ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR | Opening Reception
Paintings Reflecting the Imaginations of: NoMe Edonna and Lee Harvey Roswell
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4th | 5PM-late
On display through August 27
Lee Harvey Roswell[nggallery id=61]
Lee Harvey Roswell is a self-taught artist from Freefall, New York, whose work is noted for its blend of angst and humor. Themes of death and entropy, tribulation and futility run amok in his distinctly surreal, often-slapstick/ often-nightmarish world. The result is at once mocking and melancholic. For the past decade plus his attention has turned almost exclusively to oil painting, though it’s always a surprise what direction he’ll steer things next. Lee now lives in San Francisco, his work is shown, collected and published internationally, and you can find him on the web at leeharveyroswell.com
NoMe Edonna[nggallery id=60]
NoMe Edonna is a self-taught artist from California, working primarily in the fields of painting and drawing. Techniques and styles rooted in Dada/Surrealism, Art Nouveau, Symbolism and ‘Graffiti’ Art, are visually prevalent, yet re-contextualized addressing contemporary issues. In recent years, his work has become increasingly focused on social, political and environmental concerns as well as inquiries of science, technology and study of ancient civilizations. Through regular use of recycled/found objects, as well as traditional materials, NoMe has created a unique and eclectic body of work that speaks to the viewer, however subtly or overtly, about our current place in history and the inherent challenge and mystery of human existence.
“My work is a byproduct of urban life in a rapidly-changing world, in which the lines between nature and technology become more blurred each day and the questions of adaptation and survival face humanity as a whole. I feel there is much more to this life than we’ve been taught to see and I hope to help lift the veils and encourage new ways of looking at the worlds in and around us.”
NoMe’s work has been shown worldwide, from street to museum and has been featured in numerous print and web publications. He’s held artist residencies at the San Francisco dump as well as at S.F.’s School Of The Arts high school. He lives and works in San Francisco.