This is LITTLE HOKUM RAG, the blog of artist Amy Crehore. NEWS 2018: Blab Show Opens Sept 8, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 2019: Solo show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, L.A.,CA (NOV) and group show at Jiro Miura Gallery Tokyo, Japan
Next week, opening at 6 pm May 25th, 2017, I will participate in a 4-women show with Camille Rose Garcia, Ilaria Del Monte, and Anne Siems in Milan, Italy at a wonderful gallery called Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. The show curated by Michela D'Acquisto is called "You May Not Believe in Magic" and it runs thru July 30. Shown below is my "Bathers Club" painting. I sent quite a few things to the gallery: fine art paintings, ukuleles and original illustration pieces.
Here is a link to a preview of the work that I sent to the show and more info:
- YOU MAY NOT BELIEVE IN MAGIC... Amy Crehore, Ilaria Del Monte, Camille Rose Garcia, Anne Siems
curated by Michela D'Acquisto
Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea is proud to present You May Not Believe In Magic..., a group show curated by Michela D'Acquisto.
The works of the artists Amy Crehore, Ilaria Del Monte, Camille Rose Garcia and Anne Siems are permeated by a subtle atmosphere of mystery that subverts the ordinariness of the scenarios depicted, positioning them in the liminal territory where appearance and reality, blending, coexist.
It is a not easily definable quid that which, subtly insinuating itself within compositions rendered with detailed accuracy, lends a disorienting quality to the otherwise lucid representation of the world: a confluence of magical elements, ascribable as much to the literary genre of fairy tale as to popular folklore and myth. The timeless harmony of the depiction is disturbed by details that transcend the rules of logic; we are therefore in the presence of works that superimpose sensible reality and visible reality, thus revealing the wonderful aspects of the latter and making the hidden structures that govern it undeniable – «you may not believe in magic but something very strange is happening at this very moment»  Heirs of Magical Realism, the genre that, starting from the twenties of the last century, has been emphasizing the intrinsic wonder of the world, the artists are influenced in the same way by Neue Sachlichkeit and Valori Plastici, by Jorge Luis Borges' stories and Dino Buzzati's ones, revisiting these suggestions according to their own style: the resulting works invite to an awakening of the sensibility and propose a vision of the world mediated by the sublime.
In the gallery will be present paintings, works on paper and hand-painted ukuleles.
 LEONORA CARRINGTON, The Hearing Trumpet, London, Penguing Classics, 2005.