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 →

 

Frank Arnold

Thursday, September 6, 2018, the new season for ArtHop is kicking off at 1821 Gallery with the paintings and bronze sculpture of international abstract figurative artist and ArtHop co-founder, Frank Arnold. Along with the showing of original work will be a book signing throughout the evening by Arnold of his two volumes. His first book, “Frank Arnold Painting & Sculpture,” tells the story of his life and journey on the way to becoming an internationally celebrated artist, from his earliest memories to the present. His second book, “Your Creative imagination... 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 →

 

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 →

 

Gordon Senior & Eleanor Wood

  1821 Gallery & Studios is pleased to welcome back Gordon Senior and Eleanor Wood. Their new exhibition “Silent Journeys: Sculpture and Works on Paper will run March 1- April 8, 2017. The major themes running through Gordon Senior’s sculptures identify frozen moments in time, significant pauses in the migratory passage and the wild or domesticated grasses and grains that have become part of our staple diet. These are explored through various contrasting materials such as wood, alabaster, cast plaster, laminated plywood and bronze. His drawings contain differing images of... 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

 

Robert Weibel Personal Totems

This new series is an array of wooden figures and drawings representing Weibel’s mythopoetic exploration of people and animals, real and imagined. Known for images he creates by igniting gunpowder on paper, Weibel has been exploring new mediums and materials and for this series he has created a menagerie of animal totems and spirit guides. The wooden figures range in size from a few inches to several feet, and have been rustically carved, assembled and painted out of found wood and other materials. Many of the figures are mounted on painted wooden backgrounds... Read the Rest →

 

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 →

 

Adam Longatti Returns to 1821

Adam Longatti returns to 1821 Gallery & Studios for a solo exhibition of over 20 new works. The exhibition runs from November 11th thru December 18th. A reception for Longatti’s latest show will be held November 13th from 4PM until 8PM. Art Hop for this show will be December 3rd. Longatti’s paintings reflect the San Joaquin Valley’s richly textured landscape and environment. This body of work is a collection of plein air paintings gleaned from a small radius of Fresno. Each is a product of his physical experience in the field.... Read the Rest →

 

“Some Alum” Group Exhibition

“SOME ALUM 2015” is 1821 Gallery & Studios largest group show since it’s opening in 2012. 16 alumni, artists who previously exhibited at 1821 Gallery & Studios, will be exhibiting their work June 18th thru August 1st. Artists include: BIBI BIELAT, PHIL BOWERS, JIM CAMBELL, GLEN DELPIT, MICHAEL GARCIA, EDWARD GILLUM, JULIANA HARRIS, DAL HENDERSON, LARRY HILL, ADAM LONGATTI, ANN SCHEID, JERRY SCOTT, THOMAS SPEARS, ROBERT WEIBEL, KATHY WOSIKA, EVANY ZIRUL This diverse and exceptionally talented group of artists have varying styles, techniques and subject matter and have all been well received. 1821 Gallery & Studios will be open for Art Hop Thursday July 2nd 11AM... Read the Rest →

 

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