Arcadia Fine Arts was founded in 1998 with the goal of creating a showcase for contemporary, representational artwork.
The gallery is internationally known for presenting acclaimed and distinguished painters including Malcolm T. Liepke, Jeremy Lipking, Ron Hicks, Daniel Sprick and many others. In addition to featuring established painters, the gallery takes great pride in providing a launching pad for younger, emerging artists who are poised to become tomorrow's masters.
The gallery is open seven days a week and is also a prominent exhibitor at many, international art fairs. Our website: www.arcadiacontemporary.com, is frequently updated and includes a full overview of one-person and group exhibitions as well as new arrivals to the gallery's inventory. Please feel free to call or email us if you have any questions regarding any of our artists.
Jefferson HaymanBiography of the Artist
Gelatin Silver Print
The use of negative space, filtered light and grainy tones create an ethereal aesthetic imbued with mysterious and compellingly eerie undertones. The mystifying impressions further their sense of timelessness and force the audience to contemplate and internalize. Though the subject matter is universal and neutral in its recognizabillity, Hayman's rendering of materials and use of the frame far remove them from conventionality. The sense of history and nostalgia is most evident in the craftsmanship of Hayman's self-designed and constructed frames. Using mostly mahogany, walnut and quarter-sawn oak finished with stains and dyes, most of his frame reflect the designs of the early 20th century or late 19th century American. His use of materials demonstrates a care and appreciation for raw materials, often overlooked and ignored in contemporary photography. This attention to craftsmanship recalls the artistry and workmanship of cultures such as the Shakers whose product and designs extol function and quality. Shaker design is heralded for its clean, economic lines that unite form and function to reflect the Shaker philosophy that beauty rests on utility. -Kathryn Halsey, 2005