New Exhibit, “Inner Chambers”, Opens at Pioneer Building

January 22, 2013

Photo courtesy of artist Elizabeth von Isser

The phrase “inner chambers”—whether referring to the core of the heart or a flower, the rooms of a house or the patterns of one’s inner mind—denotes mystery. This second exhibit of the season at the Pioneer Building features works by Elizabeth von Isser, Lisa Agababian, Kyle Johnston and Jonathan Bell that in part reflect this theme.

  • Jonathan Bell paints surrealist still lives, set in the chambers of luminous interiors or outdoor landscapes that as yet suggest a world of dreamlike privacy.
  • The chambers of Lisa Agababian’s three-dimensional hearts are sometimes sheathed, but sometimes they burst open—to reveal a horde of gold coins or other surprises.
  • The hidden chambers of flowers are Elizabeth Von Isser’s realm. Her sensuous and carefully crafted paintings are painted often in warm and vibrant hues.
  • Among the many different styles and approaches within Kyle Johnston’s oeuvre, his painted abstractions contain many chambers or

    Photo courtesy of artist Jonathan Bell.

    repeated shapes that possibly suggest landscapes of the inner mind.

The Exhibition runs from Jan. 17th through April 17th. A public reception will be held for the artists on Saturday, Feb. 2nd. Visitors are welcome to join Downtown Tucson’s First Saturday Art Walk after the reception.

“Inner Chambers” is one of four exhibitions planned for 2011/12 by the Tucson Pima Arts Council, with support from the City of Tucson and Pima County. Featured artists were selected by a panel of arts professionals and community members. The shows are being curated by TPAC Public Art Coordinator Sally Krommes.

To learn more, visit the TPAC website or call (520) 624-0595 x10.