Featured Artist: Gérard Willemenot
Gérard Willemenot is an incredible French artist who seems to be a quite a recluse, we weren’t able to find out much about him in English. One look at his art and one can see he is a master of observation and technique, rendering in minute and detailed realism. Painting in old school egg tempera, his imagery hearkens back to the mysticism of the Middle Ages with a bit of modern illustrative cartoon style thrown in.
The new Morbid Anatomy Museum opens this weekend with a book release party on Saturday, April 26th. For seven years, Morbid Anatomy has seen thousands of visitors, both online and in their 300 square foot library in the Gowanus. The new museum space is a new 4,200 square foot non-profit institution dedicated to the exhibition of artifacts and ideas which fall between the cracks of high and low culture, art and science, beauty and death. Can’t get much cooler than that!
We just got wind of Benjamin A. Vierling’s current solo exhibition in Seattle and had to share. (Thanks, Phantasmaphile!) This show is on view from January 17 – Feb. 14th, 2014, in the Steele Gallery, at the Gage Academy of Art, Seattle. A great way to spend some quality time with your Valentine… just seeing in person the incredibly gorgeous sacred heart painting (above), would rock my day!