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Week of January 20

A  P O R T R A I T  S H O W

On Friday, January 22, the inaugural exhibition opens at The Garage at Salisbury House.  Guest curator Scott Sjobakken says, “I am very excited about the new exhibition program at Salisbury House and am honored to have been asked to guest curate the inaugural exhibition at “The Garage”. A portrait captures the subject at a specific moment in time. This show is literally an exhibition of portraiture, but the show is also meant to be a portrait of what’s going on in the local art scene right now. It is by no means a comprehensive and all inclusive survey, but rather a small slice of the larger whole. I chose artists whose work is representational for the most part, as I wanted this contemporary exhibit to have a dialog with the Salisbury House’s art collection.”

Image:  "Gesture 6062" by Stephanie Brunia

E V E N T S :

FRI, JAN 22, 5:30 PM - Gallery Talk:  Saulaman Schlegel, Viaduct Gallery

FRI, JAN 22, 6 PM - Exhibition Opening:  The Garage, Salisbury House

SAT, JAN 23, 7 PM - Arts Celebration, The Lobby, Creston

C A L L S  F O R  A R T :

Call for Exhibitions, Polk County Heritage Gallery, Accepting exhibition proposals for 2017

Call for Art: We Are Survivors, Public Space One, Iowa City, DEADLINE Feb 2

Call for Submissions: The Big Dance, Viaduct Gallery, DEADLINE Feb 16

Call to Artists: City Sounds, The Des Moines Public Piano Project, DEADLINE Feb 19

Call to Artists: RING OUT FOR ART, Jefferson, IA DEADLINE Feb 29

Call to Artists: The Iowa Lakeside Lab’s Artist-in-Residence Program, Milford, IA DEADLINE Mar 15





4 Solos, 4 the Smells

Moberg gallery

July 12 - August 31


Opening night of 4 Solos Photo: Rachel

Response by Holly Wist


Lynn Basa : painting (website)

Red Dwarf. If you’ve never spent an afternoon looking in an astronomy book, you should check out Basa’s panel paintings. They’re like that, only without the math.


Stephanie Brunia : like photography (website)

Attempt 3114. There’s an appropriate awkwardness to Brunia’s “the Space Inbetween.” Brunia explains in her artist’s statement, “We make attempts to be known, to be seen, connect. Yet we are ill-equipped to breach our corporeal selves.” The photo has a kind of calm confusion. The figures are nude, but they have a monumental feel, a respectful feel. Whatever the misconceptions between figures, there isn’t much antagonism. There’s a pretty big contrast between the nudity in Brunia’s work and that in Jordan Weber’s.


Jordan J Weber : installation stuff (website)

From Weber’s other works, I gathered that he’s interested in vices. This series gets under my skin more than his other pieces. I suppose because these are plastic women with cartoon heads.


Sandra Perlow : painting (website)

Follow Her. Perlow’s paintings have abstract images grounded by textiles into a very specific physical experience. Specific abstractions. It’s a bit contradictory, but that’s how I read them.