Featured Artist: Ian Ingram
Ian Ingram has a series of masterfully rendered realistic, confrontational self portraits and other twists of the imagination. They are very large works executed in graphite, charcoal and pastel with a recent shift towards oil painting.
Artitechture: Matthew Simmonds
British sculptor Matthew Simmonds, an art-historian-turned-stone-carver, has created a lovely series of miniature temples. These little architectural treasures are carved out of raw marble blocks, creating mini spaces of medieval and ancient interiors.
Red Tide at Bash Contemporary
Red Tide is an exhibit of the Oyster Pirates group (Sri Whipple, Jason Wheatley/Ti Ku, and Christian Michael) – new solo and collaborative paintings featuring Martin Stensaas as well as Sunny Strasburg and Benjamin Wiemeyer. All wonderful solo painters on their own – together they create magical and mystical layered surreal kingdoms of extravagance.
The Fierce Fashion Photography of Steven Meisel
Whether you know it or not, your eyes have passed over a fierce Steven Meisel photograph at least once or twice in your life. His iconic fashion imagery has been pushing the boundaries since 1988 when he first started working for Vogue. Creative, original, lushly exotic, sometimes shocking, sometimes gender bending – his portfolio goes beyond typical fashion photography.
Featured Artist: Estela Cuadro
Argentinian artist Estela Cuadro paints mythic and phantasmic art, full of shamanistic suggestion and surreal inner visions. Somewhat abstracted figures flow and float within their surroundings, full of brilliant colors and watery stains.
Brett Amory, The Eclectix Interview
Brett Amory creates urban landscapes, lovely smeared and dripping testaments of every day life on our city streets. The mundane and usual become substantial and iconic under his expressionistic brushstrokes. The corner store, vacant office buildings and vintage shop facades are transformed into timeless beauty. The lonely human condition – from homeless to commuters, students to shop keepers – all are equally important in Brett’s vision. Each painting is based on a photograph which he takes on a daily basis while out and about various neighborhoods.