The Art Of Mental Notes @ the glass door gallery

The exhibit being featured @ the glass door gallery, is a collection featuring the talents & imaginations of multiple artists. Called Mental Notes, it has frequent references to the written word as a unifying, but quite diverse, theme.

The first painting to greet the gallery visitor is 0-0-0-0 by artist 0-00-.  It is blah blah blah...

The first painting to greet the gallery visitor is by artist Jeffrey Thompson.

glass door gallery 245 Columbus Street San Francisco.

glass door gallery 245 Columbus Street San Francisco.


glass from top to bottom

glass from top to bottom

When experiencing any art, no matter when, where, or how, much depends upon the viewer. Without the viewer, whether a cave painting, sculpture, monumental, or miniature, the ultimate impact is upon you.

You, a wire sculpture, now featured @ the glass door gallery.

You, a wire sculpture, now featured @ the glass door gallery, by Meryl Pataky.

Books have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Here, artist Alexis Arnold has fashioned them into works of art that are taken beyond what mere words can convey. The book, as we commonly know it, has been transformed via a secret recipe, including crystal, add water, and stir: a laboratory formula turning each book into a work of art on its own merit, going beyond the written word it was originally intended to represent.

The Art of the Book- by Alexis Arnold-now on display @ the glass door gallery.

The Art of the Book- by Alexis Arnold-now on display @ the glass door gallery.

The plural of book=books.  With enough of them, you have a library.

The plural of book=books. With enough of them, you have a library.


Books seem to be a strong theme throughout this particular exhibit. One book by popular novelist, Stephanie Meyer, was given a special bit of Noir treatment & is now a gun reader! It is not specific to this exhibit, but belongs to the museum & worth a shot or two!

Imagine a library of hand guns.  You aim to read these guns, non?

Imagine a library of hand guns. You aim to read these guns, non? Or gunning to read these books?

Another of the book series by artist Alexis Arnold.  It is a page turner turned into a work of art going beyond a journey of words, embracing & reinforcing the beauty of books on their own merit, regardless of the written content, sacred or secular.

Another of the book series by artist Alexis Arnold. It is a page turner turned into a work of art going beyond a journey of words, embracing & reinforcing the beauty of books on their own merit, regardless of the written content, sacred or secular.

He has several works represented in this exhibition:  mental notes.

He has several works represented in this exhibition: Mental Notes.

Les contes d'Hoffman, composed by Jacques Offenbach, French libretto by Jules Barbier.  Based upon short stories by E.T.A.Hoffmann--Art by Rafael Landea.

Les contes d’Hoffman, composed by Jacques Offenbach, French libretto by Jules Barbier. Based upon short stories by E.T.A.Hoffmann–Art by Rafael Landea.

Billy Budd, Op. 50 Composed by Benjamin Britten. Libretto by E. M Forster & Eric Crozier-based upon a novella begun (but not completed) by Herman Melville. --Art by Rafael Landea-2013.

Billy Budd, Op. 50 Composed by Benjamin Britten. Libretto by E. M Forster & Eric Crozier-based upon a novella begun (but not completed) by Herman Melville. –Art by Rafael Landea-2013.

The Medium, words & music by Gian Carlo Menotti. Premiered @ Brader Matthews Theater, Columbia University 8 May 1946.  Art by Rafael Landea.

The Medium, words & music by Gian Carlo Menotti. Premiered @ Brader Matthews Theater, Columbia University 8 May 1946. Art by Rafael Landea.

Tosca-Opera composed by Giacomo Puccini.  Italian libretto by Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa--Art by Rafael Landea.

Tosca-Opera composed by Giacomo Puccini. Italian libretto by Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa–Art by Rafael Landea.

Book themed art by Rafael Landea on display @ glass door gallery.

Book themed art by Rafael Landea on display @ glass door gallery.

If you have the time & inclination, do drop in, no need to take written notes, but you will leave with many mental ones & may wish to own one of these treasures for your own visual library of words, ideas, images.

"IF" an enlightenment of possibility by artist Meryl Pataky--part of Mental Notes @ glass door gallery.

“IF,” an enlightenment of possibility,by artist Meryl Pataky–part of Mental Notes @ glass door gallery.

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