Mark Lavatelli & Polly Little
Dual Natures



Exhibition:
Friday, March 22, 2024-Saturday, April 20, 2024


Mark Lavatelli addtional works and information:  link

Polly Little addtional works and information: link

 

DUAL NATURES

Unified by the dynamic resonance of nature in their work, Mark Lavatelli and Polly Little each bring their unique interpretation to the two-person exhibition at Meibohm Fine Arts. Lavatelli and Little, a husband-and-wife duo working in WNY since the 1980’s are both known for the mastery of their unique mediums. Lavatelli’s paintings are created in the ancient beeswax technique called encaustic and Little’s paintings, sculptures and bas reliefs in acrylic and plaster. Pairing their unique approaches to the natural world of flora and fauna, the viewer may hold them in direct opposition, yet threaded together by inspiration and abstraction.

Lavatelli’s primary subject matter is close-up views of trees and their branches, which he takes as representative of nature as a whole. “I am particularly captivated by the relationships of positive and negative spaces created by tree trunks and branches. The unique properties of the temperature-based encaustic medium are seen in paintings where lines are melted through layers of paint. Many paintings include collaged fragments of encaustic monotypes.”

Inspired by the animal world around her, Polly Little explores color, dimension and whimsy in her works. “An intense investigation of the human-animal bond lies at the core of her recent paintings and sculptures. Based on her exhaustive observation of domestic pets, wild animals in zoos and in nature, as well as animal photography. Little’s paintings depict not only the wary animal gaze, but also suggest spiritual connections. They remind us of the cultural history of humankind’s relations with animals, both worshipped and sacrificed, and as man’s first painting subjects.”

 

·                     Dimensions are in inches, height precedes width and depth.                 

·                     All works are titled & signed by the artists.

·                     Additional works by Mark Lavatelli & Polly Little are available through Meibohm Fine Arts.

·                     View the full exhibition and additional works at meibohmfinearts.com

·                     Mark Lavatelli’s website: marklavatelli.com

·            Polly Little’s website: pollylittle.com

 

Catalog of Exhibition:

1.         Mark Lavatelli

            Edifice #4

            30 x 24, encaustic on panel, 2021                       

            1800.00

2.         Polly Little

            Contemplation

            24-1/2 x 30-3/4 x 2-3/4, acrylic & plaster, 2023         

            700.00

3.         Polly Little

            Amelia

            10 x 8, oil on gatorfoam, 2024                              

            450.00

4.         Mark Lavatelli

            Pictograph #9

            23-1/2 x 18-1/2, encaustic on panel, 2023                 

            1500.00

5.         Polly Little

            Owlish

            30 x 22, oil stick on paper, 2024                           

            1000.00

6.         Polly Little

            Turkey Trot

            30 x 22, oil stick on paper, 2023                          

            1000.00

7.         Mark Lavatelli

            Tree Glyph #25

            20 x 16, encaustic on panel, 2022                            

            1100.00

8.         Mark Lavatelli

            Pictograph #3

            40 x 30, encaustic on panel, 2019                         

            2700.00

9.         Mark Lavatelli

            Edifice #2

            55 x 44, encaustic on panel, 2020                       

            3800.00

10.       Polly Little

            What’s Up?

            20 x 16, oil on canvas, 2023                                 

            450.00

11.       Polly Little

            Southern Flying Squirrel

            16 x 16, oil on board, 2023                                    

            650.00

12.       Polly Little

            Foxy

            16 x 16, oil on board, 2023                                    

            650.00

13.       Mark Lavatelli

            Incursion

            36 x 36, encaustic on panel, 2022                            

            2600.00

14.       Mark Lavatelli

            Flat Ledge Trace #2

            30 x 22, cut & layered encaustic

            monotypes, 2020                                                    

            1300.00

15.       Polly Little

            Rocky Finds Dinner

            14 x 11, oil on board, 2024                                    

            600.00

16.       Polly Little

            Prairie Dog Complaint

            16 x 12, oil on board, 2024                                                    

            600.00

17.       Mark Lavatelli

            Tree Routes

            40 x 30, encaustic & collage on panel, 2024                         

            2700.00

18.       Polly Little

            Dog Park Days

            22-1/4 x 25-1/4 x 2-3/8, acrylic & plaster, 2024                        

            650.00     

19.       Polly Little

            Romeo

            14 x 11, oil on board, 2024                                               

            600.00

20.       Polly Little

            Escape Artist

            16-3/4 x 21 x 3-1/2, acrylic & plaster, 2023               

            650.00

21.       Polly Little

            Confusion

            16 x 16, oil on board, 2024                                    

            650.00

22.       Polly Little

            Ringtail Cat

            16 x 16, oil on board, 2023                                      

            650.00

23.       Mark Lavatelli

            Hover

            42 x 32, encaustic on panel, 2022                       

            2800.00

24.       Polly Little

            Ocean Beauty

            30 x 22, oil stick on paper, 2023                              

            1000.00

25.       Mark Lavatelli

            Glimpse

            12 x 9-1/4, encaustic on panel, 2023                              

            600.00

26.       Mark Lavatelli

            Cool Breeze

            12 x 9, encaustic on panel, 2023                                    

            600.00

27.       Mark Lavatelli

            Pictograph #8

            26 x 21, encaustic on panel, 2023                                   

            1650.00

 

Polly Little - Acrylic & Plaster Sculptures:

A.        S.T.

            10-1/2 x 11 x 11, acrylic & plaster, 2023                  

            500.00

B.        S.T., Jr.

            5-1/2 x 8 x 8, acrylic & plaster, 2023                         

            450.00

C.        Dragon Woman

            7-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 11-3/4, acrylic & plaster, 2024                

            450.00

D.        Bruno

            10-1/8 x 6 x 15-5/8, acrylic & plaster, 2024                     

            650.00  

E.        Charlotte

            7-1/2 x 8-3/8 x 12-5/8, acrylic & plaster, 2024                

            650.00

 

Front Display Windows:

FWL.   Polly Little

            Armadillo Shock

           30 x 22, oil stick on paper, 2023                             

           1000.00

FWR.  Mark Lavatelli

            Healed by Green

           36 x 31, oil on canvas, 2022                                    

           2300.00

 

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