Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: November 2016

Check out this month's offering of painted birds with psyches, unsettled aluminum waters, and iPad art.

By Seth Sommerfeld November 1, 2016

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Richard Morhous, Outback, iPad painting, archival pigment print, 14 x 19.75 in.

Richard Morhous: Digital Canvas
Harris/Harvey Gallery

The loose style of Richard Morhous has long allowed his acrylic metropolitan paintings to crackle with the colorful energy of city life. In Digital Canvas, he takes the same artistic spirit and imagery into new realms of creation with a series of "paintings" done on an iPad. He's able to still recreate similar line work in his pop art scenes of urban rooftops, busy waiters, secluded motels while vastly expanding his color palette do to the handheld computer's easy and limitless hue swapping. Opening reception at 6.

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Patrick LocCicero, Noah's Arc, oil on canvas with collage, 38 x 45 in.

Patrick LoCicero: Anthropomorphic Portraits
Patricia Rovzar Gallery

Playing off the lauded history of Audubon paintings, Patrick LoCicero imagines humans' impact on the psyche of birds with his new collection, Anthropomorphic Portraits. These realistically detailed oil portraits of the feathered ones include odd and surreal collage touches from the human world, ranging from religious references (the animals crowded on a fowl's back in Noah's Arc or the divine halo of Good Duck) to History Tail's plumage comprised of the faces of famed figures from art and science history. It's the type of wild that can't be found in the wild. Opening reception at 6.

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Mark Calderon, MANUS (Reversal of Fortune), 2016, mica, 10 x 32.5 in.

Mark Calderon: Show of Hands
Greg Kucera Gallery

Mark Calderon’s brilliance comes from his eye for the simplicity of form, which snaps into instant focus when viewing his striking wall sculptures. Whether the delicate, interweaving mineral hands of his Manus series or the crisp, bold, dyed felt boxers of Fighter, he manages to pack a punch with mere figure outlines. Catch these stunners and other new works (like a turtle stitched together from pieces of mica) in Calderon’s latest exhibit, Show of HandsOpening reception at 6.

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Jared Rue, Collision, 2016, oil and aluminum on canvas over panel, 48 x 60 in.

Jared Rue: The Vanishing Angle
Woodside/Braseth Gallery

The waters are not calm for Jared Rue. His latest exhibit The Vanishing Angle, named for the maximum angle a ship can turn before it's unable to stay upright, looks at the oceanic ecosystems that may have already passed their tipping points. Using muted oil painting techniques accented by aluminum leaf, Rue creates scenes of crashing waves, coral bleaching, and ghost nets that devastate sea life. It's not an overly uplifting collection, but it captures a somber sense of beauty.

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