A 72 submillimeter banana stuffed kauf drop
An exhibit of visionary, macabre, and surreal artwork featuring Dana Frostick, Nutchild, Roman Zelgatas, Ken Jorgensen and Nic DeSantis, Courtney Ford, and Jean-Baptiste.
Project Space, Plant Zero Art Center, Zero East 4th St., Richmond, VA 23224
July 3-August 28, 2009
Opening reception 7-9pm, July 24
Closing reception, 7-9pm, August 28
"The Process" is one of RVA magazines premiere video series of short documentaries about Richmond artists that we (local artist parker, and I), wanted to explore the creative influences, techniques and thoughts that fuel the artist. The featured artist of the twelfe episode is local artist Roman Zelgatas.
war and alien landings on the back of the
and the walls of the house.
at a very young age i dedicated my life to
grew up around the wind tunnels of Langley AFB
& in the local woods of gloucester county
my work tracks through the lands of the mystical
much like the angel metatron and his cube,
i want to expand the dimensions of the mind.
explaining metaphysical phenomenon that
towards a higher state in human
using repeating patterns & geometry
to illustrate these moments in the collective
Nic DeSantis & Ken Jorgensen
Collaboration between Nic DeSantis and Ken Jorgensen showcases the transcendence of a single conscious interpretation of the world. The artwork is a dance of simple layers of feedback. The Existence of these pieces precede their essence. The essence is the iteration the viewer has with art, and not the piece itself. Within ourselves insanity and genius take us into ever evolving abstractions of the world reality is a dance in our minds, one we share through the medium.
Nic DeSantis: mindsculpt.org
I was born and raised in RVA, and heavily influenced by Edgar Allan Poe, existentialism, and a love of animals.
I like to pretend that I stumbled across these works while rummaging through some dim, dusty, and thoroughly haunted old attic. Perhaps it was inside a rotting steamer trunk I found these images, created by some girl somewhere and sometime, who thought just like me. She collected her newspaper clippings and storybook illustrations, along with the insects she trapped and bones and bits of someone else's trash, then proceeded to meld humans and other animals, dreams and nightmares, into her own terrible tapestries.
Jean-Baptiste was born in the Appalachians in the core of a mountain 24 years prior. He migrated to Brooklyn and/or Queens NY for the remainder of his life until he didn't any more and moved to RVA several years ago. He paints with oils, mostly on pieces of found wood and other untouchables. His work consists primarily of portraiture, many bearing similarly absent iris/pupil depiction. He paints for the aromas. He is influenced on the surface by the desire to transmit faces to varying forms of wood pulp in a non-identical manner.
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