Wednesday, June 24, 2009

David Fobe's "C-Scapes" at Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad

"C-scape #2 (C-men)"
color duct tape on panel, 32"h x 48"w x 3/4" d

2009 Copyright David Fobes

Another show opening on this Saturday, June 27, from 6-9 pm!

Artist and designer David Fobes and three other artists, assemblage artist Joseph Bennett, painter Tara Smith and painter Duke Windsor, are showing at the 2009 Cannon Invitational at Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad, California. Mr. Fobes is a design professor at SDSU and is my mentor for launching a career as a visual artist. He is also an amazing artist, craftsman and designer. His website, Mister showcases his talent to mix form and function and his utilize his spectacular color theory!

Here is an excerpt from the 2009 Cannon Invitational Press Release:
"A well-established designer and craftsman, San Diego artist David Fobes creates his brilliantly-hued images of modern buildings, furnished rooms, “C-Scapes,” and satellites with an unlikely medium. Upon first glance, his artworks look like paintings – but the hard-edged planes of color that criss-cross the flat surfaces with formal simplicity are precisely cut and painstakingly applied layers of duct tape. With a wry sensibility, Fobes describes his duct-taped pieces as color-saturated objects – not two-dimensional, not three-dimensional, but both."
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Just like I said in May-Ling's blog post, I HAVE to get out of my house sometimes and see how contemporary artists are hanging and showing their work. I have promised Mr. Fobes that I will attend this show, even though I probably won't make this opening this Saturday. The show runs from June 28 to August 18, 2009.

Hope you can come check it out!

Happy Art-Making! ~ Jaime Lyerly

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