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Book Nook: The Cabinets of Wonder Book

Cabinets of Wonder  (also known as Cabinets of curiosities, Kunstkabinett, Kunstkammer, Wunderkammer and wonder-rooms) are encyclopedic collections of objects popular in Renaissance Europe. The objects usually included belong to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings), and antiquities.

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 Eclectix Interview With Artist Bex Freund

 


Last month, Eclectix attended Bex Freund’s week-long solo show - The Bottled Nova Must Feed Still,  and we were blown away by her ferocious intensely moving works. Swirls and swatches of textured layers contort their dramatic subjects, 
exploding off her canvas in brilliant color. Her palette reminds us of the super saturated early days of color film in Italian cinema – deep Indigo blues contrasted with red-hot lavas. A mixture of surrealism, science fiction scenarios and a female under the influence of German Expressionism – all united by brushstrokes of fast and furious glorious movement.  

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Street Art: Isaac Cordal

Isaac Cordal’s cement tribes are little human sculptures fashioned of cement and then carefully placed in various locations and environments throughout the streets of Europe and beyond. His figures offer poignant commentary on global warming (above), political collapse, corruption and ineptitude, environmental fragility and the isolated loneliness of the human condition.

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SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot 

Local Exhibition News

Here at Eclectix we are thrilled to share the cool news of an upcoming exhibition at our very own Oakland Museum - SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot. If you’re a fan of contemporary fine art and pop surrealism, this is a show not to be missed. It’s so wonderful to see OCMA getting hip to the scene with this great show of interesting, vibrant and truly contemporary art.