David Kimball Anderson: to Morris Graves
Anderson Gallery, April 6 through May 19
David Kimball Anderson: to Morris Graves is a body of work and an exhibition that represents a sculptor’s response to a painter. In paying homage to American artist Morris Graves (1910–2001), David Anderson has focused on the flower still lifes that Graves painted later in his life. Inspired by the book Morris Graves: Flower Paintings, a collection of Graves’ beautifully rendered still lifes, David Kimball Anderson has interpreted the symbolic items featured in Graves’ watercolor and tempera paintings into three-dimensional forms of bronze, steel glass and paint.
David Kimball Anderson: to Morris Graves was launched to great acclaim in 2007 at the Salt Lake Art Center, UT, later traveling to Spur Projects, CA and to Linda Durham Contemporary Art, in Santa Fe, NM. Created specifically for this exhibition at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, visitors will view Anderson’s interpretation of Graves’ “Dwarfs”, also on view, currently on loan to the MGMA from a private collection in the Bay Area.
David Kimball Anderson attended the San Francisco Art Institute where he sculpted under the tutelage of James Reineking and Bruce Nauman. Anderson is the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Individual awards, a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, and a John Michael Kohler Art Center Residency Grant, Foundry. The artist has been exhibited widely, including “The Whitney Biennial” at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 1975 and Lemmons Contemporary in Chelsea in 2003. His works are included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Albuquerque Museum, and The Oakland Museum. Anderson has also been featured in several national publications including Art in America and The New York Times.
Northwest Eye Regional Fine Art Photography Competition & Exhibition
William Thonson Gallery, April 3 through May 19
Humboldt Arts Council presents a juried exhibition open to all photographers residing in the Pacific Northwest:
JUROR: FRED PARKER
Sponsored by the Pierson Building Center
Richard Gabriele: Inward Visions of Man
Tom Knight Gallery, April 3 through May 26
The unique style Gabriele developed reflects a deeply personal vision of the figure shrouded by ethereal and moody atmospheres of color. The figures, some purely figments of the artist’s imagination and others such as “Head of Buddha,” “Crowned with Thorns” and “Our Lady of Sorrows” influenced by an interest in the world’s traditions, appear like dreams embodying symbols that indicate the artist is evolving a personal iconography, and yet, the images awaken sentiments that are common to us all.
“The visions I paint are imagined like waking dreams,” Gabriele said.“They are my way of bringing meaning and passion into my life.I paint the figure because it allows me to communicate with a form that we, as humans, can strongly identify with.”
Richard Gabriele is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Receiving numerous awards, his paintings have been shown in museums such as the Woodmere Art Museum, the Delaware Art Museum and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Previously, in October 2012, Phillips de Pury & Company in New York City included a selection from Gabriele's new series in the curated exhibition Watercolors.
Rita’s Excellent Adventure
Youth Gallery, April 3 through May 26
Rita’s Excellent Adventure is a whimsical tale of a sand crab named Rita that loves purple plankton. Her adventures in search of the best plankton in Santa Monica Bay are told in verse and illustrated with 20 tapestries. The six tapestry artists were encouraged to maintain their own style while trying different techniques to convey their portion of the story.
Helmi Juvonen: From the HAC Permanent Collection
Annex Gallery, April 3 through May 26
View a selection of works from the HAC Permanent Collection by Northwest artist Helmi Juvonen (1903-1985). She was considered to be an artist of considerable talent during a time when women artists in the Northwest were not taken seriously and few made art their vocation. Her work focused on primitive art at a time when there was very little interest in it.