Category: In The Press

Juxtapoz Magazine

Check us out on Juxtapoz Magazine about our upcoming opening for Infinite Color this Saturday from 6-10pm!

 

 

 

Matthew Craven Feature in Redefine Magazine

“If ever there was a gallery that were my soulmate — or that I would want to be my soulmate, anyway — it would be San Francisco’s Gallery Hijinks” What a great opening line! Stop by Redefine Magazine to see the rest of the feature about Matthew Craven’s work seen in Gallery Hijinks last month.

 

 

 Interview questions by Veronica Schaible.

We May Have Deinstalled the Show, but Here’s One Last Bit From Our Interview With Matthew Craven….

GH: What has been the best compliment(s) that you’ve received about your work?

 

MC: People typically respond well to my work, but one time In grad school Jerry Saltz visited my studio.   After talking with me about my work he told me I was a “real artist”  I don’t know what he meant by that, but i figured i was on the right track.

 

Preserve

Matthew Craven, preserve, 2012, ink on paper, 20 x 30 inches

 Interview questions by Veronica Schaible.

Lucy Powell

Heard of the fun and quirky British artist Lucy Powell?

Oh My God

Lucy Powell, Oh My God, 2009, house flies pinned to wall

More of her work here

GH: I read in an interview that you base your decisions on aesthetics rather than narrative or commentary.  Does this still hold true?  

 

MC: That’s quote was not entirely true,  sure aesthetics play a big roll in the composition of my work, but I was speaking in a larger sense.  The images that I use and inspire my work are also based on aesthetics.  I use images that depict patterns, whether its, textiles, carving or architecture.  I am drawn to this history of the stylized/ decorative nature of mankind.  I find similarities between my own impulses, and those who have come be from me.

 

Matthew Craven, grid, mixed media on found book pages, 9 x 12 inches.

Martin Machado, Kyle Jorgensen and Pakayla Biehn in 7×7 Magazine

7×7 Magazine‘s February 2012 issue includes works from some of our artists at Gallery Hijinks. If you are a “creative genius” like Kyle Jorgensen, Pakayla Biehn and Martin Machado make sure to submit your work for a chance to be published in 7×7 Magazine. Martin Machado’s painting, seen below, will be featured in his upcoming solo exhibition in May 2012.

 

7x7 Magazine

Pictures from the opening of Chromatics and Canopies

 

(in background) Treasure Frey, Isosceles, 2012, acrylic on walnut stained paper.

 

 

  Kyle Jorgensen, Lost, found, and that moment you noticed the stars (set of 3), 2012, acrylic on panel.

 

 

Kyle Jorgensen, Blanket of space, 2012, acrylic and ink on panel.

 

Kyle Jorgensen himself!

 

       Kyle Jorgensen, Living in a thermographic forest world, 2012, acrylic on canvas.

 

Treasure Frey, Triangle, 2012, acrylic on walnut stained paper.

 

 

 


In Case You Missed It…

We were included in The San Francisco Chronicle’s picks for art happenings this weekend.

 

Make sure you put our opening reception of Chromatics and Canopies on your list this Saturday, starting at 6pm.

 

New Gallery Hours for 2012

Beginning January 2012, gallery hours will be changing to Thursday – Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 12pm-6pm or by appointment.

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Let’s Review…

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

Ghost Fish by Martin Machado

Torch Lake by Todd Freeman

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

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

Z by Eli Harris

S by Damon Macgregor

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

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

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

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

Antarctic Camper by Lisa Congdon

Extra Dimensional Quilt by Sarah Applebaum

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

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

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

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

Thousands of Years ago in the Future by Scott Greenwalt

Dang. That’s a lotta good art.

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