Thermal.Gallery Proposals

Calling all AZ artists!  We are currently accepting solo and group exhibition proposals for Fall and Winter.  Take a look at the details and send us some great work to review!

https://artistserv.com/art-opportunities/thermal-gallery-calls/

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New Az Art Artist Bash!

You are cordially invited to join Art(ist)serv and Thermal.Gallery celebrate the New AZ Art exhibition at the Artists Bash!

Join us for a glass of wine (or two), meet the artists and curator, and enjoy a selection of contemporary AZ art from some seasoned veterans and up-and-comers!

When:  Friday, September 16, 6-10pm

Where: The Walter Art Gallery, 6425 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 

Click the image below to RSVP!

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NEW AZ ART

We are excited to announce the opening of our Fall New AZ Art exhibition that we will feature online in our 100% virtual Thermal.Gallery hosted on the Exhibbit platform AND will be physically installed at the Walter Art Gallery in Scottsdale!

The exhibition will be available for viewing online 24 /7 and by appointment at the Walter during the month of September 2016.

Artist reception – September 16, 2016, 6-10pm

Closing reception – September 30, 2016, 6-10pn

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Thermal.Gallery sponsored by Art(ist)serv – http://www.artistserv.com/thermal-gallery

The Walter Art Gallery, 6425 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Thermal.Gallery June 2016 – BenJamz “Stencilism: In the cut”

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On view in our 100% virtual gallery through the month of June is Phoenix artist Benjamin Goens solo exhibition “Stencilism: In the cut.” BenJam studied Art History and Art Education at university but has always had a fascination with hip-hop culture, graffiti, and the evolution of street art.  Over the last two years he has dedicated himself to learning to cut intricate stencils to create the most realistic depictions of his subjects, often taken from Art History. He sometimes uses up to 12 or more stencils in one image to create lifelike tonal gradations in his imagery.  He challenges himself to reconstruct and share the beauty of the past in a modern way to communicate to the broader public.

Visit Thermal.Gallery today on any device connected to the internet!

To view the show simply click on the gallery image above and take a tour!

One More Week!

The first ALL AZ Group Exhibition featuring 10 of the most promising artists working in Arizona is up for one more week.  If you have not visited it yet, take a few minutes, relax, and check out some great art!

This is a virtual exhibition that can be viewed anytime, anywhere, on just about any device.

Please click on the the image below to visit the show. Enjoy!

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Art Detour!

We have been lucky and nailed down a space for this coming weekend’s Art Detour in downtown Phoenix!  We will be installing the current virtual exhibition ALL AZ in the space at 335 W McDowell Rd, just blocks west of the Phoenix Art Museum.

We will have a reception this coming Friday evening, March 18th, from 6-9pm and then we will be open Saturday March 19th and Sunday March 20th from 11am – 5pm.

Come down and see artwork by 10 of Arizona’s most promising contemporary artists and get a personal demonstration of our virtual exhibition platform!

Here is the event for RSVP:

https://www.facebook.com/events/931072390340861/

ALL AZ Group Exhibition

We are proud to present our first ALL AZ Group Exhibition featuring 10 of the most promising talents working in the Arizona right now.  This is a virtual exhibition that can be viewed anytime, anywhere, on just about any device.  Please click on the the image below to visit the show. Enjoy!

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Artist Feature: Lisa O’Riley

Phoenix artist Lisa O’Riley grew up in California and Hawaii, ended up in Arizona and studied painting at ASU, where she earned her BFA.  Classically trained in old master oil painting techniques, honed during time at the Colorado Art Academy and the Scottsdale Artists’ School, who would have thought that graffiti would be a major influence and at the forefront of her work?

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Lisa O’Riley :Merlot and the Mystery Girls”

In studying interior wall glazes and ornamental line elements of traditional painting, O’Riley saw a direct reference between graffiti work, modern murals and classical European and American murals and paintings.  Her current series of paintings juxtaposes traditional still life and urban street art creating a narrative between the two art forms–and connecting them in a timeless manner that becomes a nod to the past and a celebration of the present.  She views herself as two characters working independently back and forth in the same space sharing and molding the visual languages into a uniform statement about the similarities of their crafts.  Each painting tells the story of the equality of “high” and “low” brow art.

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Lisa O’Riley “Graffiti Says What”

In some the painting, such as “Merlot and the Mystery Girls” the still-life takes center stage with graf work added to the scene as if a tagger came along and wrote on a Pompeiian mural.  Others, like “Graffiti Says What” focus on the text and the line work of the graf, closely compared to modern Islamic art as well.  Most intriguing are paintings which incorporate the characters. “Reach for the Stars” includes the still life surrounded with graf but also gives us the visual of the tagger in the midst of adding his contribution to the work.

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Lisa O’Riley “Reach for the Stars”

O’Riley is not the first artist to mix genres, and certainly not the last.  But, what we view in her work is not gimmicky, it is a genuine narrative about the essence of painting and its roots in history.  A goup of O’Riley’s paintings are on view in the Lounge at {9} The Gallery through the end of June, with a reception Friday June 19th (Third Friday–TOMORROW).  Make sure if you are downtown art strolling in this summer heat you cool off and check out the work of this rising star!

Artist Website

{9} The Gallery