March 2008 Exhibit Announcement

I am excited to announce my upcoming show with fellow Art First member Carol Iglesias. "Destinations: Places Traveled, Places Dreamed" will feature new work which is inspired by sites both visited and imagined.

Carol Iglesias’s paintings are comprised of scenes from various Italian hillside towns throughout Tuscany that she had visited last October. Her travel itinerary included fifteen days of “plein air” (outdoor) painting and sketching in scenic towns like Volterra, San Gimignano, San Casciano, as well as Florence. The locations alone pushed her artistic skill while providing an abundance of inspiration at the same time. The result is a cohesive set of compositions, executed in pastel, which resonate with color, texture, and life.

My work references historic art and architecture yet is executed in a contemporary style. My latest mixed media compositions explore abstract architectural spaces where cityscapes and structures are constructed from scraps of magazines, acrylic paint, stencils and ink. My recent series of paintings experiments with figurative forms and their placement in a surreal and imaginary landscape.

When: March 5th-30th 2008 Opening Party on Friday March 7th 6-9pm
Where: Art First Gallery 824 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia USA

Party For Charity Event, March 30th

Gabe Pons and Rob Landeck followed up their Hyperion Art Show by pitching in for the "Party For Charity" event that took place on Friday, March 30th at the Third Floor Studio (810 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA). Gabe and Rob painted two large canvas murals while bands Boy/Girl, The Gay Blades, and The Transmitters kept people rocking. Organized by Eric Bruner Yang of Pash, this party brought out alot of the young and creative party goers for a good cause. The evening included a collective art show, live music, live painting, and a showing of the recently released Fred Skates/Magic Bullet video "City By The Battlefield." At the end of the night, the canvases were raffled off and much money was raised to benefit the Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter. More more info on the Party For Charity, click here.

"Mother and Child" by Rob Landeck and Gabriel Pons
"Staring at the Sun" by Rob Landeck and Gabriel Pons

PONSHOP and Scarlettwares at Walker Home: February - March 2007

Scarlett's ceramics and several of my paintings are on exhibit at the Walker Home show room (409 William Street, Fredericksburg) for the months of February and March. Here are some pics from the opening reception on Friday, February 2nd. We are excited to participate in this group show along with Adam Desio and others. Walker Home features home furnishings and fine design right here in Fredericksburg, Virginia - so if you're in town, check it out.

Scarlett and friends chillin'
Ceramic vases and square dish/bowl sets by Scarlettwares"Still Life in Hip-Hop #1" acrylic, and spray paint on canvas 30"x30"

(((In Stereo))) Exhibit: March 2007

Gabe Pons and Rob Landeck will be teaming up for an art show at Fredericksburg's most popular coffee shop, Hyperion Espresso, in March. (((In Stereo))) will feature new work that is inspired by the music that fuels the soul- from Rock and Hip-Hop to Jazz and Blues.
The painting in the poster above is called "Analog Roots: 1987" and is a collaborative piece by both artists. Below is a teaser sample of oneof the pieces slated to be in the show.

When: March 1st-31st, 2007 - come and party with us on Friday March 2nd, 6-9pm
Where: Hyperion Espresso, 301 William Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

"My Baby Wants To Rock n Roll" by Gabriel Pons: (Stencil Study), 30"x30"