Modern Frescoes: Ali Cavanaugh
Jan 18 - May 13, 2018
Ali Cavanaugh is an internationally represented fine artist. She studied painting at Kendall College of Art and Design and the New York Studio Residency Program in New York City. Cavanaugh's paintings have been featured on book covers, countless internet features such as the Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Hi-Fructose and in numerous print publications including, American Art Collector, American Artist Watercolor.
CAPTURED BY DETAIL: CAMILLE ENGEL
Feb 22 - May 20, 2018
Camille Engel sees the splendor of everyday objects. She is able to capture in life captivated by detail, these intricate works focusing attention upon the rich colors and textures found in some of the most unheralded subjects while reflecting the artist’s victory over personal hardships.
She is an acute observer of the beauty that most of us overlook, Engel is amazed and fascinated with color and texture, seeking to capture the richness of life. These oil paintings invite us to momentarily step into her world of observation and share in her joy of the transcendent beauty all around us.
This exhibition showcases a new body work done in her realism style and celebrates the artist’s Tennessee home and showcases unique depictions of the Tennessee State Symbols.
SOMEHOW, I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE
Apr 5 - May 20, 2018
Momoyo Torimitsu’s Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable features two giant, smiling pink bunnies facing off and pitching forward within a confined space. The work initially appears to be quite fun and whimsical, but is it? Known for addressing social issues, Torimitsu cramps the adorable bunnies into tight spaces to communicate her displeasure for what she calls “the cuteness syndrome” propagated by her native country, Japan’s Hello Kitty culture. The oversized bunnies look down on the viewer and at first glance seem cute, like Hello Kitty, but with closer consideration they are a bit disturbing with sociopolitical undertones.
Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable is traveled by Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.