Byting Willows – The Evolution of the Dine’ Basket

bytingwillowsOnlinePromoIn Southeastern Utah during the 70’s and 80’s a revival was occurring with a small group of basket weavers on Douglas Mesa.  The Black family became renowned for inspiring innovation and creativity into Dine’ basketry using Dine’ sandpainting figures/designs, Pima baskets, and Tohono O’odham basket designs.  This innovation led to Mary Black and her family receiving recognition, and a Governor’s Award from the State of Utah.

The revival was well in motion when Barry Simpson of Blue Mountain Trading Post in Blanding Utah, placed a request for a graphic designer at the local Job Service office.  A young Dine’ man replied, Damian Jim, and after several interviews, he started collaborating with Barry on Blue Mountains current store of ideas.  The initial sketches were made on drawing paper with a compass and a pencil.  These initial ideas are still in the archives of Twin Rocks Trading Post, which was at the time, a convenient location for basket and rug artists to come to sell their works.

After a time, the trading post invested in a Macintosh computer for creating the designs in a digital format.  The period of time for creating all the digital work spanned 9 years, during which many award-winning designs were created as well as articles, books, and several documentary pieces for tv and video.  This period in history included Damian striking out on his own and going back to school to get a degree in Computer Information Systems, and after a short amount of time, investing more time in his own artwork.

After starting up 1Spot Gallery in 2012, Damian and gallery manager Michelle Ponce, produced many amazing shows and collaborations, several awards and recognition from the downtown Phoenix art community.  It was during this time that Damian wanted to bring his experience working with the basket designs to fruition, and an overnight brainstorm session with Katja Lehmann, birthed Byting Willows.

The project is two-fold in that the initial introduction to the public will be a collaborative exhibit of master artists interpreting Damian’s designs and translating them into their preferred working medium.  The 2nd phase of the project involves a printed book with 100 of the best designs, as well as the collaboration project artists and their pieces, with a compendium of the additional 1400 designs in an iPad app available as a download.

The exhibit will open on Third Friday, February 20, 2015, from 6pm – 10pm at 1Spot Gallery in downtown Phoenix.  The grand opening of the exhibit will be on Thursday, March 5th, from 6pm – 10pm, and First Friday, March 6th, from 6pm – 7pm.  The same weekend March 8th, 9th, will be Art Detour, and the gallery will be open from 11am – 5pm.  As an added bonus, Paint Phx will also be happening during that same weekend, as well as the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market.  Stop by for any of these events and share in the explosion of art that Byting Willows will be a part of in March.

TONIGHT! Pick up your special gift: NOT YET RATED 2 – Movie Poster Show!

NOT YET RATED 2 – Movie Poster Show

Your future wall art awaits you today!

Come by the gallery TONIGHT or TOMORROW to pick up your original movie poster!

A great gift for the art/movie/poster loving person in your life!

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Starting at $25 :: Framed pieces available

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TONIGHT! :: 6-10 pm  – Third Friday, Dec 19

TOMORROW! :: 11 am-3 pm – Third Saturday, Dec 20

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1Spot Gallery
918 North 6th Street, Rear
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

 

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Posters by:

+ Jeremy Eyerock Arviso
+ Damon Begay
+ Shonie De La Rosa
+ Damian Jim
+ La Muñeca
+ Nicholas Murray
+ Marlena Robbins
+ Jerrel Singer
+ Jared Oxdx Yazzie

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Premiering Tomorrow! : NOT YET RATED 2 : Extended Hours

IN A WORLD…

…WHERE MOVIE POSTERS COME ALIVE.

 

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THIS FALL…

…THE POSTER TELLS THE STORY.

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Presenting the 2nd Annual:

“NOT YET RATED 2″ – Movie Poster Show

Nov – Dec 2014

 

An exhibition showcasing original versions of iconic movie posters created by Indigenous artists.

 

Featuring work by:

+ Jeremy Eyerock Arviso

+ Damon Begay

+ Shonie De La Rosa

+ Damian Jim

+ La Muñeca

+ Nicholas Murray

+ Marlena Robbins

+ Jerrel Singer

+ Jared Oxdx Yazzie

Premiering:

FIRST FRIDAY, NOV 7, 2014

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Open hours:    * Also by Appointment *

 

Saturday, NOV 8  – 11-3 pm

*Third Friday, NOV 21  –  6-10 pm* – Opening Reception

Saturday, NOV 22  –  11-3 pm

First Friday, DEC 5  –  6-10 pm

Saturday, DEC 6  –  11-3 pm

Third Friday, DEC 19  –  6-10 pm

Saturday, DEC 10  –  11-3 pm

 

At:

1Spot Gallery

918 North 6th Street, Rear

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

 

Facebook Event: “NOT YET RATED 2″

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For info contact:

michelle@ziindi.com   –   602-281-0697

 

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EXTENDED HOURS @ 1SPOT

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For the months of November and December 2014,

1Spot Gallery will be extending hours to include

FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS

from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Stop by to say hi!

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Analog Roulette – Closing Reception TOMORROW :: EAT THE DESERT :: YOUR MOVIE POSTER HERE ::

Ahhhhh…. the beautiful weather in Phoenix right now.  Come chill out at our patio,

Make 1Spot Gallery YOUR spot this Third Friday!

 

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* Art by Jeff Slim @ 1Spot       

* Pat Gorraiz & his hieroglyphic photography,next door at DriveThruSignhigh

DRIVE-THRU GALLERY

* Vendors!  Refreshments!  Delicious Desserts! (GF!)

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TOMORROW! Third Friday closing reception of

ANALOG ROULETTE by JEFF SLIM

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Cutting new forms into an analog world, accentuated by Jeff’s brilliant stencil work.

:: Check Out Catalog Here ::

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH:

+ Niba DelCastillo (AZ)
+ Laura De (NY)
+ Kristin Shears (AZ)
+ Sheena She (NJ)
+ Brigette Bloom (NV)
+ Ashley Jackson (AZ)
+ Dustinn Craig (AZ)

 

THIRD FRIDAY, OCT 17  —  6-10pm

Closing Reception

 

Check out the Catalog here:  JEFF SLIM CATALOG

Info:  602-281-0697  —  michelle@ziindi.com

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EAT THE DESERT.

 

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GET YOUR TICKETS FOR

“THE EDIBLE DESERT EXPERIENCE”: 

http://tinyurl.com/pjzls56

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Tarra Lazos Creative Lifestyles and 1Spot Gallery present:

A culinary/arts experience that highlights and celebrates the geography, food, and people, contemporary and ancient cultures of the Arizona-Sonoran Desert.

A feast created by Tarra Lazos’ Chef Appollon Lewis featuring wood-fired desert delicacies including cactus buds, agave, prickly pear, mesquite, quail, pork and a vegetarian/vegan option. Desserts and drinks with Arizona-Sonoran desert infused edibles included.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2014  ::  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

At 1Spot Gallery, 918 East 6th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/pjzls56

 

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An OUTDOOR dining experience.

Environmentally-themed tables and atmosphere created by Mia Benzoni and Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns.

Inspired by the landscapes, colors, and sounds of the desert.

Performances by dancer/choreographer Michelle Ceballos-Michot,

a hilarious and radical sketch theater performance by El Chupacabrones,

art/body painting of Brandon McGill,

live classical piano/cello by Michael Wordlaw

Special guest Twix Two-Spirit Apache sharing traditional arts/crafts, stories and edible, medicinal plants of his culture.

Parking:
Lot and metered street parking available

For more information on the “Edible Desert Experience” contact:

Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns  602-299-9576  —   ferns_jeffrey@yahoo.com

 

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YOUR MOVIE POSTER HERE:

 

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SEND US YOUR SUBMISSIONS TODAY!

“NOT YET RATED 2”  – Movie Poster Show

 

 

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An exhibit featuring original Indigenous versions of iconic movie posters.

Submissions may include posters for existing or non-existent films, or an iconographic mash-up.

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Opening First Friday, November 7th, 2014, at 1Spot Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona.

Artwork will be on display until the end of December 2014.

 

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Email to: damian@ziindi.com

IMAGES
Submit 1-2 High Quality images:
– MUST be at least 12” X 18” – and – 300 dpi
– Print ready
– Accepted formats: .PNG .TIF .PDF
– Email/Dropbox info to: damian@ziindi.com

ARTIST BIO & PHOTO
– At least 3-5 sentence Artist bio
– 1 artist photo portrait
– Email to: damian@ziindi.com

POSTER
– At least 3-5 sentence poster description

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Deadline:
Friday, October 24th, 2014

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Questions contact Damian Jim at damian@ziindi.com

 

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See you at the gallery!

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ANALOG ROULETTE TOMORROW :: CALL TO ARTISTS! :: EDIBLE DESERT EXPERIENCE

LET’S DO THIS TOMORROW!

 

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ACCENTUATED PRECISION adorns the STORY

1Spot Gallery proudly showcases Jeff’s new collaborations with photographers from across the US.
Cutting new forms into an analog world, accentuated by Jeff’s brilliant stencil work.

:: Check Out Catalog Here ::

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH:

+ Niba DelCastillo (AZ)
+ Laura De (NY)
+ Kristin Shears (AZ)
+ Sheena She (NJ)
+ Brigette Bloom (NV)
+ Ashley Jackson (AZ)
+ Dustinn Craig (AZ)

 

FIRST FRIDAY, OCT 3  —  6-10pm

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2014 DATES (also available by appointment):

October:

First Friday, October 3rd  —  6-10pm

Third Friday, October 17th  —  6-10pm

 

Info:  602-281-0697  —  michelle@ziindi.com

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1Spot Gallery proudly invites you to submit for our next show!

NOT YET RATED 2

Movie Poster Show

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An exhibit featuring original Indigenous versions of iconic movie posters. Submissions may include posters for existing or non-existent films, or an iconographic mash-up.

SAMPLEmovieposter

Opening First Friday, November 7th, 2014, at 1Spot Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. Artwork will be on display until the end of December 2014.

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Email to: damian@ziindi.com

IMAGES
Submit 1-2 High Quality images:
– MUST be at least 12” X 18” – and – 300 dpi
– Print ready
– Accepted formats: .PNG .TIF .PDF
– Email/Dropbox info to: damian@ziindi.com

ARTIST BIO & PHOTO
– At least 3-5 sentence Artist bio
– 1 artist photo portrait
– Email to: damian@ziindi.com

POSTER
– At least 3-5 sentence poster description

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Deadline:
Friday, October 24th, 2014

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Questions contact Damian Jim at damian@ziindi.com

 

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The Edible Desert Experience

@ 1Spot Gallery!

We are proud to partner with Jeffrey Lazos-Fern, along with a team of phenomenal artists, chef, performers, and visionaries to bring you THE EDIBLE DESERT EXPERIENCE!


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/pjzls56

A culinary/arts experience that highlights and celebrates the geography, food, and people, contemporary and ancient cultures of the Arizona-Sonoran Desert.

A feast created by Tarra Lazos’ Chef Appollon Lewis featuring wood-fired desert delicacies including cactus buds, agave, prickly pear, mesquite, quail, pork and a vegetarian/vegan option. Desserts and drinks with Arizona-Sonoran desert infused edibles included.

Tickets won’t last – get yours today !!
http://tinyurl.com/pjzls56

 

This OUTDOOR dining experience is enhanced by environmentally-themed tables and atmosphere created by Mia Benzoni and Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns, inspired by the landscapes, colors, and sounds of the desert.

1Spot Gallery and the Drive-Thru Gallery & Studio will be open for viewing, and artists include ballet dancer/choreographer Michelle Ceballos-Michot, a hilarious and radical sketch theater performance by El Chupacabrones, the art/body painting of Brandon McGill, live classical piano/cello by Michael Wordlaw and special guest Twix Two-Spirit Apache sharing traditional arts/crafts/words/ and edible, medicinal plants of his culture.

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Twix a Two-Spirit Apache who will be sharing at the Edible Desert Experience traditional crafts, stories with us.

Parking:
Lot and metered street parking available

For more information on the Edible Desert Experience contact:

Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns  602-299-9576  —   ferns_jeffrey@yahoo.com

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS for “Not Yet Rated 2″ :: Movie Poster Show @ 1Spot Gallery

1Spot Gallery proudly invites you to submit for our next show!

NOT YET RATED 2” Movie Poster Show

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An exhibit featuring original Indigenous versions of iconic movie posters. Submissions may include posters for existing or non-existent films, or an iconographic mash-up.

SAMPLEmovieposter

Opening First Friday, November 7th, 2014, at 1Spot Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. Artwork will be on display until the end of December 2014.

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Email to: damian@ziindi.com

IMAGES
Submit 1-2 High Quality images:
– MUST be at least 12” X 18” – and – 300 dpi
– Print ready
– Accepted formats: .PNG .TIF .PDF
– Email/Dropbox info to: damian@ziindi.com

ARTIST BIO & PHOTO
– At least 3-5 sentence Artist bio
– 1 artist photo portrait
– Email to: damian@ziindi.com

POSTER
– At least 3-5 sentence poster description

Deadline:
Friday, October 24th, 2014

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Questions contact Damian Jim at damian@ziindi.com

 

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ANALOG ROULETTE TOMORROW! :: CALL TO ARTISTS for MOVIE POSTER SHOW

:: TOMORROW ::

MORE STENCIL LOVE IN AN ANALOG WORLD…

 

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CHECK OUT JEFF SLIM’S NEW BODY OF WORK:

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ACCENTUATED PRECISION adorns the STORY

1Spot Gallery proudly showcases Jeff’s new collaborations with photographers from across the US.
Cutting new forms into an analog world, accentuated by Jeff’s brilliant stencil work.

:: Check Out Catalog Here ::

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH:

+ Niba DelCastillo (AZ)
+ Laura De (NY)
+ Kristin Shears (AZ)
+ Sheena She (NJ)
+ Brigette Bloom (NV)
+ Ashley Jackson (AZ)
+ Dustinn Craig (AZ)

 

THIRD FRIDAY, SEPT 19th  —  6-10pm

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2014 DATES (also available by appointment):

September:

Third Friday, September 19th  —  6-10pm

October:

First Friday, October 3rd  —  6-10pm

Third Friday, October 17th  —  6-10pm

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Info:  602-281-0697  —  michelle@ziindi.com


 

 

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:: CALL TO ARTISTS!

:: NOT YET RATED 2

:: MOVIE POSTER SHOW

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YOU ARE INVITED to submit your original design for our second annual Movie Poster Show “NOT YET RATED 2“!

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An exhibit featuring original Indigenous versions of iconic movie posters.

Submissions may include posters for existing or non-existent films, or an iconographic mash-up. Opening First Friday, November 7th, 2014.

Artwork will be on display until the end of December 2014.

Download:  CALLtoARTISTS_NotYetRated2_1SpotGallery2014

:: DEADLINE : FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2014 ::

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FIRST FRI RECAP : FULL HOUSE @ 1SPOT : HEAT CAN’T STOP US!

WOW – THANK YOU PHOENIX!

Last First Friday was an AMAZING night…

We were packed to the rim with art-loving folks, friends, and family!

Jeff Slim’s “Analog Roulette” was a great success, and Ryan Dennison‘s ethereal musical set was beautiful!

Our wonderful neighbor Andrew Pielage and his Drive-Thru Gallery had a great Haboob show that was spectacular too!

Check out a glimpse of the evening below, for more photos click here!: 1Spot Photos

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Missed it?

JOIN US on THIRD FRIDAY

SEPTEMBER 19th, 2014  –  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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1Spot Gallery proudly showcases Jeff’s new collaborations with photographers from across the US.
Cutting new forms into an analog world, accentuated by Jeff’s brilliant stencil work.

:: Check Out Catalog Here ::

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH:

+ Niba DelCastillo (AZ)
+ Laura De (NY)
+ Kristin Shears (AZ)
+ Sheena She (NJ)
+ Brigette Bloom (NV)
+ Ashley Jackson (AZ)
+ Dustinn Craig (AZ)

 

DATES (by appointment available):

September:

Third Friday, September 19th  —  6-10pm

October:

First Friday, October 3rd  —  6-10pm

Third Friday, October 17th  —  6-10pm

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Info:  602-281-0697  —  michelle@ziindi.com

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1Spot Gallery
918 North 6th Street, Rear
Phoenix, AZ 85004

THIS FRIDAY! JEFF SLIM & ANALOG ROULETTE @ 1SPOT GALLERY

WE ARE SO READY.

Mural installation is ready, pieces are hung, catalog is available (see below!), leaves are raked!

Our debut exhibit is ready for you to see:

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We are so inspired by artist Jeff Slim’s new collaborations, a fleshed out exhibit of film photography and his exquisite stencil work.

His added forms look beautiful, flowing, natural, bursting with stories that compliment each analog photograph.  Which is great, because these photographs just BOUNCE off the wall!

 

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JEFF SLIM’S MURAL INSTALLATION:

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Jeff Slim & Sheena She “A Way Of Life”

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Jeff Slim & Brigette Bloom “Sun Fire” detail

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1Spot Gallery proudly showcases Jeff’s new collaborations with photographers from across the US.
Cutting new forms into an analog world, accentuated by Jeff’s brilliant stencil work.

:: Check Out Catalog Here ::

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH:

+ Niba DelCastillo (AZ)
+ Laura De (NY)
+ Kristin Shears (AZ)
+ Sheena She (NJ)
+ Brigette Bloom (NV)
+ Ashley Jackson (AZ)
+ Dustinn Craig (AZ)

OPENING:
First Friday, September 5th, 2014
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

RSVP: ANALOG ROULETTE

1Spot Gallery
918 North 6th Street, Rear
Phoenix, AZ 85004

:: SPECIAL PERFORMANCE:
Ryan Dennison and from New Mexico! ::

https://soundcloud.com/ryandennison

 

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Jeff Slim & ANALOG ROULETTE :: Santa Fe Arts Markets :: BACK IN BIZ!

We’re BAAAACK!!!

Yes, and SUPER EXCITED for this FRESH BRAND NEW SHOW!

Our friend and co-conspirator JEFF SLIM is unveiling new collaborations with film photographers from around the country at 1Spot Gallery.

 

ANALOG ROULETTE, an array of captivating photographs, carefully stenciled into exquisite forms, SLIM’s free-hand stencil work accentuates movement, they just flow!

 

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OPENING RECEPTION:

First Friday, SEPTEMBER 5th, 2014

6pm – 10pm

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:::  SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY:  RYAN DENNISON  :::

 

1Spot Gallery

918 North 6th Street, Rear

Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-281-0697

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Also open for viewing:

Third Friday, SEPT 19 :: 6-10pm

First Friday, OCT 3 :: 6-10pm

Third Friday, OCT 17 :: 6-10pm

By Appointment : 602-281-0697

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Artist statement on ANALOG ROULETTE:

“Within an era of instant gratification there is the digital camera. Amongst this digital frenzy there lays a cult of photographers who still prefer the process of film. It’s these individuals who continue to keep this art form alive. From candid to conceptual captures there is a mystery in every roll of film. Though film photography is a medium for the masses and not only for camera savvy individuals, it’s a classic method of book marking one’s life.

The unforgivingness of film photography is equal to free hand stencil cutting, making the art forms both attracting and challenging. When a piece is removed to create an image there is no going back, just as the shutter of the camera closes when a photo is taken. By applying the beauty of both photography and stenciling this exhibition presents unique pieces of work.”

 

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ARTS MARKETS WEEK @ SANTA FE, NM

YUP, 1Spot Gallery will be there this week!

Hitting up friends and colleagues in both IFAM (Indigenous Fine Arts Market) and SFIM (Santa Fe Indian Market).

We’re ESPECIALLY excited about IFAM‘s inaugural year, an indigenous arts market created to honor and respect indigenous artists and their participation in the arts markets.

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We are honored to have had an incredible first year of exhibits, performances, and artist showcases in downtown Phoenix.

HERE’S TO A NEW SEASON OF CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ARTS !!

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