Colorado Springs Art Gallery
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The Modbo presents August’s First Friday: “Floyd D. Tunson: Works on Paper.” The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, August 2nd, with live music by My Name is Harriett at 7 and 9 pm. The show runs through Friday, August 30th. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open on Friday evenings from 4-7 pm or by appointment. The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. Of all the traditional tools and evolving technologies available to an artist, there’s only one that Floyd D. Tunson cannot do without: “Just give me a pencil,” he says, “because drawing is the basis of everything I do.” For the work in this show, that “pencil” is a Uni-ball pen. And what sounds simple is simply not. The process is tricky, given the tension between control and inhibition – a sort of Hamlet dilemma, in which “thinking too precisely on th’ event,” can result in “one part wisdom and ever three parts coward.” Since a direct ink-drawn image on paper can’t be cleaned up the way a pencil drawing or a painted canvas can, the strokes have to be thoughtful, but freedom for happy coincidence has to be allowed. This dialectic is evident in the totality of the work, where certain drawings seem more tightly controlled than others, although each piece relies on the tension. A close viewing of each is a chance to follow the artist’s hand – the hesitations, the exuberance, the energy. In the Kabuki Knot series, the composition is architectural, but creating it is a completely intuitive process. When Tunson sets pen to paper, he allows an innate sense of design to automatically compose a continuous image. In the Monsters series, the details are...
Kreuser Gallery, in collaboration with G44 Gallery and The Modbo, presents “Art Purge,” a one night sale of art from the inventory of local art collectors. Gallery owners Abby Kreuser, Gundega Stevens, and Lauren Ciborowski were approached by some of their most devoted art buyers to create a unique sales opportunity in the hopes of solving a distinctive problem– freeing up some wall space! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to peruse and purchase art. You could see something you wish you had bought years ago, or fall in love with a new-to-you piece! But mark your calendars now– this sale happens just once, and just for a few hours! Please join us at Kreuser Gallery at 125 E. Boulder Street on Saturday, September 28th. The art will be on display beginning at noon, with a reception from 5 pm until 8 pm. For more information, Kreuser Gallery can be reached at 719.464.5880, email@example.com, www.abigailkreusergallery.com, or https://www.facebook.com/kreusergallery
NOW that’s what I call art
This art is a wonderful example of art from this period of art production. Some say its the best of those arts while others reserve judgement. First painted by world renowned art guy “Arty” it has since been aged like fine wine and had a fancy frame put around it to enhance its aesthetic assault on your taste.
Birds of a Feather
Put together as a tribute for the great “hair de jur” of 1890 this piece features exquisite use of water color, crayon color, and sun color, truly displaying the mastery of the artist and his wide range of talents. The authors identity remains a mystery to this day but some say it was the work of a poor farm boy in the Mississippi Delta who learned to read by way of twig bundling.