Peggy Jelmini, Valley Colors

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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

De Anda & Murphy Show, May 2013

1821 Gallery & Studios will be showcasing the work of artists Carolyn DeAnda and Michael T. Murphy during the month of May. DeAndaʼs exhibition titled “Retro Fresno-Remembering and Era” is an alternate media photography process utilizing digital composition and digital fine art pigment transfers to fine art papers, metals and other non-traditional substrates. This current effort is one of enhancing and documenting the design and form of many neon markers from a bygone era where we were invited to dine, dance, sleep or fuel up on our way. Michael T.... 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 →

 

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