Monday, September 15, 2014

Patricia Krebs at Cactus Gallery


Cactus Gallery is pleased to present "Romance of the Residual Realm," an exhibit featuring new paintings, hand sculpted pendants, and a few mixed media works by artist Patricia Krebs. This show, Patricia's 7th solo show for Cactus Gallery, is bittersweet as she will be leaving the US next week to live in Argentina once again.

Opening reception: Saturday, September 13, 2014 * 4p-10p
Show runs: September 13 - October 5, 2014
Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 11a-5p and by appointment.

Romance is not necessarily tied to a love story. In fact, it may refer to a literary genre of epic stories, often filled with fantasy creatures, where perhaps a hero goes on a quest. Romance may also refer to an artistic movement, one arising from a reaction against the scientific rationalization of nature. This movement, which validated intense emotion and spontaneity as an authentic source of the aesthetic experience, also harnessed the power of the imagination to escape the confines of industrialization.

In "Romance of the Residual Realm," our heroine finds herself in a world destroyed, on a quest to create and give new meaning to whatever is left. In the same way as the narrative, Krebs created the works for this exhibit with remnants and abandoned elements, including canvases and paint that other artists discarded. Please join us to celebrate Patricia's journey!

For purchase, contact Sandra at semastroianni70@yahoo.com.


You and Whose Army?
Collage and oil on canvas, 20" x 40"
$770 - SOLD




Abandoning the Battle
Collage and oil on canvas, 48” x 36”
$990 - SOLD

Carry-on
Collage and oil on canvas, 15.5” x 15.5”
$440 - AVAILABLE

Dancing with an Armor
Collage and oil on canvas, Diptych, 14” x 36” total
$660 - AVAILABLE

Here at the Edge of It All
Collage and oil on canvas, 14” x 5” 
$220 - SOLD


Hope
Collage and oil on canvas, 30” x 40” 
$880 - AVAILABLE

Memories of a Blue Sky
Collage and oil on canvas, Diptych, 16” x 40” total
$770 - AVAILABLE

No Land in Sight
Collage and oil on canvas, 12” x 12” 
$330 - SOLD

Nothing Else to Hold On To
Collage and oil on canvas, 16” x 8” 
$300 - SOLD

Resting Place
Collage and oil on canvas, 10” x 10”
$250 - SOLD

Self-Watering
Paperclay, natural and found objects, painted with oil, 15” H x 6” diameter 
$330 - AVAILABLE

Signal
Collage and oil on canvas, 11” x 11”
$275 - SOLD

Something You Caught on the Surface
Collage and oil on canvas, 16.5” x 31.5”
$660 - AVAILABLE

Stories That Will Keep You Warm in Cold Nights
Collage and oil on wood, 19” diameter
$440 - SOLD

Thinking You
Collage and oil on canvas, framed to 18” x 33”
$550 - AVAILABLE

You Won’t Eat Us
Collage and oil on wood, 31.5” x 55” 
$990 - AVAILABLE

Working Hard Not To Forget
Collage and oil on canvas, Diptych, 11” x 28” total
$550 - AVAILABLE

Underground Resistance
Collage and oil on canvas, 12” x 15” 
$330 - SOLD
An Idea Grew Overnight
Paperclay, natural elements, painted with oil, 21”H x 4”diameter 
$330 - AVAILABLE
I Can See You
Camera parts, paper clay, 6"W x 8"H x 3.5"D
$220 - SOLD
My Heart is Open
Camera parts, paper clay, 5"W x 7.5"H x 2"D
$220 - SOLD
A Little Help?
Collage and oil on wood, 8" x 10"
$220 - SOLD 

Lens Pendant 1 - camera parts, $55 - AVAILABLE
My Head is Trapped - metal and paper-clay, $55 - AVAILABLE
See Through Me - camera parts and paper-clay, $55 - SOLD
Golden Hat - machine parts and paper-clay, $55 - AVAILABLE
Lens Pendant 2 - camera parts, $55 - AVAILABLE
The Dude - machine parts and paper-clay, $55 - SOLD
Copper Hair - camera parts and paper-clay, $55 - AVAILABLE
The One - machine parts, $55 - AVAILABLE
Big Head Butterfly - beads, paper-clay, $75 - SOLD










Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Frogtown Art at Cactus Gallery: Saturday, September 13th






Frogtown 9th Annual Artwalk - Frog Themed Exhibit - Group Show 
Scheduled to run from September 13 - October 5, 2014
RECEPTION: Saturday, September 13 :: 4p-10p

For map/info: www.frogtownarts.com


For September 2014, we are pleased to be part of the 9th Annual Frogtown Artwalk and celebrate one year at this new location.  This is our third year participating in this lively community event.

We have prepared a group show featuring frogs! Frogs and their symbolism are popular in fairy tales, folklore, and are commonly associated with rebirth, renewal, transformation, and even fertility. Please join us to celebrate their powerful symbolism as seen through the eyes of 40+ artists.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Available works for "The Song of the Birds"


The Song of the Birds  - Group Show

Show Runs: June 14 - July 31, 2014
Second Reception: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 3p-7p
Held in conjunction with NELAart.org's Second Saturday Gallery Night

Cactus Gallery, 3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, (Elysian Valley aka Frogtown), CA 90039
323.801.8669

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 11a-5p and by appointment

Cactus Gallery is pleased to present THE SONG OF THE BIRDS, our 6th annual bird themed group show. People have always been fascinated by animals. Birds, in particular, seem to have sacred and secular meanings, which can be positive and negative, and their use is evident in religion, music, mythological tales, and visual art. These feathered creatures can convey emotion or even comment on society. Please join us to celebrate their powerful symbolism as seen through the eyes of 40+ artists.

This show features an eclectic collection of media: oil and acrylic on canvas and wood, mixed media on canvas and wood, textile, paper mache, ceramic, linocut prints, pencil, pen, and ink on paper, prismacolor, chalk pastel and colored pencil on paper and mylar, polymer clay and paper clay sculptures, hand stitched felt and mixed media sculpture.

For purchase or for more images, contact Sandra Mastroianni at semastroianni70@yahoo.com

Hopi Dream Manifestation
PECA
Oil on canvas, 8” x 10”, framed to 11” x 14”
$750 - SOLD 

This is Life
Johnny Quintanilla
Acrylic on wood, 36” x 16”
$500

No Barriers
Johnny Quintanilla
Acrylic on wood, 36” x 16”
$500 - SOLD



Night Owl
Christine Benjamin
Acrylic on canvas, 8” x 16"
$285 - SOLD 

Five Holy Birds
Donna Abbate
Pencil on paper, 11” x 14”
$250

Anticipation
Bill Wheeler
Acrylic, prismacolor on matboard, 5” x 5”
$125 - SOLD


Freedom
Bill Wheeler
Acrylic, prismacolor on matboard, 5” x 5”
$125 - SOLD


Hummer I
        Bill Wheeler
Acrylic, prismacolor on matboard, 2" x 3.5" 
$65 - SOLD

Hummer II
     Bill Wheeler
Acrylic, prismacolor on matboard, 2" x 3.5" 
$65 - SOLD

Hummer III
      Bill Wheeler
Acrylic, prismacolor on matboard, 2" x 3.5" 
$65

Hummer IV
      Bill Wheeler
Acrylic, prismacolor on matboard, 2" x 3.5" 
$65 - SOLD 

Just Beyond Reach
Bill Wheeler
Acrylic, prismacolor on matboard, 5” x 5”
$125


King
Bobbie Rich
Paper, oil on canvas, 4" x 4"
$85 - SOLD

Monarch
Bobbie Rich
Paper, oil on canvas, 5" x 5"
$85

Petite Peacock
Bobbie Rich
Paper, oil on canvas, 4" x 4"
$85

Regal
Bobbie Rich
Paper, oil on canvas, 4" x 4"
$85 - SOLD 

Royalty
Bobbie Rich
Paper, oil on canvas, 4" x 4"
$85

Sam
Bobbie Rich
Paper, oil on canvas, 4" x 4"
$85 

Samurai Bird Play
Daisuke Okamoto
Ink on paper, 7” x 10”, framed to 12" x 16"
$200

Hustler
Douglas Alvarez
Mixed media on canvas, 8" x 10"
$200 - SOLD

Mutuality of Mind
Jaclyn Alderete
Oil on panel, framed to 12" x 12" 
$400 - SOLD

Communion of the Autochthons 
Jaclyn Alderete
Mixed media on paper, 12" x 12"
$250

Bunny's Little Black Dress
Janet Olenik
Acrylic on birch board, 6" x 12"
$150

The Magician’s Hat
Janet Olenik
Acrylic on birch board, 5" x 7"
$125

Mr. Hare's Tuxedo
Janet Olenik
Acrylic on birch board, 6" x 12"
$150

Wondering Bird
 Jorge Bernal
Ink on paper, 23" X 23 1/2"
 $350


Death and Rebirth
Michelle Waters
Acrylic on wood, 8” x 10”
$250 - SOLD

Sacred Heron
Michelle Waters
Acrylic on wood, 5” x 7”
$100



Cardinal Sinners
Michelle Waters
Acrylic on wood, 10” x 10”
$250 - SOLD
A Reformed Drunk (Cedar Waxwing)
Vera Paras
Pen & Sepia Ink on Paper, 4” x 6”, framed to 6.75” x 8.75”
$50 - SOLD

El Huevito Cantor y Sus Secuaces Voladores Escapando del Culo del Mundo/
The Egg Singer and his Flying Followers Escaping from the Anus of the World
Tincho Cejas
Mixed media on wood, 12” x 12”
$650

The Bluebird of Happiness
Oscar Rosales
Acrylic on canvas, 8” x 8”
     $125


Different
Terri Berman
Mixed media on canvas, 14” x 11”
$200

Barn Owl
Sarah Stone
Oil on canvas, 9” x 12”
$150

Carrion Eater
Sarah Stone
Oil on canvas, 9” x 12”
$150

City Bird
Sarah Stone
Oil on canvas, 9” x 12”
$150

Hummers
Sarah Stone
Oil on canvas, 9” x 12”
$150

Raven, the Trickster
Sarah Stone
Oil on canvas, 24” x 30”
$795

Scrub Jay
Sarah Stone
Oil on canvas, 9” x 12”
$150

Little Songs
Rick Strieck
Watercolor, Pen & Ink on Paper, 5” x 7”
$175

Winter is but a Blanket
Rick Strieck
Acrylic, Watercolor, Pen & Ink on Paper, 9" x 12"
$300

The Message
Matt DeHaven
Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"
$250

Fragmented Memory #2: Oh, Poor Bird
Lulu Moonwood Murakami
Altered photograph and fabric collage; hand stitched, 18” x 24”
$350

Bluebird of Happiness
Laura Cosner
Chalk Pastel and colored pencil on Mylar, 11” x 14”
$300 - SOLD

Hard Love
Laura Cosner
Chalk Pastel and colored pencil on Mylar, 11” x 14”
$300

Untitled
Laura Cosner
Colored pencil on Mylar, 11” x 14”
$320 - SOLD

House Finch
Lacey Bryant
Oil on panel, 8” x 10”
$175

Hunters
Lacey Bryant
Oil on panel, 8” x 10”
$175 - SOLD

Upstairs Window
Lacey Bryant
Oil on panel, 8” x 10”
$175

Training/Entrenamiento
Patricia Krebs
Collage, ink, acrylic and oil on canvas, 30" x 40"
$770 - SOLD


Feeling Too Old
Nichol Norman
Pastel on paper, 5” x 7”
$150 - SOLD

Owls Lift
Nichol Norman
Pastel on paper, 5” x 7”
$150 

Unrequited Love Birds
Nichol Norman
Pastel on paper, 5” x 7”
$150 - SOLD

The Owl and Jack
Macsorro
Acrylics, oils on canvas board, 11"x14"
$1200

Giraf-finch
Randy Kono
Polymer clay, Paperclay, Acrylic, 7” x 11" x 9"
$500

Panda-billed Bamboo Catcher
Randy Kono
Polymer clay, Paperclay, Acrylic, 5” x 7” x 6”
$300

Rhino-warbler
Randy Kono
Polymer clay, Paperclay, Acrylic, 4” x 6" x 5"
$400

Elysium
Patrick Haemmerlein
Mixed media on wood, 7” x 15”
$125

Featherbed
Patrick Haemmerlein
Mixed media on wood, 7” x 15”
$125

Please Go Away and Let Me Sleep 
Patrick Haemmerlein
Mixed media on wood, 11.5” x 21”
$350

Independent
Patrick Haemmerlein
Mixed media on wood, 5” x 14”
$100 - SOLD

Relive
Patrick Haemmerlein
Mixed media on wood, 5.5” x 11”
$100

A Little Bunch of Shamrocks
Patrick Haemmerlein
Mixed media on wood, 11.5” x 21”
$350


Shy
Patrick Haemmerlein
Mixed media on wood, 5” x 10”
$90

Sweet Starlight
Kim Gordon
Acrylic and graphite on wood, 4” x 6”
$75

Plume
Sherry DeLorme
Acrylic on birch, image 9” x 11"
$550

  Owl I
Rosie Garcia
Oil on canvas, 8” x 8”
$175

    Owl II
Rosie Garcia
Oil on canvas, 7” x 5”
 $175

      Owl III
Rosie Garcia
Oil on canvas, 8” x 4"
$125

   Owl IV
Rosie Garcia
Oil on canvas, 8” x 4”
$125 - SOLD

    Owl V
Rosie Garcia
Oil on canvas, 8” x 4”
   $125


Wise Guy
Rosie Garcia
Oil on canvas, 10” x 8"
$180

Introvert
Ulla Anobile
Paper mache, wood, acrylics, felt, embroidery floss, 6 1/4" x 4” x 2"
$85 - SOLD

Show Me the Way
Ulla Anobile
Paper mache, wood, acrylics, 16 1/2" x 9" 
$285

Solo
Ulla Anobile
Paper mache, wood, acrylics, 2 1/4” x 9”
$75 - SOLD
Vulture Mother
Ulla Anobile
Paper mache, wood, acrylics, 13" x 15" x 2"
$195


Sorrow Bird
Ulla Anobile
Paper mache, wood, acrylics 15” x 5” x 2”
$195 - SOLD


Raven
Chencha Acevedo
Sculpey, wire, acrylic, 41" x 16"
$320

Eagle
Chencha Acevedo
Sculpey, wire, acrylic, 41" x 18"
$200 - SOLD
Pterosaur: Evolutionary Bird Development
Bobby Rojas
Acrylic on wood, 11" x 11"
$300

Second Sight
Joe Carrion
Mixed media on wood, 16" x 24"
$300

Anka, Olaf the Hound
Andie Bogdan
Mixed media on wood, 24" x24"
$900 




Iveta
Andie Bogdan
Mixed media on canvas, 6 1/2" x 9"
$60

Mikael
Andie Bogdan
Mixed media on canvas, 6 1/2" x 9"
$60

Petra
Andie Bogdan
Mixed media on canvas, 7 1/2" round
$50
Jarah
Mavis Leahy
Mixed media
$175 - SOLD

Up Above
Andie Bogdan
Acrylic on canvas, 11" x14"

$300
Under Lilac Terrace
Joe Alvarez
Acrylic and ink on wood, 11" x 20"
$425
Under Lilac Terrace
Joe Alvarez
Acrylic and ink on wood, 11" x 22"
$425
Between City Hall y Echo Park
Joe Alvarez
Linocut print, 15" x 15"
$275
 
Torment y Remedy
Joe Alvarez
Linocut print, 17" x 11"
$255





This Fleeting Moment
Ashira Siegel
Mixed media, 14"x10"
$240

Never Ending
Soty Mae
Mixed media on wood, 12" x 20"
$350



The Striped Owl
Ashley Fisher
Paper cut out, 7” x 10”
$175


A Summertime Convocation
Walt Hall
Mixed media on wood, 30" x 40"
$800 - SOLD


Soupe de Coeur
Henry Cram
Mixed media
$1500

Soupe de Coeur

The sun bows respectfully as night arrives to take it's place.
The Duchess is off playing croquet with the Queen.
The footmen are tending to the pig.
And in a little house about four feet high,
In the middle of an open field,
Beside a lake of tears,
A cook carefully removes the heart
Of a large green bird.


Bosch Bird No. 4
Roberto Benavidez
Paper mache, crepe paper, mylar, wire, 2’ x 3’ x 7’
$3400


Bosch Bird No. 3
Roberto Benavidez
Paper mache, crepe paper, wire, 2’ x 18” x 9”
$1700



Bosch Bird No. 1
Roberto Benavidez
Paper mache, crepe paper, mylar, wire, dowel, 3’ x 3’ x 2’
$2500