Solo exhibitions feat. Dave MacDowell, Casey Weldon, Macsorro, Xiau-Fong Wee, Gabe Larson

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Solo exhibitions feat. Dave MacDowell, Casey Weldon, Macsorro, Xiau-Fong Wee, Gabe Larson

Time: January 18, 2014 at 7pm to February 8, 2014 at 5pm
Location: WWA Gallery
Street: 9517 Culver Blvd
City/Town: Culver City
Website or Map: http://www.WWAgallery.com
Phone: 310-836-4992
Event Type: art, opening, reception, exhibition
Organized By: WWA Gallery
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2014

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Event Description

WWA Gallery is thrilled to feature the distinct talents of Dave MacDowell, Casey Weldon, Macsorro and Xiau-Fong Wee in their respective solo exhibitions to open January 18th, 2014.  Gabe Larson will be featured in the Project Room.

 

Open to the public, the gallery reception is from 7-10PM on Saturday, January 18th. The exhibition will run until February 8th, 2014.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

 

David MacDowell’s delicious skewering of pop culture, politics and social themes have been called “Disneyland on acid”. Working primarily in acrylics on canvas, MacDowell’s dark commentary on American media worship is expressed across Technicolor landscapes exploding with celebrities, cartoons and politicians.

 

Casey Weldon was born in southern California, where he graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and is currently based in the Pacific Northwest.  Weldon rose to prominence with the “Four-Eyed Cats” series of optical paintings. In Weldon’s most recent work, he incorporates humor and iconography from the past and present with a muted palate to awaken feelings of nostalgia and melancholy within the viewer.

 

Macsorro takes inspiration from Jan Van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, and Mark Ryden to paint imaginative social commentary mash-ups riddled with personal and symbolic imagery. His paintings can be ornate and emanate Renaissance portraiture with characters that are enigmatic and creepy yet highly charming.

 

Xiau-Fong Wee finds beauty in the bizarre and the environment. Elements of Animalia are richly conveyed through the use of oil, acrylic, and charcoal to create alternate dimensions and new discoveries for the viewer.

IN THE PROJECT ROOM:

Gabe Larson is a southern California based artist who employs classic oil painting techniques to depict contemporary scenes through portraiture.  Common themes in Larson’s work range from Punk to Graffiti culture, executed with amazing brushwork and technique, mixed with a no holds barred approach.

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