TOGONON - ADOBE BOOKS BACKROOM
ARTZONE 461 - QUEENS NAILS
(with assistance from RWM)
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Togonon Gallery: Leo Valledor - Play It by Eye; George Condo - More Sketches of Spain, For Miles Davis, Etchings/Aquatints.
Review by RWM: Controlled geometric abstractions with wild contrasting colors by Leo Valledor. Interesting graphics of abstracted females by George Condo; you've surely seen renditions like this before by more famous makers. Quality art here for those who seek the best.
Art by Leo Valledor at Togonon Gallery.
Leo Valledor art.
Art by Leo Valledor.
Art by George Condo at Togonon Gallery.
George Condo art closer (thumb to index span = 6 1/2 inches).
George Condo oversized etchings and aquatints.
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery: Keep It Cherried - Michelle Guintu and Joe Roberts.
Review by RWM: Seems like Happy Halloween here from artists who are sharing in the fun... and perhaps a reminder that we are all part of Ray Bradbury's Halloween Tree. Creepy crawlies and lots more for anyone in search of a good time.
Comment by AB: Flagrant pop culture renditions by Michelle Guintu are mostly $50 and under-- certainly worth the ante. Confluences of objects by Joe Roberts have meanings on many levels to be sure.
Art by Michelle Guintu at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
Michelle Guintu art.
Art by Michelle Guintu above closer (kinda like it).
Art by Joe Roberts at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.
Joe Roberts art in above image closer (lots to contemplate).
Art by Michelle Guintu and Joe Roberts at Adobe Backroom Gallery.
Dramatic song & performance in the main store.
Queens Nails Projects: Cheap Trick Part 2 - Jonah Susskind and Zefrey Throwell.
Comment by AB: Nothing is what it seems in this choice trompe l'oeil smorgasbord from Jonah Susskind including bogus sandpaper, a pseudo redwood chainsaw sculpture (actually styrofoam), fake weed, phony wood, an illusionary oriental rug and more. All excellent. Yet another compelling reminder that cognitive construct is nothing without the technical skills to back it up. This one's a winner; definitely recommended.
In the rear gallery, Zefrey Throwell shares his curious adventures in video. For those of you keeping score at home, he does take his clothes off.
It's not really sandpaper or weed - art by Jonah Susskind.
Faux sandpaper art by Jonah Susskind closer (best of show).
Ersatz weed art by Jonah Susskind at Queens Nails Projects.
Jonah Susskind and his chainsawed styrofoam bear art (like it).
It's not really wood art by Jonah Susskind (nicely done).
Art by Jonah Susskind in above image from the back.
Jonah Susskind installation at Queens Nails Projects.
Another view of Jonah Susskind art & installation.
Video art by Zefrey Throwell at Queens Nails Projects.
Woodblock prints by William Wolff at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
More William Wolff woodblock portraits at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
Group show in the main space at ArtZone 461 Gallery.
One more from group realism show at ArtZone 461 Gallery.