Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Loren Naji Presents:The Skull and The Skeleton 11.1

Loren Naji Gallery Presents:
The Skull and The Skeleton
Curated by Mary Urbas
November 1st– 23rd, 2013
Opening Artist Reception, Costume Party and Boneyard Market: 
Friday, November 1st, 2013, 6PM–MID
The Boneyard Market will feature artists creating skull and skeleton themed items at a lower price point.

In addition to the exhibition in the gallery, we're doing a Pop-Up show of carved Jack-O-Lanterns, for all to enjoy! Bring in your artistically carved pumpkins, and also please bring candles... let's make it festive! All are welcome to join us to meet the artists, listen to live music and to enjoy light refreshments. Guests are encouraged to come in costume or in the nude!

The Gallery will be open on Saturday, November 2nd from 11AM–8PM for Dia de los Muertos. This event is free and open to the public.

“It’s about embracing life and death and our mortality,” said Mary Urbas, exhibit curator, and life-long collector of skull art and artifacts. “Being raised Roman Catholic, the rebellious side in me was drawn to skulls for the initial shock value.” Selections from Urbas’ personal skull folkart and art collection will be among the exhibition pieces.

The macabre mélange of artists, artwork and folk art includes:
Jeffrey Allen: Ceramic masks and necklaces
Gennifer Bone: Pen and ink drawing
Gail Crum: Collage, assemblage, mixed media
Sean Crum: Drawing, etching
Laura D’Alesandro: Mixed media
Devout Home: Mixed media, assemblage
Gary Divoky: Ceramic sculpture
Gary Dumm: Skull silkscreen print, comic book, acrylic on canvas
Laura Dumm: Acrylic on canvas and paper, Bubba of the Dead,
Meat (Jeffery Paul Gadbois): Pen and ink drawing
Tim Herron: Drawing
Katrina Hicks: Acrylic on canvas, giclee prints of originals
Richard Jambor: Mixed media, duck tape
Aunia Kahn: Digital painting, photography
Dave King: Mixed media
George Kocar: Acrylic painting on canvas, mixed media
Terry Klausman: Mixed media assemblage
Dan Levin: Assemblage, mixed media
Jim Morana: Mixed media
Beth Nash: Acrylic, mixed media on wood
Angela Oster: Ink drawings, watercolor,gouache
Vince Packard: Acrylic on canvas, mixed media
Stephen Paternite: Digital infrared photography
Kristopher J. Petrenko: Acrylic painting, painted wine boxes
Barb Jakubs Schmidt: Sugar skull sculpture
Debra Sue Solecki: Mixed media collage, pastel
Andrea Thornton: Felt, embroidery, mixed media
Sarah Wojciechowski: Printmaking: relief and etching
Mark Yasenchack: Ceramic mosaic, wall skulls
Theresa Yondo: Ceramic sculpture
Gadi Zamir: Wood burning, found objects, mixed media

Boneyard Market Collection
Jeffrey Allen: Carved ceramic skull necklaces
Patricia Swearingen Hecker: Mixed media wood charms
Kay Larch: Skull art coloring books
Susan Lucas: Mixed media
Deborah McGroder: Ceramic ocarinas, whistles
Melanie Neal: Artisan Chocolates
RobinAnne Payne: Mixed media
Betty Skufca: Mixed media jewelry
Judy Vierow: Reproduction prints of her original mixed media on paper
Michelle Walker: Postcard reproductions of her original mixed media paintings

No comments: