Monday, December 19, 2016

Local Art Seen: Introspection at the Prøve

Friday evening the Prøve Collective featured a very exciting show by the All Black Zine, a themed quarterly that highlights people of color, especially artists and activists. This show's theme centered on the inner dialogue that artists experience and the complexities of living in today's world: "Introspection." Painter Moira Villiard (whose self-portrait is pictured here to the right) made me aware of the show, a young artist whose career I've been especially paying attention to.  Other artists with work on display included Kholofelo Matsafu, Yuta Uchida, Marcus Brown, Dominic Bisogno, Tony Salazar Mejia and Axel Lurssen.

Here are photos of several of the pieces I saw, in case you were unable to attend.

Another exciting show opened Friday at the new art space Studio 3 West, "Natural Abstractions" featuring work by Elizabeth Kuth and Stacie Renné. Ms. Kuth, whose work stands up to comparisons with the likes of Arshile Gorky and the best of the New York School, will be in the gallery space this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. for an artist talk. Will I see you there?

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Meantime, art goes on all around you. Engage it!

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