ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Bill Jacobson - James Kelly Contemporary - November 27th - January 9th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">James Kelly Gallery is pleased to present <em>Lines In My Eyes, </em>the gallery's second solo exhibition of photographs by New York based artist Bill Jacobson.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition showcases Jacobson&rsquo;s two newest bodies of work, for which he won a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. The artist describes the images as &nbsp;&ldquo;the result of inserting rectangles of various sizes and surfaces within both constructed and natural settings. They question what is &lsquo;real&rsquo; and what is &lsquo;abstract&rsquo;, while suggesting that the creation of place is constant, stemming from need, choice, and desire.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As opposed to the out-of-focus work for which he initially became known, these photographs speak to our perceptual interactions with the clearly delineated physical world that surrounds us. Through re-photography as well as careful looking, Jacobson breaks boundaries between interior and exterior, known and unknown, color swatch and landscape.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bill Jacobson has made photographs for over forty years. Though his methods have varied considerably, the work is united by underlying concerns with memory, perception, and the dialogue between absence and presence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jacobson has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is in the collections of the Whitney Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Guggenheim Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Nelson-Atkins Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum; and many others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Radius Books has recently released <em>Place (Series)</em>, Jacobson&rsquo;s fifth monograph. The artist will be signing books at the opening reception, and signed books are available through the gallery.</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:23:39 +0000 Jonathan Howard - Modified Arts - November 20th - December 12th <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;is proud to present its third annual solo exhibition from evocative painter and sketch artist&nbsp;<a href=";c=Rh9M00OOzXxZibAP9PG0KTUKHOFo5xPt7-cnGQxcE6IbAsDWceoOTg==&amp;ch=eSU6wDSPg6tR-JAbtV_X4AgbIpeBO5R_f9h66sPuDNDKgB_cqzepGQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Jonathan Howard</a>, whose deeply layered pieces combine oil, acrylic, sketch, and found objects to produce work which forces the viewer to dig deeply.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><a href=";c=Rh9M00OOzXxZibAP9PG0KTUKHOFo5xPt7-cnGQxcE6IbAsDWceoOTg==&amp;ch=eSU6wDSPg6tR-JAbtV_X4AgbIpeBO5R_f9h66sPuDNDKgB_cqzepGQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Attracting</a>&nbsp;<a href=";c=Rh9M00OOzXxZibAP9PG0KTUKHOFo5xPt7-cnGQxcE6IbAsDWceoOTg==&amp;ch=eSU6wDSPg6tR-JAbtV_X4AgbIpeBO5R_f9h66sPuDNDKgB_cqzepGQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">attention</a>&nbsp;for his involvement in the recent "Green and Gray" show at&nbsp;<strong>Tempe Center for the Arts</strong>, and Howard is only building on his local reputation as a keen observer of the details of urban life, and the forgotten landscapes of the roadside fringe. With this most recent body of work, the artist retains his signature character and color scheme, but expands his subject matter to include more human-centric works. Rather than focusing exclusively on the contexts in which human interactions take place, Howard chooses instead to focus on those interactions themselves. The result is a more thorough and considered look at humanity, and its impact on the landscape.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">In a career now spanning nearly two decades, Jonathan Howard has raised his profile through consistent, evolving production. First becoming known through works at&nbsp;<strong>Paulina Miller Gallery</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;in the early 2000s, Howard is now represented by<strong>Lanning Gallery</strong>&nbsp;in Sedona, and has seen his works travel to group exhibitions in Denver at the&nbsp;<strong>Abend Gallery</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Orange County Center for Contemporary Art</strong>&nbsp;in Santa Ana, among others.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div align="center"><strong>Artist Statement:</strong></div> <div align="center">Fleeting Insights:</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The urban cityscapes address our temporal existence: they represent the material world and all that is worldly while relating to or being limited by time. The scenes they depict are merely millisecond moments within one's life that often times aren't given much consideration in our haste to get from point A to point B. Yet, within this small passages small glimpses of the true nature of life can be momentarily grasped and then forgotten.</div> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:56:45 +0000 Patrick Morrissey - The William & Joseph Gallery - November 27th - January 1st, 2016 <div style="text-align: center;">The William&amp;Joseph Gallery presents &ldquo;Heart Wide Open&rdquo; featuring the artwork of Patrick Morrissey.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">This exhibit will open&nbsp;November 27&nbsp;til&nbsp;January 1, &nbsp;with an opening reception&nbsp;Friday, December 4&nbsp;from&nbsp;5-7 p.m.</div> <div style="text-align: center;">This show is also a fundraiser for the local chapter of Community Options, Inc. to support people with disabilities.</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">...breathing life into glass.&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;The&nbsp;Fire &amp; Ice Series&nbsp;is a study in dichotomy, in that everything must belong to one part or the other, and nothing can belong simultaneously to both parts.&nbsp; The glass supports the steel and the steel supports the glass, one fragile, one not - but both parts unified.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The sculptural element is often compared to the heart; I see that visually, but what I experience in the creation of each of these pieces is also very similar to the heart - there is a vulnerability to the glass, and as a bark protects a tree, the steel structure protects the glass.&nbsp; I am reminded of how we, as humans, create a protective barrier for our own hearts, and much like the sandblasted surface of the glass, with the soft edges similar to a sea pebble worn smooth by tumbling through the ocean, our own hearts are weathered, and tumbled, yet still beautiful and strong.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">I have opened up these sculptures, so that the viewer can see the interior beauty of the glass as well.&nbsp; I used to prefer them with only small views into the inner cavity, much like a flower bud that has not yet bloomed, but more and more I want to open them up, and share the layers of the glass strata, and like humans, show the beauty both inside and out.&rdquo;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">I have my BFA in ceramics and my MFA in glass from Southern Illinois University. I started blowing glass at Penland School of crafts in 1978. The art I create has been a life-long quest. I am influenced by many different medias; glass, metal, wood and ceramics. I am amazed the influence these materials have on my artistic direction. My artistic views have also been shaped by some of the artists I have worked for; Harvey Littleton, Fritz Driesbach, and Brent Kington.&nbsp; Morrissey is also one of the founders of Jackalope Glass Studios.</div> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:55:11 +0000