‘Celebrate Art in the Ranch’ event to be held at Todd Krasovetz Gallery in Rancho Santa Fe


The Todd Krasovetz Gallery will present a reception for its “Celebrate Art in the Ranch” exhibit on Saturday, July 27, from 5-9 p.m. at its RSF Village location. World-renown sculpture Melvin Johansen and artist Jay Johansen will have spectacular artwork on display.

The community is invited to attend the reception, which will feature “extraordinary fine art, sculpture, wine and appetizers.”

The gallery is located at 6024 Paseo Delicias, Suite G, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067, in the courtyard directly behind Rancho Santa Fe Estate Jewelry.

The event will also feature a live drawing. Two lucky winners will have the chance for a portrait by Todd Krasovetz and sculpture by Melvin Johansen.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Please RSVP as space is limited by calling 858-860-4231.

About Melvin Johansen:

“A sculptor of remarkable accuracy and observation, Melvin Johansen brings to his work the legacy of his study of the natural world. Born in 1915, Melvin Johansen has devoted his life to the celebration of wildlife through organic sculpture. He began his career as a taxidermist with the Snow Museum of Natural History in Oakland, Calif.”

About Jay Johansen:

“Celebrated portrait painter Jay Johansen approaches his work with an all encompassing enthusiasm that envelopes his subjects, his medium and the artistic process itself. The son of a respected figurative sculptor, Johansen grew up alongside the dedication, struggle and reward associated with the creation of fine art.”

About Todd Krasovetz:

“Internationally known for his published contemporary realist painting, Todd Krasovetz’s soft abstractions forge new artistic territories evoking the power, tempo and tonal complexity of musical composition. Born of a spontaneous process very close to Pollock’s “action painting” which Krasovetz describes as “event painting,” these bold and expressive large scale works on canvas trace back through the heroic lineages of Sargent, Matisse and Van Gogh. Working horizontally, Krasovetz’s process involves accelerating the drying time of the oil paint which he splashes freely into the artistic ether. Combinations of warm and cool hues emit contrasting notes that emerge as translucent and metallic layers resembling the ebb and flow of water. Ornate patterns and undisclosed narrative qualities embellish the plane. As a whole the portraits evoke a sense of fragmentation, memory and emotionality, catalyzing around the evocative feminine mystique, which they take as their central theme.”

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