“Illusions of Grandeur” Opening at 111 Minna Gallery

Lee Harvey Roswell
Eclectix was so happy to feast our eyes at Minna’s opening last night of “Illusions of Grandeur” – Paintings Reflecting the Imaginations of: NoMe Edonna and Lee Harvey Roswell.

This is a really stupendous show – full of surreal symbolism, Dali influences, drugged hallucinations, wry humor and tons of original artistic imaginings. One of the best Bay Area best shows we have viewed in a while. Both artists reflect and complement each other, playing off shapes and themes to engage the viewer, letting us wander inside their heads for peeks at twisted, sensual and funny subjects.


Lee Harvey Roswell’s works (below) tell stories wit a narrative flow with humorous titles and details. He is obviously a huge fan of Salvador Dali and does skilled homage to the master in a number of paintings. The imagination and vision succeeds in each piece- wowing the viewer without being trite or pretentious. 


Lee Harvey Roswell
Detail- Lee Harvey Roswell
Lee Harvey Roswell

Detail- Lee Harvey Roswell

  

Detail- Lee Harvey Roswell



Lee Harvey Roswell

Lee Harvey Roswell

Spoon toes, detail from previous – Lee Harvey Roswell



Lee Harvey Roswell



Lee Harvey Roswell



NoMe Edonna’s works ( all below ) - while having surreal elements, tend to lean towards more abstraction or straight ahead portraits and rendering. He plays with shapes and geometrics, folding and molding them into visual trips thru his brain. Sometimes beautifully graceful, other times hard edged and confrontational.


Detail – NoMe Edonna 
NoMe Edonna 

NoMe Edonna 

NoMe Edonna 

Loved this triptych! – NoMe Edonna 

NoMe Edonna 


For a previous Eclectix post of Lee’s works at ArtPads click here.
For a beautiful art book “Further” with some of NoMe’s works, click here.

Get out to SF and  111 Minna Gallery to see this fantastic show, it’s up through August 27th,  2011.






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