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Welcome to the latest art to emerge from the contemporary visionaries as seen through the eyes of Platinum Cheese. 

Ray Caesar and Beau Stanton @ CHG Circa

Currently on view at CHG Circa is a collaborative exhibition from Ray Caesar and Beau Stanton. Since the opening of the show on April 19th, their work has had an amazing viewer turn out. This highly successful pairing embraces the idea of two incredible artists creating a powerful collection without standing in each other's way. Ray Caesar's "A Tainted Virtue", revolves around delicate female figures that pack a punch with their sultry poise. Their uneasy presence reveals that they are merely veiled with fragility and instead, are possessed with a dark side. Caesar describes this body of work, including 5 new pieces, as "a few words describing [him] and [his] work", a "mixture of amazing, wonderful experiences tainted with demoralizing pain and cruelty." Beau Stanton's "Cartography of the Machine", presents a fusion of 19th century historical references and modern compositions. The artist's LA solo debut, captures his intense attention to detail through textured industrial renditions. A vibrant palette and controlled use of pattern give each piece the illusion of depth. Stanton describes his work as "visual dissections provid[ing] unique perspectives while presenting the mechanical nature of [his] imagery.”

"A Tainted Virtue" and "Cartography of the Machine" are on view through May 10th. Be sure to visit CHG Circa to catch the works in person. Meanwhile, enjoy some images of the opening night courtesy of the gallery.

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Artist Beau Stanton (middle) with the founders of Art-Nerd, Lori Zimmer (left) and Lauren Albrecht (right)

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Artist Beau Stanton with CHG director, Sherri Trahan

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BeauStanton3

Artist Beau Stanton

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Artist Tristan Eaton (right) and artist and founder of Monorex and Secret Walls, Terry Guy (middle) enjoying the 

CHG party tent

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CHG director Sherri Trahan (left) with artists Esther Pearl Watson (middle) and Mark Todd (right)

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Installation of Beau Stanton's animated painting "Submariner"

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Ray Caesar "A Tainted Virtue" installation

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Jan Corey Helford and Beau

Beau Stanton with CHG owner Jan Corey Helford

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Stanton1 With Animation

Beau Stanton with his animated painting "Submariner"

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Stanton2 With Genesis

Beau Stanton with his piece "Genesis"

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Stanton3 Easo Andrews Art Nerd NYLA

Artist Esao Andrews (far left) with Beau Stanton and the Art Nerd family

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Stanton4 Clayton Bros Michael Rooney

Beau Stanton with artists The Clayton Brothers and Michael Rooney (far right)

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