Monday, September 8, 2014

A Few Photos of Michelle's Newest Piece

Complex and magical. Impossible to convey its presence in photographs.

Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - Wood, Wood Glue, Hollow Core Door - 36" x78"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Photos From The Ted Harris Opening

The Front of Las Manos Gallery Friday August 22, 2014

Ted Harris, Michelle Peterson Albandoz, Michael McGuire
Ted and Michael collaborated on four lamps.
Ted Harris - Snake Lamp

Ted Harris - Bicycle Wheel Lamp

Ted Harris - Concrete Lamp -

New Tricia Rumbolz Drawings, Ted Harris - Flashlight Lamps

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ted Harris Keeps Sending Me Photos Of His Newest Lamps

They look amazing! The Opening reception for his show is tomorrow night (Friday, August 22) from 7 to 10pm. I have the AC working and we promise cool drinks.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Next Show - Opening Reception August 22, 2014

Back Courtyard of Las Manos Gallery - Pictured L-R: Michelle Peterson Albandoz,  Wood Rings - Ted Harris, Indigo Lamp - Michael McGuire - Tower Cubed

Las Manos is getting organize for our next show which will open on Friday, August 22. Ted Harris is designing new lamps scaled to the size and sensibility of the gallery space. Michael continues to hand dye large sheets of watercolor paper and then draws architecturally inspired images over their textured surfaces. Nicole Hollander has agreed to participate with a series of what she is calling 'Water Narrativies', small dioramas with live fish! Nicole will also have a few hand embellished drawings based on Marie Antoinette. Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite will show an beautiful video that sums up the art-making experience succinctly. And we are anticipating new work from Tricia Rumbolz and Michelle Peterson Albandoz. 

Nicole Hollander - Marie Antoinette Has - Hand Embroidered Drawing
Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite - Endeavor II - DVD

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Michael McGuire Tower

Michael has been staining his watercolor paper with some amazing results. And he then draws on top of the colored paper, usually something architectural. The rational holding back the chaos?

Michael McGuire - Cube Tower - India Ink, Acrylic Paint, Arches Watercolor Paper - 40 x 22 inches 
Michael McGuire - Untitled - India Ink, Acrylic Paint, Arches Watercolor Paper - 40 x 22 inches

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tricia Rumbolz - Yantra #7

This week Tricia Rumbolz brought into the gallery the last piece from an 2012 series of what she called 'Yantras'.  I think a paragraph from her artists statement is appropriate to this piece. 

"The production process is often tedious and time-consuming, requiring a sustained level of concentration.  I focus my attention on the details of the project, trusting that over time a sense of wholeness will emerge. This, along with the use of repetition, enables residual anomalies to have a noticeable impact on the final composition, which interests me because it mimics a basic quality found in nature"

Tricia Rumbolz - Yantra #7 - Archival Pen on Panel - 12 x 12 inches

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Small Eric Gushee Sculpture

Eric Gushee created an amazing, oversized outdoor sculpture for the gallery last year. It snakes across our back courtyard, floating above our heads like a rusty, metallic cloud.
Eric Gushee Outdoor Sculpture
He also makes smaller sculptures and we have one in the gallery this month. It is made out of 'rebar wire' that is 'woven' into the organic, hive-like shapes. All of Eric's sculptures have a graphic appeal, and often feel like three dimensional drawings, changing as the viewer moves around the piece. His sculptures all have a bit of movement to them and the one in the gallery has a matte black finish. Smaller in scale than most of his work, perfect for an urban living space, it can hang off a wall or sit on a table top.

Eric Gushee - Untitled - Rebar Wire - 18x18x12 inches
Eric Gushee - Detail