Heather Wilcoxon’s At Sea – ICA

Black/ White – oil on paper mounted canvas

At Sea is a stunning exhibition of Heather Wilcoxon‘s boat paintings at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in until September 10, 2017. These powerful images of the skeletal structures of boats seem to be seem to be dematerializing as you gaze at them, transcending their former life and hover in a transitional, almost spiritual state.

In her artist statement Heather Wilcoxon says in part,”I felt that the boat form could be explored on many levels: the metaphor of decay, my dealings with cancer……the physical beauty that surrounds me is ever changing – the tide comes in, the tide goes out.

As a Maritimer in love with old rotting boats and the history they carry, I can say I was thoroughly moved by this work!

Hot Water – oil on paper mounted canvas (Freedom & Divided)

Blue Water – oil on canvas  (Storm & Wet)

Storm – oil on canvas

Protest – oil on canvas

Remains at Sea – oil on canvas

Worms – oil on canvas

Calm – Oil on Vellum

Blue Water – oil on canvas

 

Detritus – ICA

Just some of the fabulous detritus artists leave in the wake of their art making on exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose through to September! There is something very special about this show, it speaks to the labor, the hours and the dedication to the artistic process!  Have you looked around your studio for the art you didn’t realize you were making?

Ricardo Richey

 

Pablo Cristi
Kelly Turnstall
Michael Hall
Evan Bissell
Carlo Abruzzese

Robin Kandel

Tiffanie Turner

Lauren Di Cioccio

Tiffanie Turner or Sandra Ono?

Adam Shriverdecker

Dana Hemenway

Chris Dorosz

Chris Dorosz

 

Connect & Collect – Going, Going, Gone!

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Artis holding it’s 36th annual art exhibition and auction, Connect & Collect! Last weekend was the opening reception, silent bidding and buy it now options have begun and will build into a crescendo by October 22 . For more details and to get your bidding number visit: http://sjica.org

Jody Alexander’s linen wrapped and sewn book piece was already purchased!

Cynthia Ona Innis’s Tioga

Kirk Maxson’s Hummingbird Wings

Katja Leibnath and Katy Kindig‘s paintings had already sold!

Two pieces I adored by Pantea Karimi and Kim Froshin.

Dotti Cichon and Katy Kindig

Charlotte Kruk’s  Bomb Shell!

Detail from Michael Koehle’s Young Hillary

Monica Van den Dool’s- ceramic bird

Hung Liu and Eric Fischl!

Lorrie Fredette’s Distant Measures

Mary Souza with her Tuming 1



Carolynn Haydu’s
Sand

Jenifer Kent’s  Tum

So great that all these artists have donated work to help the ICA keep giving back to the arts community!