My friend Tina and I went on an art date yesterday and visited Beaver Galleries to check out their Small Works 2016 exhibition.
As I hoped, there was a new Alex Asch to drool over:(I tried to take some photos of the inside, but there are much better ones in an album on his Facebook page...)
(I ignored the little voice inside my head evilly suggesting that it would be a perfect 'Well done, you got a fabulous ongoing job and a pay rise' gift to myself...)
Other favourite pieces in the Small Works exhibition included Bunretsu (schism) by Kenji Uranishi:
which reminded me of Le Corbusier apartment buildings,
and this (actually quite large) gold pear by Nick Wirdnam, which I would have brought home to add to my collection, had I had a spare $2,700 banging round.
I also loved these small folded book pieces by Maryann Mussared:
but wasn't tempted by them as I already own a (larger) piece by her.
Other pieces for sale in the gallery shop, that I would have been tempted by if I had pots of money include City of the Dead by Ruth Oliphant:
(I do love her work).
And I think Reader kneeling by Patricia Lawrence would look perfect on my front porch, don't you?Oh well, dreams are free...