The gallery tour started later than usual last night as Paddy had to work until 6:30. He picked up his friend, Jacky, on the way to my house. We arrived at Ice Cube in RiNo around 7:30.
Ice Cube had their annual member’s show and fundraiser. The gallery was holding a fundraiser to help offset a substantial rent increase and generate revenue for the artists. You can still pick up a few pieces. Karen Roehl has six small abstracts in the show. These pieces are a bargain at $100.00 as her large paintings sell in the $4k to $6k range.
Next, we walked next door to Hinterland and Rule to see their new shows. Both shows were packed. At Rule, Valerie, the gallery directress, gave us an overview of the current show, and previewed works from the next show, which is expected to sell out. My favorite piece was print by Jason DeMarte. Hinterland has an interactive installation by Jenny Fillipetti. This show deserves a second look when the gallery is not crowded.
We left RiNo and headed over to the Golden Triangle to see the shows at Goodwin Fine Art and Gallery 1261. At Goodwin, Tina was gracious to let us in the see to the new exhibit as the gallery had just closed. New works by Mindy Bray and Matt Christie are being shown. This show did not disappoint. Padddy and Jackie found several pieces they liked in the exhibit. A few doors down the street we found another excellent new exhibit at Gallery 1261. Stunning paintings by Vincent Xeus were on display. Many of the pieces in this pricy (2k to 85k) show had sold. All of us found works in this show we would like to have but were priced out of our reach.
We met Jason Lee Gimbel at Gallery 1261. Jason is an extremely talented artist. He conducts a weekly figure drawing class at Redline. Jason posts his drawings to his blog, which, is worth a look. Jason will have a show at Space Gallery in January. This will be a great show to see.
We ended the night with a late dinner at Racine’s. It was good company and good conversation. I got home around eleven. I was settled in bed reading when the text in the previous post arrived.