Opening Reception – Melissa Walter

WE’RE BACK!!

It’s been so long since I posted a new show on this site that I forgot my login password. The last show closed in February of 2018?! Oh no. Well, we’re finally back in action.

 

I met Melissa Walter in 2016 and discovered we have a lot of similar art and aesthetic interests which helped us to become fast friends. Melissa is a kind person with a strong work ethic whose art is meticulous and thoughtful. When I asked her to do a show at Ice Gallery I made two requests. First, make something site specific (I ask that of all artists that show inside Ice). Second, make it the best thing you’ve ever done. After working on her new installation for the last several months, I believe she has delivered on both.

 

We’re extremely excited to emerge from our gallery hibernation with this show and we very much hope you’ll join us at the opening reception.

 

Saturday, June 29th, 1pm-4pm.

See you soon!

Closing Reception – Andrew Alcasid

 

Please join us this Saturday 2/10 from 2-5pm for the last day to see Andrew Alcasid’s site specific mural. This is one that definitely has to be seen in person. Photo’s can’t capture what is physically happening in the space. See you there.

Opening Reception – Andrew Alcasid

 

Capitalizing on subtle cues within the space Andrew has created a minimal yet stark geometric mural. This young San Diego artist is quickly becoming an impressive addition to the local scene. We’d love to see you at the opening.

Saturday afternoon October 28th

Last chance to see 3450 Threads

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The last day to see “Three Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Threads” will be Sunday, November 22nd. If you wish to make an appointment, click on the Contact button above and send me a message. I’m available to show it any day between 10:30 – 4:00. Again, ICE Gallery does not have operating hours. If you’d like to see this piece you’ll have to make an appointment.

The above photos are by Philipp Scholz Rittermann. I’ll post the whole set once the show closes. It is the case with most art, but especially with this piece, that a photo is a very poor substitute for seeing it in person. So don’t settle for regret. Come see this thing! I hope to hear from you soon.

New work by Thomas DeMello

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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:

Thomas DeMello, Texture Fields, 2010

Or perhaps a bunch of rotting railroad ties:

railroad ties - Thomas DeMello

And now it’s these:

wattles in a row

Thomas DeMello 2014

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

 

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Thomas DeMello 2014

Thomas DeMello 2014

See more installation photos HERE.

 

 

 

 

Photos from A Study In Transparency

Finally, shots from Michael’s last exhibition.  This piece was next to impossible to capture in photos, but we know some of you who didn’t get to see it in person are curious what it looked like.  So, click the image below to see all the shots.