Astrid Preston, Between Earth and Silence

Astrid Preston; Between Earth and Silence   “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   “…like a night wind in the pines or like the sea in the dark the echo of everything that has ever been spoken still spilling its one syllable between earth and silence” ~W.S. Merwin   By Gary Brewer When words fail…

ARC Visions at Arcadia Contemporary: A Fresh Take on Realism

ARC Visions at Arcadia Contemporary: A Fresh Take on Realism By Genie Davis   Just closed at the Arcadia Contemporary, the group exhibition Arc Visions featured the work of winners from the 12th Annual International Art Renewal Contemporary (ARC) Salon Arcadia Contemporary Award. The ARC Salon is an international exhibition of the work of realist…

“Dark Realism/Dark Surrealism” at Gregorio Escalante

“Dark Realism/Dark Surrealism” at Gregorio Escalante By: Sydney Walters Through December 23rd   This month, Gregorio Escalante pays homage to decay, growth and the fragile subconscious. Curated by Chet Zar and Greg Escalante, Dark Realism/Dark Surrealism is an assembled show of over twenty artists. Surrealism, a movement that flourished primarily in the early twenty-first century,…

Fantasies, Phantasms and Fairy Tales at Corey Helford Gallery

Fantasies, Phantasms and Fairy Tales at Corey Helford Gallery written by Jennifer Susan Jones     On Saturday, July 16th, Corey Helford Gallery opened its giant doors to welcome guests to the opening of a double solo show featuring two well-known and talented female painters exploring the themes of women, animals, and fairy tales. It’s…