Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Camey McGilvray's "My Favorite Things"

Camey McGilvray, Geometrica, Powder-Coated Metal, 26 x 68 x 6"
Camey McGilvray’s Favorite Things is a collection of sculptures fabricated from wood and metal -- either wall hung or freestanding. Her work is primarily evocative rather than representational, challenging the viewer with the subtle play of the literal and the illusionistic. 
Camey McGilvray, Sticks and Stones, Oil on wood, 37 x 49 x 5"
The components of these assemblages are specifically created or selected to advance the narrative of each piece. Elements are either created from scratch using sheets of plywood or aluminum, or are salvaged from McGilvray’s large treasure trove of found objects and recycled into new creations.
Camey McGilvray, Warthog, Oil on wood, wire, 12 x 24 x 14"
Favorite Things continues the artist’s strong focus on line and the employment of color fields (mostly primaries) in her work. Ideas are always started as line drawings or purely imagined geometric shapes. McGilvray then translates said concepts into wood and/or metal to form the hard edges of the composition. Rich, broad fields of solid colors are applied to the components in a flat, shaded manner then assembled into the final piece, always taking advantage of  the light and shadows formed by the juxtaposition of each piece’s individual parts.
Camey McGilvray, Deep Purple, Acrylic on wood, wire, 37 x 37 x 2"
McGilvray feels a personal relationship to all of these Favorite Things, as they represent the coming together of the idea and the reality. The joy of creating art is, after all, in the process, which she refers to as a beautiful journey that gives outward expression to what was once only imagined.

McGilvray's work will be up until July 8th.
There will be an Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 1st, 3pm

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Paul Ivanushka's "Carrizo Plain"

Paul Ivanushka, Sunrise for a Falcon, Archival Pigment Print, 11.5 x 18"
The Carrizo Plain is a large enclosed grassland plain, approximately 50 miles long and up to 15 miles across, in southeastern San Luis Obispo County, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Over the last 3 years it has provided Paul Ivanushka with an environment allowing him to scratch the itch of a passion for landscape photography.
Paul Ivanushka, Harvester and Clouds, Archival Pigment Print, 11 x 16.5"
Once a major producer of grain from 1890 to about 1950, agricultural economics and an alkaline water supply made farming the Carrizo Plain no longer viable. Its equipment and buildings were no longer needed and were left behind -- abandoned and left to the elements to decay.
Paul Ivanushka, Champion in Repose, Archival Pigment Print, 11 x 16.5"
Ivanushka found that the aging process of rubber, wood, and metal on 30 to 80-year-old farm equipment created interesting textures, tonalities and designs. Switching recently from black and white to color film opened a whole new world of visualization. To this end, he now uses the subject as a vehicle for color rather than the color as an augmentation to the subject.
Paul Ivanushka, From Buckets To Breakfast, Archival Pigment Print, 12 x 15.5"
Recent legislation is opening the Carrizo Plain, a National Park, to development, off road vehicles, oil drilling, and such. Through this body of work, Ivanushka is recording its last days as a sublime and remote grassland plain.
Paul Ivanushka, Water Tank & Storm, Archival Pigment Print, 12.5 x 18"
Ivanushka's work will be up until July 8th.
There will be an Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 1st, 3pm

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Go Woon Choi's "Daldongne"

Go Woon Choi, Untitled01, Acrylic, 24 x 30"
Go Woon Choi’s newest exhibition at TAG, entitled Daldongne, explores the purpose and beauty in what she calls "the town of shacks".
Go Woon Choi, Untitled02, Acrylic, 24 x 30"
Exploring and expanding on her interest in the structural and sometimes abstract nature of architecture, the town of shacks symbolizes "the warm memory of my childhood" and "vanished things that will not exist anymore". Buildings and apartments filled out the city, and she painted this in various ways from her perspective.
Go Woon Choi, Untitled06, Acrylic, 24 x 30"
Choi’s interest in mundane, everyday items is rooted in her ideology that “even common objects can appear strong and fantastic under different light conditions and environments" and she transforms ordinary objects into extraordinary visual experiences with both repetition and variation. 
Go Woon Choi, Untitled05, Acrylic, 24 x 30"
The light changes on the surface to give an impression of constant motion, sharing the process of its becoming. Henceforth ordinary objects can provoke intense emotions of strength and energy.

Choi's work will be up until  July 8th.
There will be an Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 1st, 3pm

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Current Exhibition: Go Woon Choi, Paul Ivanushka, Camey McGilvray

Tuesday, June 13th - Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17, 5–8pm
Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 1, 3pm

Go Woon Choi - Daldongne
Go Woon Choi, Untitled 12, Acrylic, 24 x 48"
Paul Ivanushka – Carrizo Plain
Paul Ivanushka, Primary Water Trough, Archieval Pigment Print, 16 x 16"
Camey McGilvray – My Favorite Things
Camey McGilvray, Body Shop, Oil / Wood / Wire, 37 x 49 x 5"