Don’t Let the %$@#! Get You Down!

Sari ScheerBy Sari Scheer      October 2, 2020

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Don’t Let the %$@#! Get You Down!
“Drips of Blue.” Kate Browning likes marks.  Little pencil marks. Marks of colored paint. “This large upside-down canvas is merely an exploration of blue and my fascination with the use of what different marks will do.”
A new show at Topanga Canyon Gallery that you can enjoy in person and safely on Saturdays and Sundays from 12–5 p.m., or from the comfort of your home any time at topangacanyongallery.com It’s been a year of questions and changing expectations and many of your experiences may be expressed by the artists through these works. Your language and wishes—for comfort, for familiar, for challenge, for hope—are expressed in a variety of styles and mediums by three featured artists exhibiting. Russell Hunziker is happiest when in the embrace of nature. As an avid outdoorsman and fly fisherman, he has captured the beauty of new-fallen snow on a mountain trail near Mammoth in “Early Snow McGee Creek.”
“Ruth.” Toby Salkin painted RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg) before she died as part of a series of impactful women.
Kate Browning likes marks. Little pencil marks. Marks of colored paint. In “Drips of Blue,” she has created a large canvas, leaving depths of color or its absence to the viewer’s imagination. “This upside-down painting is merely an exploration of blue and my fascination with the use of what different marks will do,” she says.

Toby Salkin was brought up in New York in the ‘50s and ‘60s when women were “the weaker sex.” In the early ‘60s, I received a summons for jury duty,” she says. “I guess, because of my name they thought I was male. I sent the summons back saying I was a girl. I learned from Ruth (Bader Ginsberg) that I should have just showed up.
“Early Snow McGee Creek.” Russel Hunziker is happiest when in the embrace of nature.
These works of nature in painting, photography, and sculpture will sooth your soul. The people and places represented will warm your heart. The stunning array of color will energize and calm you simultaneously. Take a respite from the daily where, individually and collectively, we have lots of important things to think about and decisions to make. Serious things. We also need to find joy and beauty for balance and art is a perfect channel to do that. For now, our screens provide the channel as an avenue for thought, appreciation, and concrete connection to other human beings. “Don’t Let the %$@#! Get You Down” is being presented for that very purpose.

This art show and sale has something for everyone. Beautiful art to hang on your walls, vibrant glass and ceramic pieces to showcase on your shelves or table. The show will run through Sunday, October 11.

The Topanga Canyon Gallery is located at 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290. For information: (310) 455-7909; Topangacanyongallery.com. Open Saturdays and Sundays Noon-5pm.
Sari Scheer

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