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Haven Gallery: Little Big

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on November 21, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

When I was growing up, people often spouted the old adage “good things come in small packages” at me. For those of average stature who may not be aware, this is what well-meaning folks say to short kids. I did grow, no pun intended, to appreciate the intent behind the (albeit mildly patronizing) statement.


But in the art world, this adage rings true. Some artists are masters at depicting an impressive amount of detail on impossibly small canvases (who remember’s Mark Ryden’s Blood Show years ago?). Haven Gallery has rounded up a brilliant team of such artists in the Little Big group show, opening tonight.


All pieces in the show are 8″ X 8″ or smaller. I hope some of you can see the exhibition, as pictures don’t do justice to the skill required to create these works.


View the entire show online here, or stop by in person if you can!

Haven Gallery: Into the Woods

Posted in art, exhibits, surreal with tags , , on November 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Currently unable to travel to NYC for art shows due to health, I’m thrilled beyond measure about the recent opening of Haven Gallery, very close my home!

Haven showcases incredible rosters of pop surrealism/contemporary artists. I couldn’t have conjured a venue more aligned with my aesthetic preferences and I’m truly excited to support the place.

The current group show is entitled Into the Woods.

“Into the Woods” is a group show focused on the bi-fold nature of the forest. The mystery, intrigue and surmised dangers of the woods make it an untrodden domain for some. While others find a home and haven in the beauty of the fecund faunascape. This exhibition explores the physical and metaphorical nature of this integral eco-system embracing personal tales, folklore and more.

Some of the pieces in the show evoke an almost visceral sadness or empathy, while others marinate the eyes in an ethereal glowing wonderland.

The owners are lovely people with stellar taste (I’m already drooling over the upcoming show…which I’ll feature as well). If you can get there, pay Haven a visit.

…or visit online.

Haven Gallery

Hallowvember: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Posted in exhibits, halloween with tags , on November 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Did anyone near Louisville, KY make it to The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular this year?


Over 5,000 carved Jack O’Lanterns line a quarter mile walking trail. It looks like a fabulous show with some expert carving in the mix.





The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

1010: Limbus

Posted in exhibits, installations with tags , on June 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

German street artist 1010 (pronounced “ten ten”) had an intriguing installation at Hashimoto Contemporary, where he created multi-layered colorful portals.


From the source:
1010 first began creating his “hypnotic portals” in 2009 throughout the city of Hamburg. Using the sides of buildings and abandoned wall spaces 1010, turns an unassuming wall into a colorful gradated void that seems as thought you could step right in and out to the other side. The depths that the artist creates on a 2D plain is perplexing in a good way, as the murals trick our mind into believing his transported vision.


Stunning layers of colors closely overlap as they spread out like liquid that pools up into the darkness at the endless center. The artist carefully maps out work that works its way out of the darkness, finally reaching the lightest colors on the wavy borderline. The resulting polychromatic grottos disrupt the stagnant structures of the urban landscape, bringing a beauty and mystery to the systematic components of the city they inhabit.

See a few more pictures at Hashimoto Contemporary and here.

Modern Eden Gallery: Storybook

Posted in art, exhibits, surreal with tags , , on April 29, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Modern Eden Gallery has a stunning new group show entitled Storybook on view right now.


The participating artists have lent their unique lens on the nostalgic stories of childhood, and the results are visually breathtaking with a dash of sparked collective memories.

Every piece in the exhibit is great.



See the whole show online HERE.

Nightmare in Wonderland: Part I

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on March 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

The next Nightmare in Wonderland is showing at Vancouver’s Ayden Gallery!


Here are just a few selections…





See the whole installment HERE.

Nightmare in Wonderland

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on March 2, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Let’s just take a moment to absorb the greatness of the title alone: Nightmare in Wonderland. This project is a an artistic tribute to Tim Burton that takes place in four outstanding group art shows.


Part 0 is available for online viewing (currently showing at Rotofugi).


The series is curated by Ixie Darkonn (assisted by my amazing Art Twin, Jo David, of MIROIR Magazine).


I’m incredibly impressed by the first show. They’ve already managed to gather a highly commendable roster of Pop Surrealism’s greatest artists. Never have greyscale paintings looked so alive!

I can’t take my eyes off these paintings and will be eagerly keeping up with the next installments.

Follow the project HERE!


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