Beach St. 5 : A Painting Showcase | May 2 - June 2, 2011
Opening Reception and Party | Thursday May 5, 2011 / 7p - 10p
SHOW DESCRIPTION |
This exhibit is a five-person group show featuring the work of artists Jeremy Moss, Jeremy Shires, Nigel Freeman, Patrick Ravix and Steven King.
Jeremy Moss - Working in my normal medium, photography, I am inspired by patterns, texture, light and nature’s palette, I gravitate towards organic elements that surround us on a daily basis. In this new body of work this is also evident. Moving away from mediums I have used before; film, watercolor and ink, my organic journey explored the use of Open Acrylics. It has been an exhilarating experience. Enjoy. Beach St since 2003.
Nigel Freeman - My still life series is a new body of work in which I attempt to adapt my personal style to a very familiar form of genre painting. They represent a balancing act between the various competing interests in my painting in general and within each composition. I hope to create harmony between the observed and imagined, the real and surreal, flatness and depth. Describing these arrangements of ordinary shapes and forms in the evening, I felt a sense of freedom released under the cover of darkness. I hope to leave the viewer evocative scenes of strange beauty from something simple and uncomplicated. Beach St since 2004.
Patrick Ravix - I don’t set out to produce artwork about one subject or another. My art and emotions take me to places and events that I’ve been and feel nostalgic about, places I could have been and hope to be at. The infusion of ideas come from all over, whether it is the sky, people or all the great wonders of nature. It is my perspective on existence and the richness of experience through this life. Beach St since 2004.
Steven J. King - Simply stated, an image is worth a lot of words. I have been participating in group art shows since 1992. Beach St since 2000.
Jeremy Shires - I work in charcoal, ink, watercolor and oils, this current work uses mixed media on paper. The ink-wash drawings borrow from the styles of 19th century botanical art and antique Italian landscape drawings. In this ‘environmental series’ each wilderness setting is placed in the context of ‘wheat paste’ posters of the frontier expansion era. Foreign stylistic elements of imagined classical ruins and Japanese animation/graffiti are placed into each drawing. Beach St since 2005.