- Paintings by Ken Boe, Feb. 3 – 24, 2022, Closing reception & Artist Talk Feb. 24, 2022, 4–6pm
- Union Gallery, Cochise College Douglas Campus, Douglas AZ
You may visit my exhibition at The Union Gallery through next Thursday the 24th. Union Gallery is free and open to the public at the Student Union (Building #500) on the beautiful campus of Cochise College Douglas. In this show I look back on how messing around with your own techniques over time evolves into endless possibilities for creating original art of original style and intent.
Sense of Place
63C Brewery Gulch
Old Bisbee, AZ
February 1-29, 2020
Reception: Sat. Feb. 8, 5-9pm, with works on piano by Bisbee composer Keyth Neso from 6-9pm
Bisbee painter and poet Ken Boe and his brother Eric Carroll Ross Smith have teamed up to delve deep into a unique art project using old player piano paper rolls, bee’s wax, tree resins and other materials of painting and collage to make some subtle but cool little artworks.
I enjoyed our exhibition at The Fitzpatrick Building Art Space with the sublime painter Sergio Lepore, sound sculptures by Victor Alexander (seen above performing at the show with Butoh Sonics,) an awe-inspiring reading by Brian Smith from his book Tucson Salvage,
This fiction, however, was allegorical (a piece of story that is metaphorical of a larger message) which was pertinent, suggesting a hidden violence to The Bisbee Deportation of 1917 we will never fully be able to measure.
Realism is a construction of tropes regardless of it’s con.
Purchase this diptych of 3 Blacklight and Glow-In-The-Dark paintings at the David Kachel Gallery, 2 Naco Road Bisbee, Arizona 85603. Other experimental paintings of mine are there, yet quite in contrast to David’s masterworks of PHOTOGRAVURE!
Host Ken Boe (center) is joined by fellow poets Meg Porter, and Ramzi Masarweh, both with backgrounds in the Middle East. Learn about them, they’ve lived interesting lives, hear them “read”, and enjoy the banter among friends who appreciate and learn from each other.
Ultraviolet encaustic paintings still available:
As an artist I see myself as indefinitely experimental, a gatherer of techniques, methods, ideas that I have gained from that experimenting; building an ever increasing range of style which is designed to hopefully add to the creativity of those exposed to my work.
My linguistic philosophy of art is that the environment we share is the language we share,