JoAnne Artman Gallery At Palm Springs Convention Center. 277 North Avenida Caballeros. Palm Springs, CA 92262. BOOTH #707. Thursday, February 12th, 2015 – Sunday, February 15th, 2015. Opening Night: Thursday, February 12th from 6pm-9:30pm. Presenting works by the following artists. Alberto Murillo, America Martin, Anja Van Herle, Annie Vought, Anthony Hunter, Jana Cruder, Jane Maxwell, Marjorie Strider, Pedro Bonnin, Robert Mars and Stallman
We are pleased to announce that JoAnne Artman Gallery has been selected as an exhibitor at the 4th edition of Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, concurrent with Modernism Week in Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Convention Center! Some of the Contemporary works we will be showcasing will be by Robert Mars, America Martin, Alberto Murillo, Anja Van Herle, Anthony Hunter, Marjorie Strider, Pedro Bonnin, and Stallman.
Our booth will be a collaborative effort in bringing the abstract and figurative arts together while showcasing the artistic influences of pop culture. Alberto Murillo’s art is strong, soulful, and colorful showcasing the juxtaposition of order found within chaos. Colombian American artist America Martin’s bold lines and vibrant color palette found within her paintings and original works on hand-made papers.
Belgian Artist Anja Van Herle’s figurative paintings are inspired by both classic and contemporary fashion while exploring issues of identity, emotion and human interrelationships. The arresting palettes and vigorous compositions of British artist Anthony Hunter allow for works that are both emotionally powerful and visually captivating. Hunter, who has been immersed in the art world as an art fabricator for Damien Hirst dazzles viewers with his contemporary twist on abstract expressionism.
Jana’ Cruder’s work reflects a current examination of pop culture’s take on femininity, grounded within the 50’s and 60’s. Jana’s photographic storytelling showcases her unique voice and personal interpretations of female iconography; who doesn’t love Barbie!
Marjorie Strider emerged on the New York Art Scene in the 1960’s. Strider’s three-dimensional paintings and soft-sculpture installations place the techniques of Minimalism within the Pop Art movement. Inspired by images of pin-up girls, Strider’s paintings carved from wood, foam, and urethane placed her Pop culture subjects within a medium-centered realm.
Figurative artist Pedro Bonnin approaches his subjects in a highly skillful, photorealistic manner. Bonnin is remarkable for his deft handling of oil paint, but what further distinguishes him is his rare ability to create moods. His darkly comic figures frequently border on the absurd. Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture celebrating the icons of the 1950’s and 60’s by taking inspiration from this culture long past. By using symbols from mass media culture –whether the flag, classic film stars, or logos of popular brands – Mars both critiques our culture’s fascination with celebrity and consumerism, while indulging his own nostalgia for America’s golden age of advertising. Deeply influenced by Pop Art, Mars appropriates vintage ephemera into striking new forms that invite the viewer to question their own relationship to these symbols.
The Pacific Northwest duo Stallman, Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, partners in art and life, are pioneering an innovative technique using canvas and paint as sculpture, taking a traditional medium and turning it on its head giving canvas the leading role. They sculpt in separate locations within the piece simultaneously, then switch places and respond to each other’s movements creating a dynamic dialog within the composition. This union of minds dissolves the boundaries of possibility turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. We feel this is a strong representation of contemporary works by a varied group of artists…that go “POP.”
These artists will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you’re sure to find the right artistic expression!
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