ART AT BAY Presents: Cheryl Weber

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Locally based artist Cheryl Weber, otherwise known as Jujmo, admits to an “obsession with all things cute”.  And indeed, her work is cute.  However, that isn’t to say it is superficial or  trite.  Rather, her work seems to not only be cute but about “cute” – perhaps not far from some of the ideas of Superflat.  However, unlike Superflat work, Weber’s art isn’t sterile and glossy – her hand is plainly visible and in fact she has an entire group of work called the Doodle Series.  Her work perhaps more accurately brings to mind the patient and loving (almost obsessive) style of fan art.  See more of Cheryl Weber’s art on her site here.

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ART AT BAY Presents: Cheryl Weber

ART AT BAY Presents: Ryan Trombley

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The Limit, 48 x 48 in, Acrylic on Canvas

The paintings of Tampa based artist Ryan Trombley nearly seem to move – to swell, shrink, and bulge in various pockets of each canvas.  His pieces are often abstracted using a peculiar method of stripes and geometric forms of white canvas.  These empty lines set a sort of tight, almost uneasy rhythm.  In a way they reflect  Trombley’s conceptual swings between simplicity and complexity as well as a viewer’s urge to at once consider each stripe individually while taking several steps back and allowing the pieces to blend together.  Click on the images to enlarge them, and the painting is suddenly very different.  Check out Ryan Trombley’s website here, to see more of his work.

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Gates Test, 8 x 12 in, Acrylic on Canvas
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Trancing On The Past, 36 x 36 in, Acrylic on Canvas
Ryan Trombley - Remember To Forget
Remember to Forget, 36 x 36 in, Acrylic on Canvas
2AM Swim
2AM Swim, 36 x 36 in, Acrylic on Canvas

ART AT BAY Presents: Ryan Trombley

ART AT BAY Presents: Nicholas Bohac

"Shoegazers" Acrylic, Ink, Spraypaint & Collage on Canvas 20"x36"
“Shoegazers”
Acrylic, Ink, Spraypaint & Collage on Canvas
20″x36″
"Movement" Graphite & Acrylic on Paper 18"x12"
“Movement”
Graphite & Acrylic on Paper
18″x12″

Nicholas Bohac, a seasoned artist living and working in San Francisco, plays with the structural elements of fractal geometry, architecture, and the concept of time travel in order to present his audience with an alternative view of the world we inhabit. He primarily works with printmaking methods and acrylic based media to create two-dimensional paintings & drawings that suggest a surrealistic escape and z hint of nostalgia.

Bohac is interested in the complexities found in our universe; in his artist statement he writes about how the idea that everything came from nothing is extremely influential on the work that he makes today.

His painting and drawings are meant to be read as “very ethereal, just like a hallucinatory dream.”

Check out more of his work on his website.

"Outro" Graphite & Acrylic on Paper 18"x12"
“Outro”
Graphite & Acrylic on Paper
18″x12″
"Communiqué" Acrylic, Ink, Guouche & Collage on Film mounted on Wood Panel 18"x12"
“Communiqué”
Acrylic, Ink, Guouche & Collage on Film mounted on Wood Panel
18″x12″
"Portal" Acrylic, Ink, Spray Paint & Collage on Canvas mounted on Wood Panel 18"x24"
“Portal”
Acrylic, Ink, Spray Paint & Collage on Canvas mounted on Wood Panel
18″x24″
ART AT BAY Presents: Nicholas Bohac

ART AT BAY Presents: Natalie Kuehn

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Spillway Station
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Spillway Station (detail)

Calling Tampa based Natalie Kuehn a “visual artist” sells her short in a way.  Working in art direction, graphic design, and set design in addition to studio painting, Kuehn’s relationship with visual language extends beyond the scope of a strictly defined visual art.  Perhaps it is her paintings, though, that offer the most nuanced conversation.  Her work is often both abstract and figurative.  Painterly strokes land on and around recognizable objects.  In this way, Kuehn’s work comments on issues and ideas such as urban decay, memory, creation and destruction while also addressing concerns specific to the medium.  Check out more of Natalie Kuehn’s work on her website here.

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Painting Sketch
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Atomic Number 10
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Unending Vortex
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For the Birds
ART AT BAY Presents: Natalie Kuehn