Comedy in color
This month, the Solomon Dubnick Gallery is exhibiting the offbeat. Two established local artists with senses of humor that match their creative skills are offering a glimpse into their bizarre minds. Ceramicist Gary Dinnen has on display a series of sculptures that depict the playful sides of animals. Each one portrays these creatures in a lighthearted manner that reflects the love and intrigue Dinnen feels for them. Complementing Dinnen’s sculptures are the paintings and prints of Mick Sheldon, who started out as a painter but has focused on woodblock prints for the last 12 years. Here, Sheldon goes back to his beginnings with a series of paintings showing alongside a few prints. One recurring theme is a strange, colorful world depicting the artist as a bunny interacting with a mouse strongly resembling Mickey. Whether the image is in print or paint form, it’s an intriguing and comical outlook that can come from no other than Sheldon. Solomon Dubnick is located at 2131 Northrop Avenue, just west of Howe Avenue.