BELLJAR - NEEDLES & PENS - INCLINE
DOGPATCH CAFE - DRIFTWOOD SALON - LOWER HATERS
09.09.11, Part II
(with assistance from Anneliese Vobis and RWM)
Common artist questions answered, Part III. Click Here.
BellJar: Oh - Harley Eaves, Kyle Sears.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Harley Eaves and Kyle Sears present a colorful show about their attitudes towards natural habitats and unnatural materials. Kaleidoscopic imagery contrasts with colorful geometric line work. Meticulous compositions show the deep-rooted fascination for the chosen subject-- an alchemy of the senses.
Art by Kyle Sears at BellJar.
Kyle Sears and his art.
Pinkie cam detail of art by Kyle Sears in above image.
Art by Kyle Sears at BellJar (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Kyle Sears art.
Harley Eaves and his art at BellJar (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Harley Eaves art & glitter packet in above image closer.
Needles & Pens: Beyond the Empty - An International 8-Person Show. Curated by Ephameron.
Artists: Ana Albero, Ephameron, Atsuko Ishii, Gemma Correll, Louis Reith, Paul Paetzel, Till Hafenbrak, Ward Zwart.
Comment by AB: As usual, Needles & Pens manages to cram an astounding number of artworks into their diminutive exhibition space. The best part? It's all good. The directorship always manages to bring home the talent, this time an international array from Spain, Japan, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Germany. Stop on by; something for everyone. And affordable too!
Group art show at Needles & Pens.
International group art show.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image + indecipherable signature.
Art at Needles & Pens closer.
Cute kitty art by Gemma Correll at Needles & Pens.
Art - international group show at Needles & Pens.
Relative density - group show at Needles & Pens.
Incline Gallery: Manifest 770. Curated by Scott Jennings and Mosshouse.
Artists: Claire Jackel, Jason Aumann, Carolynn Haydu, JR Doty, Lane Coder, Francis Baker, Jessica Skloven, Mitsu Okubo, Tim Schafer, Bassem Yousri, Joseph Melamed, CK Lyons.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: The aritists reflect in various media on the colorful history of the Incline Gallery building, formerly a mortuary. Works on display include photographs, mixed media, video and sculpture.
Comment by AB: The show's supposed to be about the history of the space, but the dots aren't quite connecting for me in terms of how a good percentage of this art might mesh with that premise. Perhaps the secret sauce is in the artists' alibis.
Entrance to Incline Gallery - this art fits the theme.
Photography by J R Doty at Incline Gallery (kinda like 'em).
Photography by Lane Coder.
These are nicely done.
Video art by Bassem Yousri.
Claire Jackel art at Incline Gallery.
Art by Joseph Melamed.
Art - group show at Incline Gallery.
Attendance figures - group show at Incline Gallery.
Dogpatch Cafe: Pier 70, Past and Present, An Exhibition of Historic and Contemporary Photographic Images - Ralph Wilson and Henrik Kam.
Review and images by Anneliese Vobis: Through this strong expressive photography we experience compelling architectural scenarios. Every composition invites for deeper exploration of the given subjects.
Review by RWM: Past and present, but also the future with futuristic cruise lines. Some say melancholy is death, but it is also nostalgia and the recognition of the value of things from the past which should not be forgotten.
Photography by Ralph Wilson and Henrik Kam at Dogpatch Cafe.
Henrik Kam, Ralph Wilson and their photography.
Photograph in above image closer - Ralph Wilson and Henrik Kam.
Ralph Wilson and Henrik Kam photography closer.
Turn out - Ralph Wilson and Henrik Kam at Dogpatch Cafe.
Driftwood Salon: Nine Eleven Realism.
Artists: Bern Rauch, Rafael B. Vieiva, Bill Cooper, Johnny Ringo.
Review and images by Anneliese Vobis: This show grasps the essence of the dramatic events of September 11, 2001. The artists here remember an event they once wanted to forget. The art on display confronts us with a nightmarish investigation-- the memory of pain, shock and suffering.
Art commemorating 9/11 at Driftwood Salon.
9/11 group art show at Driftwood Salon.
Art in top image closer at Driftwood Salon.
Lower Haters Gallery: No Room to Breathe - Chris Jehly & Kurt Kemp. Curated by Lynzy Blair.
Comment by AB: Competent combinations of art and illustration.
Art by Kurt Kemp at Lower Haters Gallery.
Kurt Kemp art.
Art by Kurt Kemp at Lower Haters Gallery.
Art by Chris Jehly.
Chris Jehly art.
Ambience - Chris Jehly & Kurt Kemp art at Lower Haters Gallery.