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 →

 

Kit Colman Journeys

For the month of July 1821 Gallery is proud to be exhibiting the spectacular landscape paintings of Kit Colman. In her show titled “JOURNEYS”, Colman has returned to her childhood home in Woodside California after 24 years in Texas. Journeying from her small cottage in the hills, she wanted  to see  the land as if for the first time, to appreciate what was in front of her without knowing what was ahead—dead branches, brambles, and all. While Woodside and the Bay Area are known for their grand vistas Colman became... 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 →

 

Fresno Printmaker Guild & 1 Year Anniversary, April 2013

1821 Gallery & Studios celebrates it’s one year anniversary with this April’s ArtHop, and it’s doing it in a big way.  The gallery will be presenting over 40 pieces of fine printmaking by the members of The Printmakers Guild of Fresno.  The Guild was established in 1986 by a group of artists enrolled in Leon Osborne’s printmaking class at Fresno City College.  For over 25 years the Guild has presented it’s annual show in various venues, fulfilling the original intent to educate and exhibit.  The 13 artists showing work in... 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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