Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Have a Little Conversation with us this month...

New News:

Opening this Friday, September 30th with a reception that evening from 6-11 pm is Little Conversations, new work by Geri Shields.

Shields' work includes whimsical paintings that reflect both her training as an illustrator and a playful interest in childlike characters in coy and somewhat awkward situations. The work is a light-hearted narrative done with a fast and precise hand; rendering soft faces and little conversations.

Exhibition continues through October 22nd, wiith regular gallery hours Thursday-Sunday: 12-4, or by appointment.


Also- Don't forget Yuletide '11 is coming up in just a couple of months and we have a few spaces left for creative cuteness or elegant handiwork- whatever your specialty is. Contact Lily with ideas, images, and interest. Deadline for submissions is Halloween! If you're already a participant in Yuletide and just need to sign your contract for this year please respond to this email ASAP to set up a meeting time!

Best & See you all soon!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Images & Objects: new work by Mike Jacobs

The exhibition runs through September 23rd with regular gallery hours Thurs-Sun 12-4 & by Appointment.

I first saw Mike Jacobs work at a gallery in Main Strasse about 6 years ago. The exhibition was comprised of multiple large, geometric, framed panels. The imagery within was flat but bold- reinvented pop iconography layered into brightly colored geometric landcapes. These landscapes themselves were encapsulated within a frame that carefully edged out the irregular shape of Jacob's panels. I was immediately jealous that he wasn't showing in my space, but also desperately wishing I had the money at the time to buy one. Since then I have loved seeing his work evolve and was so very pleased to put him on my 2011 Calendar @ 1305!

Mike Jacob's new work is recognizably of his repetoir, but shows a new method for defining the space in his 2-D pieces. The artist is using line, perspective, and color in a very strict and fundamental way to structure the surfaces. The exhibition also includes new toy sculptures by the artist which reference the characters often used in his paintings.