Monday, November 13, 2017

Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Works On Paper

Since returning form Puerto Rico Michelle has continued making works on paper as preparation to getting her wood shop up and running again. These 'drawings' vary in color and media but are united as a series both by her sensibility and the the gorgeous heavy weight Arches watercolor paper she is using as the foundation.
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - 5 Untitled 'Drawings' - Mixed Media on Arches Watercolor Paper
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - Mixed Media on Arches Watercolor Paper - 30 x 22 inches
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - 3 Untitled Drawings - Mixed Media on Arches Watercolor Paper - 30 x 22 inches each

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Reminder - Andersonville Arts Weekend Kickoff Tomorrow Night

Jessie Mott - Untitled - Mixed Media on Arches Watercolor Paper -  12 x 9 inches
Jessie Mott - Untitled - Mixed Media on Bristol Paper - 16 x 12 inches
Jessie Mott - Untitled - Mixed Media on Arches Watercolor Paper - 12 x 9 inches
Jessie Mott's drawings are here and I can't quite find the words for these wonderful drawings. Part unconscious channeling, part sophisticated art making, they straddle much territory. Distinctly feminist in iconography they harken back to early civilizations and deities. Certainly the words 'menagerie' and 'beastiary' come to mind. We have installed most of the smaller drawings on the wall and have a box of larger drawings too. Come on by to take a look.

Jessie Mott - Various Drawings

Michelle and Michael will have new works on paper in the gallery too.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Progress Report On Michelle In Puerto Rico

As some of you may know, Michelle has been in Puerto Rico with her mother on her mothers’ farm in the rain forest since September 11. Michelle went down after Hurricane Irma to help clear some trees and was there when Hurricane Maria hit the island on the 20th. We had no communication from Michelle for ten days after Maria, although we had heard through third parties that she and her family were 'OK'. This week we have had brief phone calls and even a few photos as Michelle and her family gets back up on their feet. It sounds like most of the animals on the farm survived but part of her mothers' roof was torn off. No electricity yet, no internet, and they bathe in the nearby river. The foliage looks stripped bare and it is unclear what it will take to recover. Elena has started a 'You Caring' page to raise funds to assist Michelle's mother (Magda Albandoz) with some essential repairs. Check out the page and donate if you can.

Michelle will not be in Chicago for the opening on October 13, she is scheduled to return on the 25th. She did leave me with some of her new works on paper and the gallery still has a few wood pieces on the walls. We will keep you posted on Michelle and her families' progress as they move forward. Thank You.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Preparing For The Fall Season

The end of summer brings new work to the gallery. Michelle is working on paper, Michael is using color and we are adding Jessie Mott to our Andersonville Arts Weekend roster. More information to follow as the October 13th date approaches.
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - Acrylic Paint, Wood Stain on Arches Watercolor Paper - 40 x 30 inches

Michael McGuire - Untitled - Block Printing Ink on Arches Watercolor Paper - 40 x 26 inches

Jessie Mott - Loki - Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic Paint on Paper - 16 x 12 inches

Sunday, August 20, 2017

In the Gallery This Week - August 20, 2017

New Michelle Work.

Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled (detail) - Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wood Stain, Wood Glue, Nails - 16x80x5 inches
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled (White Study) - Wood, Acrylic Paint - 32x23.5x3 inches
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled (Black Study) - Wood, Acrylic Paint - 42x34x2.5 inches
Michael recently pick up new framed work. Soon to be installed on the walls.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jeffrey Janson - Opening Reception - August 4, 2017 - 5 to 9pm

On Friday, August 4th, 2017 Las Manos Gallery will be having an opening reception for Jeffrey Janson's new work. Jeffrey has recently returned from a trip to the Rocky Mountains were he made a series of plein air paintings of the awe-inspiring landscape. In addition Jeffrey will be showing new 'Flower' paintings and drawings made from observation in the studio over this past winter and spring.

We hope you can join us on August 4th for the opening reception which will be taking place in conjunction with the August Andersonville First Friday evening. Our back garden will be open. We will have drinks and refreshments, and there will be festive events happening throughout the neighborhood. 

Jeffrey Janson - Long's Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, June 8, 2014 - 14 x 11 inches

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Color Work From Michelle - Large Drawings From Michael

Michelle just finished a large commission and it is in the gallery for a few days. We also have two of the studies she generated while making the larger piece and they are available for sale.

Michael has been reviewing the large drawings he has on-hand, and for the last week one or two of them have been on the walls as he photographs them. Good work in the gallery this month, stop on by.
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - Wood, House Paint, Wood Glue on Panel - Six Panels - 48 x 16 inches each
             Left - Michael McGuire - Untitled - Acrylic Paint on Panel - 12 x 12 x .75 inches                                                            Right - Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - Wood, House Paint, Wood Glue on Panel - 32 x 24 x 2 inches

Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - Wood, House Paint, Wood Glue on Panel - 18 x 10.24 x 2 inches
Michael McGuire - Untitled (Large City 2) - Acrylic Paint on Arches Watercolor Paper - 86 x 45 inches

Friday, June 9, 2017

Andersonville Midsommarfest - The Gallery is Open

Many new things on the walls, the AC will be running and refreshments. Stop by if you need a break from the festivities.
Four Michelle Peterson Albandoz pieces.

Two Michael McGuire Drawings and a Michelle large 'X' piece.
Michelle Peterson Albandoz
Two new Michael McGuire Drawings - 40 x 26 inches each

Thursday, May 18, 2017

TPAN'S Art Therapy Exhibition

Friday, May 19, 2017
There are some very fun pieces in the show. Join us on Friday to celebrate this great program.
An Homage to the Movie Moonlight
Lots of Abstract Painting
Cool Works on Paper
Two Walls of Salon Style Art

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Photos From the Party on Friday

Michelle Peterson Albndoz - Two Untitled Wood Constructions - Wood, Acrylic Paint - approx 38x38x2.5 each
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - Wood - 80 x 36 inches each
Drawings by Jeffrey Janson
The Back Courtyard

Monday, April 3, 2017

Photos From Around the Gallery and Michelle's Studio

Brian Schutz - River and Dam #1 - Archival Mat Board, White Glue, Ikea Frame - 10 x 10 x 2 inches
Pieces by; Jose Rodriguez, Brian Schutz, Michael McGuire     

Michelle Peterson Albandoz
A few photos of pieces in Michelle's studio.