Opening Reception: Friday, June 11 from 6pm to 9pm
Pigments and Oil Shop’s mission is to showcase local artists while making the highest quality art accessible throughout the DMZ area. Their Opening Reception will be featuring: Gary Honig, Charlie Gaynor, Larry Myers, Charlie Jones, Michael Crossett, Robert Weiner, Jeff Howard, and Gayatri Malhotra.
By focusing on expressionism, Honig’s work is meant to touch the observer deep in the subconscious. From this approach his work evokes a sense of the primeval and tapping into a collective archetypal language
As a flaneur, often Charlie`s works revolve around “found objects”. By concentrating on the play of color and light, his works stylistically tend to deviate from street photography and photomontage.
With a concentration on contemporary art, Larry´s works primarily focus on the narrative of human mythology by telling a story through symbols and figurative elements as well as tones and values. By building with a sense of structure, while also welcoming the poetry of chance effects, viewers are given a unique perspective.
Through painting with layers of vivid color combinations, energetic textures, and dynamic compositions rich with bold and subtle transitions, Charlie’s work revolves around mixed media art. By creating what he has coined “interesting accidents” his art takes the viewer on a self-guided abstract journey.
As a mixed media artist, Michael’s work is inspired from his life-long fascination with urban life, different cultures and contemporary design. Michael creates vibrant, layered compositions using digital photography and screen printing while also experimenting and incorporating other materials.
Focused solely on glass art, Robert’s work explores the relationship between pattern and color through abstract and geometric design. Drawn by the infinitive diversity of color, texture, and form, his work presents a unique, contemporary appearance that lends itself to decorative, architectural, and functional applications.
Pigments and Oil Shop is located at 1809 14th Street NW.