ART | NEW IMAGE ART | CARLOS RAMIREZ & DAVE KINSEY // OPENING JANUARY 14TH

COMPLEJO DE CRISTO Y VAMPIROS
A solo exhibition featuring new work by
CARLOS RAMIREZ

Opening reception: Saturday, January 14th 7-10pm
Exhibition dates: January 14th – February 11th, 2017
Gallery hours: 1pm – 6pm
Tuesday – Saturday
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
www.newimageartgallery.com
323 – 654 – 2192

New Image Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition, “Complejo de Cristo y Vampiros” with Coachella based painter Carlos Ramirez. This will be Carlos’ first solo exhibition outside his collaborative involvement in the artistic duo, The Date Farmers and will feature a series of new mixed media paintings and found object sculpture.

Carlos’ works are layered reflections of a polymorphous identity; foreign yet familiar perspectives existing in a liminal reality between cultures, collecting ephemera and detritus, and combining it into playful assemblage pieces. Ramirez’s work often speaks of the inequalities within Mexican American communities and often champions the common man as underdog.

His work is tremendously resourceful, scavenging for creative materials within various abandoned desert locales. The work is replete with layers and textures intertwined with the political while being disguised as popular. Works include a combination of house paint, sparkly stickers, handwritten bilingual text, rusted bottle caps, discarded packaging, and an iconic stylized use of acrylic paint with deeply layered figurative workings. Snakes, spiders, scorpions, and other bits of nature from his hometown appear mixed in with Catholic symbolism, aliens, gang members, pop-culture references, and commercial imagery, giving brand logos and religious icons the same attention and placement. Carlos’ paintings continue to evolve becoming denser and more meaningful while remaining alluring and magical.

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(PROJECT ROOM)
MOMENTARY BLISS
A solo exhibition featuring new work by
DAVE KINSEY

Opening reception:
Saturday, January 14th 7-10pm
Exhibition dates: January 14th – February 11th, 2017
Gallery hours: 1pm – 6pm
Tuesday – Saturday
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
www.newimageartgallery.com
323 – 654 – 2192

New Image Art is pleased to present “Momentary Bliss” a solo exhibition featuring Los Angeles painter Dave Kinsey. Kinsey will be exhibiting a series of new paintings in his noted abstract style alternating between form and loaded paint-filled strokes affirming his ability to create expressionistic forms of tonality, texture, and emotion. Kinsey’s work is reminiscent of the Dada/Surrealist approach of Max Ernst, using a subdued palette and abstract forms to communicate feelings of discovery and revelation. After residing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and recently relocating back to a downtown Los Angeles studio, Dave brings forth a new series of evocative pieces that reflect the frantic nature of his personal experience and the chaotic existence of man and nature coexisting and competing in the contemporary world.

FOR INQUIRIES ON WORK BY DAVE CLICK HERE.