Third Street Gallery archive: 2015 Exhibitions: Intime

Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, Intime.  The exhibition features small and miniature drawings and paintings by eight California artists who work in diverse styles with a focused approach on exquisite, intricate, intimate works of art on a small scale and who incorporate either realism or representational imagery. The exhibition will run from September 29 through November 9.

The gallery will display pieces, which will draw the viewers close in and allow them to linger over the subject and detail. Large paintings and drawings have the ability to draw the audience into their pictorial spaces. But with a small piece, often the reverse happens and the viewer ends up absorbing it into themselves, which can affect the way one reacts to such pieces.  The artists chosen to be in this show all work in a manner that touches on the psychological register of intimacy. Thus the exhibition is titled Intime, which in French denotes an inward, interior, intimate state

The art on display runs the gamut from photo-realist drawings to surreal subjects, to calligraphic, brushy miniature portraits to still life. The exhibition’s broad spectrum of expression demonstrates the infinite choices of subjects and methods available to the contemporary artist and how big ideas can fit into small packages. Participating artists include Megan Atherton, Chuck Bowden, Brandice Guerra, Jacob Mondragon, James Moore, Tsuya Pratt, Jeanne Vadeboncoeur and Erin Whitman.

Intime  is produced by Humboldt State University students enrolled in the Art Museum and Gallery Practices Program who participate in the daily management and planning of shows at the gallery.  The gallery provides real-life opportunities for the students to develop their gallery and museum skills, which in turn provides them with experience that will help them to enter the job market. Many students who have participated in the program have gone on to careers in museums and galleries throughout the nation. 

The exhibition will run from September 29 through November 9.  A reception for the artists will be held at HSU First Street Gallery on Saturday, October 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during Eureka’s monthly Arts Alive program.  The event is free and open to the public HSU First Street Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. and is located at 422 First Street in Eureka, California.  Admission is free. Those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead. For more information call 707-443-6363 or visit the gallery’s website at