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UPCOMING SHOW: The Work of Fred Nocella

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Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8th, 2012 6pm – 9pm

Artist Statement:

The striking photographs inside the “Bureau of Mines Manual of First Aid Instruction” are the point of departure for this body of work. The process of making paintings of these photographs offers a strategy for understanding why this source material is so compelling to me. These paintings are blended with even more found photographs, natural history, science textbooks, medical illustrations, clip art, schematic diagrams, and popular culture to produce a great stew of images. My wager is that by combining all of the things I am interested in, chance will reward me with new textures, meanings, and associations that could not be obtained any other way. Curiosity and anticipation sustain me through the laborious process of editing, combining, and layering.


The exhibition runs December 8th, 2012 – February 1st, 2013

Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm


Written by sacredrosetattoo

November 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Upcoming Gallery Show: The Work of Joaquin Spengemann

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 16, 2012 6pm – 9pm

Artist Bio:

Joaquin Spengemann is a Santa Cruz native returned to his roots after an extended residency in the east bay.  His collages are testimonies to excess and injustice, hubris and tyranny, salvation and redemption as they pay homage to and celebrate the fine craft of the illustrators and photographers whose work he dismembers and reorders.  His work exalts the power of nature and scrutinizes the nature of power with recurring themes of greed, romanticism, nostalgia, propaganda and bloodlust.   His most recent works betray a burgeoning penchant for the wisdom of alchemical hermeticism, and attempt through the glorious cartography born of the age of discovery to reveal the folly of statism, nationalism, and the currencies that bear their standards.   The artist is currently examining the concepts of “value” and “worth” from an antediluvian perspective.

The exhibition runs June 2nd – July 14th, 2012

Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm

Written by sacredrosetattoo

June 4, 2012 at 10:38 am

March Opening: Work by Phoebe Fisher

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Phoebe Fisher is an Artist, Illustrator and Art teacher from Chicago Illinois. Her works on paper reflect the psychological experience of imaginary girl/women in contemporary culture. Her work draws heavily from fairy tales, films and fashion photography and illustration, in an effort to create her own personal mythology. Her influences include: Henry Darger, Marlene Dumas, Rita Ackerman, Shary Boyle, Walt Disney, and images and music from popular culture. All of her works on paper are created with: acrylic, watercolor, crayons, glitter and collage.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5th, 2011 6pm – 9pm

The exhibition runs March 5th 2011 – March 31st 2011

Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm

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