Nicolas Jenkins is pleased to present a solo exhibition in the Eye Lounge Project Room. Mile Marker is a series of photogravure prints of the Arizona landscape.
Fly on the Wall is a show by Kathryn Hratko displaying a series of paintings which capture individuals from a ‘fly on the wall’ perspective, depicting individuals caught in the moment performing normal, everyday activities and revealing internal soliloquies without the knowledge that anyone is watching.
A series of works on paper, that display my continued interest in drawing from “life” or using live models as a beginning for further exploration. I am interested in the human body and the physical and cultural associations, which arise from the depiction of this form in space. Rather than assume a false sense of “objectivity”, this series of drawings often questions the idea of objectivity through the juxtaposition of text, graphic imagery, or 3rd person narrative writings, with figures. The idea is to provoke new associations, which provide the basis for further artistic inquiry; and may also suggest ideas associated with the commodification, sexualization, or other psychological condition as visualized or depicted through the human figure.
A deep and murky oceanic atmosphere, a place where light is the most precious commodity for survival, represents the conspicuous lack of resources required for basic survival. The more humans strive to advance technology at the expense of the natural world, the more we lose familiarity with that world; disrupting an awareness of the environment and severing connections with the past.
Solo Exhibit by Paul Elliott
“A drag show was happening. I snapped a photo as the Queen took a dollar from my hand. I was instantly mesmerized. I had been in town for two months and this was the first place I felt truly comfortable. I slowly worked up the nerve to start photographing other shows, armed with a Holga, on a regular basis.”
Glob is an offline blog in which artist; Paul Elliott presents tangible works in a live setting. This seventeen part series will attempt to debunk the artist’s failure to maintain an online presence.
Solo Exhibition by Emmett Ramstad
Revisiting the paintings and photographs of visionary artist Forrest Bess, this exhibition asks how we represent bodies and lives without simplifying them through narrative explanations. WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME is a series of monoprints and sculptures by Emmett Ramstad based on Forrest Bess artworks on view in the Eye Lounge project room from December 20th through January 12th, 2014.
Third Friday reception December 20th and First Friday reception January 3rd.
Opening December 6th, 6-9PM
December 6 – December 28 2013
An EyeLounge Fundraiser and Live Drawing Show
November 15 – December 15 2013
On November 15th, 2013 at approximately 6:00 pm, Eye Lounge members will collectively create works of art for immediate sale. Each member will take a turn at eleven separate drawing stations set up in the West gallery. For thirty seconds each artist will contribute to the extension of the works using a dry medium of their choice, pastel, pencil, collage, etc. Works on paper will be finished at the end of the eleventh hand lifting off the page or when the audience decides. If an audience member finds that a piece is to their liking and wants it as their own, they may stop production by ringing a bell and purchase it on the spot. Each work will be made available for $40 to take away or be picked up after the month long run of the finished show.
Eye Lounge Group Show
November 15 – December 15 2013
“Family” as defined by the census bureau “consists of 2 or more people (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption residing in the same housing unit.” As tidy as this definition is, it doesn’t represent the full spectrum of what “family” means to the individual. There are cultural families, personal networks, and the human family to name a few. The artists of eye lounge are challenged with defining their own demographic and identifying their Phoenix families in this show of new work.
October 18 – November 10 2013
Street Gems is a social enterprise that transforms discarded items from the street – plastic bottles and cups, plastic bags, and caution tape – into wearable art and imaginative flowers. The Street Gems team is comprised of individuals that are experiencing homelessness. Included in this exhibition are the Street Gems jewelry, flower and also, “Images from the Zone” a collection of abstracted imagery by Street Gems member Josef Klaassens.