The Mellow Yellow Pink Trapeze, a group show at Galería 6

By Nick Hamblen

If you were fortunate enough to attend one of the two sold-out performances of Gravityworks’ “Spin Out” earlier this year at the Angela Peralta you may (or may not?) have noticed the exhibition of art in the lobby all created by performers and/or associates of this amazing acrobatic troupe. The brief glimpse I managed prompted me to invite them to Galeria 6 for a longer run so this art, art that should be seen, could be more broadly exposed.

The Mellow Yellow Pink Trapeze
A group show
Sat, Jul 13, 1-5pm
Galería 6
Jardín Princial 6
Mineral de Pozos

A film by filmmaker Bernard Czelakowski of the March 2013 Spin Out performance will be ambiently screened at the artist reception as part of the exhibition. Adding to the fun will be the appearance of the famed “Dessert Table” known to attendees of some former Gravityworks events. If you don’t know what this is you really must see to believe.

Ri Anderson, DaNisha (Dan Ferguson & Nisha collectively), Dawn Gaskill and Nisha are all returning with this work as well as several new pieces by each created especially for this show. As the title of the show implies, this work, by all professional artists is groovy and fun, colorful, exuberant, sometimes spiritual, always thoughtful and always superbly executed.

Anderson continues to delight with her photography-based process of digitally stitching together images to create larger, more complex ones. In this case the use of bird feathers and braids of hair in particular will mystify the viewer, always requiring a closer look to fully comprehend.

DaNisha, as a team, continue to sculpt/paint their unique style of ceramic art for which they are famous around the world. Fantastical pieces (one is near floor to ceiling, which Dan sculpts and Nisha paints, delight the senses.

Dawn Gaskill meditates daily and finds the “visions” from this practice on which her encaustic works are based. Gaskill’s work integrates ancient symbols from diverse cultures and spiritual disciplines into intriguing, contemporary designs.

Nisha, for this exhibition, has created a dreamy set of paintings based mostly on circus life. The work brings to mind the freedom of the 1970s through a filter of circus fantasy. The result is delightfully pleasing and fun while expertly painted.


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