On January 27th, guest curator and artist Max Kauffman asks that you 'LEAN in CLOSER' at Stephanie Chefas Projects. Kauffman's latest curatorial endeavor features eleven artists whose work relays discreet narratives through the use of pointed imagery and stunning technique. Hand selected by Kauffman himself, each artist hails from the tradition of folk, frequently expressing emotion and weaving captivating tales that compels the viewer to search beyond the surface and discover secrets lying within.
Carlos Ramirez returned home this January when he debuted his latest solo at New Image Art Gallery with 'Complejo de Cristo y Vampiros'. As one half of the artistic duo, The Date Farmers, Ramirez continues upon his signature Mexican American Folk aesthetic to create vibrant paintings brimming with social and political commentary. Native Americans blend with Coca-cola logos and sobbing clowns are combined with religious symbols that challenge the viewer to seek
Athen B. Gallery is starting 2017 with a fantastic group exhibit featuring a mix of urban contemporary veterans and emerging artists unified under the banner, 'RESET". With Augustine Kofie's signature retro-futuristic aesthetic alongside the expressionistic abstract forms of Dave Kinsey and Kelly Ording's geometric repetition, 'RESET' proves to be the gallery's most surreal exhibit to date.
I'm delighted to announce the third installment of Platinum Blend hosted by Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. This year's selected artists encompass a range of styles and media, but coalesce symbiotically to form a lush visual dialogue. From Eric Wert's hyper-real still life paintings to
Gold. This precious metal has so much meaning and symbolism in our culture. Notions of wealth, greed and success come to mind at the very mention of it. Gold can even come across as rather