Thursday, February 25, 2010

An Abundance of A. show

Germany's Alexandra Huber has not forgotten her childhood, nor has she turned her back on freely using lines and color that explode off the page, leaving boundaries behind. Her playful works, reminiscent of Dubuffet and Basquiat, deal with relationships and inner feelings, without the screening of the superego. She challenges the viewer to examine themselves as they consider her works. What is in your Suitcase of Intentions? And in this economy, what surprise does you Shopping Bag to Go contain? The highly saturated Poet's Eye nudges us to fantasize what processes flow through the mind of someone so gifted and unique, while trying not to get lost in the deeply saturated colors.
This comprehensive show of over 50 works runs from March 1st through June 1st at the gallery in Connecticut, and much of the art is on-line at Beverly Kaye Gallery
This is a private space, open at your convenience. Huber's work ranges from 6" x6" pieces to works which are 25" x 19", as are the three artworks pictured above. Don't miss this very exciting show!
These images are courtesy of Hans Seidenabel, Munich.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Intuit presents Black Barbers and the Artistry of the Barbershops

Black Barbers and the Artistry of the Barbershop
Saturday, March 13, 11 am
Free and open to the public
(This notification is from the group called Intuit in Chicago. I highly recommend membership here!)

In conjunction with the exhibition The Treasure of Ulysses Davis, Quincy Mills, Assistant Professor of History at Vassar College, will give a presentation on the social and political culture of African American barbershops in the mid Twentieth-Century. Black barbershops have historically been places where commerce, culture and community intersect to inform African Americans' individual and collective freedom.

Ulysses Davis cut hair and created sculptures inside his barbershop in Savannah, Georgia, as an expression of his economic and artistic freedom. Barbering provided him the skill to maintain control of his economic life and the barbershop provided him the space to exercise his artistic creativity.