Power To The People – 2040 Gallery
Someone asked me if this show was too punk rock for me. It was. The simplified drawings and colors on cardboard had a unified design. They all looked like professionally composed protest posters. The prints supported that idea. The look and feel of this show is what I expected from the Bob Schneider show at Flatbed earlier this year. It was evident that it was a musician/ artist. BAD
New Trees and Forests – Lora Reynolds
I was not impressed by the haloed trees. But the gallery’s body of work has me thinking I’m too stupid to understand it. I’m gonna go for another visit. For now its BAD
Regina Vater & Bill Lundberg – WTW
Late night at the office. No art for me.
The Oklahoma Snorkel – The Donkey Show
The mostly unmodified materials reveal an honest connection to them and the lifestyle they represent. They are positioned as cherished objects, art. The show is intelligent, sincere and humorous. After googling giant catfish, I learned about noodling. The wiggling fingers worked. GREAT
The End of The World 1. 2. 3… – Gallery Lombardi
Didn’t make it to any of the three nights.
Alectryomachy -The Gallery at Concordia
The war scenes made me think of setting up some GIJoes action figures in elaborate battles. The rendering of the figures suggested 5th grade skill level (especially on the intaglio prints), but the composition and movement and the technical skill were extremely well done. The paintings had an allover texture making me think of Wangechi Mutu but there was no sci-fi collage. Kind of like “Where’s Waldo?” GREAT
Dia De Los Muertos – La Pena
Dia de los muertos altars. I thought the figurines were cool looking. Until I saw more and they looked like mass produced souvenirs. My kids had no trouble pointing out all the elements, without me asking. In that respect I found it very standard. BAD
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.