This exhibit will showcase Koopman’s most current paintings, focusing on figurative and pop surrealist subjects presented in an urban-illustrative style.
Caia Koopman is a preeminent pop surrealism artist who has been featured in prominent galleries from California to Canada and France. Over the years, her paintings have graced the walls of Thinkspace, Spacejunk, and La Luz De Jesus Galleries as well as the pages of numerous books and magazines.
The exhibition will run from October 7 to November 1.
A Few Small Nips
ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery are excited to present a group exhibition curated by June Leeloo entitled “A Few Small Nips,” a tribute to Frida Kahlo.
This exhibit will highlight art by figurative and urban-surrealists such as Aaron Jasinski, Edith Lebeau, Brianna Angelakis, and more. All artwork will be inspired by or pay tribute to the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
The exhibition will run from November 4 to December 6.
Heather McKey: Wonderbirds
ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery are thrilled to present a debut solo exhibition of local artist Heather McKey. This exhibit will showcase McKey’s current paintings and drawings. Her art is best described as whimsical and surreal in an illustrative style.
Inspired by her lifelong love for birds and the paintings of Martin Johnson Heade and James Audubon, Heather’s artwork is a blend of nature and avian surprise. Mixing shells with botanicals, her imaginary birdlife leaves the viewer smiling at the creature gazing back.
Her acrylic paintings begin with a simple piece of wood. The natural grain of the wood coaxes the design of the composition and Heather often follows the patterns in the wood as she creates trees, water, and other plants in the scene. Her extensive shell and feather collection offer constant visuals to fashion her birds in their magical world of dreamy landscapes.
Exhibition runs from December 11 to January 3, 2015.
ArtHatch, 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, November 8, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 6:00 p.m.
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