Saturday, December 20, 2014

New Painting: "Time for The Dreamer to Dream"

"Time for The Dreamer to Dream"
24" x 18"
oil on Canvas
2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Art Exhibit: Blackness in Latin America_Negritud en Latino America



Blackness in Latin American Art (Influencias en el Arte Latinoamericano)
The idea for this project came from an investigation made by Carlos Solis (Contrapunto’s founder) as a result of this investigation Carlos created a painting based on the historical character Pedro Camejo. Pedro Camejo was born in San Juan de Payara in 1790 in Venezuela and died in battle in Campo Carabobo, Venezuela in 1821. Pedro Camejo, better known as Negro Primero or The First Black was a Venezuelan soldier who fought in the rebel army during the Venezuelan War of Independence, reaching the rank of lieutenant. The nickname of Negro Primero was inspired by his bravery and skill in handling spears, and because he was always in the first line of attack on the battlefield. The nickname is also attributed to Camejo’s being the only officer of color in Simon Bolivar’s revolutionary army.
Carlos Solis and the members of Contrapunto discussed the African influence in Latin America and their own work and the possibility of creating an exhibition of artwork that focuses specifically on the African influence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many of the artists of Contrapunto had already been creating artwork about the subject matter along those lines because the African influence is ingrained in the culture of many Latin American and Caribbean countries. This exhibition recognizes the long overlooked African history and influence present in Latin American countries. The exhibition illustrates a very real connection between Latin Americans and the massive contribution that Africa have made to music, food, dance, language, and art in the Americas as well as the Caribbean.
The members of Contrapunto; Jorge Arcos, Stanley Bermudez, Pedro Fuertes, Dora Lopez, and Carlos Solis would exhibit their work along several Afro Latino artists like Alex Mendoza, Jose Peña, Juana Valdes, Dio-genes Abreu, Ismael Checo, Luis Sphenberg and Cuban guest artist Reinaldo Vargas. The range of media and techniques in this project goes from drawing, painting, mixed media, and installation.

Exhibition Opening Reception

October 17, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lamar Dodd School of Art
Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Rd.
Athens, Ga. 30602
Contact: Katie Geha 773-965-1689
 "Negritud in Latin American Art" in Gallery 101
http://calendar.uga.edu/index.php/detail/exhibition-opening-reception

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Painting: The Last Stand

"The Last Stand"
48" x 36"
oil on Canvas
2010 

This painting is dedicated to the amazing Inca culture in Peru.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Art Competition: Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series

My artwork has been selected to show at the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition in Atlanta, GA
My work has been pre-qualified by a jury panel including:
•Daniel "Danny" Simmons, Jr. - an abstract-expressionist painter and older brother of hip-hopimpressario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons ("Reverend Run" of Run DMC), Founder and President of the Rush Arts Gallery.
•Andre Guichard - Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series National Curator, Curator at the South Shore Cultural Center, self-taught artist and owner of Gallery Guichard in Chicago.

NATIONAL PRIZING
•One Winner will be selected at each local event
•Winner will receive a 2014 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Plaque
•Winner will also receive round-trip travel for the artist to Miami during Art Basel where their work will be exhibited at SCOPE Miami and during the Artisan Series Finale the week of December 2, 2014.
•One winner and two runner-ups will be chosen at the Artisan Series Finale
•The three artists will have the opportunity to paint a mural in their local market in Spring 2015
•The Artisan Series Finale Winner will also have a solo exhibit at SCOPE NYC in Spring 2015

If I'm selected as the top winner from your market, my work will be shipped to Miami for the finale event on December 4, 2014.
All artwork will be displayed through September 22, 2014
Gallery:
Mason Murer Fine ArtMurer Fine Art 199 Armour Dr. Atlanta, GA 30324 September 17th, 2014 7pm – 10pm

The Door
48" x 36"
2013

Monday, May 19, 2014

Art Exhibit: The Colors of Summer


905 Juniper Gallery presents:
"The Colors of Summer"
Opening Night May 30th, 2014
Time: 6-10
Address: 905 Juniper street NE unit 109, Atlanta GA 30309  

Monday, March 17, 2014

Art Exhibit: Latin American Art group "Contrapunto."

First Thursday Downtown Art Walk
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When:
April 3, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:
Rialto Center for the Arts
80 Forsyth Street Northwest
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303
USA

Contact:
Rialto Center for the Arts404-413-9849E-mailEvent website

Come join us on the First Thursday of each month on a self-guided tour and experience the magnificent art being featured at various venues in historic Downtown Atlanta. The Rialto Visual Art Series transforms the Rialto lobby and mezzanine into an exhibition space for projects organized by Karen Comer Lowe. Exhibitions relate to Rialto Center performances or city-wide arts initiatives including Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Weekday Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4:30pm.

Contrapunto Exhibition Dates: March 20 – June 2, 2014

Participating Gallery Information and Walk Map: www.downtownfirstthursdays.com

April 3rd and May 1st - Contrapunto is a group of Latin American Visual artists working and living in Georgia. The group was founded by Venezuelan surrealist painter Carlos A. Solis back in 2009. Its members are Mexican Abstract painter – Jorge Arcos, Venezuelan Pop Artist – Stanley Bermudez, Peruvian Surrealist Abstract painter – Pedro Fuertes and Peruvian Abstract painter – Dora Lopez
Artist bios may be found on their websites:

Carlos Solis carlosaugustossolis.blogspot.com

Dora Lopez www.doralopez.com

Jorge Arcos www.jorgearcosart.com

Pedro Fuertes www.pedrofuertesb.com

Stanley Bermudez www.stanleybermudez.com

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Art Exhibit: "Sensuality"

What is “Sensuality”? The dictionary states it is the enjoyment, expression or pursuit of physical especially sexual, pleasure. “Eroticism” is the arousal of or attempt to arouse sexual feeling by means of suggestion, symbolism or allusion (as in the form of art). This exhibit brings together 16 artist (Felix Berroa, Briken Boci, Bob Burkhart, Cheryl Culbertson, Adriana D’La Rotta, DS Hathaway, Lisa Kabus, Son of Moon, Peter Nishaniam, Jose Pena, Teresa Peruzzi, Monika Ruiz, C.S. Scogins, Carlos Solis, Reinaldo Vargas, Brent Walker) as they express themselves in different medias. Each artist representation of Sensuality to Eroticism is unique and will stimulate your senses. Our opening night Friday February 7th from 6pm to 10pm. So come enjoy a glass of wine along with appetizers.
On Saturday February 8th, 2014 from 11am to 1pm we will hold a panel discussion titled “Let’s Talk Sex! The Good, the Bad and the Naughty”. On the panel will be Maureen Vanderbeck an art historian who will speak on how sensuality and eroticism has played a role in art through out our history of mankind. 905 Juniper Street, Suite 109

Atlanta, GA 30309

Tel: 404.432.0073

Email: art@Studio905onJuniper.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Giclees for sale


Giclee of "The Fall of False Revolution."
Size: 20" x 16"
Price: $350
You can also have the option to pick other paintings and sizes for a giclee.
 
 Many consider a giclee fine art print to be the second best option to owning an original piece of artwork. Museums all over the world use giclee prints of world-renowned, famous art pieces in galleries. For modern artists, this reproduction style allows them to print high-quality copies of their original work on demand, reducing waste and providing a more cost-effective way to do business with buyers.