September 21, 2023


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Artwork at Buster Levi Gallery in Chilly Spring – The Artsology Weblog

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I used to be having fun with a go to to Chilly Spring, NY, and stopped in on the Buster Levi Gallery on Foremost Avenue, which I’ve visited before. The gallery is an artist-run gallery specializing in modern artwork, and on this specific day that they had a gaggle present. This untitled piece, by John Allen, was one which grabbed my consideration (and inspired me to maintain my distance, with all these sharp pencil factors). I’m not capable of finding a web site for John Allen’s artwork, and continued searches for information on him are arising quick … I did discover this, which could clarify the problem of discovering him: “John Allen is a bit of identified, basically not-for-profit artist who lives close by and makes a residing doing one thing else.” I’ve to say, that’s one of many more-interesting and humble artist statements I’ve ever learn!

Art with pencils by John Allen
“Untitled,” by John Allen, seen at Buster Levi Gallery in Chilly Spring, NY.

One other piece which grabbed my consideration, particularly once I learn the guidelines, is that this one beneath, titled “Pores and skin Skillet,” by Pat Hickman. The listed description is “pores and skin membrane and rust.” What? Perhaps it’s simply me, however itemizing “pores and skin” with out clarification makes one marvel if it’s human pores and skin, however some analysis on-line and discovering different articles about her work signifies that it’s probably fish pores and skin. I did discover this data, which was useful: “Born in 1941 in Fort Morgan, Colorado, Pat Hickman is a fiber artist and educator identified for creating sculptural installations utilizing pure supplies together with intestine and sinew. She manipulates these supplies in quite a lot of methods, generally stretching them over basket-like varieties or knotting them into abstracted nets,” or on this case, a skillet. You possibly can be taught extra about Pat Hickman at her website here.

Pat Hickman Skin Skillet
“Pores and skin Skillet,” by Pat Hickman, seen at Buster Levi Gallery in Chilly Spring, NY.

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