Featured Artist: Dennis McNett
Dennis McNett creates graphic wood carvings which he then hand paints and colors. He has merged the two mediums (sculpture and painting) into one gorgeous outcome – full of texture, dimension and movement. His works range from fine art block prints to contrasty skate decks, with a strong leaning towards wildlife imagery – animals which are loaded with character and energy. With a hint of folk art and rock poster flavor, they are dynamic eye candy to behold!
The skull shells of Gregory Raymond Halili are just that – gorgeous, luminous, anatomically perfect human skulls carved and painted onto small shells. He uses oil paint on raw, gold-lip and black-lip Philippine mother-of-pearl oyster shells and the natural shape of the mollusks echo and complement perfectly the lines of a skull.
Damien Hirst and the house of the late Alexander McQueen have teamed up to produce some gorgeous scarves. Comprised of elegant designs of bugs and skulls, they are sure to be coveted adornments of any fierce fashion addict.
Featured Artist: Alex Garcia
The roses, hearts and eyes of Alex Garcia are impeccably painted and achingly beautiful – he is a master at all of them and so much more. Here at Eclectix, we have always been fanatical about eyes (you probably noticed…) – and Alex’s riveting eyes have consistently set off our eyedar.
Eclectix visited the opening reception for the current Halloween and Day of the Dead inspired art show at ACCI Gallery, last Friday night. Titled Hallowed and Haunted it is a delightfully eclectic mix of media and styles, curated by artist Angie Garberina. We’ve picked a few to share, but there are many more wonderful haunting works to peruse in this group exhibition.
Joe Kowalczyk is a local artist whose works we discovered while browsing galleries recently in Oakland. Co-founder/director of FM Gallery, he runs his own kiln repair business (Kiln Specialist), restoring kilns throughout Northern California and also works as a ceramics instructor at the Creative Growth Art Center. A man of many hats – it’s a wonder he has any time to spend in his own studio!