Foto Fix: Phyllis Galembo
Photographer Phyllis Galembo has made over twenty trips to places of masquerade in Africa and the Caribbean, to document their theatrical adornments in cultural and religious performances. Her impressive works depict the characters, costumes, and rituals of African practices and their diasporic manifestations. These are fantastic works of art, meticulously woven and crafted by hand, full of symbolism and vibrant beauty.
The Passion for Frida exhibition opened last Saturday to a super packed house in the beautiful and bright new space – known as Sanchez Contemporary. We love and obsess over all things Frida Kahlo and the amount of dynamic, passionate and inspired imagery honoring Frida in this show are terrific. We’ve selected a few of our favorite artworks here – this is definitely a must see exhibition!
Paul Lewin, An Eclectix Artist Interview
Paul Lewin is a wonderful San Francisco Bay Area artist with a sublime surreal vision. Those of you who visited our brick and mortar gallery, back in the day – may remember his outlandish meditations – in group exhibitions, as well as in his solo show. Liberally dosed with H.R. Giger influence, his works were riveting, darkly intense images, with haunting eyes and swirling reptilian patterns.
Tom Haney’s little people are articulated doll sculptures which Eclectix happened upon at Red Truck Gallery. Inspirations of folk / Victorian / outsider art – they engaged and enthralled us. Some of the sculpted figures are set in antique theater inspired dioramas and some stand alone. These are works that really need to be appreciated in person, their 3D liveliness beguiles you with charm.
Featured Artist: Klaus Haapaniemi
Klaus Haapaniemi’s artwork is inspired by nature, Finnish folklore, fantasy and traditional decorative arts.They’ve a silkscreened feel to them with super saturated color and clean edges. Animated flora and fauna pose, surrounded by bright patterns and splashes of modern graphics.