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 →
For February ArtHop, February 2nd, 1821 Gallery & Studios will be featuring the explosive and colorful work of Dale Oftedal. Oftedal has a Masters in Fine Arts and has taught at West Hills college in Coalinga and Fresno State University. He has worked for CBS-TV New York doing corporate design and was Assistant Art Director for the New York Herald Tribune newspaper Sunday Magazine “NEW YORK”. His artwork is in many public and private collections around the world.
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.
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 →
“Story Lines,” an exhibit of new paintings by abstract expressionist Larry Hill, will be on display from Oct.15-Nov. 12, at 1821 Gallery & Studios, 1821 Calaveras Street, in the Downtown Arts District. Artist reception will be held from 4-9 p.m. Oct. 15. Hill helped establish Fresno Art Independent Group and was awarded first prize a number of times in the annual San Joaquin Valley Art Invitational. After being accepted into the Los Angeles Art Institute, he exhibited at the Martin Janis Gallery in Los Angeles and the famed Sidney Janis... Read the Rest →
1821 Gallery & Studios is pleased to present, Ivana Minafra, a visiting artist from France with ties to Central California. Her latest work inspired by her travels to California is an outsiders perspective of the beauty of our state. Ivana explains her inspiration for this series of 30 paintings; “As soon as I landed my very first european foot on this ground, I immediately sensed the energy, the warmth, the light, like a veil had been removed from before my eyes. These short lines perfectly describe the feeling that has been at... Read the Rest →
GEORGE BLAIR “HIDDEN IMAGES”. This exhibition is collaboration between painter Cedric Wentworth and photographer George Y. Blair. Beginning with oil-on-canvas paintings performed by Wentworth, Blair, the engineer turned fine art photographer, has produced micro-vignettes and turned them into powerful monuments of abstract expressionist art. The digital images produced by Blair, are the culmination of a more than sixty-year artistic love affair with post-war Bay Area art. It was not until several decades later that Blair began collecting many of the works by artists that he had admired. Blair’s deep personal... Read the Rest →
THE COLLECTION is a new, full-length play about Peggy Guggenheim, famous collector of modern art. Her collection, acquired between 1938 and 1965, now resides in her former home in Venice, Italy; it is a world-renown museum. THE COLLECTION presents thirty-four brief, critical episodes in the life of Peggy Guggenheim. Ms. Guggenheim was a fascinating and colorful character. She was married several times, became friends with a vast assortment of American and European writers and painters, subsidized Emma Goldman so the activist could write her memoires, had an affair with playwright... Read the Rest →
1821 Gallery & Studios will be exhibiting the largest solo show of Peggy Jelmini’s career VALLEY COLORS May 4th thru June 12th. This award winning local artist has enjoyed critical and commercial success throughout her career and her latest work reflects this. Growing up and residing in the heart of California has helped her draw inspiration from reflecting on our Central Valley agriculture and landscapes. “I enjoy the variety of shapes, orchards, and vineyards that sprawl across California. The difference in viewpoints gives me special inspiration that I aim to display... Read the Rest →
Friday is the closing reception for Leslie Batty, Everyday Stages, 5-8PM. Leslie will be donating the proceeds from “A Teal-Rose Dress for Valerie” to her dear friend Valerie Bender who continues to fight advanced stage breast cancer. Tickets to win this artwork are available for $25. The reception will be dedicated to a dear friend and fellow art lover, Valerie Bender, who is succumbing to her battle against breast cancer. A longtime supporter of the arts, Valerie Bender has enriched the culture of our community through her dedication to quality... Read the Rest →