The art of Lana gentry is found at the threshold of all we behold of innocence retained and wisdom gained from a lifetime of observation, a lively mind set free again and again, enticing us on her journey with her. The frontiers of childhood creativity remain intact in the mature artist who continually tests the boundaries of our previously felt limitations; Lana Gentry is an eight lane highway leading us, the careening automobiles we are, through a journey at least half as fun as where her art takes us. With collaboration with Gareth J. Swift (Two of Them Are Missing), and photograph of artist by Donnie Green.
Music by Vincent Andelmoth and iN(S)issoRs
Art of Jeff Kromer, music by The Jesterdays. In the words of artist Jeff Kromer: "I consider myself a 2-dimensional sculptor and use a variety of media as the mood fits. Mostly creating from mythological themes and lately I am having fun with Cryptids and tree forms. I have 2 methods of working..one is planned and executed in tightly rendered fashion while the other method of creating is a complete discovery, as the process of marks and lines are placed on the surface."
A friend on facebook died, I did not know because Bryan did not tell what he faced. After a little time not hearing from him, I checked his page to find that he had died. Shocked, details and new friends emerged, including and especially his mother, Reba. This is my tribute to Bryan, with music by the Jesterdays, Gather Darkness Gather. A portrait drive called Always is an online exhibition created by artist Lana Gentry to allow grieving for parents and others who have experienced unspeakable loss, through portraiture created by volunteer artists with the project.
All art by Bryan MacCarter, with the exception of video and Hands/Dove/Skull by me.
On meaning of meaning in a literal world. All art and video by me, with music by Vincent Andelmoth.
We are living through times in which conversationally the word 'literary' is used, and answered with "yes, it is literal," or the word 'literal' is answered in agreement or argumentatively with the word 'literate.' The question begs, when was the last time art was required to be either literary or literal, figurative---or even literate? Certainly art has not been required to be decipherable among those who know art, throughout most of modernity, and beyond. Speaking neither figuratively, literally, literarily, certainly not virtually---art is not necessarily any of the above. All art is abstract, as is all music (never was music held hostage to these ideas as has art been throughout art history)---art, like music is pure symbol.
A wild ride through the Bay Area, San Francisco to Oakland's Lake Merritt, by Bay Area Rapid Transit, bicycle, foot, flight, and a old rusty old automobile.