MONTREAL, Tuesday June 30th, 2015 – Artgang Art Contemporain, a new gallery in Montreal, presents the exhibition If Nothing Changes by Travis Young aka TRAV. This first Canadian exhibition for this Californian artist features a dozen paintings. More info and preview images after the jump.
James Bulloughis an American born artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. His paintings, and huge monumentally scaled site-specific murals, are phenomenal combinations of realist painting technique and graphic punctuation. Inspired by gritty urban graffiti as a young artist growing up in Washington, DC, Bullough harnessed its energy in his work, and perfected a realistic oil painting technique from his study of the Old Masters.
“Whilst appearing to the casual observer as intricate, highly accurately embroidered renditions of popular confectionery logos, this series hides a darker secret. Subtly subverting the messages of many a recognisable chocolate brand, my stitch skills combine with darkly humorous puns to comment on the emotional impact of an eating disorder. What is fundamentally a destructive condition is transformed here in to something aesthetically pleasing, yet perhaps made all the more poignant for its subtext.” –Charlotte Bailey
“The Missed Adventures of Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Death in the Land of Shadows: Chapter 13 The Sad Fate of Barberville ( How Jenny became a Pirate).” is an exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Christopher Burch which opened June 13th 2015 and runs until August 12th at the African American Arts and Cultural Complex in San Francisco.
Syd Bee’s interest in folklore, femininity, and the bizarre fuel her works which capture figures in a dreamy moment. She uses softness in application and color to suggest sweetness in spite of a creeping despondence. Bee’s figures appear melancholy and at odds with unseen forces. Through her explorations, perhaps one day these characters may overcome their circumstances.