Yesterday was a simple day with weather you couldn't customize to be any better. My "SuperPhone" told me it maxed out at 78 degrees - scarcely a cloud in the sky and a breeze that blew softly through the afternoon. So it was a day that I was happy to be out and about with a Jamba Juice in hand ready to put an ever so small dent into the district located in Chelsea. 20 plus galleries later and I didn't even scratch the surface on anything but the soles of my feet. That said I was able to see a mixture of art which I loved, art that I questioned and art that I simply found myself staring at with tilted head and what I'm sure was a huge question mark looming over my head.
|Omar Chacon - "Untitled #209"|
I won't walk you through every gallery but I can give you a few highlights that I truly enjoyed. The day started in the abstract and grew more figurative into the afternoon. I won't lie, I did see two massive white canvas' bolted together and on display. Yep, bet that took a really long to conceptualize and realize.... or not. But then I found this piece (pictured to the left) in the back nook of a smallish gallery and it drew me right in. The artist's name is Omar Chacon and this piece is entitled "Untitled #209" and is a mix of resin and pigment on canvas that measures 11" x 7.5" - so it's on the smaller side - and it has this complex layering of colors that bring you right back to childhood. To me it gave new meaning to the term "eye candy".
|Daniel Ochoa - "Lados of Cuerto"|
Later in the day I stopped by a gallery that seemed almost a sister to Evan's space and asthetic. Every single piece of art in there was something that I could see hanging in Carmel but one of my favorite's was Daniel Ochoa pictured to the right. This piece, entitled "Lados of Cuerto" and measuring 48 x 36, is figurative oil on canvas and used incredible brush work (and some palette knife work perhaps) to create a certain kind of humanity I found engrossing.
|Michael Fitts - "Operation"|
Until my next post - I hope all is well in your "neck of the woods" - have a great day!