The Art of Giving is the new exhibition which opened Friday at Gary Francis Fine Art, in Alameda. It is a strong show, full of varied and excellent pieces, different medias and styles. Mostly all local contemporary artists, it is a fine representation of talent – every piece brought something new and interesting to the table.
John Wentz’s Music Icons are a fresh series of paintings he has just completed. Incredible portraits of well loved musicians, capturing their characteristic personas, all wrapped up in John’s sweet n’ loose brushstrokes.
Featured Artist: Dariusz Zawadzki
A Polish artist, Dariusz Zawadzki (also known as Yogoro Artworks), is self taught. His works are dark fantasy, almost a tribal science fiction of an apocalyptic scenario. With threads of steampunk style, his paintings glow with nuclear burn and solitary survival, beautiful and haunting.
Featured Artist: Gina Martynova
Big hair art always commands our attention for some reason, maybe it’s the Dolly Parton in us. Gina Martynova has a beautifully fun series, titled Of Folklore & Fashion Tales, full of portraits of pretty women with bountiful hair-dos. Piled high in round mounds of decorated goodness – the hair is composed of delicate Asian inspired floral patterns and graphic ribbons.
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.
Featured Artist: Caryn Drexl
Caryn Drexl is a self taught photographer, who takes portrait based, fantasy inspired shots. Many are self portraits with an added prop – sometimes an insect, pieces of plastic, vintage lace or a lighted halo.