A new exhibition opening up at SR2 Gallery is Patrushka’s Muses and Madness. Her imagery features an eclectic group – of artists, musicians, walking wounded, myth inspired characters, Day of the Dead, celebrities and mugshots.
The show opens Saturday, March 16th, 2013 Reception: 7pm – 9pm
On display through April 28th
Link to SR2 Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Muses focuses on artists, musicians, friends, cultural icons, causes and celebrities that Patrushka admires. Whether it be their artworks, their songs, their image or their happenstance in life – all have inspired and moved Patrushka to capture them in paint. Madness is used in a literal and a generalized way and focuses on the dark and sometimes violent side of mankind, and the many gradations of insanity – whether it be in the way we treat our environment or in the way we treat those who dare to be different. Violent criminals, threatened species, abused women, emotive portraits and misfit personas whose “madness” has consumed them, all have found a place in Patrushka’s world. The body of work crosses the boundaries of the human condition, celebrating the wonderful and the weird, embracing the whole oddity that is humanity. - Via SR2 Gallery
Link to Patrushka’s website