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Countdown for ‘The Chair’ exhibit at SHY RABBIT

Don’t miss out on enjoying “The Chair” exhibit, currently on display at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts through Sunday, Sept. 18.

SHY RABBIT is currently open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at no charge, and evenings by appointment.

SHY RABBIT is located in Uptown Pagosa Springs in a wooded commercial district, approximately 10 minutes west of the Historic Downtown.

For more information, please visit www.shyrabbit.com or call 731-2766 for directions.

This groundbreaking one-person exhibit features 25 new paintings and drawings by highly regarded Pagosa Springs artist Karl Isberg.

Isberg has exhibited work over the course of nearly four decades, beginning with his first major showing in 1973.

At that time, and until 1986, he taught courses in the Department of Philosophy at Metropolitan State College, including Aesthetics, Philosophy and the Arts, and Humanities Through the Arts.

In the ’70s, in Denver, Isberg was part of the creation of an alternative contemporary arts scene. With the late Kip Farris, he owned 1418, one of Denver’s first galleries of the era.

His paintings and drawings are included in private and corporate collections, including the Amoco Oil Co., the City and County of Denver, Logical Data Systems, Inc. and the American Red Cross.

What is “The Chair”?

Here is what the artist has to say about the series of paintings and drawings.

“It’s a chair.

It sits in my living room, next to a bank of windows.

It’s leather. Brown.

Inviting.

I sit in my chair nearly every day, sipping a drink, gazing out the windows, watching birds and the branches of trees as they are nudged by the wind.

I look at my chair nearly every day, admiring its bulk, the curve of its arms, its solidity.

It does very well what a chair is intended to do: it holds its sitters in luxurious embrace, enfolding them – a seat of comfort.

It is a practical object.

It is here as an object, yet it is more.

I did a series of paintings and drawings of my chair. And of the bodies that join its space.

How many ways could I look at this chair; how many ways could I re-create it? How could I reduce this chair to its essence, then transform that essence into images?

How can paint become chair become bodies become idea?

I found many ways to look at my chair, to re-present it and the bodies it carries, to bring what is unseen to sight.

Yet, when all is done, it’s a chair.

It sits in my living room, next to a bank of windows.

It’s leather.

Brown.

Inviting.”

To read more about “The Chair”, please visit www.shyrabbit.com/Exhibits.html.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts; Gallery, Studio and Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive; two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard, west of the City Market complex.

SHY RABBIT houses a fine art gallery and working ceramic studio, two mixed-media workshops and rotating exhibition spaces.

SHY RABBIT is currently open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at no charge, and evenings by appointment.

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit www.shyrabbit.com or call 731-2766.

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