Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Current Exhibition: Claudia Kim, NELA, Daniel Rutkowski

Tuesday, March 20 - Saturday, April 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24, 5-8 p.m. 
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 7, 3 p.m.

Claudia Kim – Ripple
Claudia Kim, Ripple 104, Oil on canvas, 36 x 60"
NELA – Paintings
NELA, Portrait Fragment Series: Self Portrait, Watercolor on Yupo paper, 25 x 19"
Daniel Rutkowski – Strange Flora: A Foray Into Romance & the LED Dream
Daniel Rutkowski, Nebulous, Archival pigment print, 16 x 20"

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Brian Reed - From Semi to Abstract And Back

Brian Reed, Beyond the Circle, Oil, 60 x 48"
Growing up in northern Canada, Brian Reed would traverse the cold environments to travel to school in the dark in the winter months. The silver lining through his commute was the famed Northern Lights, Reed’s first introduction to color on a grandiose scale. The Aurora Borealis served not only as natural inspiration, but an organic and swirling kaleidoscopic dance of color. This experience set in motion Reed’s journey to investigate color theory and apply his ideas to canvas.
Brian Reed, Nebulus, Oil, 36 x 48"
Reed’s exhibition, From Semi To Abstract and Back, is a collection of abstract and semi-abstract paintings that encompass his relationship with color, form, and the ways in which they intersect. Bold blotches of paint and energetic strokes cover the canvases, referencing the abstract expressionists of the 20th century. Color is also in abundance here -- including vibrant reds and bold blacks, making each painting a visual pathway for the viewers with nooks of unexpected texture.
Brian Reed, Sunset Over Whitehorse, Oil, 36 x 48"
Reed cites his Norwegian grandfather as an inspiration for his work, not to emulate, but to stray away from. As his grandfather rarely diverged beyond somber blacks and grays, Reed takes a bolder approach to color.
Brian Reed, Migration, Oil, 48 x 60"
From Semi To Abstract and Back invites the viewer to see the progress that young boy viewing the northern lights has made. This body of work is a color study, but more so than that, an expression of the artist’s childlike imagination that he has never lost.

Meet Brian at the Artists Panel: Saturday, March 10, 3pm

Exhibition runs through March 17

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Artist Spotlight: #Camolords – UNSEEN

#Camolords, Matter, Metal Wood, Paint, Vinyl, 71 x 41"
Camolords first exhibition at TAG Gallery, UnSeen, creates a conversation about race in society and the way people view one another in the US.
#Camolords, Jealousy, Metal Wood, Paint, Vinyl, 23 x 15"
By using two colors, the viewer is forced to examine the pieces to see what is being said in front of them and what is being said subliminally. As a result, these works are meant to be seen and experienced, not described.
#Camolords, Love Soul, Metal Wood, Paint, Vinyl,47 x 31"
#Camolords, Installation view
Meet #Camolords at the Artists Panel: Saturday, March 10, 3pm

Exhibition runs through March 17