Sunday, April 14, 2013

2012 SD Art Prize at the Athenaeum

 I was so proud and a bit astonished by the all new work that was displayed at the Athenaeum for the SD Art Prize exhibition. We showed these artist in September of 2012 and they have all managed to make new art this exhibition and show us a completely different body of work. 

Arline Fisch
 From Arline we see the most exquisite female saints and two angels, each one displayed on a gold leafed alter. They are all actually pendants and can be removed and worn with their chains. This is the first time for the showing of the first 12 from the alphabet and the final series will include all 24 letters. 
Vince Robles Dustress
These new works by Vince were made from particle board cut to reveal the inner texture and then arranged in a sort of geometric pattern. They were very pleasing to the eye and an unusual use of the material. I was particularly fond of the Dustress work which was a more than a decontructed push broom, it was, cut and reassembled and actually hung upside down in the show.
Vince Robles - dry wall detail

Jeffery Laudenslager

Jeffery Laudenslager installation view
 Jeffery is not only showing the sculptures we love and adore but also a new series of tulipmania inspired work which are digital image printed on canvas, some shaped. You can spend hours interpreting all the art figures that populate these spaces. I saw hints of Fontana, Tracy Ermin, and Jeff Koons to name just a tiny portion. On of the smaller of the Gasgoian figures sold at the Affordable Art Fair in New York last week for $1550. So they very large one here is a steal.
Deanne Sabeck
These new works by Deanne are astonishing when they create negative and positive shadows from the same image. The use of commercial glass shudders is so clever and allows you to manipulate the angles even if your position is static, but walking around the works for the first time was a joy as they are usually wall works. There were many that were impressive but the one in the stacks to the right when you walked in was a very small physical work but the reflection took up a large part of the wall and gave the work a huge presence.
Deanne Sabeck detail

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