Smoke & Mirrors at Varnish

The Alchemist, portrait of Greg Craola Simkins


This weekend the art duo Ransom & Mitchell (formerly known as Purebred) open their much awaited show at Varnish Fine Arts in San Francisco. “Smoke & Mirrors” is a solo exhibit of photo illustration tableaus and portraiture. The duo combines the production value of cinema, the drama of Renaissance era chiaroscuro and the intimacy of baring your soul to your best friend by actively collaborating with their subjects.
“At the end of the day, we strive to create portraits that are deeply heartfelt and meaningful,” says Ransom. “It has been an extraordinarily rewarding and stimulating exercise to be able to collaborate with other creatives who were willing to throw inhibitions out the window and embrace the true nature of story telling.”

For the previous Eclectix post on Purebred, with many more great photos and information on their process, click here.
September 8 – October 27, 2012
Varnish Fine Art / 16 Jessie St., #C120 / San Francisco
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 2012  6:00PM – 9:00PM


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