I designed The Phoenix to encourage children to think outside the box (go triangle),and experiment with Blacklight reactive materials. My generation wasn’t encouraged to PLAY with light through color in this way. It creates a real release of anxieties for me. I hope it will help others to relax as it does myself. Plus, it was time I create a piece of art worthy enough to welcome a Google Home into my environment. The Google Home needed a soul for me to feel comfortable around it, and now I do.
The Studio Door presents the third national edition of the fine art exhibition PROUD+. This year, forty-five artists identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual and Community Allies from fourteen U.S. states will be expressing the community’s quest for freedom, equality and visibility through their artistry. Over 70 works of art will be on exhibit and for sale to the public for the month of July. The exhibit runs concurrent
PROUD+ will begin public previews starting Friday, July 3 at Noon. The exhibition officially opens on Tuesday, July 7th and will run through Saturday, July 25th. Gallery hours are from Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 7 PM or by appointment.
Exhibiting artists are Victor Adeniran, Leah Sarah Bassett, Erik Benson, Drew Blair, Stephen Born, Pierre Bounaud, Patrick N Brown, Zach Brown, Nathan Carroll, Maurice Cassidy, Authan Chen, Jacob Clayton, Roy de Vries, David Dumo, Stevan Dupus, Santiago Echeverry, Jon Gamél, Raymond Gilbert, David Goetz, Victoria Hammond, Jeannette Herrera, Bobby Jones, Karen Jones, John Carlos Keasler, Mix Luera, Crisinda Lyons, Paul Messink, Gary Miller, Magic Trash Mountain, Tim Novara, Robert Olshansky, Richard Poulin, Devon Reiffer, RD Riccoboni, Viktoria Romanova, Kieran Rundel, Danné Sadler, Rachel Schott, Rebecca Spilecki, Patric Stillman, Stefan Talian, Teemstir, Benjamin Thrash, John Wialblinger, Tim Weedlun, Aaron Wilder, Sue Willows-Raznikov and Danielle Wogulis.
Art of Pride Collaboration
In support of San Diego ART OF PRIDE (artofpride.weebly.com), who would normally be exhibiting at the Pride Festival, The Studio Door has invited additional local artists to join the arts celebration with a special San Diego Pride weekend sidewalk and gallery pop-up on Friday, the 17th and Saturday, the 18th.
Local Artist Spotlight
In addition to the juried exhibition, the gallery again will turn a spotlight on local artists with works by Erik Benson and Roy de Vries.
The Studio Door
Located in the heart of Hillcrest just steps from Urban Mo’s, The Studio Door has become the neighborhood’s premiere art gallery. Since 2014, it has become known for its gallery of contemporary art, working artist studios, special events and museum store. The gallery is gay-owned and lead by artist Patric Stillman. Surrounding the gallery, seventeen artists work out of the space, including several Friends of Dorothy among its ranks. The business was awarded the 2019 Nicky Award for Outstanding Achieve in the Arts.
The gallery is committed to keeping its artists, patrons and guests safe during their visit to the gallery. Social distancing, masks and limited occupancy will be in effect. Hand sanitizer stations are set up around the gallery.
For the public that is shy about interacting in public or live beyond the region, the gallery will be posting 'behind the scenes' tours throughout the month on social media. For the past few weeks, short videos have been uploaded for previous exhibits that include gallery walk throughs, artist profiles and creative spotlights.
Works in the exhibit will also be available for purchase through The Studio Door’s Art Shop as well, which can be accessed from gallery website.
For more details on PROUD+ or The Studio Door, visit www.thestudiodoor.comor call the gallery at 619-255-2867.
In the PlayHouse, you are invited to relax and observe as I produce Art with different blacklight reactive materials. These carefully selected items come together to form my take on current Op Art
I have been producing around the clock since the Covid-19 threat became a reality. This Blacklight Production in Op Art has been my way of coping with the Darkness that’s happened around me. I’m trying to stay optimistic while producing pieces that won’t be overlooked in the Darkness.
I’ll answer questions via email.
My heartbeat captured in the rotation of Florescent Digital Op Art. Produced using LumaFusion & ProCreate on iPad Pro with Pencil. I was resting in my lounge chair staring across the Coachella Valley at the pulsing robotic windmills as I produced this.
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