On Saturday December 4, the new fine art gallery named Wanderlust Gallery will open its doors to the public. They are participating in the 1st Saturday art walk and the gallery is located in the historic building on 6th & 6th. The exhibition featured is called The Nature of Man. A quote by Peter Landry about the show is: “Man is not of divine origins; nor is he headed that way, he is not perfect nor is he perfectible. He is what he is; by nature formed.”
This unique exhibition is a student exhibition from artists from University of Arizona, Pima College, and Northern Arizona University. Three students Jacob Biggerstaff, Carly O’Neill and Josh Schffer curated it. There are 18 artists in the presentation. The art students focused primarily on the darker side of human existence, exemplifying issues of struggle and suffering, violence and vices, addiction and aggression. This is the type of art that will make you think and reflect. All the art in my opinion is very professional and priced to sell.
This very unique new gallery is just starting up and will be progressing in the near future with professional lighting and more variety. The gallery owners Alisa Rabinovich and Joseph Zapf-Kent are hoping to offer art of various styles and price ranges.
Alisa has a very interesting background. She is originally from Uzbekistan, formerly a part of the Soviet Union. She moved to the USA on a refugee program in 1990. She has studied art from a very early age and for the past four years prior to moving to Tucson was a fashion buyer and visual merchandiser. Her artistic ability makes her capable of working in all mediums and should be very successful as a gallery owner. Here education in the arts is international in studies and experience.
Her partner Joseph is a lifetime resident of Arizona and his parents have been artists making pottery for many years. <http://www.manapottery.com> Joseph, like Alisha, have been stricken what we travelers call the Wanderlust, hence the name of their gallery. He moved back to Tucson recently from Sedona where he worked for a jewelry company, Starborn Creations.
Both of the partners feel that “art is an adventure and should not be limited by the confines of labels and genres. Art is something to be shared and is a social medium and a pure form of communication. It should be accessible to all and believe people should be able to walk into a gallery without feeling intimidated or judged for their lack of knowledge.” They want their gallery to be inviting to all and realize it is still evolving. It will have portions resembling a boutique, a teaching space, a working space and a performance piece. It will be an enjoyable adventure for all art patrons to watch as it evolves.
Wanderlust is located at 439 N. 6th Ave. Its a few doors West of the corner of Sixth and Sixth. 439 W. 6th Ave. 520-207-3346.
HOURS for 12/4/2010 Opening: 6 pm to 9:00 pm.