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Inaugural Exhibition @ Gallery Hijinks, San Francisco

Inaugural Exhibition

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Gallery Hijinks Inaugural Exhibition

Opening Reception: August 21st 2010, from 6-10pm.

Showing: August 21st – September 10th 2010

We are pleased to announce Gallery Hijinks’ inaugural exhibition opening August 21st, 2010. Our intimate gallery provides a welcoming space for fresh and progressive art to reside. This exhibition will showcase artists Brynda Glazier, Lisa Congdon, Pakayla Biehn, Charmaine Olivia, Ryan Riss,Jing Wei, and Morgan Blair. Please join us for this boisterous celebration at Gallery Hijinks from 6-10 pm, located at 2309 Bryant Street in the Mission district of San Francisco.

Brynda Glazier sculptures bridge the uncertainties related to utopian ideals and the dystopian qualm by challenging the societal standards of beauty and the sublime. In turn, the context of her work offers a certain kind of splendor to the visually absurd and misunderstood figure. Her large sculptures are constructed with coil built ceramic, glass eyes, oil, acrylic, enamel airbrush, and nail polish

Lisa Congdon’s work explores opposing forces: clean and modern versus old and aged, man-made with biological. Her work for Gallery Hijinks pushes the interplay between organic texture (in this case animal hair) and bright colors with graphic shapes that do not occur in nature.

Decidedly resourceful, Pakayla Biehn creates environments of curiosity and intimacy that resonate within her painting, installation, drawing and mixed media. Her oil paintings find a visual language to negotiate the intersection of imagery and distinctive perspective that give the viewer an understanding of her own optical disability.

Charmaine Olivia is an illustrator, photographer and self-taught painter with works that are both romantic and innocent, yet sensually entrancing. Using oil paint on recycled wood and canvas, the artist creates figures that resemble her own self-image. Miss Olivia finds that her best work comes from using herself as the model in paintings, transcending into a reverie of her own imagination.

Ryan Riss works with textures, zombies, ooze, cartoons, text, rap, and a bit of skin. The intensity of black and white create a particular feeling- their lacking of color adapts and takes figurative functions to an abstract level. Liberal doses of textured cartoon comic psychedelic repetition are added, with details to complete the drafted production.

Jing Wei was born in a sub-provincial city in China and raised in the suburbs of Northern California. Each of her illustrations are little self-contained worlds, complex and enigmatic. Her use of ink, lino-cuts and woodcuts allows the simplicity and refined detail in her work to become one.

To access the feeling of a strong memory or the memory of a strong feeling, we can immerse ourselves in the process of obsessively transcribing the experience into pattern and color, so that gazing at it begins to deliver us back into that state. Morgan Blair’s shit houses are the latest in a series of iterations evolving from this idea, each standing as an abandoned state of mind frozen in time, still oozing with life from it’s original inhabitant.

We look forward to seeing you at the opening reception!

Showing Through: August 21st � September 10th 2010

We are pleased to announce Gallery Hijinks’ inaugural exhibition opening August 21st, 2010. Our intimate gallery provides a welcoming space for fresh and progressive art to reside. This exhibition will showcase artists Brynda Glazier, Lisa Congdon, Pakayla Biehn, Charmaine Olivia, Ryan Riss, Jing Wei, and Morgan Blair.

Shows Images:

Brynda Glazier -  Oasis 1 - coil built ceramic figure, arcylic, spray paint, nail polish, and glass eyes  -  15" x 21" x 20"
Brynda Glazier
Oasis 1
coil built ceramic figure, arcylic, spray paint, nail polish, and glass eyes
15" x 21" x 20"
Brynda Glazier -  Oasis 1 - coil built ceramic figure, arcylic, spray paint, nail polish, and glass eyes  -  15" x 15" x 20"
Brynda Glazier
Oasis 1
coil built ceramic figure, arcylic, spray paint, nail polish, and glass eyes
15" x 15" x 20"
Morgan Blair  - Shit-Housed: Kool Breezes - acrylic on paper - 22" x 30"
Morgan Blair
Shit-Housed: Kool Breezes
acrylic on paper
22" x 30"
Morgan Blair  - Shit-Housed: Cold Gold Flo - acrylic on paper - 22" x 30"
Morgan Blair
Shit-Housed: Cold Gold Flo
acrylic on paper
22" x 30"
Pakayla Biehn  -  I was waiting for the longest time - oil & acrylic on canvas  -  16" x 24"
Pakayla Biehn
I was waiting for the longest time
oil & acrylic on canvas
16" x 24"
Pakayla Biehn  -  Two things that make me feel the same - oil & acrylic on canvas  -  19" x 24"
Pakayla Biehn
Two things that make me feel the same
oil & acrylic on canvas
19" x 24"
Ryan Riss  -  One Of Those Days - archival ink on paper  - 20" x 20"
Ryan Riss
One Of Those Days
archival ink on paper
20" x 20"
Ryan Riss  -  Vacation; Stay High - archival ink on paper - 10" x 10"
Ryan Riss
Vacation; Stay High
archival ink on paper
10" x 10"
Ryan Riss  -  Survival Of The Fittest - archival ink on paper - 10" x 10"
Ryan Riss
Survival Of The Fittest
archival ink on paper
10" x 10"
Ryan Riss  -  Permanent Vacation - archival ink on paper - 10" x 10"
Ryan Riss
Permanent Vacation
archival ink on paper
10" x 10"
Ryan Riss  -  Osama Bin Leavin' - archival ink on paper - 10" x 10"
Ryan Riss
Osama Bin Leavin'
archival ink on paper
10" x 10"
Ryan Riss  -  Girlz - archival ink on paper - 10" x 10"
Ryan Riss
Girlz
archival ink on paper
10" x 10"
Ryan Riss  -  Milk & Cookies - archival ink on paper - 10" x 10"
Ryan Riss
Milk & Cookies
archival ink on paper
10" x 10"
Lisa Congdon  - It's Complicated - pencil & gouache on vintage paper - 8" x 10"
Lisa Congdon
It's Complicated
pencil & gouache on vintage paper
8" x 10"
Lisa Congdon  - It's Simple - pencil & gouache on vintage paper  - 8" x 10"
Lisa Congdon
It's Simple
pencil & gouache on vintage paper
8" x 10"
Lisa Congdon  - Highland Cow - pencil & gouache on vintage paper - 11" x 14"
Lisa Congdon
Highland Cow
pencil & gouache on vintage paper
11" x 14"
Lisa Congdon  - Standing Guard - pencil & gouache on vintage paper  - 11" x 14"
Lisa Congdon
Standing Guard
pencil & gouache on vintage paper
11" x 14"
Lisa Congdon  - Braided Mane - pencil & gouache on paper  - 8.5" x 11"
Lisa Congdon
Braided Mane
pencil & gouache on paper
8.5" x 11"
Lisa Congdon  - Fur Chair - pencil & gouache on masonite  - 6" x 6"
Lisa Congdon
Fur Chair
pencil & gouache on masonite
6" x 6"
Lisa Congdon  - Tibetan Yak - pencil & gouache on masonite  - 12" x 12"
Lisa Congdon
Tibetan Yak
pencil & gouache on masonite
12" x 12"
Jing Wei  - Tiger - woodcut, ink on paper  - 14" x 13"
Jing Wei
Tiger
woodcut, ink on paper
14" x 13"
Jing Wei  - Snow Flakes - woodcut, ink on paper  - 10" x 16"
Jing Wei
Snow Flakes
woodcut, ink on paper
10" x 16"
Jing Wei  - Jello - woodcut, ink on paper  - 14" x 13"
Jing Wei
Jello
woodcut, ink on paper
14" x 13"
Jing Wei  - Sheep - woodcut on wood  - 3" x 5"
Jing Wei
Sheep
woodcut on wood
3" x 5"
Jing Wei  - Fox - woodcut on wood  - 4" x 6"
Jing Wei
Fox
woodcut on wood
4" x 6"
Jing Wei  -  Porcupines - woodcut on wood  -  4" x 6"
Jing Wei
Porcupines
woodcut on wood
4" x 6"
Jing Wei  - Musk Ox - cut on paper  - 10" x 10" wood
Jing Wei
Musk Ox
cut on paper
10" x 10" wood
Jing Wei  - Owl - woodcut on paper  - 9" x 11"
Jing Wei
Owl
woodcut on paper
9" x 11"
Jing Wei  - Bear - woodcut on paper  -  9" x 10"
Jing Wei
Bear
woodcut on paper
9" x 10"
Jing Wei  - Turkey - woodcut on paper  - 8" x 10"
Jing Wei
Turkey
woodcut on paper
8" x 10"
Charmaine Olivia  -  Nautica - oil, ink & pencil on maple panel  - 24" x 30"
Charmaine Olivia
Nautica
oil, ink & pencil on maple panel
24" x 30"
Charmaine Olivia  - Eternal Summer - oil, ink & pencil on maple panel  - 24" x 30"
Charmaine Olivia
Eternal Summer
oil, ink & pencil on maple panel
24" x 30"
Charmaine Olivia  - The Garden - oil, ink & pencil on maple panel  - 21" x 24"
Charmaine Olivia
The Garden
oil, ink & pencil on maple panel
21" x 24"
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