Friday, Aug. 3 – Archinotics
1817 N. Orange Ave.
Everybody knows architects are boring, right? They only draw straight lines. And their handwriting is all the same, like a machine’s. Wrong: The three architects showing their work at August’s Ivanhoe Village’s First Friday Art Stroll – Gregory Stock, Stephen Withers and Richard Reep (also an Orlando Weekly contributor) – show off three quite distinct, and distinctly exciting, painting styles. The influence of their profession is discernible, but the lines and angles of manmade structures intrude only intermittently in Stock’s landscapes, Reep’s psychscapes, Withers’ detailed plantscapes. Displaying an impressive commitment to the arts, the opening is hosted by Mucario Law, even though its tiny reception area seems hardly roomy enough for more than a few medium-sized paintings. – Jessica Bryce Young