Geometree by Monica Robles
Saturday, October 18, 2014
7pm – 10pm
1022 W. Grand Ave
‘‘Geometree’ Art Show Comes to End with Closing Reception in Downtown Phoenix
Valley artist erects life-size wall installation using discarded materials, aims to inspire local art community
Last month, The Lab Pop-Up Gallery on Grand Avenue hosted its ‘Geometree’ art show featuring work by local artist and Lab Pop-Up Gallery co-founder, Monica Robles. The show
integrated geometric art throughout, and also included a one-of-a-kind, 10’x10’ custom wall installation that Robles created using discarded and scrap materials.
Robles incorporated a ‘home-like’ setting into the over-sized wall installation; with both sides created to look reminiscent to that of a home. One of the sides was set up as a yoga/meditation
‘room’ with pillows and candles, and included poster prints hung on the wall by Tara Logsdon of DIE bearmy. Logsdon is well known for her work of ‘rescuing’ discarded teddy bears from Valley thrift
stores, and restoring them to stunning works of art, which she then ‘adopts’ back out to the community.
The ‘Geometree’ show will come to a close with a public reception on Saturday, Oct. 18, at The Lab Pop-Up Gallery in downtown Phoenix.
Robles created The Lab Pop-Up Gallery last year as a venue and outlet for local artists to showcase their work without great expense, as well as generate some much-needed visibility for the Grand
Avenue arts and small business district.
The reception is open to the public at no cost.