Edwin Macaraeg Disambiguation 1

EDWIN MACARAEG DISAMBIGUATION 1 JANUARY 2 – FEBRUARY 1 Edwin Macaraeg’s powerful imagery explores the Asian-American history in a series of large format oil paintings. By definition disambiguation is a teaching technique that combines factual with stimulating explanatory information. In these works Macaraeg has manipulated images of key moments from the heritage of the Asian-American experience from the perspective of a contemporary Asian-American. His experience as an Asian-American has led him to investigations of how and why misconceptions and other social patterns can be traced to particular historical events. By... 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 →

 

Ed Gillum “Chance Encounters”, September 2013

“Chance Encounters” RE-IF-EYE-ING-ABSTRACTION is the title of Ed Gillumʼs sculpture presentation at 1821 Gallery. Edʼs challenge to us is to ponder the question “what if, reflecting on those blissful moments of brilliant intuitive adventure. All the pieces for this show were created in 2013, and are made of stainless steel and glass. Some of the pieces also have incorporated photo transparency elements. The stainless steel used in this body if work is almost exclusively remnants from the industrial process of computerized water-jet precision cutting for food processing machinery. The glass... Read the Rest →

 

Elaine Callahan & Peggy Jelmini, July 2013

1821 Gallery will be featuring two outstanding local artists for the month of July. Elaine Callahan, one of 1821 galleryʼs artists in residence, will be showing her most recent work. Callahan studied art at San Jose State college, C.O.S., as well as studying water color with Pat Hunter and Carlene Kostew. She is fascinated by abstract art and so continues to explore this challenging field of art. “I enjoy realism as well, says Callahan, but decided on abstract for this show.” Joining Elaine Callahan will be artist Peggy Jelmini. Her... Read the Rest →

 

Aileen Imperatrice ::selective memory::, June 2013

1821 Gallery is pleased to present Aileen Imperatrice’s series of completely new work entitled “::selective memory::”. With this new series Imperatrice makes the statement “What our minds remembers, in dreams and reality, is mostly selective, oftentimes protective”. Aileen says; “with this series, I allowed myself to completely embrace my intuitive nature, giving myself the opportunity to apply line and color as I felt it, connecting with a truly fluid process in my work.” Aileen Imperatrice has always shown an interest in art, creating work as a child from whatever materials she... Read the Rest →

 

ENSO by Michael Garcia, February-March 2013

ENSO Archetype of Wholeness New work by Michael Garcia 1821 Gallery & Studios proudly presents new work by Michael Garcia. The exhibition entitled, Enso: Archetype of Wholeness, opens Thursday February 7th with an ArtHop reception from 5-8 PM. This outstanding body of work will be featured for two months, February and March, with an artist reception to be held Saturday, February 9th from 4-8 PM and an additional ArtHop reception March 7th from 5-8 PM. Michael Garcia creates richly textured works on panel. His process involves building up layers of paint then tearing them down... Read the Rest →

 

Jim Campbell, Lost @ Sea, January 2013

  1821 Gallery & Studios presents Lost @ Sea, an exhibition of work by Jim Campbell in January. The exhibition opens for the first ArtHop of the year on January 3 from 5-8 PM and runs through February 2.   Lost @ Sea is composed of two separate bodies of work. The smaller pieces, mostly 2008-2010, are from a series of paintings that deal with the unsustainable use of fossil fuels as an energy source and its consequences to us and the other living organisms that inhabit our planet. The larger paintings... Read the Rest →

 

Are You Going With Me? By Bill Bruce – December 2012

1821 Gallery & Studios will host the of work by Bill Bruce during the month of December. The exhibition entitled, Are You Going With Me? opens for ArtHop on December 6 from 5-8 pm and runs through December 21. Are You Going With Me? explores an interconnected relationship between art and music. Bruce, who has volunteered thousands of hours as an on air jazz DJ with public radio stations in Fresno, is an avid music collector. He cites the presence of music throughout his creative process as “a friend I can count on.”... Read the Rest →

 

On The Horizon by Bibi Bielat – November, 2012

ON THE HORIZON New work by BIBI BIELAT October 22, 2012 1821 Gallery & Studios is pleased to welcome artist Bibi Bielat. Bielat’s collection of entirely new work titled On The Horizon is a unique perspective of the separation of earth and sky in iron, copper and bronze. The series of abstract seascapes from the serene to the thunderous is inspired by Big Sur and the Central California Coastline.   The exhibition will open on November 1 during ArtHop and will run through December 1, 2012. There will be an artist’s... Read the Rest →

 

Robert Weibel Gunpowder Artist – October, 2012

“Gunpowder Artist Adds Color and Candlesoot”   Robert Weibel’s first solo exhibition since 2009 will include a public demonstration, color and candle soot. Weibel has been creating art by igniting gunpowder on paper since 2007. His work has been well received in juried competitions and private collections. This exhibition, New and Continuing Gunpowder Art, introduces color pastels and mark making from candle soot to his figurative images. The unique process of gunpowder drawing in a large format will be demonstrated at sundown on October 13.   Preview:  Sunday           Sept.30 2-5PM ArtHop:   Thursday          Oct. 4  5-8PM Demo:     Sat.           Oct. 13 sundown... Read the Rest →

 

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