Visual Arts

Art Detour 22 Features Lee Hazel and Brian Boner at MonOrchid and Bob Carey at Bokeh Gallery


Nice painting, eh? You can see others like it this weekend during Artlink's annual (and totally blog-worthy) Art Detour 22.

Brian Boner and Lee Hazel present "The New, Old World" at MonOrchid. And, in the same building, Bokeh Gallery will continue to show its fabulous "Ballerina Series" photography exhibition by Bob Carey.

We can always count on Brian Boner to throw a tremendous exhibition. The painter has consistently wowed audiences with his heart-wrenching and mysterious works. His paintings portray a dream-like atmosphere that communicate a sense of isolation in an unpredictable environment. Look forward to experiencing a directionless wandering through a curious void.

Lee Hazel is heavily influenced by her Art History studies and travels abroad. Her work brings about a sense of old world art with rich oil paintings depicting reclining nudes, drapery, and medieval realism.

And then there's Bob Carey. What can I really say about him that my lovely colleague, Kathleen Vanesian, didn't? Plain and simple, he's amazing. His color photography series features Carey, alone in various landscapes, donning a bright pink tutu. This is the second show at the new photography-only gallery (read more about Bokeh here).

I couldn't help it, I had to post another Carey image...can you blame me?

"The New, Old World" by Lee Hazel and Brian Boner is open during Art Detour 22 weekend and through March 25 at MonOrchid. "Ballerina Series" by Bob Carey stays open through Art Detour 22 weekend and closes April 15. Both galleries are located in the MonOrchid building, 214 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix, www.monorchid.com, www.bokehgallery.com.

Hours are Friday, March 5, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 7, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.



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Lilia Menconi
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