Tuesday, March 16, 2010

About Face at Hibbleton Gallery

Nestled in dowtown Fullerton is a quaint-yet-kicka** little ivy-covered corner building that houses Hibbleton Gallery. For two years now, Hibbleton has been bringing the community fresh, vibrant art from local artists young and old, and has also been known to exhibit the artwork of a few names from the limelight (from the likes of Richard Swift, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Matt Maust to name a few). With a mission statement that describes a dedication to "art that provokes thought and initiates discourse, whether it is considered subculture, pop, surrealist, outsider, graffiti, lowbrow, or street," Hibbleton consistently brings the heat (artistically speaking). This month, Hibbleton presents an art exhibit called “About Face,” featuring captivating contemporary portraits by Steve Westbrook and Joseph Chesmore.  

Here is how Hibbleton describes these artists:

Steve Westbrook is interested in the darkest of humor—the kind of jokes that make you hurt. Therefore, he paints portraits of sad men wearing funny hats, attempting to convey both the vulnerability and absurdity that accompany moments of breakdown.

Joseph Chesmore is a classical painter of modern life, bringing traditional methods to contemporary subject matter.  His portraits strive to capture the image of someone lost in thought and oblivious to the outside world around them. 

The opening reception was last Friday, March 12, but the show will run through March 28th. Be sure to check it out and tell us about your visit!

Questions? Ask our pal Jesse:

(714) 420-8524

Hibbleton Gallery is located at:
112 W. Wilshire Ave.
Fullerton 92832

Be sure to pick up a copy of the March issue of The Gazette Magazine and read our Art spotlight on Hibbleton Gallery! Or, read it online by clicking here.

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