By Tawny Kerr
July 15th – August 13th, 2016
Reception: Friday, July 15th from 6 – 10 pm
Open for First Friday, August 5th
eye lounge is pleased to present sub rosa, an exhibition of new work by Tawny Kerr.
Sub rosa is a collection of Tawny Kerr’s recent ephemeral sculpture and installation work investigating themes of memory and nostalgia. Her work represents a struggle between an inward desire to preserve and the destructive reality of passing time. Kerr uses materials ill-suited to archiving – flowers, candy, delicate thread and old, brittle paper; fragile materials which display evidence of wear and decay. In embracing impermanence, Kerr further emphasizes the fallibility of memory, questioning both the strength of memory through the passage of time and the reliability of the narrator.
Sub rosa is the first solo US exhibition of Tawny Kerr’s work.
The exhibition will run from July 15th through August 13th, 2016. The artist will host an opening reception on Friday, July 15th from 6 – 10 pm, and will be in the gallery for First Friday on August 5th, 2016, during regular eye lounge hours, and by appointment.
eye lounge is located at 419 E Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. The gallery is open Fridays from 6 – 9 pm, Saturdays 1 – 5pm and Sundays 11am – 3pm and during MADE gift shop hours.
eye lounge is pleased to present “Microcosm,” a new exhibition of ceramic installation work and mixed media by Danielle Wood.
Microcosm is an installation of ceramic work and mixed media, where porcelain and thread are intertwined to create a visual metaphor in investigation of the interconnectedness of the self and other. The dynamics of those interconnections will be explored visually. Symbiotic and mutualism in relationships will be expanded upon through pattern and design. The natural world is a theme found in Wood’s work. The installation will create a color field experience where the viewer becomes a part of the space through the surrounding texture, forms, and subtle color.
The exhibition will run from June 17th through July 10th, 2016. The artist will host an opening reception on Friday, June 17th from 6 – 10 pm and be in the gallery for First Friday on July 1st, 2016, during regular eye lounge hours, and by appointment.
Cherie Buck-Hutchison – Bony Processes: Intonations for the Unnoted, a poetic walk-through exhibition
May 20th – June 12, 2016
Reception: Friday, May 20th from 6 – 10
Open for First Friday
eye lounge is pleased to present “Bony Processes: Intonations for the Unnoted,” a new exhibition of interdisciplinary work by Cherie Buck-Hutchison.
Bony Processes: Intonations for the Unnoted complicates the patriarchal narrative by suggesting an additional point of view through the poetic act of noting the names of biblical women. Buck-Hutchison compares the processes of bones (areas where muscles attach) to the value of unnamed women in biblical narratives. The work of women is vital; as is the process area of the bone. Biblical women’s names and their arduous efforts go mostly unnoted in comparison to the patriarchal histories. Buck-Hutchison offers an expanded conversation with the unveiling of overlooked names.
Bony Processes: Intonations for the Unnoted is a poetic walk-through exhibition merging art installation, objects and sound poetry to create an immersive experience for the viewer.
The exhibition will run from May 20th through June 12th, 2016. The artist will host on opening reception on Friday, May 20th from 6 – 10 pm and be in the gallery for First Friday on June 3rd, 2016, during regular eye lounge hours and by appointment.
eye lounge presents a farewell exhibition by artist, Turner G. Davis. The show is comprised of paintings, drawings, and 3d work from the last 10 years. The title of “Passages” is from the portrayal of moments in strange narratives. It also refers to the idea of change and the “passage” of time as witnessed and recorded by the artist.
Join us for a Third Friday opening event on April 15th from 6-10 pm.
‘Passages’ will be in the main gallery and project room through May 15th.
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 http://fourchamberspress.com/insight
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.
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.
John Randall Nelson
60,30,15 … mélange
60 years old.
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.
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.