Saturday, 24 November 2007

Yuletide 2007!



Opening Final Friday November 30th with a reception that evening from 6-11 pm is "Yuletide 2007." This is the 3rd annual 1305 exhibition showcasing "gift-art" by local artists!
The exhibition runs through Saturday December 23rd with a last-minute shoppers sale that day from 11am- 8pm.
The gallery will be open seven days a week from 11am- 3pm for this special holiday show, including extended hours Saturday December 1st until 8pm for Main Street's Christkindl Markt!

Artists this year include:
The Shiny Brites: Sara Mulhauser, Autumn Schrader, & Paige Williams
Chad Cully
Jenifer Sult
Katie Swartz
Jackie Mulberry
Jenny Sauer
Katie Whitaker
Jen Edwards
Rich Bitting
Saint Lexi
Christian Schmit
Lily Mulberry

Come check out all the goodies 1305 has in store for the holidays while looking for that perfect gift! All the artists will be featuring personalized gift wrapping with every purchase, so you can leave the gallery ready to put your presents under the tree! Don't let the malls depress and wear you out when you can find unique hand made items for you or anyone on your list at the shops on Main Street and in Over-The-Rhine.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Michael Stillion's "Man-Made"


Opening Final Friday, October 26th with a reception that evening from 6-11 pm is "Man-Made:" an exhibition of new work by Michael Stillion. The exhibition runs through November 24th, with regular gallery hours Tues- Sat 11-3.

Presenting a recently completed body of work, much of which was made during his graduate studies at Indiana University, Michael Stillion brings a show of evolution and deconstruction to the fall season at 1305.
Within his paintings and paper collages there is an immediate sense that objects hold no fixed place, that they are in a constant state of coming together and falling apart. Huts and space stations break down into boards bricks, panels, and lights. Spaces where one might live in a world devoid even momentarily of gravity and natural laws construct themselves in midair.
There is a balance in the paintings between Stillion's loose, free, and expressive use of the medium and the tighly rendered and controlled objects that struggle to make up some undefineable construct. They are playful and inviting, while encasing an ever present sense of "obsession and nervousness."
In the same way the delicate paper assemblages behind glass seem like tiny fragile specimens or pieces of places or things which you can't quite put your finger on.
Stillion's work transports you to an invented space, something both otherworldly and extremely familiar. Like standing in the middle of a corn field looking up at the stars- you feel pulled between the seemingly mundane and the supernatural.

Stop down Final Friday, October 26th for a chance to meet Michael and see his work before anyone else! With Halloween events and holiday goings-on that evening, it will make a perfect whimsical beginning, addition, or end to your festivities! Remember there's always good company and great art in a beautiful neighborhood when you come to Final Friday!

See you there!

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Final Friday strikes again!


You've got one more month to check out Alan Vannoy's work before he heads back to Texas! Get in before October 20th!

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Alan Vannoy and New Fall Season!



1305 starts its fall season off with the perfect end of summer show! Alan Vannoy's work is like the Fourth of July meets Halloween; creative energy meets lyrical whimsy. His process utilizes imagery and objects from everyday life- things he likes to pick up, collect, and assemble. There's a definite aesthetic to these "items" that immediately calls upon the motifs and color schemes of retro Americana. Primarily using printing techniques to render these different elements into often times layered and interwoven works, the pieces are like bits of early twentieth century illustration and Betty Crocker magazines laid on top of each other, peeled off, and then laid back on top again in reverse. As Vannoy himself says, "My work is past-tense propaganda, a call to reconsider things taken for granted so long ago."

I personally enjoy the work as an artist and curator because making work in my mind is so much about collecting things that inspire you on a daily basis and recalculating their relationships to each other in the studio. Making art and living are one in the same, or should be, and when they successfully fuse in the creation of a piece it seems to create something true and unassuming. In this way Alan Vannoy's work is approachable on a very real down to earth way, it draws you in and gets you to take your shoes off and stay a while. Once it's got you there, the work often unfolds to reveal discussions on very humanistic subjects like love, death, violence, and health.


For more info and to see images of past work check out:
www.vannoyart.com

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Final Friday was Rockin' & Benchin'



If you didn't make it out for Final Friday you missed a great night on Main Street! Michelle Red Elk was here telling the stories behind her work, Jeremy Cronk played and sang songs to fill the night, and local artisan Jamie Almand's birch ply bench made its debue at 1305 Gallery!
You can stop in any time to see Michelle's work, and Jamie's bench will be here for your sitting and viewing pleasure. Jamie is newly relocated to Cincinnati and can make this beautiful bench to order! Come check it out and see examples of more of his past work in wood, his pieces are amazing!
Hopefully Jeremy Cronk will be back again to play in the gallery, his guitar and vocal musings were the perfect accent to a perfect night at the gallery!
There are still plenty of pieces left from Michelle's series of 60 works entitled " The Four Directions," but they're going fast. At $150 a piece they're a steal and quite a few of you have already added them to your collections.

Remember the gallery is open Tues-Sat 11-3, and will also be open for the next Second Sundays on Main June 10th from 12-5. For additional information or an appointment outside of gallery hours contact the gallery via email, telephone, post, or blog!

Saturday, 26 May 2007

3rd Annual Emmett Benefit


There's never been a better reason to go to the 20th Century Theater in Oakley than this! Come out to support little Emmett, and while doing so get to hear some great musical performances, and buy some art at auction! I'll definitely be donating some things for this event!
So glad it's on a Sunday too! I know all you other restaurant employees can feel me on that!
See you there!

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Four Directions



Opening Final Friday, May 25th with a reception from 6-11 pm is "Four Directions."

Made possible by a grant from the Serpent Source Foundation, this exhibition consists of 60 small works by local artist Michelle Red Elk. Each piece is a framed watercolor and graphite rendering of a story or symbol from Native American mythology and history categorized into one of the four directions, with 15 pieces total for each of the directions. The resulting 60 works fill the gallery with a constantly evolving and disintegrating story, something at once personal and philosophical. It is a narrative that is spoken from the artist's own personal history and from the history of the many cultures that make up the people we know as Native Americans. Michelle does not strive to represent everyone or everything in the least, she has taken stories and symbols that have special meaning to her and articulated them in her own hand, with her own signature and sense.
Individually each piece is softly enrapturing with Red Elk's gentle detailed hand, her characterization of forms and shapes, and her exacting but delicate use of color. The meticulous renderings speak of a love for her subject, while the handling of the medium shows a skill well-honed and used freely.
Together these works are completely captivating, and they surround you with songs and stories that seem to speak to each other and to you. When vistiting her small studio and seeing these works surrounding me on the walls I had the feeling I was being pulled into them, that they were taking me over, slowly but surely covering me in their blanket of stories.

I hope you can come experience her work and see what I mean, I'm sure I've only done the work injustice by trying to put into words the effect it has on the viewer.

The exhibition runs through Sunday, June 24th, with a closing reception that evening from 7-9 pm. Gallery hours are Tues- Sat: 11-3, and Second Sunday June 10th from 12-5 pm.

As always, they'll be plenty of good food, good company, and great art when you come out for Final Friday @ 1305!
See you there!

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

The Duet @ 1305


"The Duet: 2 Years & 2 Ex-boyfriends Later" opens Final Friday April 27th with a colossal Anniversary Party and Art Opening from 6 pm to 2 am that night! This exhibition features new work by yours truly, Lily Mulberry. The show runs through Sunday May 20th, with a closing reception that evening from 7-9 pm.

The work has been begun, finished, reworked, then refinished over quite some time, a lot of the pieces seeing their first days when I was still in undergrad at DAAP. They have all been completed in the last year, many in the last month. In many ways this body of work is an extended phrasing of the work from last year's anniversary show, "Rivers Within." The same imagery and metaphors have resurfaced, but this time instead of a discourse on blood/water and the tragic events that plagued the globe last year, the imagery begins to delve into my personal struggles, my own blood/water.

Bleeding, heartache, distance and pain gradually transform themselves in the work. Social conformity and the rules that govern love and our lives are broken down and battled. Pain and disappointment at the failed prospects we imagine for ourselves, or are supposed to imagine for ourselves, are transformed into promise, destiny, astrological coincidences, and at last immense fulfillment. This description weighs the work, but in reality it is all just more of the same dreamy mixed media rambling I've been pursuing since the beginning of my career outside of school 4 years ago...

For images of work and to view this release online please visit the blog @ www.1305gallery.blogspot.com. I hate to weigh down emails with images.

Please come see this show, it has a lot of my blood mixed up in it, and it would make it really worth while to see all the loyals and nonloyals take a peek into what I've been and become. I live my life on my sleeve and ride by the seat of my pants, so I'll show no embarrassment at the exposition. I'm a sagittarius sun and moon after all, and we don't embarrass very easily. If this doesn't make sense to you come to the opening and I'll print out your chart so you can do some personal reflection while reflecting on my person!

Whatever your astrological makeup, you're all welcome to come and party on Final Friday, where my friend the leo Jess.T.D. will be spinning a special set of music he's mixed just for the show! You can also check out the show on Sunday May 13th for the first of this year's Second Sundays On Main from 12-4 pm. And as always, they'll be lots of good food, good company, and great art at this month's Final Friday!

See you all there!

*image for postcards a detail from "Bad Break," mixed media on wood, 2007.

Saturday, 31 March 2007

Final Friday & Gwen Were Smashing!



We made up for the poor turn out last month with a killer Final Friday! Everyone who stopped in was looking and feeling fabulous, save for a few drifters, and the weather was perfect! As you can see, Gwen and her work are fabulous! Stop in before April 22nd if you haven't seen it yet, or if you just got to see it again!

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Gwen stays in!


Last month's opening was a bummer! Where was everyone? Well whoever didn't make it out really missed out on another fantastic evening, this time with Gwendolyn Magee and her work. We're going to try one more time to give you all an opportunity to see the work, so you better not screw it up! Just kidding! Gwen's stayin in till the anniversary show goes up at the end of April, so please stop by Final Friday, March 30th from 6-11 or during regular gallery hours, tues-sat 11-3! You know it wil be worth it!

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Temporary Gallery Spaces!

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Did you ever wish you had a gallery on Main Street for Final Friday?

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Saturday, 24 February 2007

Gwen is in!


The show is up and it looks awesome! For some strange reason it was a slow Final Friday, and I know a lot of you haven't had the chance to see Gwendolyn Magee's work yet. Stop down and check it out! Tuesday through Saturday from 11-3!

Saturday, 10 February 2007

Gwendolyn Magee


Opening Final Friday, February 23rd with a reception from 6-11 is "Gwendolyn Magee: New Work." The exhibition will run through March 25th, with regular gallery hours Tues- Sat 11-3.

Gwendolyn works in two media to create the pieces featured in the exhibition; acrylic on wood vs. ceramic tiles. Within both media she delivers nostalgia, visual and emotional intensity, color, and a sense of surface very directly and successfully.
The first medium, acrylic on wood, showcases portraits of women from another era in bright colors with high sheen. Their expressions are always intense, strained, excessive, and even ridiculous sometimes. They exist at once as both portraits of real people who live or had once lived, and as icons for a generation, a class, a gender, a race. The approachable uplifting pallettes mislead the viewer- hiding a dark story very near to the surface. See attached image.
The second medium, ceramic tile, is strikingly different in the handling of the medium, but easily related to the first. These hand crafted tiles have delicately painted images and textured patterns and shapes fused into the clay surface, not without the aid of creative glaze work. They tell a broader story than the faces of women in the paintings, referencing classical art, history, playful cartoons of wrestlers, american nostalgia, etc. As a viewer one is very impressed by Gwendolyn's versatility with different media, as well as her skill in each.
As always there's plenty of good food and great art when you come to 1305 for Final Friday!

Also, don't forget to stop back down to see "Associations: Ted Lind & Scott Boberg" before the 18th. This show has done very well, with lots of traffic and too many compliments. If you only saw it once, make sure you stop back down this week and sneak another peek! Closing Party Sunday, February 18th, 7-9pm.

Thanks Everyone!

Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Ted Lind & Scott Boberg are here!

If you missed the opening on Friday, be sure to stop in to see "Associations." I'll be here Tues-Sat from 11-3, and the gallery looks awesome! Definitely one of the best shows I've ever had. Come see for yourself! Check out Sara Pearce's Art Blog at http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/art!
Best,
Lily

Thursday, 25 January 2007

Associations @ 1305!



Opening Final Friday January 26th with a reception from 6-11 pm is "Associations: Ted Lind & Scott Boberg." Exhibition runs through February 18th, closing that evening from 7-9 pm. Gallery hours are Tues- Sat from 11-3 during exhibition dates.

These two artists appproached the gallery with an idea to exhibit their work together based on the presumption that the two bodies of work would create a unique and profound dialogue when in the same space. The current created by their work was so interesting that the exhibition seemed to be the perfect season-opener for 2007. "Associations" is an exhibit of work by two Curators of Education, Scott Boberg from the Cincinnati CAC, and Ted Lind from the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Scott Boberg presents a series of illuminated book pages along with completely illuminated books. The delicate and temporal nature of his media carry references to the very origins of record keeping, documentation, illustration, & narration. As Boberg manipulates the printed medium to retell a story at once universal and specific, as a viewer you the get the sense that he hasn't done this for himself, but for the reader/viewer. The books are like monumental epics, insanely detailed and precise, the framed pages like a microscopic piece that anyone could take away with them.

Ted Lind showcases paintings on panel that seem to be informed by almost a hundred years of abstract painting. Knowing his background as a museum curator one can believe that they actually are. Beware not to immediately cast them off as the anachronistic work of a heavily studied disciple, because Lind's paintings are immediately engrossing and beautiful. The colors and forms are so carefully woven into their mysterious lanscapes that one feels immediately the climate, time, and place of each piece.