October 25, 2008

Cup, Runneth.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the opening of this show, "Like Lifelike", tonight at UCR's Sweeney gallery:

Like Lifelike
Painting in the Third Dimension

This exhibition puts forth the question: what happens when painting is pulled from the wall and made to stand on its own two feet? The featured artists all take the traditional tools of easel painting, plus a bit of clay, and in array of answers, make works that are presented in the round. These mutant forms confront some unfamiliar issues and generate a fair amount of oddball comedy as they venture into the alien terrain of space. The eight artists in the exhibition include Jacci Den Hartog, Sean Duffy, Mark Dutcher, Tom LaDuke, Jean Lowe, Kaz Oshiro, Michael Reafsnyder, and Henry Taylor. Guest curated by Brad Spence, artist and professor of painting at California State University San Bernardino. Organized by UCR Sweeney Art Gallery.

I would have especially liked to have slapped the back of my friends Michael Reafsnyder, and Henry Taylor, who both will have work in the show.

Instead, we'll be attending a charity dinner, the Carousel of Hope, an organization who seeks to protect children with diabetes.


Posted by Dennis at October 25, 2008 5:52 PM

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