Weavings by Deborah Silver

Curator’s Statement

When one thinks of weavings as art, it brings folk art or craft images to mind.  Deborah Silver has taken this medium to a level that gives her art edginess and a contemporary stance.  She creates stunning paintings that utilize textiles as paint.  Her compositional skill and intuitive colors combined with intelligent thoughtful subject matter make for wonderful cultural portraits.  The image of weaving as a feminine art form is completely eradicated with Deborah’s works, even though she happens to be a female weaver.

Artist Statement

By uniting the traditional art of tribal masks and totems with contemporary portraits, I question preconceived notions of personal
and cultural identity.  This merger questions one’s individuality, place in society and relationship with the past.  For me, each piece is a representation of a modern folktale, the characters unable to separate themselves from the influence of the greater world and its tumultuous past.

In this generation, when information can be gathered on any part of the world and its history in seconds, our own ethnic identity and past become less important as we increase our dialogue with other cultures.  It becomes more difficult to stay insulated within one’s own community and avoid the influence of other peoples.  I welcome this change and make no apologies for my use of imagery from cultures not my own.  The challenge is to make it mine by viewing other cultures through my own reverse prism, taking disparate images and merging them into an innovative whole.

All works are hand woven and stretched around painters stretchers.

Deborah Silver
http://deborahsilverstudio.com
dss@deborahsilverstudio.com

Bad Night Moon

Bad Night Moon

wool, cotton, silk

20″ x 16″

$700.

Death Waits

Death Waits

wool, cotton

20″ x 16″

$650.

Keep Your Innocence

Keep Your Innocence

wool, cotton

20″ x 16″

$650.

Looking to the Future

Looking with a Future

wool, cotton

20″ x 16″

$600.

My Ghost Waits

My Ghost Waits

wool, cotton, silk

20″ x 16″

$650.

Right Brain, Left Brain

Right Brain, Left Brain

wool, cotton

20″ x 16″

$700.

Someday I'll Be On My Own

Someday I’ll Be on My Own

wool, cotton, silk

20″ x 16″

$650.

Stalker

Stalker

wool, cotton

20″ x 16″

$700.

Untitled

Untitled

wool, cotton

20″ x 16″

$700.

Woodland Goddess

Woodland Goddess

wool, cotton, silk

20″ x 16″

$650.

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Two Chords by Andy Dreamingwolf

Curator’s Statement

Andy Dreamingwolf is masterful at presenting stunning art pieces that seem totally cohesive as a body of work, yet one wonders how each piece is uniquely quirky with an individual sense of oneness.  The variety makes the whole show a delight to take in.  Andy can render with the best of them, yet these precise paintings or drawings still evoke fun, humor and a light-heartedness.  As a break from his rendering skills, he presents whimsical pieces that mock his own tightness and are made in a child like way.  This unusual body of work incorporates the inventive techniques and style of a true artist.

Be sure to also see Andy Dreamingwolf’s show, “Two Chords” at Naji, Naji and Tekler Gallery in 78th Street Studios!

Artist Statement

Andy Dreamingwolf is an Akron born self-taught artist who has shown in countless group and solo exhibitions throughout Ohio, including shows at William Rupnik Gallery, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Studio 2091, Proximity, and Loren Naji Studio Gallery to name a few.  Recently he was hand picked by the infamous Jonathan LeVine of The Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Manhattan to participate in a group show at Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Buzz

Buzz

acrylic on wood

24″ x 40″

sold

Cherry

Cherry

acrylic on wood

22″ x 24″

sold

Clark Nova

Clark Nova

acrylic on wood

approx. 13″ x 20″

$200.

Custer Died For Your Sins

Custer Died for Your Sins

oil and acrylic on panel

24″ x 30″

$600.

Ed

Ed

acrylic and marker on wood

24″ x 22″

$400.

Engine No. 2

Engine No. 2

acrylic and marker on wood

24 ” x 22″

$400.

Grading Curve

Grading Curve?

acrylic on wood

40″ x 24″

$600.

Obsolete Portable

Obsolete Portable

acrylic and marker on wood

22″ x 24″

$400.

Palooka

Palooka

acrylic on paper

approx. 9.5″ x 7.5″

sold

Shawn vs LoGreco

Porter vs. LoGreco

acrylic on canvas

20″ x 20″

sold

The Law Don't Mean Shit If you Got The Right Friends

The Law Don’t Mean Shit if You’ve Got the Right Friends

Mixed Media

14″ x 23″

$200.

Rust Belt Swank by Jim Morana

Curator’s Statement

Curator’s statement coming soon!

Artist Comment

I just don’t think a painter should have to describe their work and that’s where my head is.  If a person wants to understand my work, look at it.  Sit with it.

Wishbone Construction

Wishbone Construction

30″ x 24″

mixed media

$5000.

Under the Ocean

Under the Ocean

24″ x 30″

mixed media

$3000.

The Softness

The Softness

20″ x 16″

mixed media

$1200.

The Daily Siren

The Daily Siren

14″ x 11″

oil on panel

$1200.

Shaloo

Shaloo

24″ x 48″

mixed media

$4500.

Pronte Lemaia

Pronte Lemaia

48″ x 60″

oil on canvas

$6500.

Goldrush

Goldrush

16″ x 20″

mixed media

$2000.

Emissary

Emissary

24″x 24″

mixed media

$5000.

Comrad of a Thousand

Comrade of a Thousand

30″ x 40″

oil on canvas

$4000.

Bliss Ignition

Bliss Ignition

16″ x 20″

mixed media

$1200.

Tune In: Unlock the Mind by Evie Zimmer

Curator Statement

Reminiscent of the psychedelic era of the 1960’s, Evie Zimmer produces flowing forms of energy.  Her wonderful colors appear effortlessly combined, yet my guess is that there is as much consideration in Evie’s choices as there are for any color field painter! Her oil paintings evoke the freedom of the mind and drug induced states.  The complexities of experience, cognition, intuition, thinking and love are represented by these infinite forms.  With Evie’s paintings, we are brought to an enjoyable world, celebrating creativity and the flow of life!

Artist Statement

I have always been an artist.  I think it was something I was born with.  Even during times when I wasn’t making art, I would long to do it and ached for it as if it were a far away lover.  When I paint I feel connected with the painting.  My energy becomes the painting’s energy.  As the image develops, the painting’s energy becomes mine.  The process and the product feed off of each other.

 

I love color.  Color can say things that words cannot even begin to say.  It’s the only thing that can’t really be described to someone who is blind.  Color can be used to express just about any emotion, and different color combinations evoke different moods.  If I put a deep blue with shades of teal and green, it has quite a different feel then if I use the same deep blue with shades of orange and yellow, or with shades of violet and red.  All paintings, not just mine, at a basic level are arrangements of color.

 

Oil paint is my preferred medium.  I like the vibrancy and versatility of oil.  I can make smooth edges, subtle gradations, transparent glazes, and a variety of textures.  I also like the natural feel of oil paint and the smoothness of application.

 

My current series of abstract paintings are based on the idea that art has energy: to move, to heal, and to transform.  I create a place not only for the eyes to wander but also the spirit; to cause daydreams, to evoke passions, or to meditate.   I believe that all art is an extension of the artist’s spirit and bridges the creative mind to the more structured material world we live in.

#1-Awakening.February2012

Awakening

oil on canvas

36″ x 48″

$3600.

#3-TheBigSpin.April2012

The Big Spin

oil on canvas

30″ x 30″

$3100.

#4-WhiteNoise.May2012

White Noise

oil on canvas

24″ x 30″

$1200.

#5-Wraith.June2012

Wraith

oil on canvas

48″ x 36″

$3600.

#7 Overflow.October2012

Overflow

oil on canvas

36″ x 30″

$3800.

#10-NightMusic.May2013

Night Music

oil on canvas

48″ x 60″

$5000.

#13-EnergySeries(1)CherryBomb.July2013

Cherry Bomb

oil on canvas

30″ x 40″

$3333.

#14-EnergySeries(2)WindandWater.Oct2013

Wind and Water

oil on canvas

36″ x 48″

$3600.

#17-LluviaDePrimaver.Jan2014

Lluvia de Primavera

oil on canvas

24″ x 18″

$1111.

#18-Locus.Jan2014

Locus

oil on canvas

18″ x 24″

$1250.