We dropped into 111 Minna to see their current Corporeal Clusters show over the weekend and were surprised by the interesting and intriguing artworks. This show is very worth seeing before it closes, on November 10th, 2012. Featuring the art of three women – Kelly Allen, Xiau-Fong Wee (above) and Melissa Arendt. Super nice to see Minna packed with inspired women artists!
We were very excited by the new direction of Kelly Allen’s works (above and below), a much more painterly, abstract approach with minimal amounts of her former photorealist collage-inspired accents. These new pieces are gorgeous outbursts of color, expressionist clouds with just a hint of a twist of darker realism. Wonderfully chaotic and mesmerizing!
Xiau-Fong Wee’s works (below and very top) blew us away with their clustered forms dripping with various liquids, Asian style waves and other eclectic combinations. Using mostly a pastel palette, her paintings flow around and back into themselves in a stunning and poetic way. Xiau-Fong unites decorative design motifs, strange mystic elements and renderings of organic wildlife into beautiful masterpieces of cerebral and surreal fantasies.
“111 Minna Gallery presents three unique yet complimentary styles in these three female artists, which combine textile type graphic illustrations accompanied by realistic renderings of figures, animals and objects that act as observers of and within the very paintings themselves. Colorful, intricate, dynamic and whimsical are just a few words that are seemingly conjured in the imagination while viewing the work in the Corporeal Clusters exhibition.” - Via Miinna Gallerypermalink.