Howard Pugh: Abstract Photography
Al Preciado: Ceramic Architypal Sculptures
Collette Cooley: Beautiful painted rocks & other natural objects
Reading begins 7:30 with Open Mic following
Pot luck BYOB
42 Central Ave., Los Gatos (call 408-410-2313 for directions)
Howard Pugh breaks into the art scene from a background of music and technoheads. He says, "As all things human-fashioned are invariably undone or unbecome in their journey back to the primordial, a subtle cosmological intent gets revealed. There is a great underlying mystery in the return pull to the primordial, not perhaps an actual intelligence, but a force that expresses itself in the very style in which all that's artificial must flow back into the sea of the pre-organized; a tide receding, a tide reconvening. Far from random occurrences of rust, of peeling paint, fading and degradation, the great mystery of the return to the primordial is a process of communication, of dialogue; the etchings of decay - its very handwriting. There is remarkable order here, albeit not the order of our world, or order in the realm of abstract understanding, but also not an order subjugated to the superficial tyranny known as chaos either. Even nihilistic ideology as a human creation, eventually withers and is crushed by the ever-fixed pull of the great mystery to the primordial."
Al Preciado howls with naked intensity as he works through the mysteries of life,
channelling his warrior energies into clay and paint.
Collette Cooley Hand painted rocks -"My hand painted rocks were inspired during visits to my family's cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains. Walking along a creek bed, I found the the autumn leaves clinging to the wet river rocks to be very lovely, so I set out to copy them! These rocks are a pleasant way to bring a little nature indoors or to add decoration to the garden or porch.
Over the years I've primarily painted floral and landscape watercolors. I've also painted several murals and large panels, some of which are owned and displayed at the Menlo Park Children's Library."