NEW ARTISTS GROUP SHOW

John Ashworth, Seth Fairweather, Estella Fransbergen, Brett Hammond,
Sherry Johnson, Wesley Neal Rasko, and Johnny Taylor

November 3 - November 24, 2017

NEW ARTISTS GROUP SHOW_br_

C O D A  GALLERY BEGINS 2017-18 SEASON
NEW ARTISTS RECEPTION:  NOV. 3, 5-8 P.M.


Painted, laminated, and cut glass. Ceramic and bronze torsos with crochet wire and crystals. Paintings ranging from minimalist color field to bold and nostalgic graphics and  comic strip-style images (think Lichtenstein without dots). CODA Gallery celebrates its 31st season with all of the above and more in the New Artists Group Show highlighting its specialty: offering a variety of mediums and styles by both emerging, midcareer, and established artists. Running Nov. 3-24, the exhibition begins with an opening reception on Nov. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk. Included in the show are works by the following creative spirits. 

John Ashworth: This East Coast artist sold out his first exhibition at the age of 10. Viewers of his work may wonder how his education in applied industrial physics and civil and industrial engineering influenced his approach to the exacting subtleties of color-field painting. 

Seth Fairweather: Seth graduated magna cum laude from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and went on to earn an M.F.A. degree from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. Through his glass-blown sculptures, he has explored “resolving and reclaiming the question of individual voice.” 

Estella Fransbergen: Born in South Africa and now residing in Florida, Estella injects the artistry of ceramics with a visually fluid edge by adding skirtings of gemstones and crochet wire to fired-clay and bronze torsos. 

Brett Hammond: Fans of pop culture love Brett’s comic-panel painting style. The fearless artist has challenged the stereotypical perception of famed heroes: showing Superman and Batman kissing. Imbibers especially appreciate his wine-related graphics and word balloons. 

Sherry Johnson: Born and raised on a farm in Orem, Utah, Sherry was gifted as an artist at an early age and has celebrated her love of the natural world through her drawings and paintings. 

Wesley Neal Rasko: The layered-glass sculptures and painted-glass art of this young Canadian artist has been shown internationally, including exhibitions in the Czech and Slovak republics, France, Germany, England, Scotland, China, Japan, Russia, and the United States. 

Johnny Taylor: Imagine what evolves from a mind inspired by MAD magazine, Star Wars, and the rock band Kiss and you are on the road to grasping the graphic sensibility of Johnny’s paintings. Having grown up in Memphis and now living in Southern California, he marries acrylic paint with screen printing and marker to showcase iconic objects and images of the 1940 and ’50s. 

Estella Fransbergen, Brett Hammond, Seth Fairweather, and Johnny Taylor will be on hand at the opening reception to talk with guests about their work.

 

Untitled John Ashworth
Untitled
Acrylic on paper on panel
2015
48 x 48 inches
 
Untitled John Ashworth
Untitled
Acrylic on paper on panel
2015
24 x 23 inches
 
Untitled John Ashworth
Untitled
Acrylic on paper on panel
2015
48 x 48 inches
 
Untitled John Ashworth
Untitled
Acrylic on paper on panel
2014
18 x 18 inches
 
Untitled John Ashworth
Untitled
Acrylic on paper on panel
2013
18 x 18 inches
 
Untitled John Ashworth
Untitled
Acrylic on paper on panel
2010
18 x 18 inches
 
Industrial Asceticism I Seth Fairweather
Industrial Asceticism I
Blown glass and steel
96 x 50 x 50 inches
 
Industrial Asceticism III Seth Fairweather
Industrial Asceticism III
Blown glass and steel
96 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Oculus Seth Fairweather
Oculus
Blown glass and steel
19 x 14 x 5 inches
 
Acqua Marine Scribble Seth Fairweather
Acqua Marine Scribble
20.5 x 11 x 4 inches
 
Purple Wigwag Seth Fairweather
Purple Wigwag
Blown glass
2016
18 x 14 x 3 inches
 
Industrial Asceticism V Seth Fairweather
Industrial Asceticism V
Blown glass and steel
2017
75 x 4 x 6 inches
SOLD
 
Industrial Asceticism V Seth Fairweather
Industrial Asceticism V
Blown glass and steel
2017
75 x 4 x 6 inches
SOLD
 
Industrial Asceticism V Seth Fairweather
Industrial Asceticism V
Blown glass and steel
2017
75 x 4 x 6 inches
 
Industrial Asceticism V Seth Fairweather
Industrial Asceticism V
Blown glass and steel
2017
75 x 4 x 6 inches
 
Industrial Asceticism V Seth Fairweather
Industrial Asceticism V
Blown glass and steel
2017
75 x 4 x 6 inches
 
Female Torso_ Clay with Gold and Wire Mesh Estella Fransbergen
Female Torso, Clay with Gold and Wire Mesh
Clay, 24ct white-yellow gold overglaze, wire mesh
36.5 x 23 x 18.5 inches
 
Female Torso_ Clay with Hematite and Crystals Estella Fransbergen
Female Torso, Clay with Hematite and Crystals
High fired clay, hematite, Swarovski crystals
27.5 x 20 x 20 inches
 
Female Torso_ Raku with Swarovski Crystals Estella Fransbergen
Female Torso, Raku with Swarovski Crystals
Raku fired clay, Swarovski crystals
27.5 x 20 x 20 inches
 
Female Torso_ Raku with Wire Mesh Estella Fransbergen
Female Torso, Raku with Wire Mesh
Raku fired clay, crochet wire
23.25 x 18 x 18 inches
SOLD
 
Female Torso_ Clay with Turquoise and Crystals Estella Fransbergen
Female Torso, Clay with Turquoise and Crystals
High fired clay, turquoise, drusies, quartz, Swarovski crystals
34.25 x 12 x 12 inches
 
Female Torso_ Bronze with Crochet Wire and Crystals Estella Fransbergen
Female Torso, Bronze with Crochet Wire and Crystals
Bronze, crochet wire, Swarovski crystals
31.5 x 16.5 x 17 inches
 
Hangry Brett Hammond
Hangry
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
SOLD
 
Stay Brett Hammond
Stay
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
 
I know Brett Hammond
I know
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
 
Truly_ Madly_ Deeply Brett Hammond
Truly, Madly, Deeply
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
 
Palm Springs Never Let Her Down Brett Hammond
Palm Springs Never Let Her Down
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
 
Space Brett Hammond
Space
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
SOLD
 
Shit Brett Hammond
Shit
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 inches
 
Abundance Sherry Johnson
Abundance
Oil on panel
30 x 34 inches
SOLD
 
Sherry Johnson
Makwa
Oil on panel
17 x 24 inches
 
Sherry Johnson
Skalli
Oil on panel
22 x 30 inches
 
Sherry Johnson
Regeneration
Oil on panel
32 x 40 inches
 
Exergonic Wesley Neal Rasko
Exergonic
Painted, laminated and cut glass, and granite
2017
14.2 x 10.6 x 5.1 inches
 
FFX 50 Wesley Neal Rasko
FFX 50
Laminated and cut cast glass and granite
2015
19.7 x 11.4 x 7.1 inches
 
FFX 65 Wesley Neal Rasko
FFX 65
Laminated and cut cast glass and granite
2015
25.6 x 11.4 x 8.3 inches
 
My Dream Wesley Neal Rasko
My Dream
Painted, laminated and cut glass, and granite
2017
10 x 6.3 x 6.3 inches
SOLD
 
Rain Storm Wesley Neal Rasko
Rain Storm
Painted, laminated and cut glass, and granite
2017
11.8 x 12.2 x 3 inches
 
Skyblue Wesley Neal Rasko
Skyblue
Painted, laminated and cut glass
2017
23.6 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches
 
Kaleidoscope Wesley Neal Rasko
Kaleidoscope
Painted, laminated and cut glass
2017
23.6 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches
 
Four Star Travel Johnny Taylor
Four Star Travel
Acrylic on screen print
2015
40 x 40 inches
 
The Age of Flight _26 Johnny Taylor
The Age of Flight #26
Acrylic on screen print
2017
18 x 18 inches
 
Sunset Cañon Johnny Taylor
Sunset Cañon
Acrylic on screen print
2016
36 x 36 inches
 
The Sweetheart of the Rodeo Johnny Taylor
The Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Acrylic on screen print
2016
36 x 36 inches
 
Pin Up Johnny Taylor
Pin Up x3
Acrylic on screen print
2014
24 x 24 inches
 
Queen of the Ranch Johnny Taylor
Queen of the Ranch
Acrylic on screen print
2014
24 x 24 inches
 
Love in Vain Johnny Taylor
Love in Vain
Acrylic on screen print
2017
18 x 18 inches