San Francisco artist David Ball’s surreal mixed media dreamscapes present fantastical characters expressing complex human emotions. Once drawn in by the narrative and detail of the collages, the viewer can’t help but be affected by the mood of each eerie, yet emotionally diverse piece. Whether love or loneliness, fear or wonder, we are swept up in the moment presented to us, imaginations scrambling to fill in the blanks. http://artpin.com/articles/42
Amor Fati [“love of fate” - “love of one’s fate”] is an exhibition of mixed media works on panel by artist David Ball that illustrate other worldly dreamscapes composes of an endless trove of carefully selected images and sourced materials.
This is David’s second major show with 111 Minna Gallery since late 2011. Additionally, the gallery is proud to introduce intricate mixed media works on paper by Jeremy Nichols accompanied by the stunning oil on canvas paintings of Alex Gardner in their inaugural creative endeavor with 111 Minna.
All three artists deliver a precise narrative extracted from their unique individual perspectives both with aesthetic intention, but also as seemingly well versed participants as conduits of their subconscious. The result is thoughtfully executed and dreamlike environments ruled by subjects and scenery comprised of organic compounds of complex mystical structure.
For press inquiries and information please contact the curator Micah LeBrun:
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Any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance into a substance of great value.
That pretty much sums up surrealist , collage/mixed media artist, David Ball. His creations come to life by way of layering, texturizing and adhering... all while reinventing otherworldly landscapes that engage the viewer into what can only be described as nothing short of visual alchemy".
A CERTAIN REALITY “A Certain Reality” explores the spaces between reality and imagined perceptions, where characters bear witness to an internal narrative of memories and relationships. This exhibition features three artists that create delicate, yet complex ethereal landscapes and characters, including mixed-media collages from David Ball and paintings from Jennifer Davis and Megan Kimber.
opening reception: friday, february 22, 7-10pm exhibition dates: february 22 – march 30, 2013
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