TemporaryGallery is Closed

To all our Friends and artists,
I regret to inform you that TemporaryGallery has closed its doors.

TemporaryGallery was started to form a community for the emerging and experimental artist. In its creation, the gallery was not a new breed, but a hopeful one. While the span of TemporaryGallery was far too temporary, we thank all who supported us. Whether it was attending our openings, participating in an exhibition or words of encouragement, Thank you.

Jen and I would like to extend a special thanks and our sincerest apologies to the artists who have or planned to participate in an exhibition. We know each of you will achieve success and greatness, however you may define it.

Know that we are not discouraged by the news, it is our dream to continue to be there for artists and hope to find new funding. Please keep us informed about all you achievements and accomplishments.

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

TemporaryGallery presents Insinuations


Insinuations brings together a group of artists who play with the implied notions, giving greater extent to the joining of image and object.
Chanel Kennebrew works in collage, exhibited as digital prints, which create a false image. She defines the reality of the modern day woman–exclusively portraying the modern day black woman. The advertising reality is stripped of its disguise, ironically in text-based masks, revealing its filtered version of real world through token expressions of diversity and the diminished self.
Anthony Miler creates objects to explore the dichotomy of institutions and constructs. Pairing numeratic sequences that provide a stimulace for thought and self-awareness.
Atisha Paulson’s photographs are lively city scenes where he explores the connections found within his environment. His double exposures create a conversation of object, color and form caught between moments and notations of memory.
Meghann Snow plays with history of culture and the institution of art, using video to document actions where the formality of art is deconstructed. Visceral and ephemeral, the acts played on film bring an innocence and new vision to the creation of visual art.
TemporaryGallery will present Insinuations March 5 through March 23 with an opening reception of March 5, 6-9pm.

Opening reception for Idolatry

Thank you to all who braved the the dreary weather and came to our opening reception for Idolatry.

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All the gloom was left to the weather, our opening reception was filled with beautiful art and smiling faces
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All are welcome to come back and see the work, whether it be the first or tenth time!
  

TemporaryGallery present Idolatry

TemporaryGallery presents Idolatry, a group of artists who redefine images of popular culture to reflect the loss of values in modern society. Celebrity worship has only increased since the 1950s, when PopArt exploded, creating our own “royal family”. We bow our heads with a prying eye, forming a culture craze of exploitation and debauchery.

Joshua Blake highlights the absurdity of celebrity worship. Glorifying our idols to the integrity of the most beloved founding fathers by exhibiting the famous follies of the “royal family” on a dollar bill format. Using the place hold of true role models, he illustrates the disposable nature of those we idolize in contrast to those we should.

David Casimir uses images of ancient worship to explore the taboo idols of pornography. In his Great American Titty Fuck series he analyses the diminished respect held for women within modern society, where the defiled woman is raised to the position of Goddess. Read the SprayBlog interview with David Casimir

Cynthia Hsieh’s isolated portraiture creates a cold, unnatural, image by manipulating the images of fashion model to cartoon. She extends the air brushed perfection to simplified form and color, taking the already outrageous expectations to the fantastic.

Hiroki Sakamoto creates simplified images of poetic gestures found within the fast paced world of athletics. Distilling images to solid layers and creating a repetitious series to where his work becomes clipart. In repetition he finds a voice, divulging every bit of minute drama, humor, and excitement within each frame.

TemporaryGallery will present Idolatry February 13 through March 2 with an opening reception of February 13 6 to 9pm.

Irregardless Opening Reception photos

Thank you to all who joined us in celebrating Irregardless, our second exhibition. Whether you were unable to make the opening or want to see the work again, please stop by anytime during gallery hours or call for an appointment.

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All the happy shiny people.

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Mike Piergrossi, a featured artists, and friend speak with Jen Joyce-Davis, Executive Gallery Director.

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right: one of our featured artists, Brendan C Smith
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one of our featured artists, Chanel Kennebrew, chatting with Brad Silk, Gallery Director and Curator