The Winamop art gallery is open. Do browse
Pictures by Ira Joel Haber
A landscape by ira joel haber, follow the link to the
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Photography by Claudio De Luca
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This is "Jerk-Over Temple", a picture from the on-line
exhibition "Pop Mennonite" from American artist Don Swartzentruber. There are
ten oil paintings on canvas and fourteen drawings sketched in bronze and raisen
noir prisma and carbon ink. On the mat of each drawing is a symmetrical emblem
of an eight-point star (as found Mennonite and Amish folk art) with Mickey
Mouse ears (from popular culture). Each image has a kindred expression that
manifests as a comic book. Old church bulletins were collaged into the pages
from the archives of my father who faithfully collected bulletins each Sunday
for almost forty years.
(The Mennonites are a religious group which originated in
Europe during the Reformation, they were persecuted and fled around the world,
some settled in the U.S.A.)
This is the goat's head from "Carnal Casino", one of 36 6" x
8" oil-painted panels which make up the Totem Triptychs. Each triptych has
three panels. The layout concept for these triptychs spawned from the
children's card game that playfully matches animal parts resulting in hybrid
animals. While each triptych is thematically complete, there is unlimited
potential for variant narratives when the panels are interchanged.
Click on the pictures
or here to see
more and if you are inspired to write some interpretive prose on the Totem
Triptychs then Don would welcome your contribution. See
Security by Dee Rimbaud. Dee is a writer and artist
who runs Thunderburst.co.uk, which is also home to the AA Independent
press guide. This picture and many more are for sale pending Dee's move so
check out the "Art work for Sale" section of his site for more
A little art-vérité.
I call it simply:
This is one of the Doktor's photographs which catch the world
off guard. You can see some more if you click the picture or visit
his own web-site.
This is "Heart City" a 1987 work by artist, sculptor, wood
carver (and more) Hilary Bryanston. She now lives in Wales where she continues
to work in many art forms. She has
web-site but I don't know how up-to-date it is.