“The new series of paintings comprising “Nowhere” continue Esao’s haunted and lonely landscapes, portraits and scenes that merge surrealism with real world emotion along with inanimate objects and anthropomorphized animals that constitute their own sense of will and purpose. Many of these paintings are meant to stand alone, but they all suggest a changing of seasons and the anticipation of new beginnings. “Nowhere” refers to a desolate place that stands as a seemingly bleak starting point where time has been passing by unnoticed. These images show signs of hope; that fleeting moment where the subjects have resolved their wait and emerge for their first steps towards a new life. A silent film also plays showcasing time-lapsed details of the work being created and strengthens how they relate to one another.”
American sculptor Kevin Titzer has a new solo exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, CA. “Ghost of a Chance” is Titzer’s first solo exhibition Thinkspace and his largest and most complex creations to date.
A native of Evansville, Indiana, Titzer recently relocated to Quebec, Canada where his new body of work was created.
Titzer is also curating an upcoming show for C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, CA called “Dig For Fire: Art Inspired By The Pixies.” The exhibition opens on September 9th and each artist will interpret a song from the Pixies catalog.
“Ghost of a Chance” runs through June 4, 2011. To see more of Kevin’s work, visit KevinTitzer.com. Videos of his work can be found on his YouTube page. There is also a great in-depth interview with Titzer on Erratic Phenomena.
“Abandoning deference for playful irreverence, Sommers draws on her interests in renaissance and baroque art, toying with staid motifs and trading solemnity for nose-thumbing whimsy. She delights in deconstructing the seriousness of historical tropes of art, and tempers sweetness with subtle touches of dark foreboding and sexual deviance.
Sommers studied early modern history at the University of Virginia, where she was able to legitimize a lifelong love of the historical narratives and themes of the Old World, much of which continue to inform her work. She currently works as an art director for a newsweekly in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she lives with her partner Gerrit and their hedgehog, Ludwig.” (bio from Thinkspace Gallery)