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My thanks to everyone who joined us Wednesday, and for your generous and intelligent  comments.

  Here is a link to my full interview with Jason and Craig at the Dennos Museum. It will be available on their site for one month. Please enjoy.

https://youtu.be/BDFqbYH-M6Q

A short excerpt is on the museum site permanently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOw1XwtZT4M

Recorded and edited from a program where artist Ron Gianola and curator of education Jason Dake discussed Gianola's background, process, and work. Ron Gianola drew from an early age. Growing up in Detroit, he was immersed in the rich automotive styling and music culture of the time. After attending the Center for Creative Studies in auto design, he eventually moved on to study Fine Art painting and drawing. After the automobile as concept art, and a long series of representational figures, Gianola's first passionate subject was our northern Michigan landscape, done in a colorful, poetic style. His art evolved from there to a unique series of abstracted interiors; Passages. These led to his current series of color and music based paintings, and now drawings, involving an improvisation based on an intended or discovered structure, much like jazz. Gianola's paintings are the result of a fifty-plus year long experience with the Art Spirit, pursuing the possibilities of a personal transformative vision, engaging emotion, expression, and the poetry of visual music.

Music by Jason Dake.


Please enjoy my interview on 9 & 10 news.




Happy to say I have 10 paintings in the Dennos Museum shop for sale, value priced. Reflecting my recent painting on loan, they are my colorful abstracts based on our northern Michigan landscape, with strong music based influences. T W Th 1-5.



            


"You'll KnowWhen You Get There"  ...from Herbie Hancock... 5' X 15' acrylic

Created for the performance of the Marcus Belgrave Jazz Concert
in the Milliken Auditorium of the Dennos Museum on April 13, 1996.

Recently on loan to the Dennos Museum. Not currently displayed.


At the invitation of jazz musician Jeff Haas I painted “You’ll Know When You Get There” in 1996 to compliment the jazz music of the Marcus Belgrave Quintet,

to be displayed above the band at Milliken Auditorium. The title is from Herbie Hancock.

Starting a fifteen foot piece with no preconceived intention, I reached down deep to create this, not knowing I would return to this source more than twenty years later.

Drawing from: my long time listening to, and playing, jazz and creative instrumental improvisational music, the Bitches Brew fusion esthetic of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report,

and the ongoing rich musical legacy of Detroit, my home for 45 years, this musical color composition involves harmony, dissonance, rhythm, calm, tension, motion, rest, and balance,

using improvisation over an intended or discovered structure. This painting led to my current color harmony paintings based in part on the music on the 1100 albums of the European creative music label ECM.







 

Passage #171 14 x 16 oil

  




  Passage #169 20 x 8 oil

$600




Passage #100 48 x 16 oil

48"
x 16"

Sold



  Passage #115 21 x 7 oil

$400



Passage #168 20 x 8 oil

$600




River Dune 20 x 20 oil

$470








Oahu 11 x 14 acrylic

$440


 





  Kailua #10  11 x 14 acrylic

$380





Retreat #14 11 x 14 oil

  Sold




Passage #73 10 x 10 oil

Sold






Retreat #24 16 x 20 oil


$800






      In May, I will be having a large exhibition At Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, MI. The opening reception is Friday May 22, 5-7, and continues through June 26. Please come out and enjoy all my new work. This will be my first show at OAC since 2012.

Sadly, due to the virus, the exhibition has been canceled for 2020, and rescheduled for 2021. Stay safe everyone.

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Please enjoy my new web site featuring work for sale, some great values, and easy online payment. Packaging, insurance, and shipping are included. Installment payments possible.

All paintings are on canvas “gallery wrapped” around the side edges and stapled on the back of wooden stretchers. The canvas sides are painted a subdued continuation of the face. A frame is not required. A hanging wire is installed.

            I will offer additional work for sale in the future. The site has a total of 250 paintings, a new longer biography, and is   viewed best on a larger screen. My work will be on other online sales sites in the future, so please check back.

My latest work continues to focus on color, featuring abstract compositions consisting of layers of improvisation over a visual structure, similar to some creative music, in particular the music beyond category of the ECM label.





Inside Out #35 20 x 16 oil

$650



Passage #78 12 x 12 oil

$460






559.2 6 1/2 x 10

Prismacolor on Canson Paper

Sold

 
Retreat #25 12 x 16 oil

$480



Retreat #41 10 x 10 oil

$190




Retreat #24 24 x 10 oil


Sold




Inside Out #3 10 x 10 oil

$280




Inside Out #7 14 x 11 oil

$320




Passage #66 34 x 40 oil

Sold


Windows #5 14 x 11 oil

$240



Retreat #33 16 x 16 oil

Sold


Please Email me for more prices or info: ron@rongianola.com   Visitors to myHonor, MI studio welcome by appointment. 231-325-2766, 808-589-8091



  Passage #172" 14 x 14 oil


  Passage #170 14 16 oil


  Passage #167 20 x 20 oil


Passage #166 28 32 oil


  Passage #165 6 x 6 oil

Sold


  Passage #164 6 x 6 oil

Sold




Passage #179 10 x 14 oil 


Passage #177 11 x 14 oil



Passage #176 20 x 20 oil





Passage #175 6 x 8 oil


Passage #173 20 x 20 oil



Passage #180 11 x 14 oil


Passage #178 11 x 14 oil




6 x 6 1/4 Ink & Prismacolor Pencil
on Canson Mi-tientes Paper


8 x 10 Charcoal


9 x 9 Charcoal


8 x 9 Charcoal


8 x 8 Ink & Prismacolor Pencil


8 x 9 Charcoal & Prismacolor Pencil


#566.2 8 8 Ink and Prismacolor






#568.9 9 x 12 Art Stix on Canson




#568.8 8.5 x 10 Ink and Prismacolor




#568.7 8.5 x 10 Ink and Prismacolor


#568.6 9 x 12 Art Stix on Canson


#568.5 8 x 8 Ink and Prismacolor



#568.4 8.5 x 10 Ink and Prismacolor




#568.3 8 x 10 Ink and Prismacolor


#568.2 8 x 8 Ink and Prismacolor


#568.1 8 x 8 Ink and Prismacolor




#561.3 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on
Canson


#565.2 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on Canson


#565.1 10 x 8.5 Prismacolor on Canson


#563.3 8.5 x 10 Ink and Prismacolor


#561.1 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on Canson



#563.2 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor




#563.1 8.5 x 10 Ink and Prismacolor
"Autumn Leaves on the Platte River
"
 

#566.1 8 x 8 Ink and Prismacolor





#562.10 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on Canson





#562.9 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on Canson



#562.8 5.5 x 5.5 Prismacolor on Canson



#562.7 5.25 x 5.75 Prismacolor on Canson



#562.6 4.25 x 3 Prismacolor on Canson





#562.5 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on Canson





#562.4 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on Canson



#562.3 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on Canson


#562.2 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on Canson





#561.2 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on Canson






#561.5 8.5 9.88 Prismacolor on Canson





#561.4 8.5 x 10 Prismacolor on Canson



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"To see far is one thing, going there is another" Constantin Brancusi

Ron Gianola

 
 
 


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Ron was born in Detroit and attended The Art School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, later Center for Creative Studies.  He has had many solo and juried group shows as well as commissions. His work is a unique artistic vision in a contemporary style, embodying the essential mystery and spiritual beauty of nature and the human psyche.
"Rather than depict the specific, I use veils of color in a personal, poetic manner using a harmony of forms from observed, created, and remembered sources.  I paint with enough content that the mind and imagination are pleased and with enough literal image that the eye is also satisfied. Hopefully, my art conveys a sense of art spirit, balance, and beauty."


Interior 44 x 64 acrylic

Viewer's Choice Award, 2006 Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition
Dennos Museum Center Traverse City, Michigan
Permanent Collection of the Dennos Museum Center Traverse City, Michigan

Passage #6 40 x 48 oil

First Place Winner, 2005 All Media Juried Exhibition
Crystal Lake Art Center, Frankfort, Michigan
Sold

Psyche #6 40 x 48 oil

Second Place Winner, 2007 All Media Juried Exhibition
Crystal Lake Art Center, Frankfort, Michigan



The paintings below were selected by the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm,
and First Gentleman Daniel G. Mulher to be part of the Governor's Residence Michigan Artists Program, for a one year loan to the
Michigan Governor's Residence in Lansing, Michigan, installed in the living room, dining room, guest room, and library.


Summer Serenade 3' X 6' oil

Honorable Mention, 1996 Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition,Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City,MI

Juror: Maryann Wilkinson, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI


Passage #15 36 x 12 oil



Passage #17 34 x 40 oil