Art Connects Emotion
The Debbie Dickinson Gallery had its official opening on Tuesday, May 16 for her collection of the “Fresh Art Exhibition: The Light Period” here in New York’s SoHo District at Carl Hansen & Son at 150 Wooster Street that’s open till June 1, Daniel Plus Lauren first saw this curated exhibit done by Debbie Dickinson back on May 4, this is part 2 with four more artists who are Evan Sebastian Lagache, David Richardson, Anthony Haden-Guest, and Iran Issa Khan.
Evan Sebastian Lagache
Born from Nirvana, Evan Sebastian Lagache uses acrylics on canvas to construct shapes, colors, and patterns according to true emotions expressed in the moment the piece is being worked on, Evan’s rhythm is based on the cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth, and how the effects of karma impact all those four cycles, Even’s work is based on meditations gained on what Even is experiencing either throughout the week, or at a moment or time in his life, Evan tries to work on many pieces at once, where all the pieces worked on simultaneously tell one story.
Evan is not one to pick favorites for his canvas of acrylics, but Evan loves all his pieces, and has love for each of his work in many different ways, “Soil” though is one that stands out, because it’s based on the dirt we rise from, a reminder that we’re on Earth so go out and put your feet on some dirt to love the Earth that you’re on, it’s easily forgotten since we live in the city, “Chrysanthemum” is another piece that Evan took his time with to work on and develop, because a chrysanthemum is about life, growth, and the pedals taking in the sunshine which allows the flower to blossom and be fresh, “fresh” being the theme of Debbie Dickinson’s curated art gallery.
If there’s one thing that’s constant with change, it’s progress, moving on from one form of culture and life to another variation of culture and life that’s suppose to be more advanced, faster, and modernized, another key to happiness in our day to day, but all these enhancements in our lives turn out to be a myth, that’s according to David Richardson, where his uses of arrows, symbols, crosses, and black holes express the myth of progress, no longer being connected with the person right next to us, who apparently is on their phone, staying connected to loved ones or on a mission to get ahead in the world.
Much before the Summer Olympics came to Seoul, Korea in 1988, David found himself seeing neon crosses that were 30 feet tall right on top of the hills where the churches were, “R3” is oil on canvas that conveys how the cross stands alone with the sky, the name of progress is not interfering or obstructing it.
Oil on canvas continues with David as he boldly stresses the dangers of AI in “Myth Of Progress (AI)” , a arrows, numbers, and symbols leading us into a black hole, a black hole that pulls us further away from real human interaction with each other, the art of meeting up in person, the thought of intimacy, or even the act of sexual intercourse have become much harder to achieve with cell phones, social media, and now AI always at play; though you’re talking to people via technology while you spend all your time alone somewhere on your phone, you’re not really alone, big tech is tracking your every move, collecting everything about you, gone are the days of commuting between home, work, and friends, and you are truly alone for no one to track your every move, big or small.
Cartooning is the cathartic gateway to illustrate a truthful telling of the world, cartoons have been proven to be vital weapons against anything that threatens to breakdown our culture and civilization, or now the latest threat, AI, where no emotion exist, same also with memes since the world went online, Anthony Haden-Guest uses the art world to keep the cartoon strip going, with work such as “Ed’s Alternate Reality” where Ed gets sucked into something unlike his normal and its poorly furnished, and “Signs”, signs of life have been spotted, unintelligent life that is, and unlike their intellect counterparts, they’re welcomed.
Anthony also uses his love for art outside the world of illustration, it’s found in cans, collecting flatten cans off the street, framing each one by one (15 to be exact), using the trusted and authentic resources of the Coca-Cola company, whether it’s classic, diet, or now even zero sugar, to spawn a world where no one thought would ever be crossed, or an offspring we’d wouldn’t dare to think existed, “Andy Warhol’s Vision Of Hell”.
Iran Issa Khan
Art is not just found on the stroke of a paintbrush, or in collected items to classify a meaning, it’s found by simply capturing beauty as it is, without paint, oils, or clays to retouch it, that’s the exact meaning of art through nature, Iran Issa Khan, who’s Photography work stems from fashion, working for publications such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and for late greats like Paulina Porizkova, captures nature as is, there’s no denying what you see in a flower, nature allows you to make interpretations that match what a human being creates and modifies about art, but you cannot paint onto a real flower.
Working your way down through images seen here with Iran, the first plant starts with “Joy”, the blossoming of a plant from nature that takes in every drop of elements needed to be at its finest, “Ecstacy“ takes you through the bombarded layers of excitement one will feel when they’re at the highest moment of their life, “Whirlwind” captures a collision of all things happening at an aggressive pace, and “Ballet Oceanique Blanche” is a beautiful replication of what you see at the Ballet, how a Ballerina’s pose is modeled within this unique flower that’s at its fresh peak.
The most beautiful thing you can take away from art is appreciate, feel, experience, and relate to what the artist was feeling when they constructed their work, understand how long or short they arrived at the idea they were conveying when they had that moment in time, this is a fresh perspective of what you see in artists with Debbie Dickinson’s curated gallery at Carl Hansen & Son on 150 Wooster Street in SoHo’s part of Manhattan here in New York City, where you have from now until next Thursday, June 1, to see what the Debbie Dickinson Gallery has to offer.
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