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Mixed Media Sculpture, Michael Kesselman January 4, 2019 - February 28, 2019
Simple and accessible, Michael Kesselman’s sculptures portray common objects in unexpected forms that are surprising, intelligent, beautiful, and humorous. Is a chair with five legs still a chair? What happens when two eggs sit at the helm of a beater? What’s the point of an inverted chair impersonating a cello? Made from incongruous components, they suggest something with a unique form, content, and purpose. In their oddity, they attempt to define the essence of things by disrupting our expectations. Kesselman was born in Baltimore, raised in Arizona, and has lived and worked as an artist and writer for many years in the Bay Area.
Paintings, Alexey Tchernychev January 7, 2019 - February 28, 2019
Alexey Tchernychev was born in San Jose, California, in 1998 and is the son of Russian immigrants. The traditional mindset of his ethnic community and the diverse environment of the Bay Area transformed and developed his unique artistic vision. This vision, in tandem with non-traditional mediums ranging from spray paint, ink and even coffee, gives his work its unique texture and style. His art is rooted in the fundamental idea that for order to exist, chaos must precede it. His work is the manifestation of these ideas through a delicate balance of chaotic abstraction and naturalism.