Here is a reblog of the week for those of us who prefer to read real books! Kathyakey is UGallery’s very own Katherine Akey! Turns out she is a savvy art curator as well as an extraordinary photographer.
Alexis Arnold is a San Francisco based artist who covers books (amongst other things) in Borax crystals in order to heighten the sense of memory, nostalgia and “ages past” of the objects.
These are The Catcher in the Rye and The Complete Book Of Houseplants
Every Thursday, we welcome a batch of new artists and artwork to UGallery. This blog series highlights our newest artists. The pair this week reach back to their roots to give our new art a nice retro feel.
Say hello to Terence Donovan and Megan Marden. Below is a snippet of their work. If you like what you see, let them know by leaving a nice comment on their profile pages and welcoming them to UGallery!
Terence Donovan is a classicist. His paintings of suburban elements and symbols of capitalism are at once vintage and modern. Terence’s fascination with the intersection of nature and man is demonstrated in his meticulous and intentional marks. Mansions, old cars, and good ole landscapes turn Terence’s collection into an iconic and extensive survey of American life.
Megan Marden ensures her childhood memories will never become extinct with humorous renditions of plastic dinosaurs. She plays with reality through a loose interpretation of these common children’s toys. Digging up the emotions of her past, Megan paints dinos in order to ease the growing pains of getting older. She paints the most colorful and provocative objects laying in her studio in order to experiment with scale, color, and the nostalgic sentiments innate with such an ubiquitous motif.
Greetings Art Lovers,
Last week, the UGallery team went vegan. We enjoyed nut cheese and other veggie delights at a local restaurant and that is one reason why this week’s Paperwork is “Meat Hooks” by Jonelle Summerfield.
Unlike the busy dishes we received at lunch, Jonelle Summerfield’s “Meat Hooks” is simple, clean-cut, and raw. Jonelle uses muted colors and a drybrush effect to create an endearing charm that borders on the grotesque. Inspired by Van Gogh’s “The Potato Eaters,” “Meat Hooks” depicts the mundane scene of Jonelle’s grandmother cutting a ham with her tough hands.
Despite the subject matter, this print suits any diet. “Meat Hooks” exposes a universal desire for authenticity. For Jonelle, “We are most ourselves when we are indoors at our own dinner tables or working in our kitchens.”
“Meat Hooks” invites us to tear down façades and connect with inner appetites. You won’t know if you like it till you try it.
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