The Modbo and S.P.Q.R. (The Arts Alley District) are delighted to announce a First Friday opening on August 1st, 2014.  The Modbo will show Maggie Quinn’s newest work, “midnight choir”, while S.P.Q.R. features Hzazh, a new body of work by Langdon Foss. This show opens from 5:30 til midnight on August 1st, with live music by fantastic blues musician R.L. Cole. The art will remain up through August 30th. More info by emailing themodbo@gmail.com or going to http://www.themodbo.com.  The Modbo and SPQR are located at 17b and 17c East Bijou, 80903. 719.633.4240

 

“midnight choir”, Maggie Quinn’s newest show, is a multi-media installation of modular dimensions, and sensory impulses– recording events and souls that compile an earthly existence.  The images in the show are comprised of pen and ink and Raku wall plates from the “Many Grandfathers ” series.   Colorado Springs has been home to Maggie Quinn for her entire life. California College of Art, CU Boulder, and Colorado Mountain College provided the educational foundation for her study of the arts. Classical drawing and painting, jewelry design, photography, and pottery were major courses of study. Travels and field expedition study with top ceramicists from around the globe have added a sense of current influence to her work today. Porcelain and wood-fire are continual media and process that she brings to her gallery.

 

Hzazh is an exhibition of visionary drawing by Langdon Foss.  Foss, thrice-nominated for the Rex Pantsaplenty Award for Adequate Artisticness in the Arts, and recipient of an honorary degree at the Funnybook Academy of Lower-East Havana, spends his energies navigating the delicate current betwixt the ebb of creativity and the flow of responsibility.

 

Finding some early acclaim in Heavy Metal Magazine celebrating his Japanese and European inspirations, he spent his fledgling years crafting comics that mined the seam of the human condition with the greasy machinery of good design and thoughtful technique. That creative abandon careened off the curb of editorial direction with years of drawing and designing for role-playing games companies like Wizards of the Coast and White-Wolf Games before Langdon steered his artistic landyacht back to the turnpike of comic book illustration.

 

Langdon re-entered the comics scene in 2012, drawing Anthony Bourdain’s Get Jiro! He’s currently working on a book for Image comics, drawing covers, writing two graphic novels, doing concept design for movies, raising two kids, and trying to find the formula for a Correct and Effective life.