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