About a month ago I participated in another wonderful art show run by the awesome curator Phil Hyman.
The piece shown to the right greeted visitors as they entered the gallery perfectly embodies the theme of the Transitions show. It was explained to me that it was a self portrait created by an individual that is currently going through gender reassignment surgery. I love how the two genders can be distinguished by such small, thoughtful details, like the shape of the noses and the size of their feet.
|The show featured some new work by Steve Delong! The elaborate process in which he achieves the designs in his work is fascinating. From what I've gathered, apparently it involves carefully coloring copper plates with various chemicals and dyes.|
|A shot of some more of the work in the gallery, including this incredibly ghostly dress that was made of paper. There was also a lot of jewelry on display this time, including lovely pieces by Kay Hyman and Rachelle Rose.|
|Another new and strange work from the local artist Tony Prete. This rat sculpture was installed vertically on to the side of a wall. I really appreciate this piece because it commanded the room's attention. It was definitely one of the first art works you noticed when entering the gallery. Not to mention that his work often utilizes recycled scrap materials, which I am also a huge fan of!|
|Check out this wicked bar stool made by|
Eric Dolan. The seat is made of welded
together lug nuts! I can't imagine how
long that must have taken.
|Nina Rego's cute new series of prints.|
They remind me of Wonka Nerds!
|By Phil Hyman|
|I love artworks that are functional as well as beautiful. These pin-up girl lights by Phil Hyman embody those ideals. Can I use one of these as a night light please??|
|An interesting chalk drawing being|
created outside of the gallery.
|What kind of art show is it without some artists there actually creating art? Phil's daughter had the right idea... she spent hours at this desk working on a hand made purse. It turned out fabulous, by the way.|
|The Transitions Show also had some live performances, including many underground and experimental bands. Here's local band The Lung performing for the crowd. I appreciate the fact that these art shows celebrate all forms of art, not just visual ones.|
|And how can you say no to an alien that is |
beckoning you to the gallery so friendly-like?
Photographs taken by Eyeball Art Shows.