Over the years we have followed Nathan Spoor’s fantastic work with relish. We had to revisit and share some highlights from his personal series of ongoing works entitled ‘The Intimate Parade’, an open ended series begun in 2002. These are beautifully dreamy, and symbolic works – enveloping the classic surrealist style within a modern intimate context.
Painter CT Nelson creates fantastic surreal worlds, partly abstracted and partly illustrative – with his more recent works leaning towards less definitive imagery. Channeling visions of science fiction, historical events, trippy hallucinations and vortex swirling motions of weather patterns – his paintings mesmerize and pull you in.
Featured Artist: Alejandro Quincoces
Foggy, hazy and smoggy, the urban landscapes of Alejandro invite you to get dirty and enjoy the flawed city, before it’s gone for good. Roads and power lines are chicken scratched suggestions, muted colors and abstracted shapes recall places we might have been or will be going.
Northern California artist Deborah Oropallo deconstructs just about every riveting image she constructs, leaving us with a fresh, powerful and unfinished feeling. Her works strike with life’s immediacy – fragmented and torn with upheaval and finished with graphic layered grace.
Featured Artist: Storm Tharp
Oregonian Storm Tharp’s portraits are strange and emotive character studies, often distorted and obscured to the verge of being expressionist. Starting out as representational, they evolve into muddled, smeared and abstracted versions of the beginning image – giving them alternate identities. He even supplies his subjects with names, histories and narratives. His inspirations include 1970s American cinema and Japanese portrait prints.
Featured Artist: Bonnie Gloris
We were enchanted by the series of dreamlike pieces titled Between Worlds by Bonnie. They flow, drip and elude to transformation with a moody, almost abstracted ambiance.