Paintings by Bob Arufo in his fourth and final major retrospective paired with Bob Jackson‘s life drawings is beautiful and inspiring. Arufo’s paintings are luminous and speak of a period in time – vaguely Vargas mixed with Edward Hopper – the sence of immediacy and liveness is refreshing. Jackson’s use of humble materials, ball point pen and typing paper or drawing paper, shows a singular vision, a practiced hand and a studious mix mark marking and seeing, each drawing framed with thought and restraint. Shoshka and DoN soaked in the vibe of Dirty Frank’s: a long haired man in a Matrix style leather coat drank cocktails with a green-haired girl, Bob’s wife knitted with light up knitting needles, old Bowie songs playing on the jukebox, and sipping whiskey at an ancient wooden table.
Bob Arufo @ Off the Wall Gallery in Dirty Franks, 13th & Pine.
Bob Jackson, president of the Plastic Club, in the 5th Annual Mary Liz Memorial Masters Exhibition @ Off the Wall Gallery in Dirty Frank’s. Jackson’s drawings are impeccable.