It’s great to be in a position to facilitate the opportunity for an artist I respect to exhibit work they wouldn’t normally make. I’ve know for many years now that Philipp Scholz Rittermann is an exceptional photographer with an impeccable eye for detail. As would be expected, being a photographer, Philipp is used to making flat work. However, I had a feeling that he was itching to take his work off the wall and into a more three dimensional realm. I had no idea what to expect when I asked him to take a shot at making a site specific piece for ICE Gallery, but I trusted that he could come up with something interesting.
Please join us Friday January 9th from 6-9pm and participate in an immersive site conditional photographic installation.
An art exhibition featuring objects, both natural and manufactured, unaltered by the artist. Three pieces per artist displayed as-is with the aim of communicating to the audience the intrinsic beauty that can be found in seemingly mundane or usually overlooked objects.
Michael James Armstrong
Richard Allen Morris
Edith Baumann has been making paintings in Los Angeles for over 30 years. However, this time around she’s created an elegant site specific installation that perfectly capitalizes on the unique character of the space.
We’d love to see you on Friday, 10/3, from 6pm-9pm.
Tom and I have become close friends over the last couple of years. In that time I’ve hung out at his studio on numerous occasions (pretty much once or twice a week at this point). It doesn’t matter how often I visit him, every time I’m there he’s got new work to show me. I really admire his output as well as the quality and variety of his work. It really bothers me that an artist like Tom isn’t selling his work left and right. I’m sure part of the reason he’s not as sought after as I believe he should be is because, although extremely charming, he’s a very humble man who’s not much on marketing himself or his work. I’m not very good at marketing myself either, but I really wanted to help Tom in any way I could to get his name out there. That’s why I worked with Tom over the last few weeks to build him a new website that could adequately represent the diversity of his work. However, even though there’s an impressive array of work on this site, it’s only a fraction of the amount of work that Tom has in storage. He’s an extremely prolific artist that definitely has enough work for multiple solo shows, if not a full on institutional retrospective.
I encourage anyone who reads this to please pass on Tom’s website to any gallery you think might be interested in his work. Tom has been making interesting art for over 45 years! He is in the collection of many prominent collectors here in San Diego including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, but I think it’s time he get’s some broader exposure.
Pass it on.
The last day to see Christina Hendershaw’s graphite wall drawing is this Sunday 9/21/2014. You can come by anytime and see it through the windows, or you can contact me for an appointment if you’d like a closer look.
Installation photos are coming soon.
Taking full advantage of the 16′ tall walls at ICE, Christina has created a fantastic site specific wall drawing.
We’d love to see you Saturday evening, 8/23, from 5pm – 9pm.
This is a piece that so perfectly personifies Thomas’ aesthetic. Rough, dirty, rustic. He’s got a great eye for materials or objects that most people would see as garbage, or at the very least wouldn’t look twice at. Old thread-worn packing blankets for example:
Or perhaps a bunch of rotting railroad ties:
And now it’s these:
You’ve probably seen these everywhere and not even noticed. As I said, In my opinion that’s Thomas’ main strength as an artist. His natural instinct to see the aesthetic value in objects and materials that are ignored by most.
“Ive been looking into tumble weeds.” – Thomas DeMello
See more installation photos HERE.
Stop by ICE on 8/8/14 from 6-9 for your last chance at seeing Thomas DeMello’s installation.