Sunday, April 14, 2013

Grey Murr and Joan Winte at Susan Street and Morgan Ervin at Martin McNabb

Too Late For Goodbyes by Morgan Ervin at Martin McNabb Contemporary Art (1990 Columbia Street, SD 92121) opening on  Thursday April 4 from 6 to 10 pm and running to May 31. More info: Pat McNabb Martin 619.546.5888

Evidently Morgan Ervin was too late for his own show at Martin McNabb. We understand that the work was not complete in time for the exhibition and some of the resin finished seem to be not to the highest standard. Having said that, I found the work engaging and attractive. This may be a artist who is trying to rush his fame and he needs to step back and slow down and build his audience. Technically he might need to improve but his composition, the strength of his message and the overall look of the work shows enormous potential. 

in White/unseen nature at Susan Street Fine Art Gallery opens on Thurs. April 4 from 6 to 9 pm with an artist presentation by Greg Murr (drawings, paintings and prints) and Joan Winte (cast resin sculpture). More info: Melissa Sager

Greg Murr has given us some beautifully rendered drawing of dogs with pearls and shadows and the feeling is cold and almost snowy which makes the two sculptures of Joan Winte fit right in with their frosted surfaces. The renderings are oddly static, caught in time even though the creatures are caught in ropes of jewelry they, don't seem to struggle or protest their presence. 

Joan Winte

Greg Murr

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