phile under: first thursday
Still life, simple stones, and surreal painted fables.
This artist’s name brings to mind author Haruki Murakami (Wind Up Bird Chronicles). Far be it from Culturephile to force a fit, but the heady, disorienting, whimsical feel of Murakami’s writing, would actually be quite nicely accompanied by the images of Miyazaki, which also mix children’s-story motifs with a modern, surreal feel.
Echo Pool, Resting Stones
Please permit a haiku:
seven black stones sit,
gazing on pond’s reflection,
nothing more than this.
Neptune’s Picnic, Patterns and Memories
Katherine Ace’s masterful realistic still-lifes in oils, seem to bring to light the cheerful entropy of consumption. Overturned glasses and ravaged rind-fruits sometimes perch atop a drifting pile of loose newspaper, and sometimes are submerged underwater.
Meanwhile, Charles Dazler Knuff’s black bronzes comprised of functional found-object shapes, equally evoke chess pieces, farmscape silos, and factoryscape chimneys.