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    Modernism Gallery: Damian Elwes - Artist Studios, From Picasso to Jeff Koons; Shawn Huckins - Everything is Hilarious and Nothing is Real.

    Comment by AB: In the front gallery, Damian Elwes paints faithful yet romantic representations of famous artists' studios. In the rear gallery, Shawn Huckins overlays and underlays iconic American paintings with humorous editorial snippets of SMS (the abbreviated language of texting). Good show on both counts; definitely recommended.

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    Art by Shawn Huckins at Modernism Gallery.

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    Bingham-meets-SMS art by Shawn Huckins.

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    Shawn Huckins and his art at Modernism Gallery.

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    Art by Shawn Huckins closer.

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    Long view - art by Shawn Huckins.

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    Matisse's studio by Damian Elwes.

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    Kieth Haring's studio painted by Damian Elwes.

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    Damian Elwes and his art at Modernism Gallery (Matisse's Venice studio).

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    David Hockney's studio by Damian Elwes.

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    Overview - Damian Elwes art show at Modernism Gallery.

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    Dolby Chadwick Gallery: Charley Brown - New Paintings.

    Comment by AB: Uncomplicated abstracts executed with boldness, surety and grace.

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    Large art by Charley Brown at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

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    Charley Brown art.

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    Art by Charley Brown.

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    Attendance figures - Charley Brown art show at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

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    The McLoughlin Gallery: Blood, Stone & Mirrors - Doug Thielscher.

    Comment by AB: Doug Thielscher consistently demonstrates his ability to sculpt with skill, imagination and mastery in multiple mediums.

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    Mixed-media sculpture by Doug Thielscher at The McLoughlin Gallery.

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    Doug Thielscher sculpture.

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    Bronze sculpture in above image closer.

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    Marble sculpture by Doug Thielscher.

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    Bronze sculpture by Doug Thielscher.

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    Installation view - Doug Thielscher sculpture show at The McLoughlin Gallery.

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    K Imperial Fine Art: From Analog to Digital and Back - Jud Bergeron.

    Comment by AB: Polyhedral paradise.

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    Bronze sculpture by Jud Bergeron at K Imperial Fine Art.

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    Sculptural wall relief by Jud Bergeron.

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    Jud Bergeron and his polychromatic polyhedron at K Imperial Fine Art.

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    Smaller wall art by Jud Bergeron.

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    Jud Bergeron sculpture.

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    Head count - Jud Bergeron art show at K Imperial Fine Art.

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    Caldwell Snyder Gallery: Serenity - Siddharth Parasnis.

    Comment by AB: The show's title says it all.

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    Art by Siddharth Parasnis at Caldwell Snyder Gallery.

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    Peaceful paintings by Siddharth Parasnis.

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    Siddharth Parasnis and his art at Caldwell Snyder Gallery.

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    Art by Siddharth Parasnis with appropriate accompaniment.

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    Perspective - Siddharth Parasnis art show at Caldwell Snyder Gallery.

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    Hashimoto Contemporary: Joel Daniel Phillips - Belongings.

    Comment by AB: Heroic full-length graphite portraits of street people are each paired with a drawing of a single significant personal possession on the same sized paper, isolated in a way that compels us to reflect on the meanings of materialism. Also on view are four small drawings of similar individuals in their shelters. We all have our own stuff; some of us have more than others. Some of us have far than others, and it could easily be argued that a few of us have way way way too much. Good show; check it out.

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    Graphite drawing by Joel Daniel Phillips at Hashimoto Contemporary.

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    Art by Joel Daniel Phillips - subject and her jacket.

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    Joel Daniel Phillips and his art above closer at Hashimoto Contemporary.

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    Smaller drawing by Joel Daniel Phillips.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.

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    Art by Joel Daniel Phillips.

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    Demographics - Joel Daniel Phillips art show at Hashimoto Contemporary.

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    Spoke Art Gallery: Helice Wen - (public) intimacy

    Comment by AB: This month's serving of seductive sirens is brought to us by Helice Wen.

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    Helice Wen art up close at Spoke Art Gallery.

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    Drawing on sketchbook pages by Helice Wen.

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    Helice Wen and her art at Spoke Art Gallery.

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    Art by Helice Wen.

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    Population tally - Helice Wen art show at Spoke Art Gallery.

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    Hang Art: Rachel Sager - Carbon.

    Comment by AB: They might be clouds, detonations, portents of the future, hazy shades of memory, or something else entirely. You decide.

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    Charcoal art by Rachel Sager at Hang Art.

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    Art by Rachel Sager.

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    Rachel Sager and her art in above image closer at Hang Art.

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    Ominous art by Rachel Sager.

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    The whole shootin' match - Rachel Sager art show at Hang Art.

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    Jenkins Johnson Gallery: Sally Mann - Emmett, Jessie, and Virginia; Portraiture - A Group Photography Exhibition.

    Portraiture photographers: Omar Victor Diop, Lalla Essaydi, Hassan Hajjaj, Hendrik Kerstens, Zanele Muholi, Aida Muluneh.

    Comment by AB: I'm there only a few minutes after 7.30 closing time, but the gallery's shut tight. Looks like a good show though.

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    View through one side of the front window at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

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    View through the other side of the front window.

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    View through the door - two photography shows at Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

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