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Mother and Child Revised Art of Light

Timothy’s recent body of work Realms, connects with the viewer in a way that is simultaneously universal to everyone, yet specific only to them. These cityscapes, landscapes, and seascapes painted in the Photo- Realist manner all help to define the diverse nature of Timothy’s vision, interests, and artistic direction. His unique compositions and sophisticated color arrangements produce a glow that radiates from the surface of the canvas. There is an interesting dichotomy in the imagery between form and atmosphere, tension and release, action and solitude. These paintings connect the viewer not only to a unique location, but to a specific time of day, specific season, certain emotions and feelings associated with weather and climate, and a psychological connection to their own lives and travels.

Timothy David Lang was born in Morristown, New Jersey April 18, 1979.  He attended Morristown High School and during these years he began to gain interest in fine art. This small foundation soon led to a greater interest in graffiti during teenage years.  

Following high school he continued his education at Salisbury University on the eastern shore of Maryland. He began his first semester as a business major but quickly switched after his first year. He chose to major in fine art with a concentration in painting and drawing.

After graduating with a BFA from Salisbury University in 2001, he moved to Hawaii to live with his brother for a short period  before relocating to North Carolina. Timothy lived, worked, and produced in Wilmington, North Carolina for six years. In 2010 Timothy moved back to New Jersey to begin the next stage of his career as an artist.

Timothy has been exhibiting his work for sixteen years including six Solo Exhibitions and eleven Group Exhibitions. While in New Jersey, his exhibitions included six solo shows and three group shows. In 2017, Timothy moved back to Wilmington, NC where he currently lives and works.

He is currently represented by New Elements Gallery, (Wilmington, NC), Aces Gallery/Wilmington Arts Council, (Wilmington, NC), 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace (Jersey City, NJ) and Joel Liscio (Private Art Dealer).


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Photography and Writing Exhibit

Opening Reception Friday October 27, 2017  6 – 9pm

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Billy ConeBilly Cone

“i to eye”

Exhibit 2017

Opening Reception:  Friday, January 27, 2017

About the Artist

Billy Cone is recognized for his expressive, large-scale portraits of the quintessential Femme.

Traveling extensively between the U. S. and Europe—from his native North Carolina to New York, Los Angeles and Miami; Paris, Venice and London—Cone finds depth of character in the faces of the women he encounters in everyday places.

Mapping the landscape of human emotion, Cone captures range and depth in subtle nuances—variations in the arrangement of facial features and hands.  Rooted in the juxtaposition of  ideals espoused by the Abstract Realism Movement, his artistic journey, making the transition from photographic prints to drawings on paper and paintings on canvas one decade ago, has been an organic transcendence.

The grand nephew of Etta and Claribel Cone who famously collected the work of Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and other modern painters with whom they socialized before giving their collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art, Cone had painted on and off since the 1980’s, seriously pursued an art career in 2000.

Studies in portraiture and the nude at SPEOS Paris Ecole de Photographie in 2002 led to the creation of a body of work inspired by Parisian statuary.  Billy found the stone faces filled with emotion, and his contrasty grainy black and white images contributed a timeless quality to his catalogue, a hardbound folio, “Living Statues Photographies.”  His work was featured in a solo photography exhibition at Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris, in Spring 2004.

What followed until 2009 was an obsession with capturing human expression and was eventually compiled into the 2014 release of “Femme,” a collection of black and white portraits of women of different cultures and nationalities: Native American, Russian, Cameroonian, Vietnamese, Thai women all found in Paris and here in America.

Cone turned his attention full time to fine art after 2007.  His portraits or FACETURES, of known and unknown personalities, mostly women, allow him more control over his subject.  In the Half & Half series, he combines iconic black and white photographs with line drawings to mint hybrids like Albrecht Durer, The Mona Lisa and Josephine Baker for a varied audience.

Billy Cone has been a volunteer art supervisor for at-risk kids and supporter of DREAMS Center for Art Education in Wilmington, NC and was appointed by former Governor Mike Easley to serve on the North Carolina State Art Society board of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, 2007-2010.