In the back of Beacon Sound record shop on Mississippi St. is Fisk Gallery. The small gallery space, probably no bigger than your standard guest bedroom, has been featuring some of our favorite work as of late. With past shows like Tan Lines featuring summer themed works from 31 different artists including our friend Will Bryant and American Hero by Ana Benaroya the gallery is doing some truly amazing and cool stuff. A personal bonus is that when you are cruising around the space you get to listen in on whatever the clerk from Beacon Sound is playing, it’s always good.
The show Together Apart featuring work from Sean Solomon and Aaron Elvis Juplin had been up since December 12th and our to-do check box seemed to be growing every day we didn’t make it over to see what was going on. Posts from the @itsfisk Instagram account showed some wild drawn character pattern wallpaper and a mega sized mural of a sock or is that a …. Oh. Yes, time to go check it out.
*Double check what film you have loaded in your camera when you go visit gallery spaces. Together Apart featured work in both black & white and color but in this case it's all going to be shown in black & white. Oops.
Sean Solomon is a Los Angeles based artist that has created some unique illustration, animation and directorial work that ranges from an animated television show called “The Lucas Bros Moving Co” to music videos for Hodgy Beats and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Sean’s contribution to Together Apart was a number of all over print pieces with a seemingly endless of number of characters all stemming from several templates. In his section of the gallery space the walls, table, monitor and plinth were all covered in this illustrated group portrait. The monitor which rotates through characters every second or so highlights the amount smaller individual pieces being woven together to create a larger piece of work.
The other half of the show contributed by Aaron Elvis Juplin of Los Angeles is a selection of paintings, murals, and sculptures. Aaron’s paintings and illustrations are somewhat reminiscent of early animations in their shape and linework. His unique style really came through in this sculpture piece (below) with line designs on the outside of the stacked shapes. The textures created through the lines and markings was great! The overlaying of work on top of each other is interesting and helps to unite each walls individual pieces into larger groupings that all work together contextually.
Taking time to look up from the Athletic sock drawing board and appreciate the range of work flowing through our city is something that we want to continue to push through the dark cold months. With plenty of spaces yet to visit and new shows going up all the time it should be a fun addition to the seemingly endless stream of cool carpet pattern shots that pass in front of our eyes everyday.
At this point Together Apart has left Fisk in order to make room for the new show Ex-Pictures by Christopher Michlig. Don't wait till the last minute to check out whats going on over at Fisk. Ex-Pictures will be available to view until February 12th.