RATIO 3 - ADOBE BACKROOM - BELLJAR - SOMARTS
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE - LOWER HATERS - EDO SALON
(with assistance from Anneliese Vobis and RWM)
Ratio 3 Gallery: Miriam Böhm - Inventory.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Miriam Boehm's photographic series transforms the space into a minimalist setting. Like Christo she confronts the audience with something wrapped and makes us wonder about the hidden nature of her photographic wrapping pieces.
Comment by AB: According to the script, Miriam Böhm's photography "inquires into the very nature of the art object; how it is made, perceived, and how we derive meaning from it." Fair enough, and an adequately engaging disquisition at that. So I ask the dude at the front desk, "If I buy one of these and have it shipped, how do you pack it?" And he looks at me like, "What?" I think I'm being funny; he thinks I'm from planet Zork. So is it him... or is it me? Probably me.
Photography by Miriam Böhm.
Miriam Böhm photos.
Photographs by Miriam Böhm.
Long view - photography by Miriam Böhm.
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery: IT'S A SIGN - New Bohemia Signs Group Exhibition.
Artists / Sign Painters: Damon Styer, Jeff Canham, Josh Luke, Caitlyn Galloway, Ken Davis.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: These artists make the process of sign creation very transparent to the viewer. The walls show not only the finished signs, but also the pencil drafts for the finished images. Paints, letters, stencil etc. inform the curious visitor about the whole design process. Overall you get the impression to become part of the masterfully presented project. This show is really worth a visit.
Review by RWM: If you are looking to send a message, to send a sign to someone, you can probably find it here in this homage to signage that looks as though it might date from a bygone Western pioneer era.
Comment by AB: Signs as art. It totally works. Prices range from $60 up to $4000 for an entire wall grouping. Like it!
Sign art by Jeff Canham.
Sign art by Ken Davis.
Chief Executive New Bohemia Signs man - Damon Styer.
Sign art by by Damon Styer (left) - Caitlyn Galloway (right).
Sign art by Josh Luke.
Panorama (note pencil sketches of signs on walls).
BellJar: Creatures and Cupcakes.
Artists: John Casey, Alexis Mackenzie, Jon Carling, Jen Siska, Lisa Congdon, Kevin E. Taylor, Kylea Borges, Ryan Coffee, Jessica Niello, Kristine Reano.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Visitors find work in an unusual gallery setting. The main space is a typical sales setting with very inviting products, but all the way at the back of the room, the real treasures hidden in an intimate gallery space. Every shown piece beckons you to have a second look, so precisely crafted and storytelling. Definitely worth going there for a treasure hunt-- love it.
John Casey and his art.
Southern Exposure: Alchemy - Group Show; Alison Pebworth - Beautiful Possibility.
Alchemy artists: Ellen Babcock, Brice Bischoff, Michelle Blade, John Chiara, Randy Colosky, Adam Hathaway, Christopher Sicat, Lindsey White.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: From video installation and sculpture to photography, artists respond in a variety of mediums to the concept of alchemy. Viewed in conjunction with a concurrent (and soon to be travelling) exhibition by Alison Pebworth investigating American history and contemporary culture, everything melds together to a very interesting examination of transformational processes.
Comment by AB: Definitely worth a visit.
Interpretive American historical art by Alison Pebworth.
Pioneer fashion by Alison Pebworth (nicely done).
Alison Pebworth art.
Alison Pebworth explains her art (center).
Art by Alison Pebworth.
Geographical art - "Lost America" - by Alison Pebworth.
Alison Pebworth art.
Graphite on redwood art by Christopher Sicat.
Graphite on redwood art closer by Christopher Sicat.
Graphite on redwood art detail by Christopher Sicat (like it).
Artist Christopher Sicat.
Photography by John Chiara (nicely done).
Telephone & tape recorder art by Adam Hathaway.
Photography by Brice Bischoff (I think).
Arch art by Ellen Babcock (price available on request - erk).
SOMArts Gallery: Benefit Auction in Response to the Earthquake in Haiti. Organized by Paul Ferraris, curated by Robert Carrillo with Christopher Jerburg and Paul Ferraris.
Review and images by Anneliese Vobis: This vibrant show represents an interesting mix of more than 50 established and emerging artists-- Barry Mc Gee, Brett Armory, Ho-Jun Lee, Lisa Coris and many more. Numerous strong prints, exciting photo collages and some unusual sculptural pieces encourage the visitor to give up a bit for this unique work and an exceptionally worthy cause.
Lower Haters Gallery: New works by Porous Walker (aka Jimmy DiMarcellis) & Jerry Ilkenhons.
Comment by AB: Porous Walker conscripts a kitty to bark, "Kiss My Ass" while Jesus on LSD does rainbow tricks with his hand. Plus special added bonus-- free shredded dollar bill joints rolled in clear cellophane "papers". As if that's not enough, everything's taped to the walls. But that's only the beginning; the rest, you have to see for yourself. Art priced Free and up. $20-$50 will buy you plenty. Go get 'em... Yo!
Art by Porous Walker (aka Jimmy DiMarcellis).
Using mammaries to sell food art by Porous Walker (aka Jimmy DiMarcellis).
Kiss My Ass kitty art by Porous Walker (aka Jimmy DiMarcellis).
Rainbow hand tricks c/o Jesus on LSD art by Porous Walker (aka Jimmy DiMarcellis).
Free shredded dollar bill joint art by Porous Walker (aka Jimmy DiMarcellis).
Art by Jerry Ilkenhons.
Jerry Ilkenhons art closer.
Jerry Ilkenhons art closer yet.
Michael Mersereau art show at Edo Salon.
Another from Michael Mersereau art show at Edo Salon.
Last one from Michael Mersereau art show at Edo Salon.