Brooklyn, NYC based artist Scott Albrecht created these wonderful paper collages from retro-style found paper. Albrecht writes on his website that he “utilizes classic techniques with (a) contemporary style. Much like the organic line elements of rendering type by hand, Albrecht has found joy in the imperfections that are his own.”
The artist’s style of placing contrasting colors and patterns adjacent to each other reminds me of the work of Liesl Pfeffer which I featured a few days ago in: “Hearts and Arrows” photo-media collages of minerals, crystals and gemstones.
This Saturday (May 25th, 2013) Albrecht has a duo show with Damion Silver called “Wood & Pulp” at Colab Projects opening in Brooklyn.
work by Enrique Chagoya at the Kala Gallery in Berkeley
Thursday May 23, 2013
Event: “FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION” an exhibition of the work of Enrique Chagoya, Opening Reception
When: Thursday May 23, 2013 6:00- 8:00PM
Where: Kala Gallery 2990 San Pablo Av., Berkeley, CA 94702
Saturday May 25, 2013
Event: “Zero Instruments” a solo exhibition of new work by Dan Quintana, Opening Reception
When: Saturday May 25, 2013 6-9pm
Where: Varnish Fine Art 16 Jessie Street, C120, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tuesday May 28, 2013
Event: Sketch Tuesdays – live sketching/art making by local artists. Artwork is available for sale to the audience
When: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 At 06:00 PM
Where: 111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna St. (@2nd) San Francisco, CA 94105
Wednesday May 29, 2013
Event: “Print, Print, Pass” group show which highlights the physical and social economies of the print medium, Opening Reception
When: Tuesday, May 29, 2013 At 06:00 PM
Where: Berkeley Central Arts Passage 2055 Center Street, Berkeley
new work by Dan Quintana at Varnish Fine Art in San Francisco
Any idea where this majestic road is? I never would have guessed….
It is Highway 12 (Utah) “… through a moonscape from Moab and Escalante to Bryce Canyon.” The photographer is Anna Tatti. You can see more of her work on flickr.
Strasbourg, France based artist Jubss Lili Contraseptik has a unique style which relies upon patterns, both geometric and organic, to create the overall composition. Beautiful!
I love the layers of crisp pleats in this dress, and the ruching at the bust and waist. Using only pages from phonebooks, Kelly Murray, aka Jolis Paons, “… pleated, stuck, sewed, and glued everything by hand.”
To see more shots of this ballerina-style gown, visit Murray’s flickr site.
Today I’m admiring the watercolors of Francesco Clemente, an Italian artist whose work has morphed quite dramatically throughout the decades. While Clemente doesn’t have a lot of watercolors in his portfolio, I think that they are among some of his most exquisite work.
See more of Clemente’s work here.
“Honey and Rust,” by Francesco Clemente, watercolor on paper in two parts, 47 3/4 by 36 inches, overall, 2007
Actors of the Terreiro II 24” by 18” watercolor/paper 2006
JK’s Walk III, 2011. Watercolor on paper. 72,05 x 103,15 in
After Attar’s “The Conference of the Birds” V 2010 Watercolor on paper 45 x 45 in
After Attar’s “The Conference of the Birds” II 2010 Watercolor on paper 45 x 45 in
“Tree” Watercolor on paper 44 1/4 x 46 in
Gabe Brown creates enigmatic multi-layered paintings. Woodgrain patterns, rainbows, a sinking ship, a road-to-nowhere. What is the world coming to? Brown doesn’t provide answers, but lets the viewer choose their own interpretations from her colorful imagery.
Like a quilter, artist Joe Kievitt takes a few simple geometrical elements and repeats them over and over again. Kievitt is really good at juxtaposing bright contrasting patterns and colors next to one another.
To see more of this artist’s work, visit the previous post “Joe Kievitt sings between the lines.”
Paris, France based artisan Claire Robert has the magical ability to get moss to grow inside of anything: alarm clocks, the rotary dial of a telephone, wood picture frames.
To see more of Robert’s eye-catching work, visit her Etsy page.
My heart would spring out of my chest if a man proposed to me with one of these rocks.
“Hearts and Arrows” is a series of photo-media collages showing off shiny shimmering rocks like crystals, gemstones and minerals. The Australian artist Liesl Pfeffer juxtaposes solid colors with lines and photographs of landscape elements like clouds, water, and trees to create the illusion of scattering light.
The artist writes in her statement, “The title references diamond cutting: ‘hearts and arrows’ diamonds are said to be unmatched in precision, beauty and perfection. The works in this exhibition are playful and colourful interpretations of rare precious stones prized for their beauty, mystery and luxury… The experience of viewing the exhibition is to be immersed in a synthetic world of facets, colour, prisms and light.”