Born in Southern California, Casey Weldon spent the majority of his formative years there graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After operating a studio out of Las Vegas, Weldon relocated to New York, then California, and now Portland where he works as a full time artist. His fine art, imbued with a sumptuous illustrative quality, is indicative of his profession. Weldon mixes iconography of today and the past to evoke a sense of humor, nostalgia, fantasy and even melancholy within the viewer. His pallet and haunting subjects recall the Surrealist masters like Breton and de Chirico.
Through May 3.
Beyond Reality Lies Reason
We are excited to present an extraordinary solo exhibition featuring the artwork of Linda Herzog highlighting most current paintings, which are meticulously painted with a single hair brush.
Linda Ridd Herzog's interest in wildlife was sparked by her upbringing in the natural splendor of Salt Lake City, Utah. Though she has taken classes and workshops, Ridd Herzog is a largely self-taught painter. The result of her experimentation is a unique style which combines an intense realism in the presentation of her wildlife with the fantastical qualities of Surrealism.
Her move to San Diego in 1986 inspired a focus on marine life. She rendered her whales, fish, and their aquatic environs with a scientific attention to detail. In 1998 Ridd Herzog followed an instinct to fill a void she found in the art world and began to combine her realistic marine life with the fantasy scapes of her own dreams. She often finds herself waking from particularly vivid dreams to in the middle of the night to immediately begin sketching her visions.
Ridd Herzog's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Tokyo, Maui, New York, and Chicago. She is prominently featured regionally in La Jolla, Carlsbad, Laguna Beach, and Palm Desert. Her work can be found in corporate collections including Toyota and Swatch. She currently resides in Vista, California.
The exhibition runs from May 8 to June 7.
Art Hatch, founded in 2004, is a volunteer-run, nonprofit art center located in downtown Escondido. This 7000-square-foot space hosts over 50 emerging artists. The center is geared toward young artists (teen-college). They offer free supplies and studio space to budding artists in exchange for volunteer work. The point is to foster creativity in youth. Art Hatch has ongoing exhibitions and offers classes to the public. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 11–6; Saturday, 12–5. The second Saturday of each month, Art Hatch hosts receptions with open studios, live music, Stone Beer, and wine from 6–10 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 6:00 p.m.
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