Monday, May 08, 2006

ART: Lisa Ostapinski

I made a fantastic Friday night find during the Art Murmur event in Oakland. (For those of you who don't know, Art Murmur occurs the first Friday of every month. It's an organized event where a number of galleries open their doors for openings and showings on a single evening. It's a ton of fun.)

Anyhow, Lisa Ostapinski was showing some new pieces at the Mama Buzz Gallery. Her style is interesting, combining encaustic and oils to form some fairly organic feeling works. Here are some pictures of older works, but it seems like her newer stuff is less organic and more vivid. One of her group shows was also written up in the SF Chronicle here. The work pictured above was my favorite, but I am a sucker for boombox type apparatuses.