June, 2014

Cheli Sanabria. Meditative Wood Sculptures of Cheli Sanabria

Cheli Sanabria. Meditative Wood Sculptures of Cheli Sanabria

The minimal and elegant wood sculptures of Cheli Sanabria are almost Zen-like in their simplicity, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Sanabria sees his creative process as a meditative and spiritual journey. Each piece is a contemplation of the life of St. Joseph the Carpenter and Sanabria’s inner pilgrimage to “clean […]

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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) present Will Rogan / MATRIX 253

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) present Will Rogan / MATRIX 253

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) present Will Rogan / MATRIX 253 through June 29, 2014. For Will Rogan’s first solo exhibition in a museum, the artist debuts a new body of work, including photographs, sculpture, and video, that explores various time scales—past, present, and future—as manifested in common […]

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Jesse Ensling. Letting Nature Reveal Itself

Jesse Ensling. Letting Nature Reveal Itself

“I love carving a stone and letting it tell me where it wants to go,” Jesse Ensling says of his sculptures. “It is a process that speaks to me and connects me to a past when carving stone was just beginning.” A painter as well as a sculptor, Ensling captures nature in many forms in […]

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Koki Morimoto. Planting the Seeds of Abstraction

Koki Morimoto. Planting the Seeds of Abstraction

Japanese artist Koki Morimoto likens his painting process to the natural process by which plants emerge from the ground and grow, an evolution which is echoed in the elegant lines and shapes of his black and white acrylic compositions. The seductive curves and textures in these abstract canvases occasionally suggest such disparate subjects as landscapes […]

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Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Massachusetts-based mixed media painter Laura Bedard in Sensorial Sensibilities

Mixed media painter Laura Bedard predominantly uses acrylic and ink to produce soft, gentle, meditative works of art. She uses a very limited palette for each piece and invests heavily in textures and layers to create a shallow sense of space, evoking a sense of floating. Ochers dominate, with slight variations in tints and shades, […]

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440 Gallery Presents Jay Friedenberg: Digital Dreams

440 Gallery Presents Jay Friedenberg: Digital Dreams

Brooklyn, NY– In his inaugural solo exhibit at 440 Gallery, Jay Friedenberg’s digital images vibrate with a neon intensity. His photographs of New York City scenes are digitally manipulated, the colors and details pushed into surreal landscapes. In one image an inky black cityscape glows with electric daubs of light, and in another the encroaching […]

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Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug

Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey—is the focus of this large-scale photography exhibition. Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug, a two-part exhibition fittingly presented under the vaulted ceilings of the Museum’s first […]

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