Tuesday, December 30, 2014

El Yunque, Puerto Rico

Michelle and Michael swim in Rio Mameyes in El Yunque, the Puerto Rican Rain Forest, with only the dogs for company. Magical!
Friday December 19, 2014 - 2:30pm

Friday, December 12, 2014

New Michelle Peterson Albandoz Work in the Gallery

Michelle brought a few pieces back from her recent trip to Washington DC. There are three beautiful and varied piece in the gallery now.

This first two panel piece is made from old window framing.
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - Found Wood - 2 Panels, 72x48x2.5 inches each


This second piece evokes water, and can be hung in a multiple of configurations. Very difficult to get the color spot on in these photos, but note the subtle variations in the colors of the wood.
Michelle Peterson Albandzo - Untitled Water Study - 2 Panels, 48x48x3 inches each
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Small Square Study - Wood - 24x24x3 inches 

This last smaller piece is from a series of studies Michelle made last year at this time. The playfully casual feel to this two foot panel makes it uniqe. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Michelle in Washington DC

Her show opened last night at Longview Gallery in Washington DC. The work was amazing as always!
Michelle Peterson Albandoz at her show at Longview Gallery in Washington DC

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jose Rodriguez - New Sculptures

I have been asking Jose to bring in a new Picasso sculpture for weeks and he showed up on Wednesday with this colorful replica of the piece in Daley plaza.
Jose Rodriguez - Picasso Replica - Cardboard, Bamboo, Acrylic Paint

And I have a few other larger pieces that we uncovered at his home a few weeks ago when I did a studio visit.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tricia Rumbolz - Focal Points

We have sold half of the Tricia Rubolz 'Focal Point' series, but the three remaining make a compelling triptych. This week I turned them horizontally, they can show in either orientation, and they feel slightly transformed. Tricia's precision and focus are evident throughout the drawings, and her craftsmanship extends to her hand made frames.
Tricia Rumbolz - Focal Point Series - Technical Pen on Paper - 13.25x17.25inches
Tricia Rumbolz - Eight Focal Points 736 Lines - Technical Pen on Paper - 13.25x17.25inches

Friday, November 14, 2014

Michael McGuire Found a Box of Old Drawings

To Quote From Michael's Blog

'Some Old Drawings....

....unearthed as I continue to resettle my apartment after new windows and a major paint job. Found them all in a rather distressed cardboard box - many circa 2008/2009. Quickly photographed on the floor of the studio, note the yardstick for scale.'

A small sampling of the forty or so that are in the gallery now. 

Michael's Blog

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Michelle in New York (Brooklyn)

Michelle is on a road trip this week. She and Elena drove a carload of precut wood pieces to the location of a new J. Crew store in Brooklyn, where it would be assembled on the wall. They of course made and adventure out of it, driving overnight, seeing musicals, and non-stop food and fun. But assembly time came late this week and the results look sensational. I hear they like it so much they want a second wall! Come home to us safe, the dogs miss you both, and we cannot wait to see some new amazing art.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Three New Tricia Rumbolz Pieces

Tricia Rumbolz delivered these three new pieces to the gallery for Andersonville Arts Weekend. Amazing as a set - Amazing each on their own! The materials are: Technical Pen on Prepared Masonite Board, and the overall dimensions are 41 x 41 inches.  Tricia finished these herself in a beautiful dark gray painted frame. You have to see them in person to fully experience their power and presence.

Tricia Rumbolz, left to right
"2 Focal Point, 640 Lines (Polarity)"
"1 Focal Point, 1768 Lines (Singularity)"
"3 Focal Points, 225 Lines (Triangularity)"

Tricia Rumbolz, "1 Focal Point, 1768 Lines (Singularity)" 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Opening Reception This Friday - October 10, 2014 - 6 to 9pm

Join us if you can, it is the kick off to the Andersonville Arts Weekend. New work from Michelle, Tricia and Michael!

Michelle at work on a new piece for Andersonville Arts Weekend

Two photos of new work, one of three new pieces, from Tricia Rumbolz. She promises three panels, each 40 x 40 inches - a circle, a square and a triangle!

Tricia Rumbolz - Large Circular Drawing in progress.

Tricia Rumbolz - Large Circular Drawing in progress.
A new drawing from Michael McGuire. On Friday he will have new unframed drawings in the gallery, and framed drawings at Scout, around the corner on Clark Street. Be sure to stop by both places.

Michael McGuire - Untitled - India Ink, Acrylic Paint, Arches Paper - 40 x 26 inches

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Andersonville Arts Weekend

Andersonville Arts Weekend, it is coming up soon. Las Manos will be hold a small reception on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6 to 9pm. Michelle, Tricia and Michael all promise new work, and the neighborhood will be filled with artists, parties and good times. Stop on by if you get a chance.

Tricia Rumbolz - English Alphabet Cluster I ,  2012 - Ink on Masonite Panel - 12 x 12 inches
Michael McGuire - Bundled 7 - India Ink, Acrylic Paint, Arches Watercolor Paper - 40 x 26 inches

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 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