Hanging out at The Lab Anti-Mall in OC, there to attend a Gallery opening of some dear friends
Funky seating area
David certainly digs it!
They even have a squished bug on the wall
Who let these monkeys out?
Even though it never rains around here, punching a hole in your ceiling is definitely “anti-mall”
Very cool mural with raw “hope”
I'm not sure why, but this piece reminds me of a “Myth Busters” episode...
The Artery in OC, featuring the talents of Scott Laumann, Bill Burgess, Heather Wright, & Andrew Dunn
The Artery is constructed from a couple shipping containers. Add wallboard, lights, forget the insulation and A/C and you've got a space for artists to suffer in style!
The first pieces encountered upon entering are the large format photographs of Andrew Dunn
Andres Dunn's large format photograph, “Greg Enide”
Next up is Scott Laumann's ink on paper series, ”(for todd)“
Scott Laumann's series of paintings, “They And The Face And Hands.”
“The Baby” just blew me away.
Scott Laumann's actual face and hands! (He's not usually this shiney... I was too close to him with the flash)
It was great to see so many friends and supporters of the artists come out and experience it in a new way at the Artery.
The next artist is Bill Burgess and his vivid series of enlarged video stills transfered to canvas.
Bill Burgess, “Sense & Light”
Bill is quite the renaissance man-- visual artist, video artist, and “Industrial Strength” musician. He performed during the opening...
... much to the delight of the kids!
(detail of... oh nuts! I neglected to write down the title for this one.)
Finally, we come to the talent that made this show possible-- Heather Wright's paintings and assemblages. “Two Thieves”
“Glory” Oil & acrylic on metal
“Elijah” Oil & acrylic on wood
“Ezekiel” Acrylic on metal
“Little Red Riding Hood Age 8” Mixed media on board (my favorite of her pieces!)
Heather with her artwork.
The place was packed until closing
Keith Giles and the über talented Jacob Wright performed such recognized hits as “Crazy”...
... “When Gerbils Take Over The World”...
and “Pokadot Rainbows” (oh, come on! Waddaya mean you've never heard of it? You DON'T know what you're missing!)
Heather joined Keith and Jacob for “My Sundown” by Jimmie Eat World.
“shoes on a wire” (ok... not a piece from the show, but they were just hanging over the gallery and I was shutter happy).