Friday, August 27, 2010

New shows at the gallery

TROY WEST: NEW WORKS
CLAUDIA FLYNN: RECLAMATION
AUG 28 - OCT 2
OPENING RECEPTION: AUG 28, 6:00 - 8:00

Things have been nice and busy here at Hera, as both Troy West and Claudia Flynn have been installing their solo shows this week. As the gallery director, I'm the person who spends the most time 'living' in the exhibits... and I'm pretty excited to be spending the next six weeks inside these two shows.

Claudia's show is installed beautifully, and is slightly reminiscent of a natural history museum in its layout. She's incorporated heavy gilt frames into her display, and done a nice job of creating constellations of works that really create a nice dialogue together.

Troy's show is also laid out very well, with large sculptures breaking up the space into smaller spaces, allowing for the viewer to have a more intimate experience with the work. Troy uses writings and text in his pieces, and I'm glad to have an opportunity to spend some time with these thoughts that he has presented. I also appreciate his mix of architectural renderings with paintings, and sculptures.

The opening reception for both shows will be tomorrow night, and I highly recommend seeing both exhibitions!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Upcoming Exhibit, Troy West and Claudia Flynn

Hera Gallery is pleased to present two simultaneous solo exhibitions:

TROY WEST: NEW WORKS
CLAUDIA FLYNN: RECLAMATION

Architect and artist Troy West’s recent works include architecture drawings, models, and proposals for the Main Street Rediscovery Project. In addition; a sustainable affordable in-fill housing prototype, an example of a 650sf green roof cottage and green bus shelter. His charcoal drawings, mixed media collages, and paintings accompany sketchbook entries from direct travel observations. His sculptures are made from societal detritus and discoveries of nature, together forming a total environment in the gallery space.

Claudia Flynn often works with conventional objects and an unconventional use of materials, translating meaning and value into a broader narrative of understanding and potentiality. The sculptures in this show are examples of her conceptual articulations of the traditional, the spiritual, and the esoteric. Her large paintings are made entirely with nail polish enamel applied with house-painting brushes, cosmetic industry brushes and at times, toothbrushes on mirrored surfaces.

The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on August 28 from 6-8pm, and the concurrent shows run thru October 2, 2010.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back On Main opening reception

Last Saturday, Hera hosted the opening reception for our current show, Back On Main. This exhibition features the work of Hera Gallery artists, interns, and administrators. It is a fantastically vibrant show which I'm really pleased to have on display for the next couple of weeks.
Here are some images courtesy of Claudia Flynn.