Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Annie's presents our first holiday retrospective exhibition, combining the work of most of the artists who have exhibited here this year and the work of Annie's employees. Fourteen artists will have original work for sale ranging in price from $5 to $100, and most work will be pre-matted to standard sizes or framed! Paintings, drawings, silk-screen, intaglio, and linocut prints, photography, sculpture, and functional ceramics will all be here! This year, treat someone to a gift of original art and support local artists and local business. Represented artists are Andrew Crawshaw, Barbara Dunshee, Sam Hamrick, Demian Johnston, Julia Kuskin, Susan Martin, Yoshi Nakagawa, Tom O'Brien, Maron Resur, Chris Smith, Sarah Takahashi, Jose Tenorio, Cathie Joy Young, and Kari Young.
Annie's is pleased to present the large-scale abstract work on paper by Tom O'Brien for the month of November. A significant break from his landscapes on canvas, these dynamic drawings in charcoal incorporate a subtle grayscale combined with expressive linework. His technique wavers between an energetic cubist approach and the less constrained principles of abstract expressionism, made more arresting by the large scale and vivid line quality. Come and see an exciting departure from the status quo!