Sunday, October 18, 2015

ACCI Gallery hosts the "Wonder" Exhibit

On October 10th another show with my work in it opened at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley. This is the "Wonder" exhibit, a "selection of oddities and curiosities", inspired by early European Cabinets of Wonder.  It is a fascinating exhibit, filled with mysteriously strange and wonderful objects. I love the combination of The Bone Room curiosities, and fabulous art inspired by taxidermy, tarot images, magical miniatures, mounted butterflies and beetles, skulls, old engravings, and preserved specimens.  The Wonder exhibit will be in the gallery through November 5th, 2015.

My friend and patron Jerene Meissert and me with my trio of "Kunstkammer" still lifes.

The Wall of Small Wonders

The Bone Room's mounted Goliath beetles, and Tom Chen's even BIGGER beetles
Ryan McJunkin's "mounted" cut paper butterflies, Bone Room skull.

My Three Cabinet of Wonder Still Lifes (oil on museum board):
Kunstkammer 1: Mounted Manakin
Kunstkammer 2: Skulls
Kunstkammer 3: Glass Dome

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lisa in two October Art Exhibits in Berkeley Galleries

This autumn my art shows got a little more complicated than I had planned! Bold Botanicals at ACCI Gallery just ended last week, and on October 9 (Friday) and October 10th (Saturday) two more exhibits with my work in them will be having opening receptions in their respective galleries...

Lisa with her paintings at the Bold Botanicals show, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley

Lisa and more of her work now exhibited at Collector in Berkeley

The reception on Friday, October 9th from 6-8pm is at Collector Art Shop (2950 College Avenue, near Ashby in the Elmwood district, Berkeley).  I will have nine paintings in this show, along with six other exhibiting artists.  On Saturday, October 10th I will be back at ACCI Gallery (1652 Shattuck Avenue at Lincoln, Berkeley) showing work in their Wonder exhibit, "a selection of oddities and curiosities" for Halloween month. I have 5 pieces in this larger seasonal show, including my new trio of Cabinet of Wonder still lifes. This opening reception is also from 6-8pm.  Both exhibitions will be in the galleries for about a month after the artist receptions.