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Gallery One Two Five hosts locally-inspired ‘multi-dimensional’ art

Sam Corey
Staff Writer

KNOW & GO

What: Jude Bischoff paintings at Gallery One Two Five

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Feb. 1.

Where: 421 Broad St., Nevada City

Although he frequently finds inspiration from local sources like the Yuba River, Jude Bischoff said he doesn’t often exhibit his art in Nevada City.

The Cedar Ridge artist said he paints mostly on site, drawing inspiration from the landscape that unfolds before him.

This week, Bischoff is hosting his paintings, which demonstrate an amalgam of different styles, at Nevada City’s Gallery One Two Five. The exhibit lasts through Feb. 1.

“I wanted to connect with my community again,” he said, hoping to offer a “multi-dimensional show.”

The rhythm and energy artist said this is the largest exhibit he’s done in years as it contains about 20 of his pieces. Bischoff, who blends time and space, sometimes interweaving historical figures within the present moment, said his art is meant to capture the environment within animals and humans. It’s “painting the wild inside.”

“I think when I see an animal it has a huge influence on me,” he said.

Bischoff is currently working to publish a book, “Coyote and Bear Discuss Modern Art,” which includes his paintings and associated poems by his friend and former college roommate Gerard Donnelly Smith.

Gallery One Two Five has hosted a number of exhibits since it opened in April.

Gallery owner Will Edwards said he’s been working a lot in southern California, commuting frequently between the foothills and Los Angeles area. Now he’s considering moving south full time, but he noted he’s also reluctant to make that decision because he enjoys Nevada City.

Edwards is currently working on a documentary in southern California about what it looks like to institute yoga and meditation practices in law enforcement agencies.

When working as an officer himself in Ventura County, Edwards said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder.

“I ended up having a complete nervous breakdown,” said Edwards in April. “It took me three to four years to recover.”

Edwards took up photography in part to negotiate and ease that pain.

To contact Staff Writer Sam Corey, email scorey@theunion.com or call 530-477-4219.


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