Saturday evening, I got to attend a very lovely gallery open, named A Peculiar Alchemy at Krab Jab Studios -
This one was particularly special to me, given that it was for Norman and Tory Taber - my sister and her husband. :-)
I may be a bit biased, but thought this an exceedingly lovely show - a charming mix of paintings, photo-collage and assemblages.
(One of Tory's 'Tattered Faerie Specimen" paintings. Look at those wings!
"Blackthorn, "Prunus Spinosa": Adjusting Nicely")
There were interesting, quirky Victorian items decorating the studio (the Victorian Tea Party/food table will be featured in the following post).
Norman's photo-collages (in hand-made frames of reclaimed cherry wood), and 'boxes'.
( "Booth", by Norman Taber)
All the art is tagged, like Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities specimens.
("#75" - one of Norman's boxes.)
It was a dramatically beautiful day.
("The Little Mermaid", by Tory Taber)
There was a nice and steady turn-out -
- as well as an Artist Talk by Tory - describing their work and process.
(Tory's gorgeous sketchbook)
Tory- with Krab Jab facilitator, Julie Baroh.
("Why Can't I Be You?", by Tory Taber)
It was truly a lovely evening and an even more stunning show. If you're in the area, do yourself a favor and go see it in person. If you're not local, at least look at the online catalog. It's a treat!