exhibitions
 

Un-identified Objects

October 6 - 27, 2018

Opening Reception October 6th. 6-10pm

Richard Bohn, Candice Gawne, Steven Roberts

 

RICHARD BOHN
"Un-Identified Objects” whose real identity is a total abstraction of reality. An object whose only identifier is that it is art or said to be art. What it may have been before is un-known. Manipulated in its treatment and juxtaposition to other elements the un-known object takes on a new elevated identity. The distance in time and space between a scrap pile or mountain trail to a pristene gallery becomes small. l declare that I’m an artist therefore I am. My work is roughly if not probably based on a process called “Intuitive Collecting”. This raw material of un-identified displaced objects is not yet art. Art is therefore the transformation.

 

CANDICE GAWNE
Candice Gawne’s work has been featured in over forty museum and gallery exhibitions, worldwide. The Frederick Weisman Art Foundation, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the Corning Museum of Glass are among the several institutions that contain Gawne’s sculptures in their permanent collections. Gawne’s work derives its essence from the symbiotic relationship between light and darkness, and the energy emitted from this codependency. Her translucent glass sculptures echo the sinuous forms of flora and fauna found in nature and the deep sea.

 

STEVE ROBERTS
Steve Roberts takes ordinary objects and alters their identity by placing them in a different context, then combining them with other materials to create dream-like scenes. Radio tubes found at a flea market–when juxtaposed with figures used in architectural models–are transformed into factory dynamos. A simple piece of wire is transformed into a burst of electricity, and a drawer from an old Victorian desk is transformed into a shadow box world. The scenes are not meant to represent any literal person, place or time. They are anonymous figures in a timeless surreal landscape. Incorporating light into the work casts shadows that create an additional level of abstraction and make the objects in his work even more un-identifiable

 

STATEMENT
There is mystery in art. How was it done, how long did it take? What were you thinking? Was a special technique or material employed? Were you at the beach when it happened? Does the art take you away to a distant space when you spend time with it? Away, to the depths of the ocean or the depths of your thoughts. The world of the miniature, where the viewer is omnipotent and all-seeing, where ordinary objects in time and space of the common perception become transformed and elevated in esthetic stature, to an essential role in the collective whole. Un-Identified objects whose real identity is a complete abstraction of reality, where an object’s only identifier is that it is art or said to be art. What it may have been before as un-known now is known. In its treatment and juxtaposition to other elements the distance between a scrap pile or mountain trail to a pristine gallery becomes small. l declare that I’m an artist therefore I am. The work is based on a process called “Intuitive Collecting”. This body of raw material of un-identified displaced elements is therefore transformed. Art.

 

 



Pop-Up Holiday Art Sale

November 1-17, 2018

Gallery Hours: Thur-Sat 12pm-5pm

Reception Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 6-10pm
in conjunction with the Santa Ana Art Walk

Prices starting at $25. Nothing higher than $250
Art belongs to everyone!


Andrea Moni

 

Art is life! The creation of art is a defining characteristic of the human species. It reflects the world around us and expresses our unique spirit throughout time. We love popular art forms: movies, books, songs.... Along with mass-produced art, original works of fine art should be accessible to the public as well. It can be something that belongs to you and not just something you see in museums and galleries or resides in the basements of private collectors.

 


Jeffrey Frisch

 

The purpose of The Pop-Up Holiday Art Sale is to offer gallery-quality art by professional artists at affordable prices to beginning art collectors, art lovers, and the general public. Whether you want to start your own art collection, buy a work of art for your own personal pleasure, or give someone art as a gift for the holidays, this Pop-Up affords you that opportunity.

Free gift wrapping!

 


Kurt Weston

 

Participating artists:
Evalynn Alu, Jeff Alu, Stephen Anderson, May-Eivor Belsby, Rich Bohn, Victoria Chapman, Annie Clavel, Jeffrey Crussell, Kebe Fox, Jeffrey Frisch, Jeff Gillette, Pamela Grau, Bev Jacobs, Kiyomi, Echo Lew, Rob Mintz, Andrea Moni, Jon Ng, Dalibor Polivka, Robin Repp, Steve Roberts, Soheila Siadate, Leah Shapi, Steve Stilgenbauer, Kurt Weston, Carolyn Yarnell

 


Stephen Anderson

 

 

Remember: An AIDS Memorial Retrospective

December 1 - 29, 2018

Opening Reception December 1st. (World AIDS Day) 5-10pm

Kurt Weston, Barbara Romain, Alexandria Allan


The history of AIDS activism and the losses of the ongoing AIDS crisis continue to resonate with multiple generations. Remember is a memorial retrospective exhibition commemorating those lost to AIDS while they were still in their prime before the symptoms of the virus took hold.  The exhibit offers a snapshot of the 1980’s underground, rife with counter culture indignation, sexual exploration and a resistance to the socio-political systems which marginalized alternative, queer lifestyles.  

AIDS Then & Now - a panel discussion 5 – 6PM
Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s the underlying causes of HIV/AIDS such as poverty, homophobia, racism and stigma are still rampant. The panelist will focus on the impact and status of the epidemic then and now.

The Panelist:
Dr. William Thompson IV – Infectious Disease & HIV specialist. 
Philip Yeager – Executive Director/CEO at Radiant Health Centers
Alina Oswald – Author and Editor for A&U - America's AIDS Magazine

Kurt Weston – Artist, Educator and Advocate


Kurt Weston

 


Barbara Romain, HARD RAIN

 

 


Alexandria Allan, Sex at Stations of the Cross

 

Press Mention:

Remembering Without Flinching
Three Artists’ Work Commemorates Those Lost to AIDS in Their Prime

by Hank Trout. A&U Magazine


 

Drone

January 3 - 26, 2019

Opening Reception January 5th. 6-10pm

Kebe Fox, Stephen Anderson


A blind, uncritical follower of an ideology or belief.

One who does tedious, menial work or appears to lack emotion, concern or enthusiasm.

An individual who contributes nothing and lives off the labors of others.

A pilotless, remotely controlled aircraft utilized as a weapon, for surveillance, transporting or recreational use.

A sustained, monotonous sound, hum or buzz.

 

Kebe Fox, Pipe Dreams


 


Stephen Anderson, The End is Calling

 

Recommended listening for Drone:

Everyday Robots | Damon Albarn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjbiUj-FD-o

Clones |  Alice Cooper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U55stSItNHU

Mini Mall | Dancing Lethargic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYhrHxwISAU

Monoculture | Soft Cell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgbYwDH0Pew

Atomic Cafe | OMD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqZDJzN7stk
 
 

To preview the Drone show in progress and visit the artists studios inquire at: kfoxart@aol.com
 
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