Tuesday, August 10, 2010
All around rad dude Skinner will be having a Solo Show at White Walls this Saturday, August 14th. He's gonna show off his crazy paintings plus maybe some masks and a resin prototype? Check out this Interview. Thanks to Gabriel for the heads up. I'll be there..!
THIS FEAR YOU MAY KNOW
New Work by Skinner
The artist’s commentary on the growing obsession with destruction and conflict, and how fear dictates the course of social history
White Walls Gallery is pleased to present This Fear You May Know, a solo exhibition by Sacramento-based, multi-media artist, Skinner. Blending variant sources of fantasy art accented with nuances of social commentary, Skinner’s works in this exhibit illustrate his observations of a growing obsession with destruction and conflict, and how fear guides the course of social action. The opening reception for This Fear You May Know will be held at White Walls Gallery on Saturday, August 14th, 2010 from 7-11pm. The exhibit will be on display through September 4th, 2010 and is open to the public. Inspired by science fiction fantasy books and films from the 1920s to the 1950s, and comic books published in the 1960s and 70s, Skinner paints large works of devastated wasteland landscapes and remarkably detailed ferocious monsters and installs them in self-constructed ambient gallery spaces that illustrate hyperbolized metaphors of the desolation, chaos, and suffering he sees in the world.
The artwork in This Fear You May Know will be comprised of 24 medium and large-scale acrylic and airbrushed paintings, sculptural pieces, and custom airbrushed masks. These pieces are based on the artist’s interests in mythology, the occult, cultural myths and folk tales, and modified by his nostalgic approach to comics and magazines.