GROUP EXHIBITION CURATED BY AUGUSTE SOMERS
NEWFANGLED (PROJECT ROOM)
OPENING RECEPTION: DEC 16, 2017 // 7PM - 10PM
EXHIBITION DATES: DEC 16 - JAN 06, 2018
GALLERY HOURS: TUES - SAT / 1PM - 6PM
NEW IMAGE ART, 7920 SANTA MONICA BLVD LOS ANGELES CA 90046
New Image Art is pleased to present “Newfangled” a group show curated by Auguste Somers of SWIM. Newfangled is based on innovative figurative painting and photography by emerging artists. Auguste states, “I wanted to connect a strong group of artists from my generation that I admire and am inspired by to a new audience and view how each artist’s work interacts in a gallery setting.”
The artists featured in this show are:
JD Banke is a painter who seeks to reveal an American ethos by addressing constructs of value in popular culture, the art market and consumerism. Taking cues from contemporary painting, art cliches and outsider practices, Banke presents dark and humorous social commentaries that reflect a critical voice on cultural institutions.
Jillian Evelyn is a painter that investigates the depths of awkwardness, discomfort, and contortion both from external expectations and within ones' own thoughts. Once working in black and white, Evelyn now paints her figures and abstractions bathed in vibrant color. Citing influences from the folk art of Margaret Kilgallen and Frida Kahlo, to the classic figurative mastery of John Currin, Evelyn is able to reflect her personal conflicts while allowing for the viewer's personal interpretations. She primarily works with latex and acrylic based paint on wood, but has began expanding into making murals and painting large scale pieces.
Mariah GW is an illustrator based in Las Vegas, Nevada her home town. First displaying her work on Instagram, she wants to put a spotlight on the places that she encounters on the daily. Not only to show the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, but also show the trap houses, open 24/7 liquor stores, pimpin, and the dark side of gambling. All with her cartoon style with a hint of dark humor to make things not so playful.
Emma Kohlmann was born in New York City in 1989, currently lives and works in Western Massachusetts. Graduated from Hampshire College in 2011, she designed her own major in aesthetics, theory, and drawing. Her primary medium is watercolor and sumi ink. In recent experiments include replicating watercolor on canvas and textile. Kohlmann publishes her own artist’s books and other ephemera such as records, zines and t-shirts. She has exhibited work throughout the United States, Montreal, Tokyo and Berlin.
Tessar Lo is a painter who creates dynamic mixed media paintings where contemporary, historic, and imaginative cultural and aesthetic influences converge. Lo’s artistic works and practice emphasizes the importance of the authentic processes of discovery, expression, and transformation. Tessar Lo has exhibited internationally at Jaski Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Door Studios, Paris, France; Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Atticus Gallery, Barcelona, Spain; and in Hong Kong, China. His artworks have been featured in Toronto at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Cooper Cole Gallery, Drake Hotel, and Project Gallery Toronto.
Sagan Lockhart is a photographer that is based in Los Angeles, California. He comes from street skateboarding culture and was raised on hip hop, so he likes to capture things in those realms. He also enjoy traveling and taking photos of all walks of everyday life.
Gerald Lovell is an emerging self-taught artist, working primarily with oils. Majority of his work is portraiture, where he applies thick layers of paint to give his subjects a great range of depth and texture. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
OWVBICS / Charles Shedden is a conceptual artist / painting hobbyist that attended Blair Academy and Cooper Union. He currently lives & works in New York and vacations abroad. He has recently exhibited his work at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi in Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea.