Reclamation of Nowhere,” New Paintings by Josh Keyes & Brin Levinson.

Opening on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at Antler Gallery in Portland, Oregon is the two person show, “Reclamation of Nowhere,” featuring brand new work by artists Josh Keyes and Brin Levinson.  Both artists pursue the portrayal of wildlife placed in curious, often dream-like scenarios.  The work for this show looks absolutely fantastic.  If you’re in Portland, check it out.


Surreal Painting by Bill Mayer

Bill Mayer is a wonderful graphic designer and painter from Decatur, Georgia. His painters are surreal images that often place animals and insects in gothic costumes.  They are darkly humorous but at the same time nightmarish. Under the section About on his website Bill puts under #12:

12.I believe right now there is a bearded guy in a striped shirt trying to break into your house you should stop reading this and call the police. 

Check out more of Bill Mayer’s portfolio on Behance.  

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Sam Octigan

In his recent exhibition, No Place Like Home, artist Sam Octigan explores travel as a metaphor for life. Using his signature color palette, his figurative works focus on our desire for change and the contradictory need to maintain stability by setting down roots and understanding ones past. 

  1. ‘Baggage Claim’, 90 cm x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
  2. 'No Place Like Home’, 100 cm x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
  3. 'Enjoy Your Flight’, 90 cm x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
  4. ‘Around The Corner’ 180 cm x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
  5. ‘Separation Anxiety’ 120 cm x 180 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
  6. 'Nesting’ 150 cm x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015, images posted with permission of the artist. 

From Exhibition, No Place Like Home at the RVCA Corner Gallery in Melbourne, June 2015

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Announcing Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty an exhibition focusing on the artist’s rarely seen monotypes and their impact on his wider practice, on view March 26 through July 24, 2016. The first exhibition in the U.S. in nearly 50 years to examine these radical, innovative works—and MoMA’s first monographic exhibition of the artist—Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty will feature approximately 130 monotypes along with some 50 related works, including paintings, drawings, pastels, sketchbooks, and prints. 

[Hilaire‑Germain‑Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Singer (Chanteuse de café-concert). 1875-1880. Pastel over monotype on paper. Plate: 6 ¼ × 4 ½" (15.9 × 11.4 cm). Gift, Miss Martha Elizabeth Dick Estate. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania]


Still Life paintings by Durdy Bayramov (Turkmen, 1938 - 2014)

Durdy Bayramov was an academic and artist who was awarded the highest honorary title in his country: “People’s Artist of Turkmenistan”. 

The depiction of fruit in Bayramov’s still lifes symbolizes the bounty of nature and his love for his native land’s fruit in particular. He often depicted fruit arranged on traditional Turkmen carpets, which feature gol woven motifs and vibrant colors, and on Turkmen ornamental felt called keche. Bayramov was also passionate about painting flowers, particularly red poppies that brighten the foothills of Turkmenistan every spring are featured in many of his paintings. Bayramov’s belief that “nature is our sanctuary” is illustrated in his landscapes.