eye lounge http://eyelounge.com a contemporary art space Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:01:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 The Gallery is Closed 8/15 – 9/14 http://eyelounge.com/the-gallery-is-closed-815-914/ http://eyelounge.com/the-gallery-is-closed-815-914/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:58:56 +0000 http://eyelounge.com/?p=3701 The Gallery is closed for maintenance 8/15/14 – 9/14/15

Please visit us again beginning 3rd Friday, September 15th for new exhibitions

East Gallery:
Abbey Messmer / Ann Morton

Project Room:
Ted Decker curating Cory Slawson

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The Women of Arizona Roller Derby http://eyelounge.com/the-women-of-arizona-roller-derby/ http://eyelounge.com/the-women-of-arizona-roller-derby/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:02:03 +0000 http://eyelounge.com/?p=3687 Wil Munny_image resized png

 

Project Room

Wil Munny 

The Women of Arizona Roller Derby

In the exhibition, Wil Munny presents a series of artworks that display the joy and pains of the sport of roller derby on these Arizona women. The installation is comprised of 18 x 24 prints installed on a mixed medium frame.

Accompanying the photos on wilmunny.com will be a series of first hand account by these and many more women. This exhibit is the standard interactive show with all proceeds of the sales going to the Keep A Breast Foundation in the name of The Women of Arizona Roller Derby.

Wil Munny is a Phoenix-based artist who has exhibited his work nationally. His work was recently included in an exhibition at The 909 Co-Operative for the “Tattoo Stories”.

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Be a Part of the Art | The Office of Environmental Responsibility needs YOU! http://eyelounge.com/be-a-part-of-the-art-the-office-of-environmental-responsibility-needs-you/ http://eyelounge.com/be-a-part-of-the-art-the-office-of-environmental-responsibility-needs-you/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:59:06 +0000 http://eyelounge.com/?p=3684 Mimi Jardine_image resized png

East Gallery

Mimi Jardine

Be a Part of the Art | The Office of Environmental Responsibility needs YOU!

Bring all found to-go lids to 419 E Roosevelt for sorting, documenting, and sculpture-building.  All participating citizens will receive an official TOER sticker and a certificate of authentic artist-collaboration signed by the To-Go Lid Division’s intake specialist, Shirley Jardine.

Post photos of your finds on our Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/theofficeofenvironmentalresponsibility?ref_type=bookmark

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Replan Your Work, Rework Your Plan http://eyelounge.com/replan-your-work-rework-your-plan/ http://eyelounge.com/replan-your-work-rework-your-plan/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:24:08 +0000 http://eyelounge.com/?p=3678 untitled Elysia -image for show

Elysia Holland Michaelsen

Replan Your Work, Rework Your Plan

Site-specific Installation by Elysia Holland Michaelsen

Curated by Halt Gallery

In Replan Your Work, Rework Your Plan, Elysia Holland Michaelsen explores the expectation of maintaining order among repeated disruptions. Michaelsen developed a strong relationship to the cycle of construction and destruction through the twenty-nine construction projects at her childhood home. Inspired by her relocation to Arizona, Michaelsen documents the dramatic changes in urban development. From the construction projects left incomplete to the vacant lots now supporting high-rise construction, Michaelsen’s installation is a product of her ever-changing environment.

 

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Timescapes http://eyelounge.com/timescapes/ http://eyelounge.com/timescapes/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:51:52 +0000 http://eyelounge.com/?p=3665 cover for postcard

Constance McBride

TIMESCAPES

This exhibition of new work confronts the process of aging.  McBride is featuring a new series of pastels on paper along with sculpted clay figures. Bodies are portrayed as layered landscapes; similar to the erosion of canyons over periods of time.

“Oblivious to our human yearnings for permanence, the universe is relentlessly wearing down, falling apart, driving itself toward a condition of maximum disorder. ….in the end, you cannot defeat the odds. You might beat the house for a while, but the universe has an infinite supply of time and can outlast any player. And yet, something about the human condition…causes us to tense against this natural progression with anguishing anxiety rather than resting into it with calm acceptance.”

- Alan Lightman

To ward off negative thoughts about her own body, McBride is embracing the aging process.  The arrow of time cannot be disputed so the focus has shifted to accepting the beauty and privilege of aging.

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Abyss Maul http://eyelounge.com/abyss-maul/ http://eyelounge.com/abyss-maul/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 02:41:53 +0000 http://eyelounge.com/?p=3651 216-1

Lee Davis
Abyss Maul

Abyss Maul is an experimental series of paintings utilizing spray paint as a contemporary medium to Lee Davis’ unique iconographic style of painting. Davis’ stylization of real-life deep-sea creatures uses high contrast, stark, chiaroscuro lighting that is reminiscent of documentaries on the abyssal depths of the oceans.

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We Plus Here Over Time http://eyelounge.com/we-plus-here-over-time/ http://eyelounge.com/we-plus-here-over-time/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 02:39:54 +0000 http://eyelounge.com/?p=3649 214

Nic Wiesinger
We Plus Here Over Time

The photographic images in the show We Plus Here Over Time highlight a recent residency to the Italian peninsula. Italy is a land where culture builds upon culture and time layers upon time, with thousand year old cities that have been rebuilt over and over through the millennium. Cities like Venice, Pompeii, Florence, and Rome endure through the trials and tribulations of civilization, conquest, commercial success and collapse, and environmental catastrophes.

In this rebuilding of civilizations and social structures, throughout layers of time and culture and history, humans have yearned to leave their mark on their place, to express their hopes and aspirations, dreams and passions. Some of these methods have changed, others not, but their sentiment still calls out to be heard.

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Secrets and Spectacles http://eyelounge.com/secrets-and-spectacles/ http://eyelounge.com/secrets-and-spectacles/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 02:38:34 +0000 http://eyelounge.com/?p=3644 215

Turner Davis
secrets and spectacles

Turner G. Davis presents “Secrets and Spectacles”. Using a wide range of mediums and iconography, Davis depicts a capricious universe and the places where dreams and nightmares intersect with the reality of the physical body.

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Knowing You Unknown http://eyelounge.com/knowing-you-unknown/ http://eyelounge.com/knowing-you-unknown/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:51:14 +0000 http://eyelounge.com/?p=3633 West Gallery

Emmett Ramstad

Knowing You Unknown

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Knowing You Unknown explores intimate banality through sculptural representations of undergarments and dresser drawers. This solo exhibition by Emmett Ramstad asks how we are unique, what constitutes intimacy and how we document our differences.

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1 + 1 = 1 Collaboration = fights = kisses http://eyelounge.com/3626/ http://eyelounge.com/3626/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:48:13 +0000 http://eyelounge.com/?p=3626 East Gallery and Project Room

David Bradley and Wendy Raisanen

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Art and sculpture take on a personal form in a new exhibit that opens at Eye Lounge, in Phoenix, April 18th.  David Lloyd Bradley and Wendy Raisanen have collaborated on life and art for the past 16 years, using ceramics, fabric, glass, and other materials. In this exhibit, they demonstrate the give-and-take process that reflects two artists, living one life, together.

 

 

 

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