Brewery Art Walk 2018 Virtual Inventive Sculptures Assemblages Mobiles Primitive to Pop Part 6
Art can be incredibly innovative and the Brewery is a place to find very active modern functional sauvy art. Artist James R. Eads created a virtual painting in the project “Moonflowers for Time Travelers in Another Reality.” His work is resonant of Vincent Van Gogh though he uses modern technology to make his work visually digitally active.
Emily E. Halpern‘s exhibit “Sins and Sorrows” was inspired by a family member’s suicide and is an exploration of the artist’s view on the seven deadly sins in sculpture, assemblages and photography. Some of the pieces are based Halpern’s own experience, and others reflective of current events, including the shootings in Las Vegas, and the abuse of workers in the garment industry. Overall the worlds look at sins and self abuse as a means of contrition. Seen here is “The Door to Sin” and “Sweet Little Double Suicide.”
Rick Robinson, makes what are called Primitive Pop from Steel, Polymer, and Acrylic. His work combines native american imagery with California bling.
Robinson is not the only Pop culture artist at the Brewery, in fact one is considered Legendary. Pop Artist Andre Miripolsky is called the Cole Porter of Pop. His work is vibrant and modern and reflective of a universal influence. Mirpolsky has extensively travelled and it shows in the universal style of his art. His work has a positive energy. Even when the subject matter is as gothic as the human skull. He also captures the local Los Angeles vibe and cultural political themes of today.
Richard Wilks designer builder is inspired by Burning Man and the Maker Movement. The Maker Movement is using computer and electronic used parts to create and market products that are new. In Wilks case many of his pieces are functioning movable works of art. Wilkes is influenced by social, political and environmental issues. For the Brewery Art walk this year this piece was the center of his offering, an operational sculpture on wheels.
Jim Payne’s 3D portraits “Seeing Double” a collection of 3D images. Payne has been taking 3D Portraits for 36 year and amassed a collection of 340 images. “Seeing Double” included 73 images arranged by decade. The images were taken in Southern Illinois, Chicago and here in Los Angeles. He uses a custom tripod and double images to create the 3D effect. The technique is called stereography. To see some of the images see this link. The images are viewed by devices reminiscent of 1970 view masters. Payne is influenced by Chicago photographer Bruce Davidson, and German Photographer August Sander.
“Timeless Archive of the Human Being Society” is the work of artist Madam X. Her work is based on the ideal unity for all humans. She calls herself the Messenger of the Eternal Culture, a unity of all Being. Her work embraces a kind of spirituality and combines symbols of circles and spheres and appears influenced by native heritage and timeless geometric designs. Madame X also writes several publications about her society, its beliefs and images of her art.