CLOSING RECEPTION | MAGNUS COLO | MAY 6TH
Join us on Friday, MAY 6th at The HUD Gallery + Studios for your last chance to view this stunning show; MAGNUS COLO, an exhibition of color. For our First Fridays Ventura we will be showcasing this incredible show on two floors, so be sure to check out SPACE140 on the second floor, featuring a video installtion by Wisconisin based artist, John Swartwout. Exhibit details below….
In addition to the closing of MAGNUS COLO, The HUD Gallery + Studios resident artists studios will open to the public for tour;
Jonas Lara – Collage / Painting / Photography
Nash Rightmer – Mixed Media / Photography
Gunmonkey Art Studio – Pop Art
Jane Peterson – Mixed Media
Mariana Peirano Royuela – Oils / Figurative
Hekar Rivera Violin – Musician
Barbara Alessandra Photography
Lisa Caren – Photography
Travis Shields Art – Oils
Petrina Sharp – Mixed Media
MAGNUS COLO | Exhibition Details
Dab Art is pleased to present MAGNUS COLO, an exhibition of color. Featuring the colorful and intriguing works of Francesca Saveri Art, Rebecca Woodhouse Allard, Huntz Liu, Janet Milhommet, John Swartout, Lisa Daniels, Kirk McCoy, Barb Skoog and Perfecto Baloloy Jr.
Using the strategies of accumulation, saturation, and the repetitive mark, these artists explore their fascination with color saturated space and form. From the delicately controlled hand cut lines of Huntz Liu’s layered paper piece Spilt 1 (2016) to the jostling interaction of Perfecto Baloloy’s Food Trip (2016) and Barb Skoog’s Rogue Thought (2015), where contrast controlled surroundings and fluid lines are layered in between heavy color.
A socially cognizant John Swartwout’s statement piece Will Accept Cookies (2006), is one part assemblage and one part video installation. Debuting for first time in California, the unassuming assemblage examines consumer indulgence and unintentional societal impact. Onlookers become part of the installation, as an inconspicuous video captures admirers, the moments are then experienced in real time projection in a secondary exhibit on the second floor.
Janet Milhomme’s latest series Vanishing Oasis (2016) is a simple yet brilliant series of intriguing conceptual images highlighting the Salton Sea as a symbol of the problems of water scarcity, pollution and overdevelopment facing California. Seattle based artist Rebecca Woodhouse hand presses blocks of color and text redefining structure in imaginative linocuts such as Songs (2014) and Work & Play (2013). Sculptor Kirk McCoy using volcanic rock, he describes as Farrago due to the natural stone’s colorful layers has transformed this unique material into an opulent and vibrant series titled Spacescapes (2011-2016). In Francesca Saveri’s encaustics, work such as the diptych All Blues (2014) feature heavy pigments that ostensibly pour over the titanic wood panels right into the soul of the observer.
Specializing in abstracts and architecture, Lisa Daniels plays off the geometry of the finite structure of her superb buildings and then explores the emotional impartiality of their abstract counterparts. The side-by-side relationship of Art Stable (2015) and Art Stable Abstract (2016) is a testament of Lisa’s artist capacities and range.
Curated by Yessíca Torres