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New at West: July 2014

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The first week of July has proven to be quite the week for art excursions. At least for me! I am usually too lazy (oops) and by the time I’ve gathered motivation to go, the exhibits are usually no longer on display. Anyway, last July 3, there were a number of shows that opened at West Gallery. Here are a few snaps from the night, though I didn’t get to stay very long on account of sleepiness. I swear, I am practically a grandma.

Gallery 1: Dex Fernandez’s 1000000000 mg
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This was insane and best seen in person. I think you can tell by these little snippets I have been showing. Noah kind of freaked out a little bit, but I can only imagine what this looked like to a dog/someone color blind.

Gallery 2: Dave Lock’s Rotator
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I haven’t seen Dave Lock’s work in the flesh in a while… at least not for a solo exhibit. I find that he has veered away from making obvious portraits (though some of his work for Rotator do still have hoomins and faces on them) into a more abstract territory, and it’s honestly a welcome change.

Gallery 3: Everywhere We Shoot’s Panic Buying
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I encountered Everywhere We Shoot so many years ago on LiveJournal. I don’t know if we actually interacted, but I saw their work—lovegrocery!—and it’s kind of really cool to see in what ways they’ve changed and in what ways they’ve remained the same. Anyway, Panic Buying is really cool because they’ve teamed up with Imagine Nation Studios to create “super limited edition” toys. Some are one-offs, but I think the solid colored ones (except the purple!) come in editions.

Gallery 4: Albert Sy’s An Exercise in Futility
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I’m not really familiar with Albert Sy’s work, but some of the paintings were fun and pretty cheeky. There is a barbel in the middle of the room, though, and it has only occurred to me now, the heavy-handedness of its inclusion in “an exercise in futility.” Ha.

Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details! I think these shows run until August 2, so you’ve got plenty of time. :) I’m not sure how West is going to display Dex’s show—at the opening, you can see the full effect via LED lights and black lights—but I’ll update this once I find out.

I’ve got two more art posts in the works (told you it was a busy art week!) but I want to go on a “break” and talk about other things. I’ve decided to scrap bookreport (RIP) and just migrate all the book talk here, since I didn’t even update much over there to warrant a subdomain. I’m not even sure I should keep the Twitter.

  • Everything looks so eccentric and visually overwhelming. :O Amazing.

    • carina

      Happy you think so. :) Hope you can pass by!