Thursday evening after a few hours of drawing at The Plastic Club, DoN headed over to Dirty Frank’s to see the show at Off the Wall Gallery for Quattro Amici +: Anders Hansen, T. Clyde McCobb, Catherine (Kit) Mitchell, Diane Podolsky plus Karl Olsen’s Mid 08 Summer Showcurated by the indefatigable Jody Sweitzer who personally selected and hung the art. Like being in a Paris underground bar, the show is hung salon style with paintings, drawings and prints strewn across the wall almost as if Toulouse, Claude and Pablo were sitting and drinking Absinth at the bar, even a few dogs wandered behind the bar looking for treats. In fact, Karl Olsen’s paintings and pastels have a striking Lautrec quality. Each of the pieces are desirable in their own right; Hansen’s languid watercolors, Podolsky’s stylish mixed media, Mitchell’s bright and colorful landscapes and McCobb’s confident paintings represent more than an artist collective, it’s a school of thought, a way of seeing, a bond of trust and friendship that encourages strength and adventure in art.
Quattro Amici + exhibit at Off The Wall @ Dirty Franks.
All photos by DoNBrewerMultimedia Photography.