Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Full Color & Look Book @ Current Space

John Bohl, Justin Kelly and Bettina Yung: Full Color

Its 80s indoorsy vs 70s summer in Current Gallery's simultaneous exhibitons, Full Color (John Bohl, Justin Kelly and Bettina Yung) and Look Book (Russell Hite and Elena Johnston).  Digital / decorative motifs and cold color, from pastel to RGB are favored in the individual and collaborative works of Bohl, Kelly and Yung.  Exhibiting sculpture, prints, video and painting, the handmade, found, digital and even individual voice melt into a cool, consistent aesthetic.
Hite and Johnston's Look Book in the smaller gallery feels like a trip to an awesome desert vintage store.  Warm colors, collage, totems, imagined artifacts, animals etc.  The works are all beautiful, summery and (ahem) very affordable.  
Catch both these shows before they come down on the 19th!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Favorites from MICA's 2011 Commencement Exhibition

Max Guy and Ben Horns' Installation above and 4 below
Better late than never! There is some really impressive work coming out of this year's graduating class, smart pairings, group shows and collaborations as well as individual works.   Check out the highlights from this year's commencement exhibition:  

Rachel Borenstein (above and below)

I can't remember whose these were now, but I liked them!

Jimmy Costigan

Bettina Yung and Joanna Kopczyk 
 Joanna Kopczyk

 Margo Benson Malter

 Bettina Yung

 Maude Kasperzak

 Margo Benson Malter (above and below)

 Peggy Chiang and Margo Benson Malter

 Peggy Chiang above and below

Alan Lien (and maybe also Nick Peelor)

 Kaveri Raina

 Min Kim above and below

 Alan Lien above and below

 Peggy Chiang

 Lauren Brick

Miranda Pfeiffer

 Nick Peelor's amazing installation

Landscape drop ceiling