Monday, October 4, 2010
CoMa @ Edgeware Gallery
"Behind the Iron Curtain"
One of the pieces shown at Mission Cafe, March 2010
Conrad Mecheski and Maura Vazakas
"Insider / Outsider" group show, The Garage, September 2009
in front of one of their collaborative pieces
I had the pleasure to see the collaborative work of Maura Vazakas and Conrad Mecheski on three occasions: at the Garage (group show "Insider/Outsider") in the fall 2009, at the Garage and at Mission Cafe downtown San Diego last spring.
I regret not to be able to see this new show at Edgeware Gallery, but the video is really nice to understand how the two artists collaborate and to see some of their new pieces.
I have always been fascinated by collaborative art work and I am following this work with a lot of interest!
From the press release
Edgeware Gallery is proud to present:
CoMa - A collaboration of Conrad Mecheski and Maura Vazakas
Show Runs Until Nov. 14, 2010
CoMa is a collaboration of Conrad Mecheski and Maura Vazakas. They paint simultaneously, sometimes adding, some-times deleting. They have explored text, figure and abstraction in a poetic form both verbally and visually as line and shape. Conrad and Maura learn to accept the process as something that has no formulated or contrived idea of end result. It is a mystery. They must agree when the work is finished. It puts them in the present moment when the joyous creativity is truly happening.
In conclusion, their work has always been about the relationship of two individuals joining together on one surface.
A portion of the sale of their artwork is donated to the Autism Research Institute (www.autism.com) in San Diego, California.
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