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Buzz Parker: Home Tree Home
June 23 to August 12
Home Tree Home explores Buzz Parker’s interests in both local Victorian houses and the beautiful California coastlines and treescapes. As a child living in rural Maryland, Parker built getaway hangout treeforts where he could escape, which inspires him now to create incredibly complicated treeforts on paper and canvas. Each treehouse has colorful Victorian architecture, hand carved skies, dreamy neighborhoods of towering homes and is a monument dedicated to all homes and the personal pride and seclusion we experience in owning and maintaining them.
For inquiries about sales please visit the virtual exhibition here: http://buzzparker.com/hometreehomeHAC/
June 16 to August 19
Mary Robinson’s exhibition, Confluence: Monoprints and Mixed Media Works on Paper, brings together different modes of working and contrary gestures. Robinson mixes and remixes printmaking matrices, and cuts and reconfigures paintings and collages, to see relationships freshly. This continual composing, decomposing, and recomposing reflects the way Robinson experiences the world, where circumstances can change quickly—technology is developing rapidly, political situations can suddenly flip, and the natural environment is breaking down at an alarming pace. Her cyclical process of breaking forms apart and layering or gluing them back together mirrors desires for both order and chaos.
Robinson created the monoprints in this exhibition from stencils and matrices, hand-cut from wood and other materials, and also printed from the leftover or negative cut shapes. These prints have gone through the press several times to build up translucent and opaque layers of color. Robinson’s method of printing with scraps coincides with parallel practices of collage and collage-like painting. There is a constant dialogue between the bodies of work: some of the collages contain cut-up prints, and often the collages and paintings become “sketches” or springboards for new prints.
Towering: Art Inspired by the Redwoods
June 9 to August 5
The Humboldt Arts Council, Redwood Parks Conservancy and Redwood National and State Parks have teamed up to present a juried art exhibition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Redwood National Park. This unique juried exhibition will highlight an appreciation for the skills and creativity of artists and the essence of Redwood National Park. Artists are invited to submit work inspired by the redwoods that conveys their personal interpretation of the majestic beauty of the redwoods as well as environmental, ecological, cultural, and political ideas. .
From the HAC Permanent Collection: Morris Graves, Glenn Berry, Bruno Groth, Melvin Schuler & Romano Gabriel
“Selections from the Permanent Collection” features highlights from the HAC's superb holdings of North Coast fine art from the twentieth century. It incorporates a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, decorative and folk arts. Though the exhibition is ongoing, the installation is updated regularly. Please call ahead for details on current exhibitions. 707-442-0278