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UPCOMING SHOW: The Art of Guy Colwell

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Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 7pm – 10pm

Artist Statement:

Guy Colwell is a native of Oakland, now residing in Berkeley. He studied art at the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has been a peace activist and traveled widely through Europe and Africa. In his long and prolific career he has become well known for politically and emotionally challenging paintings and comic books. Mainly a figurative social surrealist, his interest in nature and animal art has led to the publication of numerous E-coloring books. From his large body of work, he has selected several new and recent paintings that have not yet been exhibited as well as numerous new drawings and a collection of jewel-like dollhouse scale miniatures.

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Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm

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April 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Muses & Madness: The Art of Patrushka

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Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16th, 2013 7pm – 9pm

Artist Statement:

Working in many medias, from scratchboard to oil painting, Patrushka has created an eclectic array of images for this exhibition.
Fascinated with the ying and yang of life, the skull beneath the smile, the dark within the light and the good as well as the bad. Patrushka draws upon pop culture, politics, music, emotions, the human face and our natural world for inspiration.
The theme for this exhibit is a divergent binary: “Muses & Madness”
Muses focuses on artists, musicians, friends, cultural icons, causes and celebrities that she admires. Whether it be their artworks, their songs, their image or their happenstance in life – all have inspired and moved Patrushka to capture them in paint. Madness is used in a literal and a generalized way  and focuses on the dark and sometimes violent side of mankind, and the many gradations of insanity – whether it be in the way we treat our environment or in the way we treat those who dare to be different. Violent criminals, threatened species, abused women, emotive portraits and misfit personas whose “madness” has consumed them, all have found a place in Patrushka’s world. The body of work crosses the boundaries of the human condition, celebrating the wonderful and the weird, embracing the whole oddity that is humanity.
The artworks will be available for purchase and Patrushka will be present at the opening reception. If you’ve considered commissioning a portrait, Patrushka will also be available for order consultations. This will be an ideal opportunity to touch base and get a feel for her beautiful works. Patrushka and Sacred Rose Gallery are looking forward to seeing you there.

 

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The exhibition runs March 16th – April 28th, 2013

Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm

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February 28, 2013 at 1:24 pm

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.

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

Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm

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November 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

UPCOMING SHOW: The Work of Julia Sackett

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Opening Reception: Saturday, October 13th, 2012 6pm – 9pm

Artist Statement:

I see photography as a eulogy of memory, with no distinction between fiction and fact. Using photographic images and antique objects, I accentuate the void between my experience and past experience with acrylic transfers and casting methods. Taking slides of other people’s memories and distorting them over a space raises questions about the seemingly cozy sentimentality of memory and takes nostalgia to a different, more uncanny plane. These histories are inevitably fiction, as the photographic moment exists outside of living time.  Everyone experiences the poignancy of passing time, even when the forgotten moments aren’t even their own.

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The exhibition runs October 13th, 2012 – December 1st, 2012

Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm

Upcoming Gallery Show: The Work of Shane York

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Opening Reception: Friday, August 17th, 2012 6pm – 9pm

The exhibition runs August 1st – September 30th, 2012

Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm

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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.

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

Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm

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