Friday, September 03, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
SHOW & TELL: My Summer Fantasy
an eclectic melange of desire and daydream by 20 West Coast artists
August 20 - September 23, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, August 20, 7- 10 pm
with summer beats by DJ Felina
Lon C. Clark
Veronica de Jesus
Brian de Roo
Sarah Jane Lapp
Friday, July 16, 2010
If you had any doubt about the ethereal materiality of text, or the wispy tangibility of images, this new collaboration by Andrew Joron and Brian Lucas will dissuade you. Composed on a loaned typewriter (yes, they still exist), Joron's twenty short poems are physically marked with the flaws and auras of that particular machine. Meanwhile, Lucas's charcoal images evoke, along with the "force fields" of the title, much of the patternings, vibrations, and stark contrasts of text itself. In this topsy turvey way, the book becomes an argument--from the midst of an increasingly digital age--for the very specific power of some rather ancient technologies.
Andrew Joron is most recently the author of Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems (City Lights, 2010). Brian Lucas is the author of Light House (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2006).
Published July 2010 by Hooke Press
Some of Lucas's images can be seen here: www.forcefieldsdrawings.blogspot.com
Video of Joron reading from Force Fields here.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Also, the blog Passionate Ornithology has featured some of my recent work from the Maps of Mirabilia show.
Thanks to both.
Monday, February 08, 2010
The Hive Gallery
Exhibition: March 5th -26th, 2010
Reception: March 5th, 2010
March 6th-26th exhibition hours will be by appointment only*
The Hive Gallery will present new work by artist Brian Lucas.
Lucas's work consists of spontaneous compositions, improvised from their beginning and proceeding incrementally until the painting has manifested its own possibilities. Each painting corresponds to one another, forming a transportive circuit of micro- and macro-cosmic images that could also be said to be relief maps of the inner eye. The morphological shapes and minute accents are glimmers and reflections of a consciousness seeking to move beyond the purely phenomenal and into areas of more varied meaning.
The paintings are considered to be Maps of Mirabilia: symbolic depictions of the marvelous.
*Contact: 510-926-1664 or
Image: Preverbal Oasis, acrylic on wood, 2010