Holy holy! It’s the end of the year already and looking back through the past twelve months, I’m really impressed by how great the art and shows were, and also dismayed by how I forgot some of them. So, in case all y’alls have forgotten because of the barrage of great art you have encountered over the year, let’s review and savor one last time before the end of the world comes (it’ll be 2012, after all).
We began the year with As It Was Before, a two person show by Martin Machado and Todd Freeman with install by Aleksandra Zee.
Ghost Fish by Martin Machado
Torch Lake by Todd Freeman
Then on to February with the resin collage work of Sebastian Wahl‘s Kaleidoscope Eyes.
Kaleidoscope Eye 4 by Sebastian Wahl
In March we had The Letter Collector which was a massive group show with all the artists showing their love of script and type.
Z by Eli Harris
S by Damon Macgregor
With April came American Mythic, Peter Gronquist‘s use of ebay items and mixed media to create a variety of interesting and tongue-in-cheek works.
American Mythic by Peter Gronquist
Robert Minervini‘s Sunken Dreams owned May with the geodesic domes settled in quiet dystopian landscapes.
Under the Influence of the Season by Robert Minervini
June was a healthy serving of Bad Casserole, David Bayus‘ mixed media works.
That Museum Visit by David Bayus
July came with Lisa Congdon‘s Icelandic inspired works in Boreas with installation by Sarah Applebaum.
Antarctic Camper by Lisa Congdon
Extra Dimensional Quilt by Sarah Applebaum
We had Gregory Ito‘s Point of Vision, an exploration in broadening his own perception on time for the whole of August.
As the Sun sets with Grace by Gregory Ito
Post-apocalyptic Sanguine Machine: Antedeluvian Artifacts from Futures Past by Beau Stanton presented us with creation/destruction in September.
Mortality Mask by Beau Stanton
Pakayla Biehn had October superimposed and double-exposed with her paintings in (t)here.
On and Ever Onward by Pakayla Biehn
And last but not very least, we finish out the year with Scott Greenwalt‘s Alchemist, delving into what “change” really means.
Thousands of Years ago in the Future by Scott Greenwalt
Dang. That’s a lotta good art.