Tuesday, November 28, 2006













My friend Sarah Hobstetter is having an art opening this Sunday at Sweet Adeline in Berkeley, 5 to 7 PM. Her man will also be spinning a soul set, and I hear there will be wine, and brownies! All are welcome for some of the best things in life. See you there...

2 Comments:

Blogger knaakwood said...

spooky impressionisms-

Reminds me a bit of a shadowy sort of Helnwien:

http://www.helnwein.com

Though Helnwein is whackin' out with airbrush photorealism, I consider it sort of a collage. A very meticulously rendered collage-

I like the atmosphere of Sara's works, however.. I believe that abstraction from the subject matter allows the viewer internalize and reflect in ways that pure realism does not.

(though my ideas always pending when it comes to art)

November 28, 2006 at 1:37:00 PM PST  
Blogger knaakwood said...

Speaking of the artist along this rich vein of concept:

http://www.beksinski.pl/

These images are perhaps the aftermath of the society that Helnwein dramatizes in his work- there is definitely a sort of socail-consciousness commonality between the two artists, and of course the primal machinations of H.R. Giger.
While this energy came to the surface with Hitler and Others(periodically throughout time), and dies, as the mythical Kracken.. the ripple effects only parallel something we have indiviudaly in our own psyche- and that is why the work can be so ominously powerful in effect.

Perhaps this is one of the more important aspects of visual art: It can preserve, as in amber, visual evidence of our own nature..
Evidence that will immediately connect with the emotional center of the viewer, should they be aware enough to understand the implications of the work.
An obvious thought, perhaps.. but often art is attributed soley to the twisted imagination of the artist alone, rather than seen as an expression derived and distilled from the environment and the mutable laws biology itself-

Dammit,
I should be looking for work right now.

November 28, 2006 at 1:53:00 PM PST  

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