In Sight: An Ekphrastic Collaboration Between eye lounge and Four Chambers

in sight
Phoenix-based independent literary magazine and small press Four Chambers Press has partnered with eye lounge to pair 11 local authors with 11 eye lounge artists to produce original poems and short stories in response to the artists’ work. The results of these collaborations will be showcased in a limited edition print volume and an exhibition at eye lounge opening Friday, March 18th.

Please also join us for a live reading at The Newton (300 W Camelback Rd) Saturday, April 16th from 4 to 6 pm.

Featuring the literary and artistic work of:
Cherie Buck-Hutchinson + Paul Mosier
Ashley Czajkowski + Kelsey Pinckney
Turner G. Davis + R. S. Mengert
Takashi Hara + Christopher Danowski
Tawny Kerr + Rosemarie Dombrowski
Keith Laber + Robert Isenberg
Constance McBride + Alicia Ochoa Brall
John Randall Nelson + CL Black
Ellen Nemetz + Reese Conner
Christina You-sun Park + Jia Oak Baker
Danielle Wood + Angie Dell

For more information please visit

in the Project Room: Rembrandt Quiballo

Rembrandt Quiballo
strange days

My interests lie in the saturation of disparate images in our contemporary hyper-real world. Mediums, such as the television or the Internet, proliferate an endless stream of visual sensation at a considerable rate. Our visual lives are filled with images taken directly from varying media outlets that compete with our lived reality to form our conscious and unconscious memories. We witness media spectacles through the moving image and feel as if we were actually there.

rembrandt quiballo

in the main gallery: Ashley Czajkowski

Ashley Czajkowski

The work in vestiges explores the tenuous relationship between nature and culture, especially concerning feminine rituals. I am interested in this disconnect; our refusal as a species to admit that we, too, are animals. From early on we are socialized, given strict gender identities, and taught to become something other; to become civilized, domesticated. There is loss in this becoming.

ashley czajkowski

in the Project Room: go on till you come to the end

Christopher Jagmin
paintings, drawings, and findings

Over the past year, Christopher Jagmin has been experimenting with unconventional materials like roofing paper and found cardboard to construct stories of what it means to live right now in this world. These messy friezes are packed with memories, history, triumph, sadness, color, beauty, decay, energy, humor, and urgency.

jagmin nearing the border
Christopher Jagmin, nearing the border of the glorious and the conquered (excerpt)
gouache on roofing paper
60 x 40 inches

in the main gallery: 60,30,15 … mélange

John Randall Nelson
60,30,15 … mélange
60 years old.
30 artworks.
15 years advocacy.
Mélange, an assortment.

I turn 60 in May, so it’s a good time to review my art practice and some of the happenings that have occurred along the way. 30 past and recent works will be exhibited concurrently (15 at Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale and 15 at Eye Lounge in Phoenix). The 30 pieces exhibited are, in part, a survey, a chronology, and a prospective.

Opening night performance, January 15th: Bucky’s Experimental Instrumentations is John Randall Nelson, Alan Jones and Joe Willie Smith. The noise band features open improvisation using artist designed instruments, found objects and found sounds.


Main Gallery

winter group show 15-16

A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past. A sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with not always happy personal associations.

eye lounge artists are pleased to present our Winter Group Exhibition

Exhibiting Artists: Cherie Buck-Hutchison, Ashley Czajkowski, Turner Davis, Takashi Hara, Tawny Kerr, Keith Laber, Constance McBride, John Randall Nelson, Ellen Nemetz, Christina You-sun Park, and Danielle Wood.

December 18, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Opening Reception: Dec 18 from 6PM – 10PM
FF Opening: New Year’s Day, 1/1/16
Closing Reception: Jan 8 from 6PM – 9PM

Believe We are Magic

Project Room

Sisters Lead at Dinosaur National Monument

Cherie Buck-Hutchison

Cherie Buck-Hutchison revisits her past by divining a female narrative within certain patriarchal religious practices. By poetically juxtaposing dual imagery, she creates a space for female leadership. The private is geographically shifted into the public. Decades merge. This is the magical southwest of the future, where women enjoy the same religious privileges and responsibilities as men. Her alchemy conjures questions regarding why and how we continue to shift culturally.

December 18, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Exhibition dates: 12/18/15 through 1/9/16
Opening Reception: Dec 18 from 6PM – 10PM
FF Opening: New Year’s Day, 1/1/16


November 20, 2015 – December 13, 2015

In the Main Gallery

A Humorous Take on Moderate Anxieties


Imbalance2 nemetz

Opening Reception: Friday, November 20th from 6PM-10PM

Ellen Nemetz uses her painting to convey the emotions and issues that many people face in humorous, probing and fascinating ways. Her style is representational. She places realistically-painted animals into improbable situations; her anthropomorphized animal portraits have elements of neuroticism, while striving to stay amusing, engaging, and thought provoking. Ellen’s creatures portray feelings of stress, social anxiety, and insecurity in an entertaining yet somewhat enigmatic way inviting the viewer to look deeper.

The exhibition will run from November 20th through December 12 2015. The artist will host an opening reception on Friday, November 20th from 6-10 p.m. and will be in the gallery for First Friday, December 4, during regular gallery hours, and by appointment. (Normal gallery hours are Fridays from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11-3 p.m.)

New Drawings

November 20, 2015 – December 13, 2015

In the Project Room

TURNER G. DAVIS – New Drawings

IMG_1570 tgdavis

On display in The Project Room are new works on paper by artist Turner G. Davis. Here Davis continues his narrative investigations using pen and ink on distressed surfaces. An opening reception will take place on Friday, November 20th, 2015 from 6PM – 10PM. The gallery will also be open for First Friday festivities on December 4, 2015.

Normal gallery hours are Fridays from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11-3 p.m.


October 16th – November 14th

In the East Gallery/Ground Floor

Constance McBride

photo of torso orig size cropped

Opening Reception Third Friday, October 16, 2015 6PM – 10PM

Here, there is no way out of Alzheimer’s disease. It seems that most of what I am doing right now relates to my reactions to watching my mother live through it, slowly deteriorate and then ultimately lose her life to it. Now the aftermath; a meditation on change and loss. Fragmented parts are a metaphor for the loss of control. And, symbolic of being incomplete. Crumpled and layered partial figures are in ruins but they still exist. On one hand, the deterioration of the body; on the other, the existence of the soul. As decades go by I shed past lives, lives from a different time that are no longer a part of me, but at the same time are still at the core of me. This work is about layers; layers of the earth, layers of life, and layers of relationships. We pass parts of ourselves along from one generation to another; ancestors are not really gone, only their time here is gone.

The exhibition will remain up through November 14, 2015. Normal gallery hours are Fridays from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11-3 p.m.