Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The 50 Dollar Show: June 12th, 2010

The Pop Shop and (art)ificial Galleries are excited to announce the return of the “The 50 Dollar Show”. A one night art extravaganza that aims to please ones pockets with an affordable price break of only fifty dollars per piece! The galleries will house close to 200 pieces by nearly 50 artists with affordable art based on a first come first serve basis.
This event will take place on Saturday June 12th, 2010 from 6-9pm. This event is free and open to the public. An adult after party will be held at Mullen’s on Madison at 9pm for all Pop Shop and (art)ificial guests.

Where's my Jetpack? Works by Sean Burns and Eric Kaplan September 4th, 2010

Where’s my Jet pack? is a duo exhibition that will be held in (art)ificial Gallery with futuristic excitement by artists Sean Burns and Eric Kaplan. The concept of the show is to combine two views of the future while having the two styles play off each other. Each work will have added elements that reference the opposing artists work, says Burns. The Opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 4th 2010 from 6-9pm. As always an adult after party will be held at Mullens (located next to the gallery) for all gallery guests.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday's Woes: Works by Rebecca Urbanski – October 9, 2010

Rebecca Urbanski opens her solo exhibition entitled “Wednesday’s Woes” in (art)ificial gallery, based on one of her favorite childhood poems. On Saturday, October 9th her inner child will be reveled within these works.  The works will also echo where our adult selves originate.  Urbanski says “Almost everything I imagined as a kid was something that scared me or made me sad... even stranger places to visit as an adult.”  Visitors will fall in love with the little girls that travel in these works while enjoying the tranquil color palette.   Following the exhibit, will be an adult after party for all of the gallery guests.  This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child will work hard for his living,
but the child who is born on Sabbath Day
is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Vinyl Frontier: May 1st, 2010

The Vinyl Frontier is coming and just in time. On May 1st, 2010 The Pop Shop Gallery will celebrate its 5th birthday by housing a show with a classic spin! Hundreds of vintage vinyl records will be salvaged from resale shops and basements, reborn, and used as decorative wall pieces in the show entitled “The Vinyl Frontier”. These circular canvases will be a great addition to any collector’s walls. The Vinyl Frontier will be a cash and carry event! That means we will allow the work to be taken home as soon as it's sold. The early bird gets the worm or record. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 1st from 6-9pm. Also enjoy and adult after party at Mullen’s on Madison, (located next to the gallery) for an adult after party. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

A Day in the Life: Works by Billy Nainiger & Friends - July 10, 2010

HELLO. I WANT TO TELL YOU Beatles fans and art enthusiasts from all ACROSS THE UNIVERSE about SOMETHING. DON'T LET ME DOWN and COME TOGETHER on July 10, 2010 for an opening reception at (Art)ificial Gallery from 6-9 titled A DAY IN THE LIFE.
Local artist Billy Nainiger, a long time time fan and life long artist has created a unique collection of Beatles inspired artwork...DIG IT.
So everyone from HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE come see the lives and music of the Fab Four translated into paintings, collages and mixed media pieces. FROM ME TO YOU, I'VE GOT A FEELING that this will be a MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR for you all. GOODBYE.


CHOD:Ramifications - Nov. 13th, 2010

“CHOD: Ramifications” exhibit offers choose-your-own adventure experience
LAKEWOOD – “CHOD: Ramifications,” an art exhibit giving a glimpse into
the different directions life can take, is on display at (Art)ificial
gallery, 17020
Madison Ave., Lakewood, from Nov. 13 to Dec. 24.
Inspired by choose-your-own adventure books, “Ramifications” explores
both realistic and fantastical possibilities of a man’s life: family
man, vagrant revolutionary, street fighter, mutated monstrosity,
pillager of the high seas, heart broken sap, psycho killer, space
explorer, and broken down drunkard.
Chod, the artist behind “Ramifications,” is a graduate of Columbus
College of Art and Design. He won many awards for his illustration and
design work for The Medina Gazette, including Best Illustrator in
Ohio. “Ramifications” is his second solo art exhibit.
The public is invited to a free reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13.
An adult after party will be held at Mullens on Madison (located next
to the gallery) following the reception.
(Art)ificial Gallery is open from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Cinematic Redux: Aug 7th, 2010

Cinematic Redux is a collection of contemporary works by artists across the U.S. presenting their interpretation of posters for classic films. The wide array of styles shows your favorite movies, like you have never seen them before. Cinematic Redux will open Saturday, August 7th 2010 in (art)ificial Gallery. An adult after party will be held at Mullen’s (located next to the gallery) for all guests of the artists and gallery.

Kocar’s Krazy Kubed Koncept: May 1, 2010

Welcome to Kocar’s Krazy Kubed Koncept. Artist George Kocar will re-explore the world of cubism by illuminating his already corky works and squaring up the loose ends in his exhibit featured at (art)ifical gallery. This solo exhibit by Kocar, a well seasoned artist, will include many original works on canvas as well as an interactive post-it-note wall for viewers to explore and design. Kocar’s Krazy Kubed Koncept’s opening reception will be held Saturday, May 1st from 6-9pm. An Adult after party will be held at Mullen’s on Madison (Located next to the gallery) for all viewers of Kocar’s work and (art)ificial gallery. This exhibit will run from May 1- May 29 and is free and open to the public. For more works by George Kocar visit www.gkocar.com