Saturday, May 31, 2014

Whimsy at ICON

Ken Dubin, Bird, 1979, acrylic paint, paper

Gyan Shrosbree, Bling, 2012, acrylic, jewels, push-pins, and glitter canvas, 36 x 66 inches

Lee Emma Running, Botanical Life, 2014, hand-cut custom printed fabric

Jim Shrosbree, Ambo (mondo), 2012, paint, wire, and wood on canvas, 9.5 x 12 inches

Judy Bales, detail from Recurrences, 2014, recycled plastics and mixed media

Benjamin Gardner, Black Soil, 2012, paint on masonite, 40 x 30 inches

Here's a detail view of one of my own pieces, End Sheet.

Dennis Kowalski, Tri-color, 2007, grocery store fasteners, 13 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches

Robert Hoerlein, Untitled (Spectacle #1), 2014, acrylic on fabric, wire, wood, and plastic

Mary Laube, from left to right, At the Edge of the Shadow, 2014, micaceous iron oxide on Phototex, 69 x 17.25 inches; Untitled (Red and Pink Floorpiece), 2012, ceramic; It was 1970, 2013, acrylic on wood, 6 x 6 x 4 inches   

Installation of work by Ken Dubin

Amber O'Harrow, Nursery III, 2010, Electro-appliqued copper on copper wire and nylon, wool, found object

The work included in Whimsy: Play, Quirk and a Tongue-in-Cheek Aesthetic, shares a like-minded sensibility in that the work seems to exist first and foremost to explore or reference the nature of play and playfulness, of quirk and a quirkiness, that refers either directly to the work itself or makes reference to events and ideas outside the work.

MAY 2 - JULY 12, 2014     12-5, TU-FRI  •  1-4, SAT & by appointment     (641) 469-6252