BRIAN GROSS - CATHARINE CLARK - JACK FISCHER
GEORGE LAWSON - STEVEN WOLF - ARION PRESS
D-STRUCTURE - ASPECT
(with assistance from Neal Strickberger and RWM)
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Brian Gross Fine Art: Freddy Chandra - Tuning In.
Review by RWM: Beautiful use of color. Wonderful color schemes in acrylic and resin. Great fun for those who think of color theory. Delightful and vibrant.
Comment by Neal Strickberger: Acrylic blocks in clear colors (automotive paints) arranged in balance.
Comment by AB: Freddy Chandra tells me that his medium of choice is bullet resistant acrylic security glass, the kind they use to protect bank tellers and the like, which he cuts, buffs and colors. Beauty is everywhere; all you have to do is reveal it. Nicely done; check it out.
Art by Freddy Chandra at Brian Gross Fine Art.
Freddy Chandra art.
Art in above image from the side.
Freddy Chandra and his art at Brian Gross Fine Art.
Art in above image closer (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Art by Freddy Chandra.
Freddy Chandra acrylic art.
Ambiance - Freddy Chandra art show at Brian Gross Fine Art.
Catharine Clark Gallery: Nina Katchadourian - Two Libraries, Recently Sorted Books.
Comment by AB: Nina Katchadourian mines libraries, conscripts specific titles and arranges them into succinct sequences, deliberate in intent yet open to interpretation. It's kind of an advanced version of word association, the combos clearly personal, though rewarding for anyone who wishes to engage in their contemplation. The two libraries Katchadourian selects from for this show are the Delaware Art Museum's M.G. Sawyer Collection of Decorative Bindings and the private library of a Texas family. Worth a visit.
Literary juxtaposition art by Nina Katchadourian at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Photography of sequenced book titles in above image closer.
Photograph in top image closer.
Photographs of ordered books by Nina Katchadourian.
Photography in above image closer.
Systematized book covers by Nina Katchadourian at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Book photograph in above image closer.
Nina Katchadourian photography closer.
Jack Fischer Gallery: Ken Graves and Bernardo Roman Palau.
Review by RWM: Amazing. Wonderful birds. Introspective works which challenge the viewer. Not clear what this is all about. Strange red dots.
Comment by Neal Strickberger: Small well-crafted works by Ken Graves are dedetailed and spooky. Visual musings on spots by Bernardo Roman Palau; art with positive and negative spaces.
Comment by AB: Delicate shadow box collage and assemblage combinations by Ken Graves are subtle, intriguing and surreal. Paintings by Bernardo Roman Palau isolate birds, animals and an occasional individual in sparse somber environments.
Collage/assemblage combination art by Ken Graves at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Art by Ken Graves.
Ken Graves and his art at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Art by Ken Graves closer.
Ken Graves art.
Semi-bovine art by Bernardo Roman Palau.
Art by Bernardo Roman Palau.
Bernardo Roman Palau and his art at Jack Fischer Gallery.
Dot infused art by Bernardo Roman Palau (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
More dot art by Bernardo Roman Palau (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Pinkie cam detail of art above (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Art by Bernardo Roman Palau (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Bernardo Roman Palau art.
Demographics - Bernardo Roman Palau & Ken Graves art at Jack Fischer Gallery.
George Lawson Gallery: Jacob Melchi - nothing is plural.
Review by RWM: Revel in the unexpected, abstract compositions one might have never have seen the likes of before. Interesting shapes and surprises.
Comment by AB: Here's something you don't see every day-- progressive abstractions influenced by, among other things, freshly mowed lawns and baseball diamonds.
Art by Jacob Melchi at George Lawson Gallery.
Art by Jacob Melchi.
Jacob Melchi and his art at George Lawson Gallery.
Art by Jacob Melchi.
Jacob Melchi art closer.
Art by Jacob Melchi.
Playing field - Jacob Melchi art show at George Lawson Gallery.
Steven Wolf Fine Arts: Paul Mavrides - Art Work Makes You Free.
Comment by AB: Paul Mavrides transforms vintage thrift store prints, paintings and paint-by-numbers art into campy off-kilter doctrines by applying clean block letter words, phrases, directives and expressions. In the rear gallery, Mavrides' black velvet paintings range from whimsical to weighty.
Art by Paul Mavrides at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.
Text art by Paul Mavrides.
Art in above image closer.
Paul Mavrides and his black velvet art at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.
Art by Paul Mavrides.
Black Velvet art by Paul Mavrides.
Paul Mavrides textual overlay art.
Lee Harvey Oswald meets Jack Ruby art by Paul Mavrides.
Relative density - Paul Mavrides art show at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.
Arion Press: Publication Release Party for Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Review by RWM: Gruesome. Fleshy. Meaty. Some animals also fearing the slaughter.
Comment by AB: Arion Press releases its deluxe version of Animal Farm by George Orwell, limited to 300 signed and numbered copies, each containing 24 relief print illustrations by Jonathan Hammer.
Arion Press books illustrated by Jonathan Hammer - Animal Farm, left.
Pages from the Animal Farm limited edition - Jonathan Hammer illustrations.
Animal Farm illustrations by Jonathan Hammer.
Jonathan Hammer illustration art closer.
Relief print Animal Farm illustration art by Jonathan Hammer.
Overview - Animal Farm limited edition book release at Arion Press.
D-Structure: Paint Pens Collective - Hello 2014, A Sci-Fi Art Event.
Artists: Sucklord, Ed Luce, Chelsea Brown, Amelia Dolezal, Tofusquirrel, Veronica Fish, Alexis Amann, Cristina Paolos, Stephen C. Wagner, Metaworks, Katie Longua, Wel Sed, Matthew Jaffe, Patt Kelley, Shayna Yasuhara (Curator).
Review by RWM: Take a trip to the edge of the galaxy and your imagination. Great show and fun exploration of the future. One does not quite get lost in this new future, having seen some of it before.
Art by Sucklord (right) at D-Structure.
Art by Stephen C. Wagner in the front window.
Ed Luce art (right).
Art in the alcove at D-Structure.
More alcove art.
Attendance figures - group art show at D-Structure.
Comment by Neal Strickberger: Jack Fisher invites Dickson Schneider to bring his travelling free art cart to the Potrero Saturday Openings (image c/o Neal Strickberger).
Dickson Schneider with free art at his pushcart gallery.
Abstract art by Jerry Frost at Aspect Gallery.
Art by Jerry Frost at Aspect Gallery.
Jerry Frost and his art at Aspect Gallery.
One more from art by Jerry Frost at Aspect Gallery.