MIDWAY- The last sneak-peek. #4. A preview of art from my solo show.

October 19, 2017

After a year of work, it’s almost that time. My solo show is about to open with a reception on October 21st at Gallery 825 and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. It will go something like this...

 

Step right up and enter Midway, a dream-like carnival-themed merchandising landscape emphasizing the human connection between midway games of chance and the disposable plush victory prizes they offer.
 

You will be drawn into the space by the large, blue-and-white lacy bearskin rug and a wall of plush toys in the background. A pedestal lifts a jack-in-the-box clown to eye level. A corduroy elephant slumps in the corner. Toddler-sized bears with bows hang from the walls and doors. A midway carnival game and a giraffe on skates complete the amusement atmosphere.
 

Upon closer inspection, the toys are faded, worn, used and abused – eyes pleading, arms reaching out for comfort. Their titles reference their affliction: My Bare Skin, Memory Mascot, It’s Complicated, Remember Me, and La Surprise Finale.
 

I’m going to share a few pieces early, before the opening day.  I’ll call it, Preview of the Week, and every Thursday I will post a new small item that is featured on my  "Wall-O-Smalls" where the trompl'oiel, fabric textured, ceramic sculptures of plush prizes are displayed.  Call the gallery if you want more information on purchasing any of these.

 

And the next one is....

 

Preview of the week  #4

 

Sock The Monkey – Artist Gina M.

The high-fired, trompl'oiel fabric textured, ceramic sculpture

4.0 x 12.0 x 12.0 in

450.00

 

Sock The Monkey displays remnants of the discarded past, smiling back beckoning to be remembered.

 

 

 

 

Preview of the week  #3

 

They Lie - Artist Gina M.   SOLD

A high-fired, trompl'oiel fabric textured, ceramic sculpture

4.5 x 11 x 9.5 in

450.00

Is it offensive, or innocent? Which is it in the mind of the viewer? In this ceramic sculpture, two textured toy bears, one burlap, one lace, lie alone yet together, looking away, emotionally stiff, stacked, and lifeless, going through the motions of love, of connection.

 

Preview of the week  #2

 

Crush - Artist Gina M

A high-fired, trompl'oiel fabric textured, ceramic sculpture

6.0 x6.0 x 6.0 in

400.00

 

 

 

Crush, a fragile basket bear with woven textured skin, sees the world from an upside-down perspective and crumples under the weight of his own being.

 

 

 

 

Preview of the week  #1

Bunny Flop - Artist Gina M.

High-fired, trompl'oiel fabric textured, ceramic sculpture

4.5 h x 6.0 x 6.0 in

400.00

Midway 

A SOLO ART EXHIBITION BY ARTIST GINA M.

October 21, 2017 – December 1, 2017
Artist Reception –Saturday: October 21, 6:00-9:00 pm

Please contact Gallery 825 if you are interested in purchasing this piece.

LAAA | Gallery 825 | 825 N. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069 | 310.652.8272 | gallery825@laaa.org

 

 

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