EVOKE Contemporary Celebrates 10 Years with Group Exhibition & New Artists

EVOKE Contemporary celebrates its tenth anniversary this month as a gallery committed to showcasing the best of emerging and established artists working in contemporary realism, fostering collector-artist relationships, and cultivating unique art experiences. From its first location on Lincoln Avenue to his current, modern gallery space in the Railyard Art District, EVOKE is one of... Continue Reading →

Francis Di Fronzo: The Golden Hour

  “The Golden Hour, Part 3” by Francis Di Fronzo is a 30” x 60” watercolor, gouache and oil painting featuring the artist’s familiar empty boxcars, which balance quietly on a stark horizon line of seemingly endless train tracks. Their worn, skeletal bodies have a lonely presence, one that evokes nostalgic romance or even a... Continue Reading →

Introducing the Surreal Works of Johan Barrios

The surreal paintings of Colombian artist Johan Barrios transmit feelings of discomfort and awe through strange and ominous imagery. His painted or sketched figures are rendered as inanimate objects in lifeless or uncomfortable postures, detaching them from human identities. Barrio’s subjects are further dehumanized through their relationships with other inactive elements such as sheets, plants... Continue Reading →

Eerie Myths & Fantastic Fables: New Work by Aron Wiesenfeld

  “The world will never be anything other than the perception of my own senses,” says California artist Aron Wiesenfeld, whose painted and drawn figures exist in realms of uncertainty, fantasy and ominous mystery. Elongated and innocent young adults, characterized by their childlike faces and figures, are caught in pivotal moments during exploratory ventures. The... Continue Reading →

Lee Price: Disillusion

Contemporary realist painter Lee Price paints women in intimate, often isolated settings, offering a glimpse into the world of compulsive eating and women’s complicated relationship with food. Aerial perspectives on the figures, which symbolize the subject’s judgmental inner gaze, reveal private moments of indulgence as the female figure finishes off an entire chocolate cake or... Continue Reading →

Herrera & Muñiz: Re-contextualizing the Retablo

This Friday is the opening of our Spanish Market Group Show featuring New Mexico Outsider / folk artist Nicholas Herrera and Puerto Rican painter Patrick McGrath Muñiz. Both artists offer a contemporary approach to traditional art forms that stem from Spanish colonial religious art. The retablo altarpiece is one traditional platform that both artists re-interpret... Continue Reading →

Patrick McGrath Muñiz: Artist Feature

The art of Puerto Rican painter Patrick McGrath Muñiz pays homage to the artist’s unique cultural heritage while initiating a dialogue that connects the past to the present. Muñiz spent the first 28 years of his life in Puerto Rico where he was raised by his mother and exposed to the Roman Catholic tradition of... Continue Reading →

Soey Milk: Kiokada

“Every little thing matters and every emotion is communicated with the figure I’m painting,” says California artist Soey Milk of her figurative female paintings and drawings. Milk spends a significant amount of time with each piece, causing it to evolve as the artist allows her experiences, visceral feelings and Korean heritage to inform the imagery.... Continue Reading →

Looking Closer: MANN vol. 1.7 The Sketchbooks

Observing one of Jeremy Mann’s paintings is witnessing a moment in time through the artist’s eyes. The painting exists not as a single image but as an experience in its entirety, whether it’s standing on a busy street corner studying blurred brake lights in the midst of a city storm or watching the afternoon light... Continue Reading →

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