Every time I go out lately, one of these two shows comes up. Both open up on April 1st.
Julie Alpert & Erin Shafkind
OHGE, Ltd. will be opening a wonderful group show called You're So Cool, curated by Erin Toale. This show examines the uniting themes between artists' work such as structure, mythology, temporary vs. permanent, etc. There are 16 artists, including Sharon Arnold, Garek Druss, Eric Elliott, Whiting Tennis, Christopher Hoff, Daniel Carrillo and a dozen more.
Glyphland by Troy Gua & Cable Griffith
Troy Gua & The Collaborati present Meet Greet Rinse Repeat. This show would be amazing if only for the sheer amount of work Troy has had to do to make it happen. Have you ever tried to wrangle a group of 50 artists? It's a nightmare! This show takes a look at communication through a series of glyphs. For each artist, Troy designed and hand cut a unique glyph. The artists then poked, cut, painted, added to, and a bunch of other things to create a really cool collaboration. There will be nearly 50 of these at the show - at least one makes noise. Should be quite a spectacle. Artists include Harold Hollingsworth, Robert Hardgrave, Molly Norris, Damon Mori, Amanda Manitach, Cristin Ford, Erin Frost, Ken Kelly, Saya Moriyasu, Warren Dykeman and tons more!