INTIMATE EXPRESSIONISTS : New work – Jacqueline Cooper, Amy Pollman, and Tessa McKaig

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cooperpollmanmckaigOpening October 24th, 2014
6pm to 9pm

INFERNO presents INTIMATE EXPRESSIONISTS. A three woman show that touches the pressure points of our deepest sensitivities. Jacqueline Cooper creates paintings that are beautiful and alluring. Graphic and succint her work speaks of the innermost passions of human relationships.  Through her imitable painting style, utilising translucent chroma and soft light, she reveals a series of work filled with desirable flesh and sensual activity. Amy Pollman is a conceptual artist that employs unorthodox materials to create work that creates a discourse about the idiosyncrasies of the collective modern condition. This exhibition, which features her sculptural ‘Twinkie’ and ‘Play-doh’ series, is a prime example of her inventiveness and ability to appropriate the supposedly mundane into ironically articulate observations of the surrealistic character of contemporary existence. Tessa McKaig‘s drawings tap into the familial human relationships birthed from 60′s TV series ideals.  Her use of pastel color reverberates iconic versions of period media that flourished and formulated the American mindset. Although her work appears warm and inviting, the eyeless figures have haunting undertones that speak volumes of plasticity of American sensibilities and genuineness. All the artists present a powerful display of work, this show is not to be missed!

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Barbosa Prince, JC Garret and Rocky Angel

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Great event and thanks to all the INFERNO patrons that showed up.

Seaside Smash-Up - painting by Rocky Angel
Seaside Smash-Up – painting by Rocky Angel
Artists: Barbosa Prince, JC Garrett and Rocky Angel
Artists: Barbosa Prince, JC Garrett and Rocky Angel at INFERNO Gallery opening for Wanton Expressions!
Detail from painting Narco Supper from the Mexican Drug War by Barbosa Prince
Detail from painting Narco Supper from the Mexican Drug War by Barbosa Prince
Detail from Phosphorescent Scorpion Shots by Rocky Angel
Detail from Phosphorescent Scorpion Shots by Rocky Angel
Detail from Narco Supper Mexican Drug War by Barbosa Prince
Detail from Narco Supper Mexican Drug War by Barbosa Prince

Wanton Expressions! Opening Reception: New Work from Barbosa Prince, JC Garrett, & Rocky Angel

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princegarrewttangel.2Reception for the Artists
September 19th, 2014
6 to 9pm

Fine Art has many incarnations, but much of what comes to the forefront of the art world is formulated to hit popular pressure points and is purposefully visually pleasing for an over the couch existence in the abodes of the bourgeoisie.

Underneath this green grass of pretty art, and its seemingly freshness, resides an underworld miasma of visual chaos that exposes the unknown, the darkness of human capabilities, and the depths of lust and deviation.  The three artists in Wanton Expressions! expose and celebrate these realms from politics to conspiracy to human desire.

Barbosa Prince paints the powers that shake the world from the horrors of the Mexican drug war to the hypocrisy of gross opulence in American society. His meta-expressionistic style is painterly manic, vivid in poetic representation, and unafraid in its execution.  JC Garrett employs digital media and touches upon unrestrained lust, and perverted desires with his imitable exquisite drawing style. He utilizes a variety of personalities, from 60’s pin ups and political figures to his alter egos, in compositions that touch upon subverting and degrading their positions of power. Rocky Angel demystifies the mysteries of the universe with his folk inspired storytelling paintings. From UFOs to the nature of religion and divine interference we gain insight into the workings of the world and the forces behind them.

Beautiful, decadent, and unapologetic these artists have the courage to paint wantonly without reservation or guilt!

 

Opening Reception: Process and Interpretation – New Work from David Burke and Clint Imboden

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Reception for the Artists: August 22nd, 2014 6- 9 pm

David Burke and Clint Imboden are artists who both engage in a high amount of focus on process and materials. Burke paints in a controlled chaos manner. He takes colorful inks and manages to guide them into creating vivid images of industrial architecture, representations of a variety of animal life, and objects. Their spilled appearance is highly controlled and painstakingly produced upon a mylar type ground that results in beautiful abstractions with translucent qualities. Imboden appropriates objects and redefines them by constructing sculptures that tend defeat the original purpose. His spheres of saw blades is a classic example of his ability to remove the material object intended role and create a sculpture of beautiful mathematics, symmetry and contradiction. His resin sculptures of militaria take deadly devices and diffuses them with candy colors which result in disarming happy feel-good visual experiences.  This show is not to be missed! Gallery hours Thursdays 12=5 pm and by appointment.