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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

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June 4, 2012 at 10:38 am

UPCOMING SHOW: “The Major Arcana: Work by Karyn Crisis”

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Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 6pm – 9pm

Artist Bio:

Karyn began oil painting in 2006, after leaving her touring band of 13 years, Crisis.  She has been obsessed with the idea of “inner demon/darkness” as a power source, and with facing it as a process of self-acceptance en route to enlightenment; the inner demon and its role as teacher and guide to empowerment via self-knowledge, forgiveness, and unity for a higher good.

Karyn sees light in dark places.

She has chosen to express, through her art, this dark side, the power within it, and the controversial beauty therein.  She uses archetypes in her paintings and drawings, whose power and beauty have universally been both admired and feared, and whose images have been molded into harmless, quiet, passive or evil symbols, despite their terrifying and benevolent truths: Angels, Witches, and Mythological Women.  Karyn also incorporates her first-hand experience with these beings as a Medium, Clairvoyant, and Seer.

http://www.karyncrisis.net/

The exhibition runs October 1st, 2011 – November 1st, 2011

Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm

“From Brazil with Love” (De Brasil com Amor)

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“From Brazil with Love” (De Brasil com Amor)

An exhibition of new paintings by Amy Justen
created in and inspired by her travels to Brazil.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 10th 7-10pm

Showing
July 10th thru August 29th, 2010
Gallery hours:
Monday-Sunday
12-8pm

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June 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm

“Offerings and Obsessions”: THE PARTY!

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Check it out!  We love to party!

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May 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm

“Offerings and Obsessions” Opening This Saturday!

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Offerings and Obsessions“, The Art of True Love Tattoo
New paintings, prints and sculpture from featured artists:



David Moore

Chox

Ross Kennedy

Alex Matus

www.truelovetattoo.com

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 15th
7-10pm

Show runs:
May15th- June 29th, 2010



Above Artwork: “Coaxing the Crow” by David Moore 2010: Watercolor, Ink and Tea

*Gallery Show curated by Dolores “Doe” Restrepo and gallery assistance by Ian Manley

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May 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Esoteric: New Paintings by Karen Roze

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Born in 1967 in Castro Valley, CA, Karen Roze was raised in the Bay Area. She received her BFA from Oakland’s California College of Arts in 1989. She apprenticed as a tattoo artist in 1992, opened Sacred Rose Tattoo in 1998, and in 2006 opened the SR2 gallery.  While her paintings, drawings, and tattoos are collected world-wide, Karen has a long history of exhibiting in the Bay Area.  In the past, her influences have ranged from the layered paint work of Francis Picabia, to the modern image combinations of James Rosenquist, and postmodern juxtapositions of David Salle. Humor, structural formalism, and comic figurative representations have been a recognizable theme in Karen’s paintings. Esoteric, a collection of new work, reflects a more personal style. The images are derived from Karen’s ongoing study of Hanmi Buddhism, energetic healing, and meditation.  Esoteric, showing March 6ththru April 28 th Monday – Sunday from 12-8pm, is a profound, multi-dimensional exhibit that should not be missed.

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March 17, 2010 at 9:21 pm

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