PARK LIFE - ELECTRIC WORKS - 1:AM - TIMEZONE
AMPERSAND - SOUTHERN EXPOSURE - GAMMA - TRIPLE BASE
FIVEPOINTS ARTHOUSE - MISSION COMICS AND ART
(with assistance from Clare Coppel and RWM)
Wondering how much your art is worth?
Park Life: Unnatural Plans - Masako Miki & Steven Vasquez Lopez.
Review by Clare Coppel: Desert landscapes and cityscapes in shiny perfect textured colors. I want to go wherever this is on a design-tastic vacation and forget all my troubles in a retro abstract plaid world. Could it be Palm Springs in disguise? Also, I like paintings that wrap around the frames. And I like books, plenty of which are available for purchase here, particularly the Vice Photo Book. And the backroom of Park Life-- it's kind of like the Bat Cave or going backstage. Cool.
Art by Steven Vasquez Lopez.
Steven Vasquez Lopez art in above image closer.
Steven Vasquez Lopez art from the side (photo c/o Clare Coppel).
Art by Masako Miki.
Masako Miki art (group on left).
Park Life inner sanctum (photo c/o Clare Coppel).
Vice Photo Book available at park life (photo c/o Clare Coppel).
Electric Works Gallery: Repossessed - Lucy Puls; Colony - Talia Greene.
Review by Clare Coppel: Lucy Puls isolates and explores minimalist mixed-media take-it-or-leave-it snippets of life. Photographs, lamps, sinks, televisions, containers, loss, emptiness, and a tentative grasp on sanity that will hopefully resume shortly.
Comment by AB: In the art parlour, Talia Greene digitally embellishes vintage portrait photographs with swarms of honeybees. Most entertaining. But what do you do for an encore?
Art & installation by Lucy Puls at Electric Works Gallery.
Installation art by Lucy Puls closer (photo c/o Clare Coppel).
Lucy Puls and her art (photo c/o Clare Coppel).
Art by Lucy Puls.
Art by Lucy Puls in above image closer.
Lucy Puls art & installation.
Ersatz bee swarm art by Talia Greene (like it).
Altered photography by Talia Greene.
Pinkie cam detail of photograph in above image by Talia Greene.
Digitally manipulated photographs by Talia Greene.
1:AM Gallery: Nature's Revenge - 2-Year Anniversary Show.
Artists: Hyde, 64 Colors, Katch, Roberto Gonzalez, Satyr, Chamber Made, Carlos Fortino Almeda, Optimist.
Review by Clare Coppel: 1:AM Gallery brings the sparkle to the corner of 6th and Howard Streets. One of my favorite corners in The City, so dirty but kinda cute too. Plenty of personality, or what one might call character, or where one might choose not to text on their iPhone.
Chamber Made & his art - Roman Cesario, 1AM Gallery director.
Art by Zero Technology.
Acrylic art by Hyde (photo c/o Clare Coppel).
Attendance figures - 1:AM Gallery 2-year anniversary.
Ampersand International Arts: Randy Colosky - Secret Handshake.
Comment by AB: Nothing is quite what it seems here at one of the better shows I've been to in a good long while; pretty much everything is worth cogitating on. Is it a book? Is it a brick? Is it a sculpture? Is it a painting? Stop on by and cypher it out for yourself. Guaranteed to twist your mind. Hey-- maybe even buy something. This dude's got potential.
Not a cup - painted bronze art by Randy Colosky.
Diamond-cut bricks - art by Randy Colosky.
Diamond-cut brick art from the side by Randy Colosky.
Randy Colosky and his art - sculpture made from fish net floats.
Exquisitely intricate pen and ink art by Randy Colosky.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image by Randy Colosky.
Carved industrial ceramic art by Randy Colosky.
Art by Randy Colosky - urethane, cinder block, paint.
Art by Randy Colosky - not books... painted bronze.
Gamma Black & White: Hillary Turner - In Honor of Dennis Myers.
Review and images by Clare Coppel: Real black and white film photographs; many photographers.
Comment by AB: Tribute to the late Dennis Myers, manager of Gamma Black & White for many years.
Photographer Hillary Turner.
Hillary Turner photography closer.
Hillary Turner photograph closer.
Photography by Hillary Turner.
Southern Exposure: Time After Time - Actions and Interactions.
Artists: Adel Abidin, Bahar Behbahani, Wafaa Bilal, Dina Danish, Jeanno Gaussi, Babak Golkar, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Bessma Khalaf, Ali Mafakheri, Moataz Nasr, Leila Pazooki, Wafaa Yasin, Ghazel, Vera Kachouh, Zineb Sedira, Nomi Talisman, Akram Zaatari, Taha Belal, Malak Helmy, Chloe Mazlo, Dee Hibbert-Jones, Katayoun Vaziri, Naomi Safran-Hon.
Review and images by Clare Coppel: In conjunction with the Arab Film Festival, films about life, women eating food, ping-pong, victims, abusers, windows, crying, tattoos, war, peace... and an artist pushing bread across a street with her face to illustrate a true story about prison and what that experience does to people.
Ghazaleh Hedayat film/video & installation.
Ghazaleh Hedayat video/film closer.
Film/video by Leila Pazooki.
Film/video by Wafaa Yasin.
Film/video installation by Adel Abidin.
Film/video by Adel Abidin closer.
Triple Base Gallery: Notes for an Open Score - Elyse Mallouk; Peter Scherrer; Rachel Kaye - New Drawings.
Comment by AB: Meandering three-fer probably proffers something for everyone. Maybe you can cram a mite too much into a diminutive space? Maybe.
Video ping pong metronome art by Elyse Mallouk (sorta like it).
Art by Elyse Mallouk.
Art by Peter Scherrer.
Rachel Kaye art.
Fivepoints Arthouse: Proximity - Recent Sculpture and Installation by Elizabeth Amento and Jessica Laurent.
Review by RWM, image c/o Fivepoints Arthouse: Wild work with unusual pillows, fabric and cushions resembling living things, some of which might be endangered. The bright colors will surprise and dazzle, but metallic projectiles could fall from the sky. I wouldn't be worried by the unusual things hanging from the walls over these soft-sculpture objects, though. They seem to be teeming with life.
Art by Elizabeth Amento and Jessica Laurent.
Mission Comics and Art: Meat Market - Joslyn Doerge.
Review by RWM, image c/o Mission Comics and Art: Here you'll find the Nude dissected down to its muscularity, removing much of that magic that we find so appealing. Is this a statement about curiosity killing the cat? The beauty may be gone, but one cannot escape the power of the curves that are still evident. Inspection cannot erase gender which is more than skin deep.
Art by Joslyn Doerge.
Art by Frank Skillman & Fred Crum at Timezone Gallery.
Art by Barbara Kyne at Timezone Gallery group show.
Sue Gonzalez art at Timezone Gallery group show.
Art by Zea Morvitz & Time Graveson at Timezone Gallery group show.