MARK WOLFE - NIETO - 1AM - AMELIA HYDE
ROMER YOUNG - 111 MINNA - PARK LIFE
(with assistance from Anneliese Vobis and RWM)
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Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art: Nothing Goes Away - Todd Lanam; Nocturnes - Brad Woodfin.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Todd Lanam's work is an investigation of two contrasting worlds. His multi-layered paintings combine reality with ghostlike fantastic imagery from the subconscious. This strong pictorial language echoes the expressionist styles of Paul Klee and Henri Matisse. Lanam's work evokes the viewers' feelings rather than descriptions of nature.
"Nocturnes" by Brad Woodfin portray detailed depictions of animals in oil paintings on canvas. The dark dramatic scenes remind to the color palette of Rembrandt. Woodfin uses soft light colors to create depth, thereby placing the animals as the centers of interest.
Review by RWM: Great to see the beautiful birds coming out of the darkness. Is it true that some considered the wild ungodly, i.e. everything there is relegated to baser emotions? Are these images of things that have escaped into civilization because they are curious and beautiful? Great statement here about survival and novelty. Easy to bond with the animals that are on display. Nice to enjoy their idosyncracies during the night.
Art by Todd Lanam at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art.
Art by Todd Lanam closer.
Large art by Todd Lanam at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art.
Todd Lanam and his art in above image closer at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art.
Art by Todd Lanam.
Todd Lanam art at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art.
Art by Brad Woodfin at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art.
Brad Woodfin art closer.
Relative density - Todd Lanam & Brad Woodfin art show at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art.
Nieto Fine Art: John Nieto - One Man Show.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Powerful expressive portraits of Native Americans and strong depictions of animals are the key points of this storytelling show. The vibrant choice of colors reminds to the symbolism and rich style of Gauguin.
Art by John Nieto at Nieto Gallery.
Art by John Nieto.
John Nieto discusses his art at Nieto Gallery.
Art by John Nieto closer (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
John Nieto art at Nieto Gallery.
Expanse - John Nieto art show at Nieto Gallery.
1am Gallery: Frank Kozik - Kozik.
Review by Anneliese Vobis: Retrospective solo show of art by Frank Kozik spanning the last 30 years. Kozik's work is loaded with political messages, comic imagery, advertising, pop surrealism, and much more. His material-rich work melts the arts and mass media into a critical cultural communication.
Comment by AB: Plenty to see here.
Art & toys by Frank Kozik at 1AM Gallery.
Frank Kozik toy art above closer (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).
Sculpture & decorative art by Frank Kozik at 1am Gallery.
Poster art by Frank Kozik.
Frank Kozik toy art at 1am Gallery.
Limited edition print art by Frank Kozik.
Sculpture, toy & print art by Frank Kozik at 1am Gallery.
Floor plan - Frank Kozik art show at 1am Gallery.
Romer Young Gallery: Patrick Brennan and Daniel Tierney - Days of Thunder.
Comment by AB: Innovative adventures in abstraction, particularly the heavy-duty cardboard works by Daniel Tierney and the mylar acrylic overlays by Patrick Brennan. Stop on by.
Cardboard art by Daniel Tierney at Romer Young Gallery.
Daniel Tierney and his art at Romer Young Gallery.
Art by Daniel Tierney in above image closer.
Art by Patrick Brennan at Romer Young Gallery.
Patrick Brennan and his art at Romer Young Gallery.
Art by Daniel Tierney and Patrick Brennan.
Essence - Daniel Tierney & Patrick Brennan art show at Romer Young Gallery.
111 Minna Gallery: Reuben Rude & Josh Lawyer - New Works.
Comment by AB: Text-based works c/o Ruben Rude & simmering hot babe art c/o Josh Lawyer.
Art by Josh Lawyer at 111 Minna Gallery.
Josh Lawyer art in above image closer.
Josh Lawyer art at 111 Minna Gallery.
Art by Reuben Rude at 111 Minna Gallery.
Reuben Rude art closer.
Overview - art by Reuben Rude and Josh Lawyer at 111 Minna Gallery.
Park Life Gallery: Ian Johnson - Straight Ahead.
Comment by AB: The latest aesthetic episode in a history of jazz art escapades by Ian Johnson, this time eloquently whisking in brilliant colors and geometric precision. This dude just keeps gettin' better. For those of you keeping score at home, you'll find no computer tricks or digital manipulations in his manifold depictions of musical greats-- all originals executed entirely by hand. Recommended viewing.
Art by Ian Johnson at Park Life Gallery.
Ian Johnson jazz great art.
Ian Johnson and his art at Park Life Gallery.
More of Ian Johnson (special request from the artist).
Abstracted jazz artist portraits by Ian Johnson at Park Life Gallery.
Pinkie cam detail of art above (guest pinkie c/o Andrew McClintock).
Ian Johnson jazz art at Park Life Gallery.
Hand-drawn portraits by Ian Johnson.
Puss in Boots erotic art show at Ameila Hyde Gallery.
Group erotic art show at Ameila Hyde Gallery.
Not quite sure what's erotic about these - Ameila Hyde Gallery art show.
Literary and print erotica at Ameila Hyde Gallery group show.