Creatively Maladjusted new works by Steven Borelli
Emerging from a six year creative block, I find myself finally back in the flow. The works of art in this show are the visions of that return. No theme. No connection. The works are not a product of thought, but of feeling. Each individual. Each immersive. Every meaning correct. Exhilarating. Terrifying. Inspiring. There is no safety in art. Jump in.
P O L Y G O N S new works on paper by Zoya Scholis
One is reminded of Japanese box kites and Op-art. These are not flat paintings, but in a playful move, watercolor polygons folded convexly to tease 3-D possibilities with their linen lines and irregular geometry. Cold press watercolor paper is covered with wild calligraphic brush stokes and splatter refined by a pattern of circles and random panels of translucent acrylic washes. Hanging them about half an inch from the wall, gives them space to breathe and makes possible shadows that dramatize their appeal. They are arranged to suggest flight and merriment, but take note: some are shaped like coffins.
Artists' Reception: Friday, August 3, 2012 7pm–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk featuring live music by Freya Seeburger
free & open to the public.
Exhibition dates: August 3–31, 2012
88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando)
San Jose, CA
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm, free admission