Gallery Stroll, guys...it's tomorrow night. It'll be chilly, sure, but it's a good excuse to bundle up on a Friday and get out before the winter gives us all a swift punch to the gut. And -- if you're going out anyway -- you really ought to wander to a few gallery shows, in particular. As we see it, these are a few folks with some talent worth paying for, is all. Below is a brief spot and a photo from each to get your curiosity piqued. After that, you can focus on getting your icy-cold asses to these shows to support, buy, and hang some local art.
Mark Seely, [ H I N D S I G H T ] : Given that this strapping feller is one of the COLLECTIVE's own, we're particularly proud. But don't let that mar your opinion...there's no nepotism at play here. This is just good ol' fashioned case of, "f*ck, he's a good artist." His show at Concept Gallery [located at 368 W 900 S] will actually be a two-parter: Sol Adams [of E3 Modern] will be showing a selection of new painting and sculptures along side Mark; HINDSIGHT will be a retrospective of Mark's work focusing on the evolution of subject matter, material, texture, and mood. All told, the most comprehensive representation of this hunk's work to date. Below is a teaser. See the real thing this Friday, the 18th, from 6 to 9pm at Concept Gallery.
Andy Wright, INCIDENTAL CONTACT : In a departure from what we've come to expect from this world-renowned photographer [phenomenal shots of bros shredding the world over], this Friday's show will highlight Andy's shots that can't be found in Transworld. This Friday, he'll be peddling books "for your shelf or coffee table or toilet or whatever" at FICE. Rather than framing the show, he's bound it, and we already know we want this book. The photos are a sort of random collection, comprised more of documentary-style photos from 11 years of traveling the globe. INCIDENTAL CONTACT is just what it sounds like; "nothing is staged...it's just moments as they happened." Below is one such unparalleled moment. Get the others for your coffee table this Friday evening at FICE Gallery from 7 to 11pm.
Jon Burkholz, Dia de los Muertos : This guy caught our attention with a single image, shown below. His show -- which will be on display at the Mestizo Institute for Culture & Arts at 631 W North Temple [ste 700] -- is a photography exhibition in celebration of the rich cultural tradition of the Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead as experienced in Oaxaca, Mexico. According to Jon, "This particular set of images captures two of the many parades through the Oaxacan streets...and features the art students from the local university during the annual costume competition". See more of these [to put it lightly] captivating images this Friday, from 6 to 9pm at the Mestizo Gallery.