FACE TO FACE

an Exhibition of Paintings by Paul Richmond

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception

Friday September 8, 2017

5:30 - 7:30 pm

 

Exhibition Dates

Sept 8 – Oct 19, 2017

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION   My work is an investigation of identity, mythology, and human nature. Reality and abstraction compete within the figurative foundation of each piece to make the subjects’ inner struggles more tangible. I often draw upon personal history to approach universal themes. The expressive application of pigment reduces the literalness of the depiction, engaging with an exploration of color, form, shape, and pattern as windows into the psyche. By deconstructing and rebuilding the figure, my goal is to invite understandings that reach beyond the immediate surface and reveal the complexity of the individual. The show features a collection of expressive portraits in oil as well as a massive installation called Pieced Together in collaboration with artist, Aaron Anderson.

“There are quantities of human faces, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.”

-Rainer Maria Rilke

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST   Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized visual artist and activist whose career has included exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States as well as publication in numerous art journals and anthologies. His work is collected by individuals around the globe. Influenced by his own struggles and experiences, he seeks to challenge social constructs that exist around sexuality and gender through his work. In his role as the Associate Art Director for Dreamspinner Press and their young adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, he has created over three hundred novel cover illustrations. He is a co-founder of the You Will Rise Project, an organization that empowers those who have experienced bullying to speak out creatively through language, visual, and performing arts.

Paul's website. Learn about Paul's art activism and workshops to combat bullying on the Art Against Bullying website.

 

“The struggles Paul’s figures face jump off the canvas through the use of pigment and extreme texture. This style creates dynamic images on the canvas that draw the viewer into learning more about the figures and what challenges they are facing” -    John Myers, KMag

Read the Press Release and See Time Line for

ART AGAINST BULLYING

An art activism series presented in partnership with

YOU WILL RISE PROJECT &

OPEN GROUND STUDIOS

 

Watch the video to get a behind the scenes look at the making of the Art Agaisnt Bullying kick-off installation, Pieced Together!

About the OGS Gallery

Our intimate exhibition space mounts 7 exhibitions per year. We are open to proposals from OGS members for solo and group shows. Contact us for more information.

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Gallery Hours During Exhibits

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 4:00

and by appointment 

 

Thank you!

Open Ground Studios' programs and facilities would not be possible without the on-going, generous support of our community, volunteers, members and artists.

Additional support is provided by the Arts Council for Monterey County and our Fiscal Sponsor, Fractured Atlas. Thank you!!

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