HOSFELT - ARTZONE 461 - ADOBE BACKROOM
ROOT DIVISION - GUERRERO
09.08.12 Part II
(with assistance from Clare Coppel)
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Hosfelt Gallery: Look Both Ways.
Artists: Rina Banerjee, Nelleke Beltjens, Jim Campbell, Russell Crotty, Reed Danziger, Jay DeFeo, Anoka Faruqee, Nicole Phungrasamee Fein, Jutta Haeckel, Tim Hawkinson, Hayv Kahraman, Byron Kim, Emil Lukas, Marco Maggi, John O'Reilly, Driss Ouadahi, Liliana Porter, Angelina Pwerle, Alan Rath, Lordy Rodriguez, Shahzia Sikander.
Comment by AB: Hosfelt Gallery is back in business bigtime with a combination inaugural group show fifteenth anniversary celebration in their expansive new 8900 square foot venue on Utah Street. It's the closest thing we've got to a Chelsea exhibition space... nuanced with that casual all-inclusive come-as-you-are Ess Eff congeniality, of course. Come on down! You won't be disappointed.
Here we are - Hosfelt's new location, 2nd floor. Shall we? If you insist.
The front half of the new Hosfelt Gallery space.
Detail of assemblage art in above image.
Kinetic feathered flapping creature art at Hosfelt Gallery.
Detail of kinetic art in above image.
The back half of the new Hosfelt Gallery space.
Chain-link fence still-life in above image closer.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image at Hosfelt Gallery (nicely done).
"Thread painting" by Emil Lukas (right) at Hosfelt Gallery.
Pinkie cam detail of thread art by Emil Lukas in above image.
Art art Hosfelt Gallery.
Detail of carved convex mirror art in above image.
Plenty of smaller works on exhibit as well at Hosfelt Gallery.
Webfoot sculpture at Hosfelt Gallery inaugural show at their new space.
ArtZone 461 Gallery: Heidi McDowell and Jon McNeal - Territories.
Comment by AB: Paintings by Heidi McDowell and photographs by her husband Jon McNeal capture the grandeur of land and sea (with occasional related digressions).
Photography by Jon McNeal at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
Jon McNeal photograph in above image closer.
Photography by Jon McNeal at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
Art by Heidi McDowell at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
Heidi McDowell art.
Paintings by Heidi McDowell at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
Long view - Heidi McDowell & Jon McNeal art show at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery: Last Renaissance - X.
Artists: Malcolm Kenter, Rafael DeLaCruz, Greg Shimada, Ian Maberley, George Lochman, Alex Moquist.
Comment by AB: Chaotically refreshing art & installation incorporates ample atypical perspectives to cogitate on. If you've got some surplus simoleons rattling around, you might pick your way through the rubble and consider a speculative play on these dudes. The visual gratification alone is worth it. Slither on over.
Art & installation at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
Art & installation from another angle.
Art in top image closer (looks like an homage to Tracey Snelling).
Art from group show at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
Group art show at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
Small art (kinda like it).
Curiously tantalizing art at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
On the veranda - group art show at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
Root Division: Introductions 2012.
Artists: Carlo Abruzzese, Katey Crews, Leeza Doreian, Adrienne Heloise, Amy M. Ho, Rhonda Holberton, Cathy Lu, Kate Nartker, Daniel Nevers, Camilla Newhagen, Christine M. Peterson, Yulia Pinkusevich, Abel Rodriguez.
Comment by AB: Root Division's generally pretty good at pickin' 'em. Here's this years picks. My pick? Kate Nartker's animation tapestry. Stop on by.
Animated tapestry art by Kate Nartker (the images play as a video).
Pinkie cam detail of art by Kate Nartker in above image.
Kate Nartker tapestry art animated via video (nicely done).
Prize ribbon art by Katey Crews at Root Division.
Gruesome oversized watercolor art by Cathy Lu at Root Division.
Dimensional installation at Root Division Introductions 2012.
Nifty collaged paper art by Adrienne Heloise at Root Division.
Adrienne Heloise collage art closer.
Phalanx of geometric art by Carlo Abruzzese at Root Division.
Carlo Abruzzese art in above image closer.
Mallet sculpture by Daniel Nevers at Root Division.
Nice folded fabric still life painting by Leeza Doreian.
Office cubicle installation art.
Floor plan - Root Division Introductions 2012 group art show.
Guerrero Gallery: September Group Show.
Artists: Terry Powers, KC Ortiz, Victor Reyes, Jon Fox, Saner, Aaron Noble, Patrick Martinez, Alex Lukas, Ian Johnson, Cody Hudson, Harley Lafe Eaves, Rye Purvis, Justin Hager, Kurt Dalen, Marcos LaFarga, Brett Armory + Marcos LaFarga, Brett Amory, Ken Davis, Mike Giant, Erik Beltz, Alfred Steiner, HuskMitNavn, Mr. Kiji, Isaac Lin, Matt Leines, Mark Dean Veca, Marissa Textor, Daniel Albrigo, Shepard Fairey, Tim Diet.
Review by Clare Coppel: I really enjoy Eric Beltz's "I snow all about you." That's some nice social commentary and the most expensive tiny pile of baking soda I have ever seen. I also like Rye Purvis' bright colors and concise point of view.
Comment by AB: Tired of solo shows? Only one artist and only one choice? Guerrero Gallery is inexorably morphing into the Great Mall of Art. If you've got an urban itch, you can likely scratch it here. Emollients abound.
Art by Terry Powers at Guerrero Gallery.
Art by Victor Reyes (left) - Jon Fox (right).
Patrick Martinez neon art at Guerrero Gallery.
Art by Ian Johnson, Cody Hudson, Harley Lafe Eaves.
Rye Purvis art at Guerrero Gallery.
Art by Kurt Dalen (left) - Marcos LaFarga (right).
Erik Beltz art at Guerrero Gallery (they tell me it's the real deal).
The Simpsons rendered out of creatures by Alfred Steiner (kinda like it).
Detail of Homer Simpson art above by Alfred Steiner at Guerrero Gallery.
Vending machine art by Tim Diet at Guerrero Gallery.
Tim Diet art.
Flag art by Shepard Fairey at Guerrero Gallery.
Dance floor - group urban art show at Guerrero Gallery.