FLOAT Gallery is proud to present:

Reflections of a Beast

Yvette M. Buigues & Karl Hauser, Drawings and Sculpture

A Benefit for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS)

Reflections of a beast

Artist Opening Party Saturday May 21st, 6 to 9pm

Closing exhibit Party Saturday July 30th, 6 to 9pm

Show runs from May 6th, through July 30, 2016

What's in a scribble, where does it come from, and why are we drawn to draw? Come explore the work of two brilliant Bay Area artists who challenge you to look at what we find under the bed. Don't fear the cheeky beastie.

This exhibit is a benefit for FAAS, FLOAT Gallery will be donating the galleries sales percentage of art sales to the shelter:

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) shelters and finds new homes for more than 1,200 homeless Alameda animals a year. It relies greatly on donations from the public to help ensure that each adoptable animal gets a second chance in a new loving home. Find a new best friend at
www.alamedaanimalshelter.org

Yvette M. Buigues

Yvette M. Buigues lives and works in Oakland, California. Her inspiration comes from no one place in particular; in her work one can see and feel her exploration of the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of everyday life. Through bold images she speaks to relationships between people, the state of the world, the human condition. The multiple layers of color and detail often times contain subtle observations and a darker sense of humor. Buigues works most often with acrylic paint. She finds great pleasure and touches base with whimsy in her pen and ink drawings, and experiments in seriography. About the drawings: I have always kept a journal of drawings. Until recently they mostly stayed there, not meant for others to see. At the suggestion of a friend, I began posting them on Instagram and Facebook, the response was inspiring, so here they are. Whimsical yet possessing plenty symbolism and emotion, I find these entertaining with a life of their own. heavyblackline.com, buigues.tumblr.com


Karl X. Hauser

Karl X. Hauser lives and works in San Mateo. He attended the Herron School of Art (BFA) and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) and has been a practicing artist since 1981. In addition to drawings/prints, he has worked in sculpture (ceramic, neon), video, and performance art, and continues to work in cast glass, cast metal, and ceramic sculpture in addition to drawing, painting, and digital collage. His mother, a self-taught artist who invented blue roses, taught him to draw at an early age so he would not make a mess with her paints. the Architecture of Agony, Facebook.

Karl X Hauser... will be showing his Beast series

"the beasts are the movers in my head, re-arranging the furniture of my thoughts. the beasts give rise to inexplicable motivations and desires, tempting me with unconscious hopes, and convincing me my thoughts are my own. when finally confronted, the beasts are revealed as nothing - and nothingness is the source of not only freedom but also existential horror and emotional anguish " - Karl X. Hauser

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FLOAT Floatation Center - Art Gallery exhibits local cutting edge art from the East Bay, Oakland and San Francisco Bay area. We focus on contemporary art. Painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, neon and plasma sculpture, graffiti, environmental art, ethnic art, furnature, metal work, jewelry, kinetic and robotic art.