Ivana Minafra

French artist Ivana Minafra is returning to 1821 Gallery & Studios for her second show as a featured artist. Profondeurs is the title of the new show. Minafra was born in Genoa, Italy and has been living and working in Bar le Duc, France since 2003. She has been painting for 25 years. A friendship with local artist Leslie Batty and Batty’s association with 1821 Gallery & Studios resulted in Minafra’s successful 2016 show, Traces of California. Ivana describes her process and the meaning of this show; Every human being is an evolving process. Artists... Read the Rest →

 

Nick Potter Peter Janzen

1821 Gallery is pleased to present, Spaces of Desire, Architectural Paintings by Nick Potter and Peter Janzen. Since first meeting at Fresno State in 2007, Potter and Janzen, despite having very different backgrounds and influences, have pursued similar themes in their depictions of modernist architecture. Nick Potter’s paintings use architecture as a prism to examine symbols of power and propaganda. His idealized, pseudo-utopias are often highly seductive. On the surface, the architectural elements and furniture are symbols of success, however as one contemplates the ideal further, we become aware that... Read the Rest →

 

Maxine Olson It’s all about sex

1821 Gallery & Studios will be exhibiting the work of MAXINE OLSON February 21– March 31. The show is titled It’s All About Sex and explores human sexuality and relationships, along with social commentary, in a series of 9 oil paintings. In her artist statement Olson says, “From the very beginning, human nature in all its stages has been the basis for creating my work. People’s attitudes, biases, prejudices and the way they look, act and feel, both culturally, spiritually, and sexually have provided the content for my paintings, drawings... Read the Rest →

 

Neal Breton

1821 Gallery & Studios will be exhibiting the work of Neal Breton, June 21 – July 28, 2017. Neal Breton, a New Hampshire native, currently residing in San Luis Obispo, has been professionally painting for 20 years. His bold color selection and creative interpretation of familiar subjects are unique and brilliant. Neal’s artist statement speaks volumes about him; one time in kindergarten I was assigned crayons and a piece of cardboard, “draw something and we will cut it out for you”. Others made jets, fire trucks and racecars. I made... Read the Rest →

 

Thomas Spears Cathedral

Thomas Spears returns to 1821 Gallery and Studios for his second solo exhibition titled Cathedral. This body of work consists of paintings and collage/decollage works made from materials such as motor oil, salt, metal leafing, and spray paint. Spears multi-objective works inquire about the construction of generational relationships, landmarks, and boundary divisions. Come join us for Arthop on January 5th from 5-8 pm and an artist’s reception January 7th from 4-7pm. Tweet

 

Leslie Batty

  LESLIE BATTY EVERYDAY STAGES 1821 Gallery is pleased to announce Everyday Stages, Leslie Batty’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The artist will present an all new body of work featuring figurative oil paintings and mixed media compositions depicting the feminine subject in social contexts with common identity signifiers such as clothing, cars, and houses. The work considers the familiar fantasy of the American Dream as it informs body image, gender identity, and social dynamics. Not unlike contemporary society, fairytale façades set the stage for a make-believe world in which the only rules of the masquerade... Read the Rest →

 

Shop Small Saturday

1821 Gallery & Studios will be taking in part in “Shop Small Saturday”. An event that happens all across the United States that encourages holiday shopping in small businesses, boutiques to support small business owners, makers and artists. This a great way to get away from the shopping malls and spend the day exploring your community and having an enjoyable shopping experience during a time of year that can be chaotic and crowded. We will be offering holiday treats and beverages while you explore the 5 artists studios and the... Read the Rest →

 

VISIBLE MUSIC: PEGGY GYULAI & JEREMY SUTTON

May 7 – June 13, 2015. Live demonstration, 7:00pm on May 7. San Francisco artists Peggy Gyulai & Jeremy Sutton will be exhibiting their works in a joint show, VISIBLE MUSIC at 1821 Gallery & Studios. Peggy creates paintings inspired by music, drawing from rhythms, emotions, and sound. Through Peggy’s canvases, musical works from the intimidatingly abstract to the openly pictorial are given life in paint. Peggy was artist in residence at the deYoung Museum in 2013 and has collaborated with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco Chamber Symphony among others.... Read the Rest →

 

Eat Art, Art in Food

EAT ART- ART IN FOOD 1821 Gallery will be exploring food as an art form with an exhibition entitled EAT ART – ART IN FOOD. The exhibition is comprised of two parts. The  EAT ART component on ArtHop, Thursday, December 5th, will be a celebration of the culinary arts, when some of Fresno’s finest chefs will garnish the Gallery with works of art that are totally edible.  Patrons are invited to view the art and have the opportunity to purchase one of 40 tickets at $40 each, with proceeds benefiting... Read the Rest →

 

Dal Henderson “Overexposed”, October 2013

“Overexposed” by Dal Henderson Opens October 3 Fresno artist, Dal Henderson’s ironically titled exhibition opens October 3, 2013, at 1821 Gallery. The reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on October 5 at 1821 Calaveras Street in Fresno’s downtown cultural arts district. Henderson’s reemergence on the gallery circuit will certainly be welcome to those who have long enjoyed one of Fresno’s most prolific and accomplished artists; his last exhibition in Fresno was in 1997–thus, the tongue in cheek title of his long awaited return to the gallery scene... Read the Rest →

 

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