Shelly Vogel: So What

Shelly Vogel: So What

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Shelly Vogel
So What
Photography 1965-2015

Opening Reception Saturday June 8, 2019  6-10pm

Keystone Art Space is pleased to announce a retrospective of 50 years of black and white photography by California artist Shelly Vogel.

Time and the way people spend their time. Moving, playing, fighting, singing, dancing and having attention given to them. Undressing after a performance or swimming in the ocean. Looking at themselves in the mirror in a new costume. Waiting for work or enjoying a drink. 

These are some of the spontaneous images captured by Shelly Vogel’s Photography. 

So What? 

Initially teaching himself photography in New York City and Texas with his soon to be wife Nancy, Vogel was soon after stationed in Vietnam and Thailand as an Airman. After his time in South East Asia he found himself heading to California in 1968. Living in Santa Barbara and studying at UCSB and Brooks Institute of Photography Shelly was part of a growing book arts and small press scene. This included the infamous poets and famous book designers from White Rabbit, Poltroon, Thumbscrew and Black Sparrow Presses. 

Please enjoy this retrospective of Shelly Vogel’s photography.  The photos in this series show the subjects for who they are while also simultaneously occupying the form of a whirling dervish, a super model, an antique rug, or a great intellectual.

So What.

for more info email Jesse Vogel

AGGLOMERATION : Kim Marra and Christine Rasmussen

AGGLOMERATION : Kim Marra and Christine Rasmussen

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SHOW DURATION: June 22, 2019 - July 1, 2019

This 2-person show pairs Kim Marra's abstracted geometric paintings with Christine Rasmussen's lyrical urban landscapes. Both artists collect visual information from the world around them, combining memories of past surroundings to illustrate spaces tangential to, but divorced from, reality.

The two oil painters, who share a studio at Keystone Art Space, each have their own unique visual language. Marra’s paintings are abstract explorations of textures and geometry, combined to create spaces and environments reminiscent of her past. Rasmussen recreates scenes of architecture around greater Los Angeles. The notable lack of humans are replaced by a mysterious disembodied fabric, leaving the viewer to wonder who has encountered these quiet landscapes.

With similar inspirations, these artists bring you an agglomeration of texture, memory, and environment.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 12pm - 5pm

Artist Contact:

Kim Marra:

Christine Rasmussen: