Sedona News – Rowe Fine Art Gallery’s exciting fall lineup continues on October 28-29 when impressionist animal sculptor Joshua Tobey comes to town for his annual solo exhibition. heart and soul begins Friday from 4-7 p.m. and continues Saturday from 1-4 p.m. the pre-made sculptures will be a surprise since they are still in the works,” Joshua teases.
As the title of the exhibition suggests, art lovers can expect to encounter heart soultwo life-size wolves caught serenading the moon – or maybe each other. wild spirit is a majestic life-size cougar with a pose that can only be described as regal. Joshua will also make his debut above the moon featuring one of his favorite subjects, rabbits.
These pieces will join some of the other 22 sculptures Joshua has created since March 2021, including not so fastdepicting a dozing chipmunk; Under radar, a mother hare with her babies, Alpha, Charlie and Echo; and prefabricated wild child (a mother bear and her cub) and a pair of running bunnies who have yet to be officially named. The sculptor admits that often the title is the very last part of his creative process, often only occurring after he has chosen the patina of the sculpture.
Collectors will also appreciate ItchingJoshua’s first warthog and the first time he had the opportunity to carve wild animals native to Africa, which he admits had wanted to do for years.
He also has a soft spot in his heart for Hummin’ along, which features a hummingbird in flight and will be part of the show. Joshua’s wife, Jojo, whom many collectors have met at the gallery over the years, has a passion for the little winged birds that flock to the couple’s home in Loveland, Colorado. “She consumes 11 gallons of food every day during the peak of summer,” says Joshua.
As always, Joshua is delighted to spend time with the discerning art collectors of Red Rock Country. The busy entertainer travels 100 days a year: This fall, he’ll be spending time in Jackson Hole and Cody, Wyoming, before coming to Sedona. Early next year he will travel to Scottsdale, Dallas, Texas and Park City, Utah before taking a break in the spring to spend time in his studio.
“It’s crazy pace – crazy racing,” says Joshua. “Sculptors are entrepreneurs in a mega sense. We come up with a concept, produce it, sell it and spend time meeting customers. In a nutshell, we do it all and wear many hats. I like meeting people. My lifestyle seems diametrically opposed: In the studio, I’m completely in my head. But then I come to an exhibition like the one at the Rowe Fine Art Gallery, and I satisfy the extrovert in me who wants to meet people and verbalize his works.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary artists from the Southwest. The gallery, located under the Patio de las Campanas bell tower in the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877, visit rowegallery.com or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.