Sep
7
to Sep 28

Leslie McQuaide, Women's Work: Sightings of the Divine Feminine in 21st Century America

643 Project Space is pleased to present an exhibition of Vestments, Shrines and Altars by artist Leslie Ann McQuaide. In her work, Leslie seeks to honor women by building shrines and creating vestments the embody the power women offer the world community. Working with found materials and discarded articles, she seeks to build structures as direct expressions of love that underlies “All that has ever been created.” According to Leslie, her process is a simple one, “I regularly go to the Ventura thrift stores, most particularly the Coalition Against Household Violence. I wander and wait for stuff to call to me, and when it does I take it back to the studio and never know whether the objects are for a current piece or one in the future.” Leslie never forces the found objects towards each other, rather she allows the enchantment of the materials, old and worn, to show their beauty.

 

Leslie has been exhibiting her work locally and around California since 2005, and this is her second solo exhibition. Over the past 4-years she immersed herself in her work, spending hours in her studio in Ventura.

Please join us Friday, September 7, 2018, 5-8:00 pm at 643 Project Space, 643 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA for her opening reception.

The exhibition runs from September 7 - 28, 2018. 

Gallery Hours: Saturdays/Sundays 9/8-9/25 12-3PM, by appointment 9/8-9/25. Please call 805-644-1349/805-320-8113 to set up an appointment. 

 

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Opening Reception: Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz, FREE OR BEST OFFER at 643 Project Space
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz, FREE OR BEST OFFER at 643 Project Space

 

 

643 Project Space is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by artists Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz. Both are artists in their own right, and they started working collaboratively in 2014. Marjorie is a landscape painter, influenced by artists such as, Diebenkorn, Monet, Klimpt, and Kiefer. Bob is a figurative painter who draws influence from the works of Caravaggio, Velazquez, Eakins, and Lucien Freud. These collaborations are an ironic and humorous look at “Americana,” and when they decided to collaborate on a painting they applied their mutual approach and created an interesting hybrid that only slightly resembled their own individual work. Their paintings develop from their ever-growing collection of photographs they take during their travels between their studios in Maine and California. Taking turns painting their respective areas, they might combine mid-western skies, fields from New England, and even carriage-driving Shriners.

 

Originally from St. Louis, Marjorie studied painting and drawing at Washington University in St. Louis. She developed into an abstract artist working with paint and mixed media sculpture. She first started painting landscapes during a trip to Italy in 2001. Bob grew up in Philadelphia and attended both the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and Washington University in St. Louis. Marjorie and Bob met while in graduate school at Washington University. They live most of the year in Southern California, but feel that a change in location shakes up and invigorates their work and keeps it from becoming complacent.

 

The exhibition runs from February 2 to February 24, 2018.There will be an opening reception Friday, February 2, 2018, 6 – 9:00 pm at 643 Project Space, 643 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA. Gallery hours are by appointment only. Call 805-289-6273 or email M Furmanski to schedule an appointment at mfurmanski@sbcglobal.net

 

 

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