Come visit us for our monthly exhibitions of established as well as emerging artists
HEAVY METAL, ALTARS, & SHAMANS
SEP 11TH - OCT 1ST
Main & Loft Gallery
Aurelio Torres, was born and raised in Venustiano Carranza, in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. His admiration for the professional blacksmiths in Venustiano Carranza has greatly influenced him. Aurelio incorporates found objects and discarded metal to create whimsical animals, larger than life insects, and science fiction characters. His sculptures have the viewer looking closely at the transformation of artillery shell casings, steering wheels, socket wrenches, bicycle parts, and turn signals. It’s as if one is participating in a grown up version of a “Where’s Waldo” treasure hunt.
Jorge Santangelo, is an Argentinian artist, who has had major shows in South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Using caution when sketching ideas, so that no particular civilization is associated with his work, Jorge generally works on wood plates or Masonite, which allows him to create niches, incisions, and apply three dimensional objects so the artwork will be reminiscent of altars, sacred walls, burial steles, and totems. In addition to his three dimensional work, Jorge has mastered various discipline’s in the arts; painting, lithography, etching, ceramics, and washi zokey, (art with handmade paper).
Brad Devereaux, currently lives in Amador County and spent some of his early years living in Mojave CA. The desert with its stark landscapes and spiritual vastness has helped influenced Brad’s art. Some viewers might find hints of the American Southwest when viewing his abstract and representational themes. He has also taken inspiration from the bright colors, fluid forms, and intersecting lines of the artists Kandinsky, Gorky, and Stella. His wildly fanciful works are built up using workshop scraps, found objects of wood and metal, primed and painted with acrylics and finished off with a massive amount of vivid imagination.