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 →

 

Allegorical Portraiture: New Paintings by Ronald Dzerigian

1821 Gallery & Studios is pleased to present Allegorical Portraiture, a new series of paintings by Fresno artist Ronald Dzerigian, March 19 – May 2, 2015. These paintings were made solely for this exhibition. This series of (primarily) oil paintings portray fictional characters that represent the elements of human experience within a loosely biographical framework. Family, loss, love, judgment, evaluation, intimacy, aloneness, history, etc. are all part of each individual’s personal map and these elements are generously woven throughout the installation. Dzerigian finds his work akin to crudely painted-over walls... Read the Rest →

 

Bielat/Garcia, February 2014

Returning this February for a duo exhibition at 1821 Gallery & Studios are two of itʼs most successful and popular artists, Bibi Bielat & Michael Garcia. Both artists work in unique mediums all unto their own, Bielat in metal paints and Garcia in wood and mixed media, bringing a totally original style and beauty to their work. Bielat enjoys the uncertainty of exploring the characteristics of surfaces and decay. Her work is process art, she manipulates the iron, copper and bronze metal paints and the patina/rust acids to create works that are heavily... Read the Rest →

 

Beth Van Hoesen, November 2013

In a career spanning more than five decades, artist and printmaker Beth Van Hoesen (1926 – 2010) created a uniquely exquisite body of remarkable graphic work that was instantly recognizable by the purity of its line. Opening November 6 and running through November 27th,Fresno’s 1821 Gallery and Studios will feature a selection of Van Hoesen’s disciplined observations and realistic expressions that are technically masterful.   Beth Van Hoesen, a San Francisco artist born in Boise, Idaho in 1926 studied at Stanford University graduating with a B.A. in 1948 went on... 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 →

 

Kerby C. Smith & Lura Schwarz Smith, September 2013

“Double Vision, Images in Fabric”, by Kerby C. Smith and Lura Schwarz Smith, is a presentation of their art quilts. Kerby Smith’s goal is to make you smile when you see one of his art quilts hanging on your wall. Kerby uses digital technology to both create his imagery and to stitch them using an ultramodern sewing computer. An award winning photographer, his shift to the textile arts was heavily influenced by his wifeʼs work with art quilts and together they wrote “Secrets of Digital Quilting: From Camera to Quilt.... 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 →

 

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 →

 

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