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First Thursday

Still life, simple stones, and surreal painted fables.

By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams August 5, 2010

Hibiki Miyazaki’s Latch Them Softly makes you yearn for a story. At Augen Gallery.


Augen Gallery
Hibiki Miyazaki

This artist’s name brings to mind author Haruki Murakami (Wind Up Bird Chronicles). Far be it from Culturephile to force a fit, but the heady, disorienting, whimsical feel of Murakami’s writing, would actually be quite nicely accompanied by the images of Miyazaki, which also mix children’s-story motifs with a modern, surreal feel.

Chambers Gallery
Echo Pool, Resting Stones

Please permit a haiku:
seven black stones sit,
gazing on pond’s reflection,
nothing more than this.

Resting Stones chillax beside the Echo Pool, Chambers Gallery

Froelick Gallery
Neptune’s Picnic, Patterns and Memories

Katherine Ace’s masterful realistic still-lifes in oils, seem to bring to light the cheerful entropy of consumption. Overturned glasses and ravaged rind-fruits sometimes perch atop a drifting pile of loose newspaper, and sometimes are submerged underwater.

Katherine Ace paints feasts laid to waste. Froelick Gallery.

Meanwhile, Charles Dazler Knuff’s black bronzes comprised of functional found-object shapes, equally evoke chess pieces, farmscape silos, and factoryscape chimneys.

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