Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The End Is Nigh! Nigh Means Next Sunday!

So what if you're one of those people who haven't yet come to see Rachel Beach: Towers and Portals. Well, first of all, we forgive you. But we also think you should be planning to visit us on April 12th for the spectacular Closing Night Party from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Rachel's coming! Don't you want to meet Rachel? And she'll be ing desserts from Uncle John's!

Okay, well, if that isn't enough, what if we tell you about the New Artist Silent Auction that will be happening the same night? Aha, now you're listening. Well, while Rachel shows off her work upstairs, our downstairs will be full of some up-and-coming types that we find very promising. Last time was so much fun, so we can't wait to do it again! Want a sneak peek?

Simone Meltesen is our first new find this month. We're very pleased to have her, especially in her own words:

As you can see from the video, she's someone that knows her art. Simone was born in San Francisco, and is a graduate of Hampshire College. Her move to Brooklyn changed her focus to smaller sized works, because she no longer had the room to paint!

Simone's pinhole photos are a document of her small sculptures, as well as her travels. Her research on girlhood in America and on the Feminist Art Movement of the 1970s, particularly on “craft" art, culminated her senior thesis show, “The Needle She,” which saw the genesis of her world of feral girls.

In her thesis show, the girls had been static, the backgrounds simple and monochromatic. The new incarnation sees the girls active, the landscapes lush and vibrant.

Currently Simone is working on a project called “What Every Girl Should Know,” where she interviews and photographs other young female artists in their studios, with the aim of starting a blog that is accessible to adolescent girls who are interested in art. We're very much looking forward to having her with us!

Our second new artist is Jsun Lalibertè.

Jsun is a UCF graduate with a BFA in Ceramics and Painting. His imagery is a model of nature, a look at a brief and intimate moment in the lives of fictitious plants, with delicate gestures and minute brushstrokes mirroring their intricacy. Watch our blog for more of Jsun's images later!

and as blogged about previously our third new artist is Katie Mangiardi.


Katie Mangiardi, who's intimate, historically-influenced paintings draw from the textile patterns that adorn figures classical works of art. Lace and tapestry play across her canvases in twisting forms that are at once demure and haunting. Mangiardi holds degrees from RISD, Vassar, and the Glasgow School of the Arts.

Remember, all this is coming April 12th as part of the Towers & Portals Closing Night party from 6:30pm - 8:00pm! If you haven't yet seen the show, you've got one more chance! Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry! We'll see you here!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very exciting! I love the work.