"Art cannot be separated from life. It is the expression of the greatest need of which life is capable, and we value art not because of the skilled product, but because of the revelation of a life's experience."
The Brush and Easel Gallery in Fresno, is here to assist you find that one of a kind, unique, original piece of art. Whether it is a fine art painting, piece of jewelry, metal or glass sculpture, or a gift certificate for an art class, this eclectic grouping of art will become your place to shop for artisan made gifts and for the art collector.
Come and entertain your creative self with an art class. Teaching the basics in acrylics and encaustic. Please see schedule here.
Solo Exhibit April 11 -22, 2014
Opening Reception, Friday, April 11, 4-6pm
ArtHop Reception, Thursday, April 17, 5-8pm
Robert Weibel is a figurative artist and printmaker who has completed successful public art and performance projects. Since 2007 he has explored image making by igniting gunpowder on paper. He has been described as “a pioneer in his explosive medium”, and his work as “haunting”, and “stunning visually.” His American Bison series (2008), and the Warner Theater Window Project: Bestiary (2010) were both well received.
Weibel continues his exploration of animals, real and imagined, with his new series Trophies, which depict big game. Recently he has expanded his technique to include pastel, metallic leaf and fumage (candle soot). He is also introducing a unique embossed print technique using gunpowder residue.
His process is explosively depicted in the new film by art documentarian Eric Minh Swenson; ROBERT WEIBEL : FIRE MEDICINE (found on YouTube).