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Thurs - Fri: noon - 6 pm
Sat: 11 am - 5 pm

(Closed Nov. 22/23
for Thanksgiving )


SPECIAL EVENT:

DeWitt Cheng: OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION
on Artists' Practices and Studio Process

Saturday, November 17th from 2-4 pm

Now at GearBox:

SHIFT: New Work by Ruth Santee

Oct 11 - Nov 17

Artist's Reception:
Nov 2nd, 6-9 pm


Coming soon:
THE SAME,
just different:

Jules Campbell & Jerry Leisure

with special installation About Face: featuring Marsha Balian & Deborah Benioff Friedman in the Inner Room

Nov 24 - Jan 5


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Joseph Mele



 
October 29 - November 28, 2015
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION: November 6th from 6-9 pm
ARTIST'S RECEPTION: November 7th, 2-5 pm

 
This room, the Inner Room, was like a blank slate. It was like starting over and it was really very calming after a year of a lot of anxiety and a lot new things and changes that sometimes felt like I was falling apart but I wasn't and I didn't know that.

Another thing going on is that this tower of boxes is like a host of clamoring mouths, all packed in and contained but theya re all open, thre are openings there.

While working on the box tower, I found myself really looking into these mouths and noticing how I felt when I looked in. Were they dark inside? Were they empty? Did I feel the ned to fill the empty space?

The two faces on the wall are the observers. I think we all have that part that can observe how we are.

The idea of the building of the boxes and teh building of the blocks are like building an interior structure.

Theses structures may even fall apart but I have the tools to rebuild.

Also at GearBox see works by Jules Campbell and Phyllis Lasché in APoint of Convergence, on view in the main gallery.