(first image)
ANNA MLASOWSKY
Alterations 1 & 2
Fused glass powder & enamels on sheet glass, sandblasted
20 x 8 x 1 inches each
(second image)

DAVID NAKABAYASHI
Melt
20 x 20 inches
oil and acrylic on canvas
(third image)

CHARLES CLARY
Nano-Necrota-Diddle 
Movement #7
8 x 8 x 4 inches
Hand cut paper and acrylic on panel
(fourth image)

KATE MACDOWELL
Panhandlers: house sparrow
5 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches
hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze

 
Contact:
D. Scott Patria, Manager
Whitespace Contemporary
2420 Wall Ave
Ogden UT  84401


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MELANGE
Opening reception: April 18, 6 - 9 p.m.
Exhibition thru June 14, 2014
@ Evolutionary Healthcare
461 E 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
 


Patrajdas Contemporary, northern Utah's most exciting contemporary art project, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Evolutionary Healthcare, to curate a pair of contemporary art exhibitions.
 
EVOLUTIONARY HEALTHCARE will host an Opening Reception for Mélange, the first of two exhibitions to be curated by Patrajdas, on Friday, April 18th, from  6 - 9 pm, in conjunction with Salt Lake's Third Friday Gallery Stroll.
MélangeA group exhibition with works from a dozen painters, and sculptors from across the US: 
Of particular note in the exhibit will be works by three of today's most promising New SurrealistsJaime Treadwell (PA), David Nakabayashi (NY) and Mark England (UT). Each takes a different approach, but ultimately presents his expressions of human dis/connection, and questions of visual expectations and cultural identities for our consideration.

Marcus Jansen (FL) is a combat veteran who transformed his life from soldier to an Internationally-recognized artist is widely noted as a pioneer of socio-political urban expressionistic paintings. With roots in street art / graffiti, Jansen's dystopian landscapes and still-lifes are garnering international accolades.
 
Two additional artists not before exhibited at Whitespace include Charles Clary (TN) and Kate MacDowell (OR), both of whom examine biological metamorphosis; Clary's colorful cut-paper constructions of viruses contrast beautifully with MacDowell's white-porcelain sculptures ofplant/animal hybrids, each bringing forth beauty from darker roots.
 
Brad Greenwell (UT) and Rogelio Manzo (CA) both use the figure as a basis for their work, but each departs drastically in his treatment; Greenwell superimposes pop culture, while Manzo lays the underlying psyche bare.

Finally, two women using glass in unexpected waysAnna Mlasowsky (CA) and Etsuko Ichikawa (WA)'s works are informed by their cultural roots;Ichikawa draws with molten glass (and soot in water), much like Japanese brush-painting, while Mlasowsky's European heritage is evidenced in her highly-technical yet painterly approach(es) to the material.
 
ABOUT PATRAJDAS
Patrajdas Contemporary celebrates creative excellence in contemporary fine art, objects and design. We are focused on conceptual, rigorous, innovative, and serious work, and are committed to nurturing the achievements and evolution of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists in all media. The gallery embraces the artist who challenges conventional expectation in concept or design yet excels in formality, technical expertise, craftsmanship, and originality. For more information, or to arrange a personal consultation: www.patrajdas.com.
 

Evolutionary Healthcare
461 E 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 519-2461
 

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