Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The "New Territory" show included artists Akira Beard, Mark Warren Jacques, Robert Burden, Henry Gunderson, and Cheryl Molnar. I really enjoyed the works of two of them...
Akira Beard's works were mainly portrait based sketchbook pages, refreshing in their gritty rawness.
Mostly famous faces, some had political commentary and loose smears of paint and graphite embellishments.
Cheryl Molnar's arresting works took collage to another level, using scraps of toned and found paper she re-created landscapes and other scenes.. literally painting with paper.
The colors were brilliant and the overall geometrics of the pieces combined into wonderful painterly images.
White Walls Gallery -http://www.whitewallssf.com/shows/new-territory/