STEPHEN MAGSIG at David Klein Gallery

STEPHEN MAGSIG at David Klein Gallery
at David Klein Gallery

31 October 2007

Corner Tag, SOLD


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Corner Tag,7"x5", oil on linen panel
I really liked the bright colors of the grafitti on this corner building
in Midtown Detroit.
There's some nice tags being done around Detroit again,
I enjoy them, but I do not own any of the buildings
being tagged.

30 October 2007

Detroit Blues 06, SOLD

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Detroit Blues 06, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
The sixth in the Detroit Blues series of Detroit paintings. The sharp contrast of light and shadow really caught my eye on this little Detroit scene.



















Alley o1, oil, 22"x18"
This painting was done by my Aunt, Justine Magsig. She has been inspired by my blog of daily paintings to take up the brush again. She is a terrific painter. This alley is in the small town I grew up in.
She gave me my first and only real fine art training when I was a ten year old farm kid. She helped inspire me to become an artist. Wonderful how the circle continues. She still lives on Sugar Creek with her husband Calvin.

29 October 2007

Brush Park 05, SOLD


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Brush Park 05, 5"x7", oil on linen/panel.
The fifth in this series. Parts of the Detroit Landscape have reverted back to nature, turning into an "Urban Prairie"

28 October 2007

26 October 2007

Russell Industrial Tank SOLD

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Russell Industrial Tank, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
The Russell Industrial is a very large warehouse complex that has seen many lives, current owners are trying to make it artist friendly and many Detroit artists have studio space here. I shot this during an artist open house last month.

25 October 2007

Michigan Palace Theatre SOLD

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Michigan Palace Theatre, oil on linen panel, 7"X5"
This painting is in direct response to the talk about John Singer Sargent on the Daily Painters Discussion Group.
"Scuolo di San Rocco, is a moody oil painting in a similar palette as this. I usually work more with light and shadow and stronger value shifts. I enjoyed doing this more limited value painting. It is inside the historic Michigan Palace Theatre
that is currently used as a parking garage

24 October 2007

Brush Park 04 SOLD


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Brush Park 04, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
This is the fourth in the Brush Park series of paintings, there is something about the romanticism in these red building, very timeless

23 October 2007

Brush Park 03, SOLD


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Brush Park 03, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
This is the third in the Brush Park series of paintings. This area of Detroit is so wild that I flushed out a couple of Pheasants while shooting photos for record and for reference.

22 October 2007

Brush Park 02 SOLD


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Brush Park 02, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
This is the second in the Brush Park series of paintings. This building like many others in this area is in a state of flux. Just bidding time to see if it will be restored , hopefully, or destroyed. It has been in this state almost 20 years, I first took photos in this area in the mid-80's. They haven't changed much, some plywood to protect and keep people out. Just a lot less of them.

21 October 2007

Storefront Shadows, SOLD


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Storefront Shadows, oil on linen panel, 7"x5".
Another Detroit storefront that caught my eye, I really like the abstract shapes the shadows make.

20 October 2007

Brush Park 01 SOLD


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Brush Park 01, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
This is the Brush Park area of Detroit. Once home to the wealthy, many of the buildings have deteriorated to almost ruins. New nondescript condo buildings are replacing these once elegant buildings. The area is very near the Detroit Sports arenas. Very sad to lose these gems, I am happy I can leave a visual record. I plan on doing a series of paintings of Brush Park.

19 October 2007

United Artist Detail SOLD


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United Artist Detail, 7"x5", oil on linen panel
This is a painting of the United Artist Marquee, the building is still standing but the marquee is gone. I had a lot of fun doing this painting. When I first decided to paint it I felt that it might be to simple to really challenge me. But the more I painted the more I saw and isn't it the artist's job to find more than is there? I was happy with the way it came out. A lot of the fun of painting is the physical act of painting, the moving around of paint, the way paint gives the elusion of the actual object. It is why painters paint.

18 October 2007

16 October 2007

Detroit Blues 4 SOLD


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Detroit Blues 4, oil on linen panel 5"x7"
This is in the heart of downtown Detroit in Foxtown, named for the Fox Theatre in the area.
Detroit vernacular at its best.
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15 October 2007

Woodward Ave. Corridor SOLD


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Woodward Ave. Corridor, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
How can an artist not want to share with the World, the World that surrounds and inspires him
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12 October 2007

Shadows SOLD


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Shadows, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
I like working with strong contrasts of light and shadow,
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11 October 2007

Midtown Blue SOLD


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Midtown Blue, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
I was really intrigued by the shadows created by the steps on this building. Finding beauty in everyday life.
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10 October 2007

Downtown Red SOLD


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Downtown Red, oil on linen panel, 7"x5".
It was one of those beautiful crisp fall days yesterday,
so I spent the day downtown shooting reference for paintings
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09 October 2007

Detroit Blues 03 SOLD

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Detroit Blues 03, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
I have been wanting to paint this for a long time. I shot it after visiting another artist's studio in dowtown Detroit. I may take this to a larger format for my gallery here.

07 October 2007

Corner Storefront #02 SOLD

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Corner Storefront #02, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
Another interesting storefront in the vast neverland we call Detroit.

06 October 2007

Pacific Coast Blue #06 SOLD

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Pacific Coast Blue #06, oil on linen panel, 5"x5"
Because of all the hot weather here, I was in a California state of mind, so I did a Pacific Coast painting for a change of pace.

05 October 2007

Uptown Radio SOLD

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Uptown Radio, oil on linen panel, 7"x5".
Another in a long line of Detroit vernacular no longer in existence. Demolished by neglect.
A Postcard from Detroit.

04 October 2007

03 October 2007

Detroit Blues Two SOLD

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Detroit Blues Two, oil on linen panel, 5"x5"
Another little corner building in downtown Detroit.
This is the old Cadillac Bar on Park and Columbia

02 October 2007

Nocturne in Blue & Grey #2 SOLD

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Nocturne in Blue & Grey #2, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
Another nocturne of the downriver industrial area of Detroit.

01 October 2007

Nocturne in Blue & Grey SOLD

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Nocturne in Blue & Grey, oil on linen panel, 7"X5"
The Detroit Lime Co. and the River Rouge Plant in the Bkg.