INCLINE - 111 MINNA - POPULAR WORKSHOP - ODC
VELVET DA VINCI - EMERALD TABLET - GERAS TOUSIGNANT
(with assistance from Anneliese Vobis and RWM)
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Incline Gallery: Super Twilight.
Artists: Calen Barca-Hall, Anna Huemmer, Matthew Kotzin, Jacob Troester.
Comment by AB: For the main attraction, Calen Barca-Hall does up the gallery as a wacky miniature golf course, running up and down the ramps (and walls) for the entire length of the space. Interspersed along the walls and landings is an entertaining array of paintings and sculptures by Anna Huemmer, Matthew Kotzin and Jacob Troester. Some interesting art here; stop on by.
Mini golf art by Calen Barca-Hall at Incline Gallery.
Wall golf art by Calen Barca-Hall.
Mini golf green by Calen Barca-Hall + art at Incline Gallery.
Kinetic rainbow windshield wiper art (kinda like it).
Participatory art at Incline Gallery.
Chalk box attached to art in above image - you get to fill in the blanks.
DIY product bottles (sorta like 'em).
Perky fire hydrant art at Incline Gallery.
Participatory clown art at Incline Gallery.
Paintings from group show aat Incline Gallery.
111 Minna Gallery: Fractured Minds - N8 Van Dyke (Nate Van Dyke) & Jonathan Way$hak.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: The show leads the audience through a surrealistic otherworldly setting in 2D Print media. Dark, sometimes scary creatures confront us with an overload of shocking, Bosch-like scenarios. The very expressive and loud work invites for closer investigations.
Comment by AB: Seriously masterful fantasy drawings and works on paper by N8 Van Dyke are certain to impress. He even demonstrates in one self-portrait how ideas literally explode out of his head. Creepy creature paintings by Jonathan Way$hak are admirably adept as well. Worth a visit.
Exploding head portrait by N8 Van Dyke at 111 Minna Gallery (like it).
Nate Van Dyke and his art at 111 Minna Gallery.
Pinkie cam detail of prodigious N8 Van Dyke sketchwork.
More awesome inkwork by Nate Van Dyke at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by Jonathan Way$hak.
Jonathan Way$hak art closer at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by Jonathan Way$hak.
Jonathan Way$hak art in above image closer at 111 Minna Gallery.
Jonathan Way$hak art above closer (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Also at 111 Minna Gallery: Spectacle.
Artists: Ben Walker, Emily Burns, Jaxon Northon, Nicomi Nix Turner, Monty Guy, Josh Thurman.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Utopian dreamlike hybrid organisms in black and white contrast the wild painting style of the other artists. The given pictorial cosmos stimulates thinking about the represented social relationships. The symbol-rich work raises many questions about the underlying stories.
Comment by AB: Artistic options comprising this motley medley include vintage-esque vignettes by Ben Walker, simmering hot babes with animal heads by Emily Burns, quality half-length portraits by Jaxon Northon, finely rendered insect/plant life/portrait fantasy pencil drawings by Nicomi Nix Turner, devilishly effective black and white portrait heads by Monty Guy (two with 3-D horns) and contorted caricatures by Josh Thurman. Check it out.
Portraits by Jaxon Northon at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by Emily Burns.
Art by Monty Guy at 111 Minna Gallery.
Devilish portrait art with protruding horns by Monty Guy.
Monty Guy in above image from the side at 111 Minna Gallery.
Caricature art by Josh Thurman.
Caricature art by Josh Thurman above closer (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Vintage vignette art by Ben Walker at 111 Minna Gallery.
Pencil drawings by Nicomi Nix Turner.
Nicomi Nix Turner pencil art closer at 111 Minna Gallery.
CNicomi Nix Turner pencil art closer (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Attendance figures - group art show at 111 Minna Gallery.
Velvet da Vinci: Ferrous - International Group Show.
Artists: Nanz Aalund, USA; Anne Achenbach, Germany; Dauvit Alexander, Scotland; Talya Baharal, USA; Michael Berger, Germany; Lisa Bjorke, Sweden; Aaron Bray, USA; Elizabeth Callinicos, UK; Melissa Cameron, USA/Australia; David Choi, USA; Kat Cole, USA; Dialogue Collective, UK; Andy Cooperman, USA; Donna D'Aquino, USA; Jaclyn Davidson, USA; Ann Catrin Evans, Wales; Maureen Faye-Chauhan, Australia; Réka Fekete, The Netherlands; Mirla Fernandes, Brazil; Peg Fetter, USA; Rebekah Frank, USA; Motoko Furuhashi, USA; Susie Ganch, USA; Elliot Gaskin, USA; Janna Gregonis, USA; Dana Hakim, Israel; Masako Hamaguchi, UK; Tom Hill, USA/UK; Heejin Hwang, USA; Rob Jackson, USA; Mary Frisbee Johnson, USA; Lisa Juen Sinnott, USA; Satomi Kawai, USA; Maya Kini, USA; Amy Klainer, USA; Jenny Laidlaw, UK; Lorena Lazard, Mexico; Roxy Lentz, USA; Timothy Information Limited, UK; Kajsa Lindberg, Sweden; Tara Locklear, USA; Sarah Loertscher, USA; Drew Markou, UK; Judy McCaig, Spain/Scotland; Lindy McSwan, Australia; Chris Nelson, USA; Iker Ortiz, Mexico; Claudio Pino, Canada; Jo Pond, UK; Suzanne Pugh, USA; Meghan Patrice Riley, USA; Mackenzie Sala, USA; Natasha Seedorf, USA; Sondra Sherman, USA; Helen Shirk, USA; Marjorie Simon, USA; Melissa Stiles, USA; Barbara Stutman, Canada; Tore Svensson, Sweden; Sarah West, USA; Katie Wright, UK.
Review and images by Anneliese Vobis: The displayed work encompasses a breathtaking variety of beauty. Many of these small treasures could be used as models for monumental sculptures. Clever designs and great craftsman ship set the stage for inspiration.
What it is - Ferrous - jewelry made with steel.
Necklace in above image closer at Velvet da Vinci.
Jeweler's arts - group show at Velvet da Vinci.
Steel jewelry closer.
Jewelry made from steel closer at Velvet da Vinci.
Jewelry from Ferrous group show at Velvet da Vinci.
More steel jewelry - group shwo at Velvet da Vinci.
The Popular Workshop: Self Help - Ben Barretto.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Mixed-media show consisting of paintings, weaving, etc. Ben Barretto uses climbing rope for his tapestries to express a kind fabric of life in a process oriented poetical manner. His paintings remind to the multilayer Jackson Pollock pictures. The cocooned canvas pictures with their bright basic color palettes add a hidden magical aspect to this interesting show.
Comment by AB: Australian artist Ben Barretto's innovative nonrepresentational works include tapestries woven from climbing rope, freewheeling texture-rich action paintings with underlying flourishes of color, and sections of nylon training pants configured into collages. Energy, expression and kaleidoscopic vitality exemplify the array. Good art; stop on by.
Art by Ben Barretto at The Popular Workshop.
Ben Barretto art in above image closer.
Detail of Ben Barretto art in above image at The Popular Workshop.
Ben Barretto and his art in top image closer.
Ben Barretto art in top image closer (photo c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Nylon training pants art by Ben Barretto at The Popular Workshop.
Super-sized triptych by Ben Barretto.
Detail of Ben Barretto above at The Popular Workshop.
Circumstance - Ben Barretto art show at The Popular Workshop.
ODC in partnership with Root Division: Kaleidoscope Drawings - Nicholas Price.
Review and images by Anneliese Vobis: This Nicholas Price exhibition of and digital media is full of kaleidoscopic secrets. Countless patterns of growth emerge out of their centers. The ongoing repetition process of the black lines invites for meditative engagement and transcendence with their timeless geometric qualities.
Art by Nicholas Price at ODC.
Nicholas Price art in above image closer.
Detail of pattern art by Nicholas Price at ODC.
More pattern art detail by Nicholas Price.
Geras Tousignant Gallery: Grand Opening.
Artists: Daniel Tousignant, James Scott Geras, Monika Steiner, Michael Knud Ross.
Comment by AB: The gallery opens a mini space several doors down from their existing location. What do you do with a small space? Fill it to the brim with small format art and antiques. Top the dealie bob off with a 19th century Swedish neoclassical chandelier, $11000. Works for me.
Art by Daniel Tousignant at Geras Tousignant Gallery.
Art by Monika Steiner.
Overview at Geras Tousignant Gallery (that's Monika Steiner, center).
Painting by Daniel Tousignant, photographs by James Scott Geras.
Wall of smalls at Geras Tousignant Gallery.
The Emerald Tablet: Dreaming - Grace Kelly Rivera.
Review by RWM: Dreaming and dancing for fun. Lively and colorful. Nice music as well.
Comment by AB: Artist/flamenco dancer Grace Kelly Rivera regales us with the full spectrum of her creative abilities.
Art by Grace Kelly Rivera at The Emerald Tablet.
Grace Kelly Rivera art.
Art by Grace Kelly Rivera at The Emerald Tablet.
Grace Kelly Rivera performs at The Emerald Tablet.
More flamenco at Grace Kelly Rivera art show.
Yet more flamenco - Grace Kelly Rivera art - The Emerald Tablet.