now I am in permanent observation. A turbulent flow in the absence of external forces.  Exposed, I am.  How will I respond to this pressure?

For one thing, its distracting as hell. There is always something. Every day is capitol. My first day on the Mesa was in the middle of…

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BERNARD STANLEY HOYES Road trip to Chicago Theological Seminary, with the Revival Series in October.

“Moonlight Spiritual” oils on Canvas, 40×60′
Limited edition available 22×32″
in the Collection of Ms Oprah Winfrey. oil on Canvas, 40x60 in the Collection of Ms Oprah Winfrey. oil on Canvas, 40×60″ 1992. Available as Signed Open Edition

BERNARD STANLEY HOYES EXHIBIT-FALL 2014
CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
September 24 – October 23, 2014
A collection of 36 Paintings will be on exhibition
Conversation with the artist: Hoyes will discuss his craft, inspiration,and the impact his Art has made. learn more here.

This is a culmination of 30 years of exploring African Spirituality and its survival in the Western hemisphere. These paintings on exhibit are a selection of the Genesis of that exploration from the first two decades when I was inspired to give homage to the my first Religious experience living in My Great Grand Aunts backyard Church in Rae Town in Kingston, Jamaica.
Love that The Chicago Theological Seminary has recognized my contribution to the conversation on African Spirituality.  Love that this is the second time in three months I have been invited to a University, to share my works (at the Harvard Divinity School)
Africans at home and abroad endured thru Faith. Faith in a higher Order, represented by the Pantheon of Ancestral Spirits.  It has manifest itself from Baptist to Vodun. The Spirits have survived superstition to reverential belief.  They have contributed immensely to all creative discipline in Western Culture. The series began as a tribute and became a life long Cultural and Spiritual conversation with the Public.  Come join us as we give respect.
“Thanks and praises to the Most High.”
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Bernard Hoyes “GIVING PRAISE EXHIBITION” At Vanguard Cultural Arts Museum

Bernard Hoyes                                                                                                                         “ Giving Praise Exhibition”   at Vanguard Cultural Arts Museum

Sept. 6 – Oct. 5 Opening Reception: Sept. 6 at 4:00 PM-6PM

Bernard Hoyes is a Jamaican-born artist of note with an impressive resume of exhibitions including Museum of African-American Art, Cal State Dominguez Hills Art Gallery, The Watts Towers Arts Center, and Palm Springs Desert Museum. He moved his studio from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs to gain a fresh perspective and inspiration. PLEASE VISIT MY BLOG POST http://wp.me/p4yVeX-d

We are pleased to be able to continually offer exhibitions of high quality work for you to view and enjoy. The Opening on September 6th will be a great opportunity to meet Mr. Hoyes and enjoy appetizers and beverages.

27120 Eucalyptus Ave, Suite A, Moreno Valley Ca. 92555

951-486-9700

http://www.mvcaf.org

bernard_hoyes_at_vanguard

 

Art life on Syncona Mesa.

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