Saturday, January 22, 2011

Opening Reception: "Polaroids" by Amanda Marsalis

Gallery Night hosted the well attended kick-off to our first show of the year, "Polaroids" photographs by Amanda Marsalis. The weather was far below freezing so we were pleased to have so many bundled visitors come through last night. We hung the final pieces up just in time to serve hot toddy's & bits of yummy cheese from my mom's dairy.

Polaroids by Amanda Marsalis

Although Amanda was unable to make her opening due to a last minute shoot, we couldn't be more pleased to have her work up through February 27th. If you'd like to check out the show, the gallery is open 6 days a week, shut Tuesdays, same hours as the Skate Shop up front. If you come by make sure to check out Amanda's beautiful self-published book "Lost At Sea". We have limited copies on hand for $15 a piece and you probably need one.

Install: "Polaroids" work by Amanda Marsalis
Aaron boss man + our lovely intern Amelia

Opening Reception: "Polaroids" work by Amanda Marsalis

Opening Reception: hot toddy's!
Hot Toddy photo credit: Nick Sweeto

Opening Reception: "Polaroids" work by Amanda Marsalis

Opening Reception: "Polaroids" work by Amanda Marsalis

Opening Reception: "Polaroids" work by Amanda Marsalis

Additional information on the exhibit available here

Temporary Mural Project: Colin Matthes, Winter 2011

Temporary Mural Project: Winter 2011, Edition 3 by Colin Matthes

This past Thursday in the freezing cold we said goodbye to the Kimberly Weiss mural "Build It Up Bay View" said hello to the third installment of the Temporary Mural Project with a new piece featuring Colin Matthes.

The Temporary Mural Project is curated by Faythe Levine & Aaron Polansky, it takes up 8'x 8' on the East side of Sky High (facing Howell Ave). Each mural is created by a Milwaukee based artist who is invited to create an image that promotes community, growth and creativity in our neighborhood. The murals run in three month periods.

About the featured Temporary Mural Artist:
Colin Matthes lives in Milwaukee, WI, and works across a range of media including
drawing, sculpture, installation, public art, and print based projects. In 2010 Matthes
completed the Werkkamp Residency in Antwerp, Belgium and had solo-exhibitions at
Igloo Gallery, Portland, OR and Ripon College, Ripon, WI. Upcoming projects include a
solo-exhibition at Art Space Leguit, Antwerp, Belgium.

Matthes works collectively with Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative (www.justseeds.org).
They are working on a solo exhibition at the Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana,
Slovenia and a print portfolio about Migration.

Visit his website here: www.colinmatthes.com

Temporary Mural Project: Winter 2011, Edition 3 by Colin Matthes

Temporary Mural Project: Winter 2011, Edition 3 by Colin Matthes

Temporary Mural Project: Winter 2011, Edition 3 by Colin Matthes

Temporary Mural Project: Winter 2011, Edition 3 by Colin Matthes

Temporary Mural Project: Winter 2011, Edition 3 by Colin Matthes

Temporary Mural Project: Winter 2011, Edition 3 by Colin Matthes

Temporary Mural Project: Winter 2011, Edition 3 by Colin Matthes

Temporary Mural Project: Winter 2011, Edition 3 by Colin Matthes

Full photo set here.

Past Temporary Mural Project artists include:
Edition #1 Alyssa Schulte, Summer 2010
Edition #2 Kimberly Weiss, Fall 2010

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Polaroids: photographs by Amanda Marsalis

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2011

Sky High Gallery presents:
Polaroids
photographs by Amanda Marsalis
January 21- February 27, 2011





















Join us for the opening reception, Gallery Night 7-10pm
Curated by Faythe Levine

Sky High Gallery is pleased to present work by Los Angeles based photographer Amanda Marsalis. Her incredible booming career as a photographer would make most envious of her travel schedule that regularly takes her to all ends of the world on a regular basis. Just last year she counted 56 flights, more than one a week. This show will feature her personal work all shot on Polaroids 600 film that is no longer being made. Marsalis comments often about her stash of dead stock quickly getting very small. The Polaroid’s are then drum scanned and made into archival pigment prints. The photographs in her exhibit will range in size from 11" x 11" to 30" x 30". Polaroids exhibit will be an intimate look inside successful woman’s world.

When I asked Amanda to send me information for the show she sent me a list about herself similar to Polaroid snapshots.

I was born in San Francisco 1978
My mom was a flight attendant and my father a pilot
I started taking photos in high school
Punk shows in my mothers basement
I went to California College of Arts and Crafts and graduated in 2001
I studied photography
I travel constantly and have since I was in high school
I live in Los Angeles now.

In addition to the prints Sky High Gallery will have copies of “Lost At Sea” on hand throughout the exhibit for $15.

"Amanda Marsalis's Lost at Sea (self-published), a handsomely designed sequence of Polaroid images, would not suffer by comparison to Philip-Lorca diCorcia's Thousand; its landscapes and still lifes are evidence of a similarly alert sensitivity to color, light, and the evanescent sublime." -Photographymag.com

A selection of Amanda's editorial clients include:
Dwell, The Fader, Food & Wine, Fortune, Glamour, Gourmet, GQ, Interview, Marie Claire, Mother Jones, Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, People, Teen Vogue, Time, Time Out New York, Vice, Vogue, W and Wired.

A selection of Amanda's advertising clients include:
Adidias, American Express, Apple, Converse, Element Skateboards, Keen Footwear, Micorsoft, Nike, Persol, Saturn, Sony, Timberland, Urban Outfitters, Visa and Wolfgang Puck.