Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Opening Final Friday October 29th, a reception with the artist 6-11 pm is: Zep Up: New Work by Michael Stillion.
In Zep Up Michael Stillion brings a new show of evolution, deconstruction, crude love, and creation to the fall season at 1305. This time 3 years ago Michael was installing his first show at the gallery: Man-Made. We begged him to come back after his recent residency in the Southwest and regional exhibitions! Stillions new work is delightfully disconcerting, fixed and wavering, lovely but disturbing, and all things that 1305 Gallery looks for in an artist's work.
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. Beyond that the subjects go straight from birth-to adulthood- to decomposition- and even to taxidermy, sometimes all in one piece. It's a surreality that Stillion's delightful application of paint permits the viewer to enter at will.
There is a balance in the paintings between his loose, free, and expressive use of the media and the tighly rendered and controlled objects that struggle to make up some undefinable yet wholly present construct. They are playful and inviting, while encasing an ever present sense of gravity, humanity, animal scent, and magic. Many of these elements are new to Michael's paintings since his last show here, demonstrating how prolific painting and experience have molded his work since 2007.
Stillion's work transports you to an invented but remembered place, something both otherworldly and extremely familiar. You want to touch them but you're also afraid you might get too close. Come see.
Hours & Dates:
Tuesday- Saturday: 11-4 (or by appt.)
October 29th- November 20th, 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
Tiny Peeks opened last Thursday eve with a fantastic turn out of 70+ revelers. Here is a little glimpse of the work on show - come in to the gallery before October 27 to see the work up close and check out the cool window art created by the by the silent army (Micheal Fikaris, Jo Waite and co.) For more info on future shows check out the link www.silentarmy.org
Also available on the night was the tiny peeks anthology/chap book/catalogue. Although we sold out on opening night, there will hopefully be more available throughout the show.