Andy Espinoza’s Opening
Costume Designs by Geraldine Duskin
Sterling Hundley’s opening reception of “The Spoils of Saint Hubris”
Dreamscapes-Art and Design
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Espinoza is a representational artist who focuses on the figure. Another Life features large charcoal drawings and oil paintings depicting figures that emerge subtly from their surroundings. Often the faces are turned away from the viewer creating a mysterious tension. The artist states, “This recent work represents a mood of introspection and self-discovery.”
Espinoza graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design and is currently continuing his education at The Art Department in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Spoils of Saint Hubris
The Spoils of Saint Hubris is the first part of an ongoing body of work entitled The Spoils. The inspiration for the paintings is the story of St. Hubert and Arthurian Legend. Hundley uses his intense skill as a conceptual image-maker to symbolically portray human ambition and how culture attempts to bring order from chaos. These works are an exploration of timeless themes and bridge the chasm between technology and tradition in both content and method.
Says Hundley, “I navigate the gauntlet of abstraction to arrive just this side of representational.”
One of the most highly acclaimed illustrators of the past decade, Hundley’s commercial work has appeared in magazines from Rolling Stone to the Atlantic Monthly, and from Broadway, to the Grammy’s, even Major League Baseball. He holds accolades from the Society of Illustrators New York and the Illustrators Club in Washington, DC, and is frequently featured in articles in Communication Arts magazine.
Hundley currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. He is the Director of the Richmond, Virginia branch of The Art Department, an innovative, international art and design program that offers a hybrid of online and hands-on studio training.
Students from Prince George High School viewing Benjamin Sack’s work
Benjamin Sack: Eroica
Ghostprint Gallery welcomes artist Benjamin Sack this month for a collection of works of pen on paper, titled Eroica.
Sack has been featured in this month’s RVA magazine
, as well as Richmond’s Style Weekly
He was also featured in the December issue of Fine Arts Magazine, an excerpt is shown below.
Photos from the Eroica Reception
Peter Fowler’s Opening
Sack creates imaginary cityscapes of extraordinary complexity and detail, filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. The title of the show, Eroica, references Beethoven’s symphony and the four largest works in the show correspond loosely to the four movements of the symphony.
In Sack’s words :
“The overarching theme of this “symphony” is the hero’s journey (viz the viewer’s) into drawings detailed, complex and rich in metaphor; a sort of modern, existentialist epic.”
Benjamin Sack is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. where he received his BA in Communication Arts. He has exhibited at the Anderson Gallery, The New York Society of Illustrators and the Museum of Russian Art.