The carousel circles round and round, as the various painted animals rise up and down, up and down. The lights, the music, the colors, the sounds all pass in a swirl before your eyes. Soon the glare of it all blurs and you're swirled off into a land of fantasy and faire.
Fantasy Fair at Bash Contemporary features a group show of artist's who have taken that carousel ride and come back with visions to share. Each artist in the show presents to us his or her own fantasy faire having ridden the painted pony of the imagination.
View the visions brought back from their individual journeys as Sandray Yagi, Larkin Cypher, Alexandra Manukyan and Graham Curran take you on their self-guided tour.
Stop by the gallery for the Artist Reception this Friday, November 15th and get a chance to chat with the artists.
Show opens November 13
Artist Reception November 15th | 6-9PM
Closes December 21st
Sandra Yagi featured on MedinArt "where medicine and art combine"
MEDinART is a global land for artists that communicate, through their art, aspects of biomedical sciences.
The main goal of MEDinART is to highlight biomedical issues through
different forms of art, connect med-inspired artists, educate the
general public and trigger biomedical scientists to communicate
scientific issues using inspiring and innovative ways.
Sandra Yagi, 2013
culture, human folly and a curiosity for the macabre provide the fuel
for my subject matter. My work is often a combination of imagery
that is drawn from modern symbols and icons merged with mythology,
religion and science. I often borrow from the religious imagery of the
old masters, as well as inspiration from the anatomical studies of such
greats as Andreas Vesalius, Albinus and George
Stubbs. - Sandra Yagi
an artist I want to convey a message to the viewer through selected
imagery, invoking any sort of response is my objective. My subject
changes depending on what I find fascinating, frustrating or beautiful
in the world. My goal is to evolve my art, to never become stagnant. -
summons the creatures of land, sea, air and imagination to populate the
tenebrous landscape of the mind’s deepest craters and outer reaches.
Chimeras, Gorgons, deities,
rabbits, and other creatures combine with human elements to inhabit a
world of dreams and nightmares. Personally symbolic and infused with
dark whimsy, his creations frighten and delight. He works in mixed
media, combining acrylic painting with sculptural
inclusions, found objects, and fiber techniques. His two dimensional
works are complemented by borders of crocheted materials worked around
or into the surface of each piece. His style amalgamates surreal
peculiarity with Victorian aesthetics.