ARTLAB. Its located up on 35th and Adams. This place is real COOL. It was hella crowded at the show that I went too but I was still able to catch some pictures that I wanted to share with the space travelers that have found there way onto this corner of the HAMBLOGGGOSPHERE!!
One artist that was shining most intensely at the show was a guy by the name of Roger Penny. Roger has obviously spent many o day behind the brush. His pieces are detailed, colorful, big, provoking, masterful works of art that highlight the architecture of the female body and the surealism of our daily experience. I was stuck on his work for most of the night and have since gone back to further enjoy this exhibit. The way that he maneuvers the paints, offers shading and dimensions that seem to create more then one point of view in the same picture. The effect of this is seriously mind altering.
In his exploration of the Female Body he has seemingly employed similar methods as those used in designing the SPHINX. Once I realized this the importance of this work became for real. It made me think about what type of drawings were going into making the Egyptian Sphinx and Pyramids. I would imagine there drafting rooms were filled with drawings that were similar to Rogers. While standing there looking at his painting I felt the fabric of time was becoming illuminated right in front of me. This feeling was also MIND ALTERING.
This picture above does not do justice to the awesomeness of this sculpture. It is life size and throughout the inside there are stairwells going from the bottom to the top as well as balconies on each floor level. If you were 1 inch tall you could seriously live in her like a castle. This piece is absolutely amazing and If I were you I would go to the ARTLAB today and check it out immediately.
I also ran into this cat by the name of CHARLIE APPLESAUCE out side the gallery . Dude was hella cool and rockin a boom box. He pretty much summed up the night with his friendly demeanor and love for art. Keep doing your thing Charlie!!!