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JUXTAPOSED Opening Reception



If you're looking for more art on May 11, SDCC member Gwen will be greeting our group at this show!

MORE INFO: Interior Culture Gallery is pleased to present JUXTAPOSED, a two person show highlighting the sculpture of Wade Harb and paintings of Bunnye Meisel. The opening recepti on with the artists is Saturday, May 11th from 6-9 pm. The show runs until July 6th.

Harb and Meisel are both local established artists whose work, though vastly diff erent from one another, elicits a call and response dialogue on contemporary art. Wade Harb’s sculptures are archetypal, primal, somehow belonging to our memory though we’ve never seen them before. Wade’s sensuality, the evident pleasure he gets from bringing forth a form from obscurity, shows in every sinuous line. His sculptures stand as contemporary sentinels, observing silently, comfortable with their waiting. As is he. It can take up to a week to achieve the smoothness he desires in the final sanding.

Both artists approach their work intuitively but from rather different points. Whereas Wade allows the form to declare itself while turning the raw wood this way and that in his hands, Bunnye comes to her canvas with a defined program and a palette in mind. Meisel’s sophisticated abstract paintings are a complicated layering of patt ern, stroke, and palette. Her austere studio is a lesson in economy — nothing is extraneous, nothing is out of place. Her laser sharp focus and precision are read in her paintings. There is a chameleon-like quality to the transformative nature of Meisel’s paintings. They can be a focal point in a room or blend seamlessly with the environment. It all depends on the emphasis given to them. They are soft in that way.

Wade Harb graduated from the University of California, San Diego. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections. He has enjoyed gallery representati on at Crossroads Gallery in Santa Fe and exhibits his work regularly. Wade has both a woodworking and painting studio. Studio tours can be arranged through Interior Culture.

Bunnye Meisel received her educati on at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has been representated in galleries in San Diego, Palm Springs, and New Orleans. Her paintings are in public and private collecti ons domestically and internationally. Studio tours can be arranged through Interior Culture.

Interior Culture Gallery was co-founded by Gwendolyn Delavar and Joanna Leigh Wheeler in January of this year. This is their second show. Ms. Wheeler has 18 years’ experience in fine art and design and holds a BA in Art History and a BFA in Interior Design. The gallery offers outside art consultation services to designers and architects and is a result of her passions. Ms. Delavar hails from a family of artists and has a deep appreciation for the arts. They are pleased to join the vibrant creative community of North Park. Interior Culture Gallery is located at 3060 University Avenue and is open M-F from 11-4 and gladly by appointment.

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  • David

    I'll be a little late

    May 11, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    A lot of running around visiting some pottery studios for the holiday weekend. I will try to see this show on my own and hope to meet up with everyone next time!

    May 11, 2013

  • Phil C

    Something came up and I will not be able to make it.

    May 9, 2013

  • june g.

    I'll be in Chicago that weekend - will also get to see the Picasso exhibit at the Chicago Art Museum - now that! will be fun! xxJ

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to try for this one - it seems really fun and I can't wait to meet all sorts of artists here!

    April 24, 2013

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