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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

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.

Interview with Pakayla Biehn on Hi-Fructose

Hi-Fructose caught up with our girl Pakayla Biehn to pick her brain on her most recent collection of painting. Check out what Miss Biehn had to say about integrating technology into her artistic process, personal inspiration, childhood embarrassments and what to expect from her next!

Pakayla Biehn painting

Initially the double exposure effect was a direct image of what I experienced, but as I explored the theme more I began to discover a multitude of transcendental issues within the work. Most importantly the passage of time and thought, the eternal and durable, sustainability versus impermanence; these images very much serve as a metaphor for my relationships. Things that are usually, but don’t necessarily have to be, mutually exclusive.

These paintings are already visually confusing and I think that the only honest and clear way to paint them is photorealism. Coming from a mathematics background, I’m most familiar with having a final product known and plugging my variables in to create an equation that is coherent.” Read the entire post here.

Opening reception pictures of (t)here by Pakayla Biehn

The opening reception of (t)here by Pakayla Biehn was a night of beauty featuring eight double exposure paintings, a window installation of dangling plants and a fabulous video installation.  Thanks to all the friends and family who made it out to share in the celebration! Check out some pictures from the night’s events below.

Pakayla Biehn at Gallery Hijinks

high fives at Gallery Hijinks

Pakayla Biehn opening at Gallery Hijinks

video installation at Gallery Hijinks

(t)here by Pakayla Biehn

(t)here at Gallery Hijinks

(t)here opening reception at Gallery Hijinks

Opening reception of (t)here by Pakayla Biehn

Walter at Gallery Hijinks

succulent plants at Gallery Hijinks

window installation

smoking is bad for your health

Lisa Congdon and Clay at Gallery Hijinks

Gallery Hijinks Babes

(t)here installation at Gallery Hijinks

Babes in Gallery Hijinks

Gallery Hijinks

Photographs taken by Jesse Chandler

Pakayla Biehn Limited Edition Print

Upon popular request we’ve produced a limited edition of 25 prints featuring All the time I was making this I was thinking of you by Pakayla Biehn. The 18″ x 24″ signed and numbered print is available on our online shop or in person during normal business hours. Get them while they are still available!

(t)here newfront

“Sing You Back To Sleep” Video

Thanks to everyone who came out this past Saturday for the opening reception of (t)here by Pakayla Biehn. If you missed out we unveiled new double exposure paintings by Miss Biehn and premiered “Sing Me Back To Sleep” video installation. Check out the music video here called “Sing you back to sleep” by Sweet Tooth Nelson.

Directed By: Joe Lumbroso
Cinematography: Tylor Bohlman
Art Direction: Pakayla Biehn
Written By: Jillian Mackintosh
Editing/Visual Effects: Tylor Bohlman and Joe Lumbroso
Additional Editing: Jesse Chandler
Starring: Tessa Ribitsch

Song: “Sing you back to sleep” by Sweet Tooth Nelson.

Produced by: thirdstreetworks.com


Installing with Pakayla Biehn

We are in full swing at Gallery Hijinks preparing for (t)here, new works by Pakayla Biehn. Late night shenanigans, drinking beer, video production, also I feel like I’m in a rainforest right now. Check out a few snap shots of the fun thats incurred and close up shots of a few of the painting. Hope to see you all tomorrow night for the opening reception from 6-10pm!

Pakayla Biehn (t)here close up

Pakayla Biehn (t)here close up

Pakayla Biehn (t)here close up

Pakayla Biehn (t)here close up

Pakayla Biehn (t)here close up

Pakayla Biehn (t)here close up

Pakayla Biehn (t)here close up

Pakayla Biehn (t)here close up

Pakayla Biehn (t)here close up

(t)here new works by Pakayla Biehn

(t)here-web

On Exhibit: October 8th – November 5th, 2011

Opening Reception: October 8th, 2011 from 6-10pm

Gallery Hijinks is proud to present (t)here, a solo exhibition by Pakayla Biehn. Featuring new photorealistic multiple-exposure paintings that revisit the cognitive distinction between authenticity and abstraction while utilizing the suggestive combination of critical and substantial realism. Please join us for the opening reception on October 8th, 2011 from 6-10pm.

Building upon the double exposure theme of her previous works, Pakayla uses oil paint on canvas to present dream-like transfiguration of the natural world. The skill and refined beauty of her paintings enlists a realist style that recalls the delicacy, formality, and craftsmanship of old master techniques. She combines the cultivation of the portrait with a very intimate and vibrant observation of nature.

The artist is concerned with themes of ephemerality, melancholy, and the marriage of subjective experience and beauty. Pakayla’s process treats her subjects with a modern approach; the dual imagery provides the viewer with the sense of historical substance or the artist’s version of it.

Pakayla displays the unique potential to capture her subjects in inextricable moments that appear to straddle two worlds at once, that in which we exist and another slightly beyond our comprehension. These indistinct figures lend to the imagination with soft color, faint texture, and shrouded focus, offering the viewer a chance to finish the story that has been laid before them.

(t)here: a point where emotional complexity, dreams and reality are unified in a solo exhibition by Pakayla Biehn. Showing October 8th through November 5th, 2011. This event is open to the public.


New Pakayla Biehn Print at Park Life

19_ten-thousand-times

Park Life just released a new print by one of our favorite upcoming artists, Pakayla Biehn. The original painting of  TEN THOUSAND TIMES was made earlier this year but is now available in a limited edition print of 25. The print is 20 x 12.75 inches, each one made with archival inks on Hahnemuhle Bamboo Paper, signed, dated and numbered.

Keep your eyes peeled for her up coming solo exhibition, t(h)ere at Gallery Hijinks opening this October!

The Letter Collector Teaser

We proudly  present The Letter Collector, and exhibition of over 50 artists. This massive group show is based on our common love of type and script. The viewer will experience an assortment of letters expressed through a range of mediums: drawing, painting, photography, neon, sculpture, video and mixed media. Please join us for the opening reception this Saturday, March 5th, 2011 from 6-10pm at Gallery Hijinks!

Exhibiting artists include: Aaron Bo Heimlich, Alexandra ZeeAndrea Wan, Andrew Johnson, Andrew McCintockAustin McManusBeau StantonCasey GrayCatherine Ryan, Chris BlackstockChristian Rex Van MinnenChristopher DavisonClaire Colette, Cora Lanzisero, Damon MacGregor, David BayusDenise SantillanDustin KlienEli HarrisEric HelveErik OttoErik ParaFernando PizarroHannah StoufferJakub KalousekJason VivonaJing WeiJon Contino, Kyle Jorgensen, Lafe Eaves, Lisa CongdonLouise ChenMark Warren JacquesMatthew ReamerMeryl PatakyMike GiantMolly BosleyMorgan BlairNas ChompasPakayla BiehnTimothy KarpinskiRich PellegrinoRobert MinerviniRosie HannaRussell LengRyan De La HozRyan Riss, Sarah Patterson, Sean Somers, Seth NeefusShea Greene, Tanya Behar, Uri Korn, Whitney Lasker, Viktor Layne, and Yellena James.



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