SAVE THE DATE: “American Fizzle” – a solo show by Luke Pelletier and “Not a Whole Lot Going On” – a group show – both opening at New Image Art – Saturday, February 10
New Image Art will be presenting two dynamic shows this Saturday night- one a solo exhibit, entitled “American Fizzle” and the second, a group show called “Not a Whole Lot Going On,” curated by that same solo artist. Los Angeles- based multi-disciplinary artist Luke Pelletier presents a collection of new paintings, drawings, sculpture, hand-forged knives, and furniture, all influenced by trends in graphic design and popular print advertising. Poking fun at the mainstream media advertising that intends to influence our buying habits, his nostalgic takes on topics such as romance and politics stem from a rural upbringing in North Carolina, where he lived and worked as a second-generation blacksmith. Surrounded by the blue-collar furniture industry, handmade crafts and flea market finds offered unique and interesting items that would later become the subject matter of much of his Americana artwork. In happy-go-lucky primary colors, his whimsical work is sure to bring back memories of childhood and family vacations, with quirky toys and Hawaiian prints common motifs in his drawings.
The complementary group show, “Not a Whole Lot Going On,” was also curated by Luke, featuring 20 artists in all medium. This work is also graphic in nature, addressing social awareness in America today.
Solo Show: American Fizzle by Luke Pelletier
Group Show: Not a Whole Lot Going On
Feb 10- March 3
Open Tuesday – Saturday 1-6 PM
Saturday, February 10th
New Image Art
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046