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R.L. Gibson & Jerry Portelli

Never having met in person, the two accomplished photographers cultivated a relationship via technology that resulted in a unique series of diptychs that explore the lines between vice and virtue. Additionally, each piece highlights the photographers' respective skills and perspectives. R.L. Gibson/Statement: "I work, almost exclusively as a xerographist, producing complicated layered compositions and then hand-transferring these images to a variety of substrates resulting in a unique monotype.  Xerography, as a medium, has neither a standard place in institutional a... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/3/11
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Mike Maas

This new exhibit is classic Maas! Bold colors that make your eyes pop! Brilliant manefestations of the exquisitely sharp Mike Maas wit and craftmanship so precise it makes your brain ache! About Mike Mike Maas is the byproduct of monster movies, punk rock, the Catholic Church®, comic books, Kiss®, Andy Warhol®, Boy Scouting, sugary cereal, toys and Saturday morning cartoons. Wearing these influences on his sleeve, Mike creates art that is dark and humorous relying on his few survivng brain cells to remember the skills he's gleaned from 20+ years working in... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 2/7/11
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Robert Loughlin

      Since the 1980s, Loughlin has been a fixture in the NYC art world. His unique, self-taught style exemplifies his talent, creative vision and rich history. Please join us for his reception on Friday and talk on Saturday and learn more about this intriguing figure. About the Artist: Robert Loughlin was born in Alameda, California, on a Naval base. At an early age, Loughlin became interested in culture and spent many hours of his childhood listening to the family's FM radio. He left school after the sixth grade in order to take care of his brothers and sisters. During the late 1960s, Robert had a... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 1/10/11
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Dayvid Lemmon

This series of large-format digital archival pigment prints explores the relationship between man, technology, and nature in a transcendental fashion. Encoded within the work are references to contemporary and obsolete technology, electronic communication, mass media, spirituality, religion, architecture, and science. The images remain ambiguous and open to interpretation by the viewer. Dayvid LeMmon lives and works in Phoenix, AZ. His work has been exhibited in locations including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Berlin and Cologne, and is part of collections such... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/14/10
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Kellesimone Waits: making a world from what is left us

This review by Ardin Lalui: ardinlalui.com How long does a magazine photo last? Well, forever if someone paints it. In her new collection, running at Perihelion Arts in Phoenix from 1 – 30 October, Kellesimone Waits examines the experience of being immersed in media imagery. The collection, entitled “Natural Selection” looks at her own process of selecting images, from magazines as diverse as Vogue and National Geographic. A handful of these images have ensured their own survival, through Kellesimone’s selective filter, and form the paintings and drawings of this collection. Natural Selection... [more]
Posted by ardinlalui on 10/9/10
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Eric Finzi: Resin Portraits

    What thoughts lie behind our facial expression of emotions? How do we reconcile feelings that don’t match our faces? For alchemist and painter Eric Finzi the answer in his haunting epoxy resin portraits of couples is never quite what it seems. Whether the happy lover only frowns in the mirror , or morphs into a suppressed alter-ego in a watery narcissus reflection, the emotional meaning of the protagonists glances is unclear. These emotional narratives invite closer inspection only to disappear into chaotic whirls of paint trapped in resin like ancient life forms found in amber.Writer and a... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 12/27/09
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Jesse Peper

    Welcomes the return of artist Jesse Peper with an exciting new exhibition of work. More than twenty new pieces of work showcase how Jesse Peper's alluring palette and unique use of symbolism blend with images to blur the lines between beautiful and hideous and the real and surreal. Each provocative piece is its own universe of mystery and wonder. About Jesse: I was born 1975 in Tucson, AZ surrounded by the thorny open desert landscapes such as Mission architecture, Spanish saints, cactus, agave plants, snakes, scorpions and the hot sun. I have found the source of my interest in art... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/9/09
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Edson and Slade

by E-Slant Team
Actor/musician Richard Edson, easily recognized for his unforgettable roles in Jim Jarmusch's, 'Stranger Than Paradise," Spike Lee's, "Do the Right Thing!" and character roles as the joyriding valet Smyznyk in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and Monix in "Starsky and Hutch," proves his versatility as a photographer.  June 19 – 29, 2008 Richard Edson was the original drummer with the band Sonic Youth and played trumpet and percussion with New York based afro-dance band Konk. He has continued to pursue music in Los Angeles with Jake LaBotz, Tito and Tarantula, Mr. Razz, Top Kat, and Gio and the Cons... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 6/28/09
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Into the Netherland

by E-Slant Team
Each unique collage painting by Chicago artist David Van Alphen merges both nostalgia and humor with precision and an astute, inherent sense of design.   Artist/ gallery curator David "Netherland" van Alphen lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Though David's family was from Holland, he was born in Toronto, and has been in Chicago for the last eight years. Being a child of the 70's has influenced him greatly and is reflected in most of his work. Juxtaposing images, his color choices and the new modern context comes through his nostalgic imagery and helps to isolate and enhance them into a... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 6/7/09