“People, Places, and Things”                                                                Beau Redmond

Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida                           Opening Reception: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., November 7

Beau Redmond Artist - Wall Street Cafe

“Wall Street Café” Mixed Media (Acrylic on Wall Street Journal paper) 24″ x 18″

One of St. Augustine’s most celebrated and prolific artists, Beau Redmond brings his unique perspective and unmistakable style to this exhibition of new and representative works, opening November 7 at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery with a reception from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.

A native of New Orleans, Redmond had his first solo exhibition in 1968 in the French Quarter’s Downtown Gallery. Today his work is internationally known and his paintings can be found in many private, corporate and public collections throughout the Southeast, including the New Orleans Jazz Museum, the Alabama Business Hall of Fame at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and the Alabama Capitol Complex in Montgomery. His work is in the permanent collection of the St. Augustine Art Association, and he recently completed two large paintings commissioned by Flagler Hospital for the hospital’s new main entrance lobby.

Having lived in St. Augustine for almost 20 years, Redmond continues to find fresh inspiration for his work in the magnificent live oaks, distinctive architecture and cherished landmarks of the Oldest City. His signature technique of incorporating pages from the local newspaper allows each painting to capture and preserve a unique moment in the city’s rich and colorful history.

Included in this exhibition are not only the newspaper and magazine collages for which he is best known, but also evocative portraits and “concrete abstracts” — paintings that at first appear to be abstract patterns but upon closer observation become recognizable as familiar objects in the real world. His favorite places are represented — New Orleans, New York, St. Augustine — and his people, whether close family members or strangers, are treated with equal sensitivity, their engaging backstories subtly revealed in the brushstrokes.

The exhibition will continue through November 30 at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, St. Augustine. The gallery is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information, please call 904 825-4577, or visit the website at www.butterfieldgarage.com.