Exhibition July 2012

1 Jul

STILL LIFE

– A New Point of View –

7 Bay Area Artists show their latest work during the month of July 2012

Painting, Photography, Steel Sculpture, Glass Sculpture

Gallery Reception July 13, 6 to 9 pm

Sue Averell

Acrylic Painting

http://www.sueaverell.com

Artist Statement:

I approach my Botanical series of works differently than the other subjects I paint. Unlike my Urban Landscape series where the composition and color is meticulously planned, my botanical series allows me the freedom to explore form and content in a more abstract way. The content is always the same; floral shapes, leaves, stems and a clear vase. With all this decided and deliberately sketched with marker on my orange primed canvas, my mind is free to explore the paint application. A good painting session is where I like the result, a great session is where I discover a new way of making a mark with paint or a different color story unfolds before me. The difficult part is recognizing that something is different and incorporating it into the subject. After this new way of making a mark is practiced I often incorporate it into my Urban Landscape series. By experimenting with my technique I am challenged to grow as an artist and that growth inspires me to continue.

Gabriele Bungardt:

Acrylic on Canvas

http://www.gabrielebungardt.com

Artist Statement:

I’m more interested in the shadows than the object, because the presence of the shadow (often overstated in my paintings) represents the light I crave so much, and which to me is equivalent to happiness. Light inspires my still lives and its’ depiction in my artwork is a form of homage to California and the lightness of being and positive attitudes that are a reflection of a culture that takes its essence from the presence of light.

Ken Draizen

Steel Sculpture

http://www.icsteel.net

Mi’Chelle Fredrick:

Graphite and Watercolors

http://www.popupautobodygallery.com

Artist Statement:

For me, it’s all about the details. Whether I’m working outdoors on a landscape or in my studio on a still life, my focus is on the details that make each object come to life on the page or canvas. I am fascinated by textures. It’s a challenge to convey the smoothness of a polished stone or the roughness of tree bark in a medium such as graphite. I enjoy that kind of challenge. I want the viewer to not only see the object as I saw it, but to get the feel of it as well.

Dan Granett

Photography

Artist Statement

Photography is an art and a science. Straddling both for over 5 decades gives me a perspective that welcomes technical breakthroughs in optics and software that “cheat nature” out of what we naively thought were limits to her laws.  Some of my photos are software derived composites of many focal plane slices of small subjects that could not be captured with such clarity otherwise. Extending my senses turns me on.  An amplifier that converts the ultrasonic voices of insects into human audible sounds, a visualizer of the normally invisible electromagnetic fields we are swimming in, – if it takes gadgets to extract some beauty out of the vast sea of energy and particles that is our reality, that’s just fine.

Chris Tedesco

Glass Art

http://www.tedescoglass.com

Artist Statement:

“In my work, glass is transformed into three dimensional paintings of light and color. Complicated techniques used in the making of these pieces fade away as the presence of the artwork makes itself felt. The intention of my work is to create an environment for the viewer- a place where one feels encouraged to ponder and reflect.”

Elizabeth Zanzinger

Oil Painting

http://www.ezanzinger.com

Artist Statement:

Elizabeth Zanzinger is an emerging artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. The developing theme in Elizabeth’s work explores the relationship between humanity and nature. Both are consuming forces in daily life, whether through technological advances or the inevitable decay of all things.  She views the life of an artist as a journey through continually evolving processes, whether the focus is technical or conceptual. She explores the beauty in that journey, the process, and the rendered material form with all of the work she creates.

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Exhibition July 2012

23 May

STILL LIFE

– A New Point of View –

7 Bay Area Artists show their latest work during the month of July 2012

Painting, Photography, Steel Sculpture, Glass Sculpture

Gallery Reception July 13, 6 to 9 pm

Sue Averell

Acrylic Painting

http://www.sueaverell.com

Artist Statement:

I approach my Botanical series of works differently than the other subjects I paint. Unlike my Urban Landscape series where the composition and color is meticulously planned, my botanical series allows me the freedom to explore form and content in a more abstract way. The content is always the same; floral shapes, leaves, stems and a clear vase. With all this decided and deliberately sketched with marker on my orange primed canvas, my mind is free to explore the paint application. A good painting session is where I like the result, a great session is where I discover a new way of making a mark with paint or a different color story unfolds before me. The difficult part is recognizing that something is different and incorporating it into the subject. After this new way of making a mark is practiced I often incorporate it into my Urban Landscape series. By experimenting with my technique I am challenged to grow as an artist and that growth inspires me to continue.

Gabriele Bungardt:

Acrylic on Canvas

http://www.gabrielebungardt.com

Artist Statement:

I’m more interested in the shadows than the object, because the presence of the shadow (often overstated in my paintings) represents the light I crave so much, and which to me is equivalent to happiness. Light inspires my still lives and its’ depiction in my artwork is a form of homage to California and the lightness of being and positive attitudes that are a reflection of a culture that takes its essence from the presence of light.

Ken Draizen

Steel Sculpture

http://www.icsteel.net

Mi’Chelle Fredrick:

Graphite and Watercolors

http://www.popupautobodygallery.com

Artist Statement:

For me, it’s all about the details. Whether I’m working outdoors on a landscape or in my studio on a still life, my focus is on the details that make each object come to life on the page or canvas. I am fascinated by textures. It’s a challenge to convey the smoothness of a polished stone or the roughness of tree bark in a medium such as graphite. I enjoy that kind of challenge. I want the viewer to not only see the object as I saw it, but to get the feel of it as well.

Dan Granett

Photography

Artist Statement

Photography is an art and a science. Straddling both for over 5 decades gives me a perspective that welcomes technical breakthroughs in optics and software that “cheat nature” out of what we naively thought were limits to her laws.  Some of my photos are software derived composites of many focal plane slices of small subjects that could not be captured with such clarity otherwise. Extending my senses turns me on.  An amplifier that converts the ultrasonic voices of insects into human audible sounds, a visualizer of the normally invisible electromagnetic fields we are swimming in, – if it takes gadgets to extract some beauty out of the vast sea of energy and particles that is our reality, that’s just fine.

Chris Tedesco

Glass Art

http://www.tedescoglass.com

Artist Statement:

“In my work, glass is transformed into three dimensional paintings of light and color. Complicated techniques used in the making of these pieces fade away as the presence of the artwork makes itself felt. The intention of my work is to create an environment for the viewer- a place where one feels encouraged to ponder and reflect.”

Elizabeth Zanzinger

Oil Painting

http://www.ezanzinger.com

Artist Statement:

Elizabeth Zanzinger is an emerging artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. The developing theme in Elizabeth’s work explores the relationship between humanity and nature. Both are consuming forces in daily life, whether through technological advances or the inevitable decay of all things.  She views the life of an artist as a journey through continually evolving processes, whether the focus is technical or conceptual. She explores the beauty in that journey, the process, and the rendered material form with all of the work she creates.

Gabriele’s Art

21 Mar

Figurative, Still Life, Animal Portrait Paintings:

Beneath the Surface

DotCom_webObserving people has always fascinated me. Interpreting the content of a conversation or the context of a situation by observing only the visual cues is intriguing. Each of us superimposes our personal experiences upon every situation, reading between the lines to form our own impressions. Our interpretations of the same set of cues can be surprisingly different. Emotional interactions and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships are at the coreof my latest work. The subtle nuances of body language convey many meanings, and it is this ambiguity that I find most interesting. In this new series of paintings, entitled “Beneath the Surface”, my subjects appear in complex, emotionally charged scenes like performers in a play. They are strangers to us, yet we seem to know who they are. I have formed my own stories, but prefer to leave viewers just enough room to interpret the scenes from their point of view.

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American Working Men

Migrant Workers2_mInspired by events in the news – the faltering economy, the Occupy Movement, the 99% –  my “American Working Man” Series depicts the daily struggle for survival that fills the lives of men and women across this country. These are the everyday heroes who scratch out a living and hope their paychecks will stretch far enough to cover the basics. Beyond these exhausted faces, we see the families who depend on them; we imagine their dreams and share in their hopes for a better future.This work is resolutely political. It makes visible the forgotten and consciously overlooked laborers who build the roads, houses, schools and warehouses that hold the aspirations, wealth and the dreams for the future of the classes just above them.

Still Lifes

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour

The history of Still Life painting is about recording the everyday objects that make up most of the narrative of life. It’s a type of archaeology, determining class and wealth, daily activities, and documenting (in this case with paint) these observations so that they form a visual diary. The same is true of contemporary Still Life painting. These paintings are the pages of my own journal, a testament to daily routines and meditations.

Fully Loaded

 

Pet Portraits

My pet portraits are motivated by my love of animals. It’s really important to me that the portrait captures both the soul and the singular personality of each animal and I access this through the expression of the eyes. Looking into the eyes of your pet gives me a unique entry point into discerning the character of your dog or cat.

Custom Commissions Accepted. Contact ipaintyourpet@gmail.com

 

How It Works

21 Mar

GUIDELINES FOR EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Selection of Work

Work is selected by the Gallery Directors to enhance the theme of each exhibit. Whenever possible, work is presented so that viewers and collectors can experience a sampling of each artist’s body of work. Additionally, popUp will showcase selected solo artists as space permits. Gallery Directors, Gabriele Bungardt and Mi’Chelle Fredrick curate and assemble all exhibits.

Artwork will be selected based in part upon the following criteria:

  • Innovation in style, technique, use of materials, etc.
  • Demonstration of artistic excellence, high quality and skill in execution
  • Content or message that suits a theme or focus for an exhibit
  • Representation of the artist’s body of work

Gallery Openings

Show duration is typically between the first and the last Saturday of a month. Installation of art is during the week before the Opening Reception and all art must be removed after the Closing Reception. Under NO circumstance can art be stored at the gallery.

popUp Gallery will be open to the public at Opening Receptions, during Estuary Art Walk (second Friday of the month) and at Closing Reception. Exhibiting Artists should be present at all or some of those occasions. Additionally the gallery will open every Friday and Saturday evening and by special request.

Fees and Commissions

At this point, popUp Gallery charges no fees for submittals. Artists are responsible for sales of their work. The gallery takes no commissions on works sold as a result of gallery exhibitions. In exchange for this opportunity, and to pay back to the greater art community, popUp Gallery encourages artists who sell work as a result of our exhibition to make a donation of 20% of the sale price to an art-related nonprofit organization. A list of recommended organizations will be provided to exhibiting artists or you can choose your own.

Terms and Conditions for Exhibiting Artists

Works of art must be original creations of the artist under whose signature they appear. popUp Gallery assumes no responsibility for copyright infringement by exhibiting artists.

Artists are responsible for all applicable taxes.

Artists are responsible for their own insurance and are required to sign a “Hold Harmless” agreement upon delivery of work.

Presentation Standards

All work must be professionally presented, clean and gallery-ready. Please direct questions regarding presentation requirements, to the Gallery Directors. Following are general recommendations:

2-dimensional work

  • Works on paper or canvas board should be matted, framed with protective covering such as glass or acrylic or mounted on rigid backing with finished edges.
  • Gallery-wrapped canvases should be finished on all edges.
  • Gallery ready hanging hardware should be included.

3-dimensional work

Small pedestals and tables are available for sculptures and other 3-D work. Please review your specific needs with the Gallery Directors.

Labels provided by popUp gallery must accompany all work.

Find Us

21 Mar

popUp Gallery operates as an independent gallery within Autobody Fine Art Gallery at 1517 Park Street in Alameda, California. Working with Autobody Fine Art Gallery’s Executive Director, Silvie Lukacova, we have crafted a creative arrangement that maximizes the use of her spacious existing gallery in the heart of Alameda’s main business district. Autobody and popUp will present independent exhibitions on a rotating schedule.

Contact us:

Email: popup.autobodygallery@gmail.com

web: http://www.popupautobodygallery.com

Address: 1517 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501

About Us

21 Mar

popUp Gallery at Autobody Fine Arts

was founded by Mi’Chelle Fredrick and Gabriele Bungardt to provide an opportunity for emerging and under represented artists whose work demonstrates artistic excellence and unique perspectives to present their work in a gallery setting.  It is our goal to seek out and recognize local and regional artists who have not yet achieved widespread exposure, but who deserve recognition for their work.

popUp Gallery is solely based on volunteer work by its founders. Exhibition space is free. popUp does not charge commissions. In exchange for this opportunity, artists who sell work through the gallery contribute 20% of the sales price to selected art-related non-profit organizations whose work benefits other Bay Area artists. Paying it back in this way ensures that artists will have a place to share their work with the community and their creative voices will find an audience.

Mi’Chelle Fredrick has exhibited widely throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the Midwest. She works primarily in graphite and watercolorand is also an accomplished photographer. “Having experienced the difficulty of breaking into the highly competitive Bay Area art scene, I am delighted to be able to provide new exhibition opportunities for artists as part of the popUp Gallery team.

Gabriele Bungardt is an accomplished realistic and abstract painter. She is best known for her larger than life close-ups of our four legged best friends. More recently she has created an extensive body of work on how light and shadow work to describe simple objects and their complex relationship to each other. In her latest figurative work, emotional interactions and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships are at the core. She has formed her own stories, but prefers to leave viewers just enough room to interpret the scenes from their point of view”.

Mi’Chelle’s Art

21 Mar

Mi’Chelle Fredrick

Watercolor – Colored Pencil – Graphite – Mixed Media – Photography

KissesInTheFog

Kisses in the Fog

Window_Teddy_MoreContrast

Ruidoso Dawn

As a child, I roamed the rolling woodlands near my home in Wisconsin. I still can recall the shady valleys with giant oak trees, sunny meadows dotted with milkweeds and butterflies and all the places where wildflowers appeared in the Spring. I learned about ecosystems long before the word entered the popular vernacular.

My appreciation for nature influences my work; landscapes and animals are among my favorite subjects. By sharing my view of the natural world, I hope to inspire in the viewer a greater respect for the fragile beauty of wild things and wild places.

Dovecote

Flower

Humming Bird

Moonlit

Pet portraits are my specialty and may be commissioned in watercolor or graphite.

Mi’Chelle Fredrick is also an accomplished photographer.