Art

"Tooky Jelly"

When: Fri., March 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 2-7 p.m. Continues through April 5 2015

James Cobb and Current contributor Gary Sweeny first exhibited together at the old Wong Spot space on South Flores and Cevallos in the mid-’90s and Cobb was hot — critically and commercially. Since then, Cobb found himself “struck by a palpable distaste” of art-world shenanigans. He left the game. His practice then embraced digital media, and his patient application of vector graphics has revealed Cobb to be a deeper thinker and more integrated stylist that we knew. His show at Fl!ght Gallery last year stirred up awestruck enthusiasm and for good reason. He wrested from the expected career path his own, highly disciplined trajectory. His occupation of Sala Diaz may blow your mind synapse by synapse, not only in its grandeur, but in its elusive grasp on the heart. Check out his titling, too. In addition to his print The Bridge (pictured), Cobb’s work can be seen on this week’s cover.

Price: Free