Last days of Ryan Desmond’s Show

August 20, 2015 § Leave a comment

acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36", 2015

acrylic on canvas,
24″ x 36″,

Last Days: Today and Tomorrow

Ryans Desmond’s show ends on Friday of this week. He is having a reception at the gallery for the show, and as a way to have informal conversations, about the work.

We are always having those conversations. It’s part of the fun of looking at art.

We think the time is right to see the work, and think about what painting is, and how it works. Ryan has been working in Richmond, VA for the past couple of weeks on painting projects. We are not talking houses, either. But, works. Maybe we will be lucky enough to see the works Friday night!

Come on by, and have a visit.

Digital collage, Patina and Acrylic on Metal. 20" x 16", 2014.

Digital collage, Patina and Acrylic on Metal.
20″ x 16″, 2014.


Ryan Desmond Shows Broad Skills and Humor

July 30, 2015 § 1 Comment

acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30", 2015

acrylic on canvas,
24″ x 30″,

Have you thought of leaving a couch out in the winter, and seeing what happens? Ryan, shows us one side of the end.

We love this work!

It’s funny. It looks at painting as a way of thinking, not only about painting, but about looking, and experiencing the world. How do you structure the world? What are you experiences, and how does this structure your understanding? And Expectations?

acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30", 2015

acrylic on canvas,
24″ x 30″,

What we have this week

October 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

Eat you Dinner

We are open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

There is the show of new work by Ryan Desmond. Ryan is working with wax and oil with additives of kibble. Last week’s walk through with Ryan and Kurt was nice. Many folks came for the conversation, and stayed to keep investigating the ideas in the work.

Cori is sitting the space on Thursday afternoon from noon to five.

That’s a quiet time, so we think it’s a good time to visit and question the work or have quiet conversations with friends.

Friday: Lisa Nappa is sitting in the afternoon from noon to four,

the Bernadette will be sitting from four to eight.

Saturday: Kurt and Margo are sitting the space from noon to eight. We have listed them as sitting together because they trade of time, and are able to keep the place open when someone has to walk off to do an activity like pay for parking. They also encourage a conversation about the work, and working.

Don’t forget that we also have a watercolor workshop from 1 to 3 that afternoon! Come and visit and see what Tobe is showing folks.

That’ll be a fun time!

Match boxes by Tobey Harvey. Small Works sale December 2013

Match boxes by Tobey Harvey.
Small Works sale December 2013

Kurt and Ryan talk about the work in the Gallery

October 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Kurt and Ryan: what is this?


detail from A Man and His Cat

detail from A Man and His Cat

Today at 1 pm, Kurt and Ryan will be talking about the work in the gallery.

We loved how many folks came around to see us last night. It was a great time. We also loved all the excitement form the Terrain project.

So much was going on last night, we had a difficult time keeping up with everything.

We know many of the venues we were not able to visit are open today, and welcoming folks to come by and visit. We are looking forward to a few, less frantic conversations, and some time to look and reflect on what folks are showing in town.

We are open today from Noon to Eight.

Hannah sits the gallery from noon to four,

and then we will see who is in the space.

This afternoon: A Gallery Conversation about Art, Working, and what we have

October 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

We have a conversation between Kurt Madison and Ryan Desmond about the work in the gallery for the month of October.

You know this is Create Spokane month, yes?

We are doing this as part of the Create Spokane, and as a part of what we see as an educational part of our work as a gallery.

This is not to say the conversation is closed, or stuffy, or without its edges. We are looking forward to these two talking about what we have. They are very entertaining, by themselves.

Together is going to be a very interesting project.

It’ll be loads of fun.

You can join in, of course.

We welcome and encourage you to join in with your observations as well as listen to our members.


Don’t Forget to See Us TONIGHT!

October 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

Stamping Away

We would like for you to not jump off the ledge of this evening without visiting our humble gallery. We have a show, New to You, opening this evening. We know the work is a delightful collection. Many of our members are out and around this evening, as are many members of the Arts Community of Spokane.

Come leave you stamp on our space this evening.

Then go see Terrain. Some of us have work there as well.

And don’t forget Saturday @ 1 PM, Ryan and Kurt are having a conversation about the things in our space.

That’ll be loads of fun.

Spokane Arts is BIG Tonight!

October 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

We look forward to tonight and all the excitement.

We have Ryan Desmond showing new paintings. Looks as though he has an agenda with these. His title for the show: Is Human Food Safe for Dogs, maybe a clue. But it may be something else in the image, or on the image.

Check them out tonight.

Ideas without Place

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