Drip, Dribble, Drop by Melissa Martinez
Commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art
Installed at Eye Lounge
April 19, 2013 – May 5, 2012
April 19 – May 5, 2013
An exhibition of new paintings by Chris Maker in the West Gallery
The allegory of Plato’s Cave, in the Republic, in which Plato introduces the “essence of things” as well as society’s response to this illusion was extremely powerful. To me, the allegory of Plato’s Cave describes a society bound and chained together, around a fire of their own creation. From this fire, the shadows of society are cast on the walls of the cave. These shadows are mistaken for the real objects from which they are cast. And the essence of the “thing” is mistaken for it’s referent, created from society. The painting depicts figures in black and white as the shadows cast on the cave walls. The chinks or opening in the cave are represented by white linear and planar elements, eroding the walls of the cave. The “subject”, painted in color, is placed in a position of awe and reckoning, and the “projection” of this subject’s reality is depicted on the cave’s wall. The suggestion of geometry is a means to represent the “rational view”, and is depicted here through the use of the golden section and with it the suggestion of the fibonnaci spiral sequence used to compose the landscape in color and denote the irrational. This geometry is then simplified in a three dimensional Q-bert diagram and then re-represented again as “nature” through the pattern on Sonoran desert rattlesnake. www.chrismaker.com
FORTuitous in the Project Room
A playful fort installation by the Pruitt5. Pruitt5 is a collaboration of Eye Lounge member, Christina Pruitt, her husband and their children. Hang out in the fort between April 19 – May 5, 2013.
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January 18 – February 10 in the East Gallery
A collection of minimalist photographic and video works focusing on elemental light, color and space. This exhibition explores a replenished look at the sky, landscape and relationships between time and place.
HORIZONS will feature works made in 2012 during time spent as a Phoenix photographer in the valley of the sun, a resident artist in China and a non-religious traveler in Israel.
Exhibition support provided in part by a mini-grant from Ted Decker Catalyst Fund.
Featuring works by
Michael Yakhilevich, Adi Shalmon, Leonid Zeiger, Bitya Rosenak, Oded Zaidel, Dvorit Ben Shaul, Doron Adar, Renata Rivkin-Gal, Shimon Lev, Vered Aviv ,Max Epstein, Yemima Ergaz, Meirav Davish Ben Moshe, Sarah Nina Meridor, Yochi Negev & Yossi Galanti.
Curated by Doron Adar & Meirav Davish Ben Moshe
“The landscape we encounter in this group of works is of nowhere, it is as if we see an idea of desert but not the actual scene. Broken widthwise lines and a conceptual meditative approach leads to sequence of personal and idiosyncratic statements that does not accumulate to a clear cohesive image. One cannot locate the images at a certain geographical boundaries of the Israeli desert whether it is the Negev, the Judea desert or the Aravah.”
-Meirav Davish Ben Moshe, Agripas 12 Gallery
“By inviting Jerusalem based artists to Phoenix and sending work from Phoenix to Jerusalem we want to create a connecting trade route of information, ideas and cultural awareness. We really just want to start the conversation and we have a lot to talk about.“
-Sean Deckert, Eye Lounge
I have chosen to make the human element the focus. It isn’t about me, but it’s about the community of people that I have grown to know. Each person has their own personal energy that they share and that is left behind. I believe all the people that we get to know leave an imprint on you in some way and that will always be with you. Memories are feelings, they are uniquely your own and they help to shape your reality.
October 19th – November 11th in the West Gallery
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19th, 5-10pm
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2nd, 5-10pm
Angels v.2 is the second, brand new, iteration of photographs I have been working on for the past year. Angels v.1 (the series v.2 grew from), a small preview of v.2, and more information about the gallery can be viewed at these websites: