Sunday, March 27, 2011

ORIGINS: Opening April 9th @ Lopo Gallery

Fascinated by mythology and science alike, my new series of paintings depicts an unique combination of religious imagery and scientific concepts. By using prehistoric and primal imagery and applying it to mythological narratives, I am creating a new story of humans part in history and where we will be in the future. We tend to give man much of the credit for such a spectacular universe, where as I see the humans role in it to be small and still very naive. Not being a religious person, I wish to celebrate a new concept, one based on the information we have understanding of at this point in time with the similar attention and appreciation given to mythological figures.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Warhol Reimagined: The New Factory

Anyone like Warhol? Who are we kidding, even if you didn't start out liking his work, after years of seeing his work in the MOMA and all the people that have paid homage to his work you can't help but have a soft spot now.
He didn't even make a lot of his own work but he was extremely influential in the Art world just the same and after painting my first tribute piece for a Warhol themed art show coming up, I feel I got a little closer to the man. He loved bright colors, which are really fun to paint with, and bold straight forward imagery. No wonder his art is so popular, it's an extremely successful formula for painting. I'm sure his background in illustration helped him in this regard. He made art accessible for us all.

Well, now that we've decided that he's an okay guy, let's get to the point. There is a show coming up at Project One Gallery for directed by Mike Cuffe, and you guessed it.... it's Warhol themed! There's a bunch of really great artists, some of whom I'm sure you'll know, so it' worth coming out to see what the hype is all about.

The opening reception is Thursday March 10th from 7pm to 2am.

I recomend you give the link a look and check out some of the artists involved and I hope to see you there!

(the image is my partcially finished Warhol painting for the show)