Dan Barry on his Taetrum et Dulce: Lux in Tenebris (Creepy and Sweet: Light in Darkness)

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Dan Barry on his Taetrum et Dulce: Lux in Tenebris (Creepy and Sweet: Light in Darkness)

“Taetrum et Dulce: Lux in Tenebris,” the group show at the lively Distinction Gallery in Escondido, Calif., showcases 30 Pop-Surrealist and Lowbrow artists from ten countries. The well-curated international survey is the co-effort of two curators: Dan Barry, the artist of Austin, Texas, and David Vecchiato, the Italian artist and Gallery Director of MondoPOP in Rome,…

Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art

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Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art

From Downtown to Midtown to South Central, Los Angeles’ streets have become canvases. After MOCA’s “Art in the Streets,” street art not only grabbed Angelenos’ attention, it became a hot topic in the art world. Attempting to shed light on the city’s street art scene is Azusa Pacific professor and writer Jim Daichendt, author of…

Interview: It’s All Done With Ransom & Mitchell’s Smoke and Mirrors

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Interview: It’s All Done With Ransom & Mitchell’s Smoke and Mirrors

Ransom & Mitchell have taken their photographic and film-making know-how, along with their love of pop-surrealist art and classical painting, to an elevated level by combining narrative themes, an illustrative approach, cinematic lighting, theatrically design sets, and a whole lot of inspiration from the Italian and Dutch Master painters. The end-result is their first fine-art exhibition, Smoke and Mirrors, which opens at Varnish Fine Arts in San Francisco on Saturday, September 8.