Showing posts from July, 2010

Paradise: Paintings and Collaborations by Bill Ross

Opening Final Friday, July 30th, is Paradise: Paintings and Collaborations by Bill Ross

Bill Ross is a social-worker and artist who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1999, while supporting people with developmental disabilities in the area, he began to come across artists with disabilities creating incredible works. Raymond Thunder-Sky was the first artist he worked with, and this initial meeting led to Ross and Keith Banner co-founding Visionaries & Voices, a studio for artists with disabilities, in 2003. In 2009, he and Banner developed Thunder-Sky, Inc., a non-profit arts organization and gallery dedicated to archiving the works and maintaining the legacy of Raymond Thunder-Sky, as well as offering a chance to exhibit to unconventional artists in the area.

Paradise surveys works from the last decade. Ross’s paintings in “Paradise” depict a candy-colored universe that is both seductively sweet and jarringly violent. In each of his works, Ross uses storybook visual cues (cute but dem…

coming up...

Our new exhibition
'snip, slice, saw'
is just two weeks away!
Opening on the 29th of July 6-8pm
A group exhibition exploring
cutting in paper and metal.

artist include
Deborah Klien, Jennifer Bolhofner, Melissa Cameron
Deb McArdle, Lizzie Sampson, Christine Oakley,
Kathy Fahey, Jake Burrell, Karah Sinden, Emma Grace
Tamara Dixon, Sarah Heyward, Anna Davern and Penny Peckham.

Come "FUCK DON PABLO PEDRO" July 31st!!

Come witness gruesomeness that knows no boundaries, as we present our new solo exhibition with supremely twisted Brooklyn artist: DON PABLO PEDRO...

Check out more Don Pablo Pedro here..

memories of mountains

Collette Dane's exhibition 'Himalayan Annapurna' opened last week at Hand Held. Collete's finely hand-crafted, unique, fold out pop-up book-works reflect her time spent in the Himalaya's on recent travels. Obviously effected by the dramatic mountainscape and the stark contrasts of light and shadow, Collette's photographs are intensely colourful; her drawings subtle contrasts of white, grey and blue. Her book making is clever and unique with folding, layering, tearing and lighting suggesting distance and scale, shadow and light. The exhibition is evocative both of the Himalayan landscape but also of the intense impact that this place had on the artist.