ArtBridge’s Annual Art Auction Fundraiser at Jack Studios
The fourth annual 2015 Spring Art Auction with Artbridge and Jack Studios was abuzz with very beautiful people Thursday, May 28th. The lovely attendees were made privy to a bevy of work presented by an auctioneer with the thankless job of doing his damnedest to hold the boozy crowd in sway. Poor Guy. Yes, the alcohol flowed like wine as people mingled and munched on the strangest looking hors d’oevres I’ve ever seen.
But I did manage to see some good art there too. Stephanie McMahon had an intriguing, multi-layered abstract painting titled Jet Stream that has some cool white and grey cascading parts beneath some bold green and orange washes. Emmy Mikelson’s Threshold Composition (Red) is so very bright and red it might burn your retina (ouch!). I hope to see more work from both these artists in the future.
My favey, however, was a photo by Jim Bergesen titled Grounded. It’s an aerial shot of a bunch of planes on a tarmac, but the image is so foggy I kind of thought the planes looked like sharks huddled around a reef. But they aren’t sharks and they are most definitely planes with little tic-tacs of orange whirling around them to designate the flight lanes. Any time an artist brings in the mysterious with the modern I’m on board, baby!
ArtBridge (www.art–bridge.org)’s annual art auction fundraiser. Honoring artist Wangechi Mutu.