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HAINES - DOLBY CHADWICK - ROBERT KOCH
ALTMAN SIEGEL - K IMPERIAL - MCLOUGHLIN
SOMARTS - RAMON'S TAILOR
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Haines Gallery: Taha Heydari - Corrupted; The Stand-ins - A Group Exhibition
Stand-ins photographers: Maurizio Anzeri, Kota Ezawa, Chris McCaw, Allison Smith.
Comment by AB: Fantastic paintings of corrupted data like you might find on your computer screen when bad things happen. Or maybe they refer more to the state of human relations. Whatever your interpretation, they're so good I hereby declare them Pick of the Month. Like to wager on young talent? Good odds here. Definitely worth a visit. While you're at it, catch the group photo show in the back.
Art by Taha Heydari at Haines Gallery (love it).
Painted interpretations of corrupted data by Taha Heydari.
Taha Heydari, his art & gallery owner Cheryl Haines.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image. Gorgeous even up close.
Chris McCaw photography.
Embellished photographs by Maurizio Anzeri.
Pinkie cam detail of embroidered portrait in above image (like it).
Long view - Taha Heydari art show at Haines Gallery.
Dolby Chadwick Gallery: Lou Ros - Somewhere
Comment by AB: The impressive array of works includes ambiguous narratives, obscured expressions, intermittent abstract accents, unfamiliar places and glimpses into the past. Good show; go see.
Smaller portrait by Lou Ros at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Landscape paintings by Lou Ros.
Art by Lou Ros.
Lou Ros and his art at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Art by Lou Ros closer.
Lou Ros art.
Setting - Lou Ros art show at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
Robert Koch Gallery: Dislocation - Lauren Marsolier; Rachelle Bussi�res - Strata.
Comment by AB: In the front gallery, Lauren Marsolier concocts pristine make-believe locations, devoid of human activity. Desolate though they are, they're so serene and peaceful, you want to believe they actually exist. In the rear gallery, Rachelle Bussi�res uses experimental materials and techniques to achieve her cryptic abstract compositions. Worthy on both counts. Stop on by.
Compositional imagery by Lauren Marsolier at Robert Koch Gallery.
Lauren Marsolier art.
Imaginary places by Lauren Marsolier.
Lauren Marsolier and her art in above image closer.
Alternate realities by Lauren Marsolier.
Experimental photography by Rachelle Bussi�res.
Rachelle Bussi�res photographs.
Abstracted landscapes by Rachelle Bussi�res at Robert Koch Gallery.
Altman Siegel Gallery: Nate Boyce - Repossession Sequence
Comment by AB: The show statement is a masterpiece of grandiloquence, a testament to turgidity, an orgy of effusion. You wanna puff it up? Sure, why not? As for ordinary dudes like me, I prefer to bypass the bombast and head straight to the art. Quality and craftsmanship are both evident in abundance in these Nate Boyce painted metal sculptures, easy to appreciate on artistic merits alone. To some, they may look like stuff that fell off the back of the truck, and perhaps that's what they're meant to mimic (which makes them even better), but one thing's for sure-- they're exceptionally well-done and a pleasure to behold. Like 'em!
Sculpture by Nate Boyce at Altman Siegel Gallery.
Art in above image from another angle.
Wall sculpture by Nate Boyce.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.
Fast action video by Nate Boyce (it's good too).
Painted metal sculpture by Nate Boyce.
Ambiance - Nate Boyce art show at Altman Siegel Gallery.
K Imperial Fine Art: Pernicious Beauty - Deborah Dancy
Comment by AB: Classic expressionist abstracts.
Deborah Dancy and her art at K Imperial Fine Art.
Sculpture by Deborah Dancy (kinda like it).
Deborah Dancy art.
Photograph (I think) by Deborah Dancy.
Head count - Deborah Dancy art show at K Imperial Fine Art.
The McLoughlin Gallery: Abstraction
Artists: Jeff Muhs, Will Day, Una Ryan, Sarah Ratchye, Doug Thielscher, Colin McRae.
Art by Will Day at The McLoughlin Gallery.
Una Ryan art (right).
Art by Jeff Muhs.
L-R, sculpture by Doug Thielscher & art by Will Day.
Not sure who this video is by.
SOMArts Gallery: The Black Woman is God - Reprogramming That God Code. Co-curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green.
Artists: Bushmama Africa, Marissa Arterberry, Latisha Baker, JaeMe Bereal, Lorraine Bonner, Edythe Boone, Cynthia Brannvall, Camille Brown, Tracy Brown, April Martin Chartrand, Toshia Christal, Queens D. Light, Cheryl Patrice Derricotte, Nicole Dixon, Erika Dukes, Alise Eastgate, Anna W. Edwards, Dania W. Frink, Bre Gipson, Renata Gray, Shylah Pacheco Hamilton, Ewunike Ayobami Hanson, Nannette Y. Harris-Jones, Idris Hassan, Jasmine Haynes, Shah Hussein, Ayana Ivery, Amana Brembry Johnson, Virginia "Nia" Jourdan, Val Kai, Iyabo Kwayana, Joan Tarika Lewis, Samella Lewis, Sita Kali Ma, Ajuan Mance, Kanika Marshall, Shona McDaniels, Kathleen McDonald, Francis Mead, Selamawit Mekonen, Bre'yanna Mitchell, Fatima Nasiyr, Aambr Newsome, Yetunde Olagbaju, Lala Openi, Rosalyn Parhams, Lakiba Pittman, TaSin Sabir, Yasmin Sayyed, Karen Seneferu, Britt Sense, Marnika Shelton, Sage Stargate, Taiwo & Kehinde, The House of Malico, Nye' Lyn Tho, Karin Turner, Blue Wade, Fan Lee Warren.
Comment by AB: In the midst of a week full of the worst kinds of news, strife, discord, hate and injustice, comes this show. And contrary to what seems to be the prevailing climate of conflict, hostility and distrust-- completely contrary-- this night is so warm, welcoming, peaceful, unified, spiritual and uplifting, my faith in the greater good, in the positivity of humanity takes a serious and sorely needed uptick. It's not without people speaking their minds and expressing their feelings, but the overall atmosphere is free of animosity. As bad as things can sometimes get, and as hopeless as they may seem, events like this rejuvenate my soul and reboot my optimistic outlook on life. Such is the power of art.
Art by Yetunde Olagbaju at SOMArts Gallery.
Not sure who this one's by (nicely done).
Installation by Ayana Ivery.
Walls & walls of art.
Shona McDaniels art.
Large ceramic by Amana Brembry Johnson (like it).
Art by Lakiba Pittman from "The Black Woman is God" at SOMArts Gallery.
Assemblage art by Karen Seneferu.
Ajuan Mance art.
Ramon's Tailor: 63 SUNRISES without a sun - Sam Genovese, Sara Kerr, Rachelle Reichert.
Comment by AB: They tell me the show's too dark to photograph, and they're making me wait to get in anyway... which ain't gonna happen. So if you wanna know what it's like, you'll have to see for yourself. At least I got a pic of one of the artists out front.
Sara Kerr out front at Ramon's Tailor.