The Bananarama of Lin Shih-Yung (Shih Yung Lin)
We just love Lin’s bizarre paintings of banana people, placed in everyday scenarios – using chopsticks, pouring tea and sometimes in random playful gymnastic positions. They are wonderfully off-the-wall and truly surreal in every sense of the word. His imagery has a vintage palette, speaking of warm lost days.
Featured Artist: Ellen Jewett
Ellen Jewett is an Ontario artist with a background in Anthropology as well as Fine Art. This crossover is evident in her subject matter, uniting science and art into a sculptural fantasy. Her work is a trip to a natural history museum, interpreted into surrealist sculpture. The result is a beautiful morphing of nature, into beings that aren’t real, but that we really wish were…
Featured Artist: Winnie Truong
Last weekend Eclectix was able to enjoy a few of Winnie Truong’s superbly surreal drawings at ArtMarketSF - their feathery finesse, wild tresses and implied transformations delighted us.
Dorote Zaukaite’s beautiful art dolls are pensive deep thinkers, exquisitely adorned and fashioned in poetic poses. Their gesture and implied movement is beguiling with an astounding attention to minute detail. Each doll’s garment is finely crafted, replicating original and creative textiles worthy of museum display. She uses many different materials – resin casts, porcelain clay, wire, glass and semiprecious beads, feathers, embroidery, countless various scraps of textiles, mohair fibers, paint, paper and even some whiskers form her dog! Gracefully serene yet torn by life, her sculptures reflect Victorian romance and fairy tales, mixed with darkly modern turbulence, right down to extraordinary platform shoes.
Exhibit Preview: Brian Mashburn, Contenders
Coming up in Los Angeles this weekend is a solo exhibit by Brian Mashburn, titled Contenders. His beautiful landscapes feature deserted cities, wildly majestic tangled trees, and usually one other lonely life form perusing a damaged misty environment.