February 11-14, 2016
Feb 11 Opening Night Preview | Benefits Palm Springs Art Museum
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BOOTH #522 / COMPLIMENTARY DAY PASS 


chris trueman Chris Trueman
 
Southern-California artist Chris Trueman draws on Op Art and Abstract Expressionism for his distinct style that references graffiti and digital art. “I make paintings based on the premise that the sum of two contradicting experiences does not cancel out but creates a whole separate experience unto itself,” he says. 
Trueman achieves his unique optical and textural effects by alternating between gestural painting and spray-painting. Working on unprimed canvas, he uses squeegees and brushes to apply gestural swatches of paint. He then tapes off layers of his canvases and sprays acrylic paint on them, noticing how it adheres to the canvas. Such techniques create hard-edged bands of untouched canvas that bring a sense of order to his otherwise expressionistic compositions.

Trueman currently teaches painting and drawing at Fullerton College and Chaffey College and has previously taught at Chapman University and Santa Ana College. He has guest lectured at Chapman University, Pomona College and Santa Ana College and was a Northrup Grumman Visiting Artist/Scholar at the Museum of Art and History Lancaster. 
 
Trueman is scheduled to be present at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, with Patrajdas Contemporary (Booth #522) on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14. more
emil alzamora

Emil Alzamora

Sculptor Emil Alzamora, born in Peru and educated and working in the US, brings a unique affinity for the human form, which is a constant in his work.  He is interested in exploring what it means to inhabit one, often exaggerating or distorting different aspects of the form to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story about a predicament or an occurrence. Limitation and potential are as human as the flesh, yet hardly as tangible. In his works, this interaction is rendered visible.  A rising star, Emil has exhibited widely in the US and in Londonmore

james kennedy
 

James Kennedy

These paintings address a fascination with essential structures and arrangements, whilst exploring the linguistics of music, mathematics, dance and architecture. Pattern recognition and manipulation are common themes that involve the resolution of space within my own abstract vocabulary; in essence, solving self-inflicted spatial equations with paintmore

wesley neal rasco

Wesley Neal Rasko

Inspiration: a divine guidance or influence exerted directly on one’s mind and soul; a certain stimulation or arousal. I feel most inspired from traveling, experiencing different places, cultures, traditions and values. Contrastingly, I love both nature (growing up so close to the Rocky Mountains where I spent a great deal of my childhood hiking and skiing) and urban centres including Vancouver, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Hong Kong, New York and Sydney. They each offer something diametrically different and it is this contrast which inspires me the most.  more

jeff muhs
 
My paintings are pictorial descriptions or interpretations of events and observations. 
Over the last 25 years my work has undergone an evolution from it beginnings as literal depictions of the environment, through a journey of  synthesis, simplification, and abstraction roughly paralleling the history of twentieth century art. 
The inspiration is the same, but the works are now contemplations and actualizations of creative and physical forces at work in our experience..

Michele Francis

Inspired by light and architecture I came up with my Chrome Series.  I was inspired by the way light interacts with space how it surrounds the environment. Simply put I have an admiration for the power of natural light. 
The pieces are structured to add a dimension to light by reflecting off the sculpture as well as the color reflecting more outwardly, while absorbing the power of light. 
People can also interact with the pieces, surrounded by the color as it reflects off them, as they 'become the color'  having a new sensory experience. In observing the reflection of color in the chrome there is also a sense of another dimension, a feeling of infinity. My vision is to impact space with color; I see the works on a larger scale creating sublime illumination
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dan lydersen

Dan Lydersen

My recent paintings are a reconciliation between past and present, particularly in regard to Western culture’s notions of spirituality and the relationship between society and nature. Drawing from a variety of contemporary and historical sources, from the Renaissance to modern cinema, literature and popular culture, the paintings are an attempt to come to terms with the present through the immediate marriage of today’s visual culture with that of the past. Both theatrical and satirical, comical and somber, the paintings pose a view of humanity that is steeped in the existential turmoil that lies between materiality and spirituality, where society trudges persistently forward into the future while the human search for meaning and purpose as mortal animals remains unresolvedmore

martin rosol

Martin Rosol

Influenced most by architectural studies, Martin's sculptures, in the words on one admirer, are "works of elegant design and craftsmanship". Made with several pieces of glass precisely cut from blocks of crystal, the glass is constructed in architectural forms after selected surfaces have been sand-blasted.

The sculptures are multi-dimensional, some surfaces clear, some opaque. The results are "monuments to light".

Rosol's public collections include the American Craft Museum in New York, the Kanazawa Museum in Japan and the Moravian National Gallery in the Czech Republic. more

joey slaughter

Joey Slaughter

My paintings and constructions investigate the “look” of digital information as it is transmitted around us, providing an overabundance of stimuli and therefore, distractions. I create abstract works that references conversations, usually a direct communication between two people. I wonder how a simple conversation is absorbed between people, how they’re connected, and what the conversational wavelengths would look like. The main idea is to create abstractions from conversations if you could see sound waves from analogue and digital devices passing through and around people. I imagine it to be very chaotic, yet beautiful. more

jeff wallin

Jeff Wallin

I begin each piece as a quick sketch from a model, working directly with glass powders on a glass sheet surface. No preliminary drawings are used, no tests or experiments. Each new work is itself the test, the experiment, the first impression developed and pushed to a final form. My methods of kiln forming purposefully ignore most of the strict adherence to process normally associated with the medium. The work is driven to completion as part of a dialogue, which begins as a response to the model and then develops in unexpected ways as the work matures over multiple firings in the kiln. The intent is to maintain an attitude of spontaneity and preserve the raw moment when the piece first beganmore

rachel hellmann

Rachel Hellmann

I come from a family of carpenters. My early education as an artist taught me the care for craft, love of tools and pride in working with my hands This history led to my interest in painting as an object— something that occupies a space in a more physical and asks to be experienced from multiple locations within that space.My paintings explore how perception is affected by the interplay of geometry light and color. I paint on shaped forms to instill a sense of play in my work and to suggest the experience of an interior architectural space The geometric language of bars, grids and linear repetitions echoes the methodical process I use to create the paintings. These simplified elements, combined with subtle gradations of color, create a play with perception and a vibration between the logical and the poeticmore

Oliver Lesso

Glass allows me to write poems, I am like a poet who writes in glass, thoughts as an icy sun which shines and dims at a certain moment, a freezing wind which blows, cools for a moment, a frosty echo...
The eyes, though icy or blue, are the gates to the body. 
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Kent Rogowski is an artist/photographer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Kent’s works are often provocative and whimsical manipulations of objects and images that surround us in our daily lives. From teddy bears to jigsaw puzzles and self help books, he uses and alters mass-produced consumer products as a vehicle for self expression. By transforming the generic into something personal, Kent questions what these products communicate, and also what role they play in our culture.

- See more at: http://www.kentrogowski.com/bioresume/#sthash.Ia7VXNlS.dpuf

Kent Rogowski is an artist/photographer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Kent’s works are often provocative and whimsical manipulations of objects and images that surround us in our daily lives. From teddy bears to jigsaw puzzles and self help books, he uses and alters mass-produced consumer products as a vehicle for self expression. By transforming the generic into something personal, Kent questions what these products communicate, and also what role they play in our culture.

- See more at: http://www.kentrogowski.com/bioresume/#sthash.Ia7VXNlS.dpuf

Kent Rogowski is an artist/photographer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Kent’s works are often provocative and whimsical manipulations of objects and images that surround us in our daily lives. From teddy bears to jigsaw puzzles and self help books, he uses and alters mass-produced consumer products as a vehicle for self expression. By transforming the generic into something personal, Kent questions what these products communicate, and also what role they play in our culture.

- See more at: http://www.kentrogowski.com/bioresume/#sthash.Ia7VXNlS.dpuf

PATRAJDAS Contemporary celebrates creative excellence in contemporary fine art, objects and design. We are focused on conceptual, rigorous, innovative, and serious work, and are committed to nurturing the achievements and evolution of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists in all media. The gallery embraces the artist who challenges conventional expectation in concept or design yet excels in formality, technical expertise, craftsmanship, and originality.

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