Troy Lovegates aka Other – “Hinterland” @ Athen B. Gallery

Athen B. Gallery is excited to announce “Hinterland”, a solo exhibition by Troy Lovegates in Downtown Oakland. The opening reception is Saturday, November 11th at 7pm conveniently located from both 12th and 19th St. Bart Stations in Downtown Oakland. More info and images after the click.

Troy Lovegates, widely known as “OTHER”, is an artist currently based in Oakland, CA. His works are heavily patterned and saturated with hyper color. With a knack for the use of found materials and the unification of wildly disparate elements, both material and aesthetic, Lovegates uses everything from spray paint, oil stick, water color, acrylic, and ink to create works on canvas and paper as well as wooden sculptures.

A self-described “collector of lost souls,” the artist focuses on the figure as story, building motifs through heavily condensed mark making. The figures in his work are sympathetically drawn from equal parts caricature and realistic observation. Lovegates is constantly revising and adapting previous efforts, reintegrating them into current bodies of work that reflect the history of their making. His hand-carved wooden pieces bring his paintings to life as objects. The powerfully weathered people in his imagery are often real, captured through photographs and observation taken while on his travels over the years. Motivated by his own dreams and nightmares, Troy Lovegates works are emotive arrests of an awe-inspiring imagination.

To receive a preview of the exhibition contact info@athenbgallery.com

Ever Siempre, Franco Fasoli, Troy Lovegates & Zio Ziegler – “Condition” @ Athen B. Gallery

The Athen B. Gallery recently opened, “C​ondition”​, a four person exhibition by Z​io Ziegler, Ever Siempre, Franco Fasoli, a​nd​ Troy Lovegates​.

“Condition” discusses the narrative of humanity, the human condition. Each artist explores the human form with their unique technique and intent, exploring mythologies that are ingrained within us all. Though each artist is unique in process, the collection of work speaks with congruence. Each artist introduces a whimsical yet impactful presence to their forms through texture, pattern and color.

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WayHome Festival – The Art of WayHome

We had the privilege of being allowed media accreditation for the WayHome Festival in Oro Medonte, Ontario. The festival included a roster of musical performances such as Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse and the grammy cleaner upper Sam Smith, to name just a few.

On top of stacked band line-up, the festival hosted some of the best and brightest of upcoming Canadian visual art talents like street art work from graffiti artists KWEST and Troy Lovegates, as well as installations from artists such as Aaron Li-Hill and the PA System. Prior to the musical acts we got a chance to snag some pictures of the work being completed and we also got a chance to talk to the brilliant curator of the art, Charles Bierk.

Charles hooked us up with some more really great images as well as a far more detailed press release to get a further understanding of the vision. Take a look at all the images and press release after the jump!

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