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All That Glitters By Sean-Paul Pluguez

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Uncategorized |

All That Glitters  In provocative Stillness exhibition at Bernal Gallery, four artists explore nature and identity By Margaret Regan   Walk into the newly remodeled Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at Pima College and the first thing you see is a fairytale forest of golden trees. In this dazzling installation by Sean-Paul Pluguez, no fewer than 100 “trees” are lined up neatly, row on row, planted into low birch platforms. Bending slightly, as real trees do, they curve upward toward an imagined sky, reaching about six feet into the air. The trees are actually grape stakes, rough wooden posts that normally would be used to hold up grape vines in a...

Patty Horing Ordinary Lives

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Patty Horing Ordinary Lives February 23- March 25, 2017 I am interested in the narrative and psychological nature of portraiture. Contemporary paintings of specific people simultaneously raise questions and offer clues about individual identity and the larger cultural context in which the subjects exist. My goal is not simply to show what a person looks like, but to examine, through subjective interpretation, who that person is, wants to be, has been. Often the subjects’ material surroundings also reflect some aspect of personal desire or identity that is linked to the psychological underpinning of the portrait.   Share...

Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Susan Schwalb, Harmonizations III, 2015, goldpoint, silverpoint, Jaune Brilliant and yellow gesso on paper on wood panel, 24 x 24 x 2 inches. Courtesy Garvey|Simon, New York. Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, in conjunction with Garvey|Simon, New York, is pleased to announce its latest exhibition Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings on view in the Elma and Milton A. Gilbert Pavilion Gallery from January 15–May 14, 2017. A reception and artist’s talk will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017, from 1:30–3 p.m. in the Gilbert Pavilion Gallery at Hebrew Home at Riverdale. R.S.V.P. via 718.581.1596 or The exhibition includes 15 paintings executed in metalpoint and...