Complicated Perspectives" tells a story through the eyes of the exaggerated. Each artist spells his story using tools in a less traditional way and asks us to see the world through another type of dimensional lens. Both men show us the power; Palmer uses the abstract to lead into the scape with loss of perspective using a playful hand. Angelopoulos uses bold strokes to emphasize the animation of form.
Michael Palmer's work uses the abstract in a way which intrigues the viewer to think "outside of the box." He even has a whimsical quality and tends towards the pastels to shape his view of subject. Palmer depicts rooftops, narrow streets, bird's eye views of cityscapes or people going about their everyday business, with an unmistakable architectural approach. Over time, Palmer's emphasis has become more focused on form and design, and less on content and narrative. The architectural pieces are wonderful studies in perspective, shadow effects, horizontal and vertical lines along with broken geometrical shapes, always with deliberate use of a subtle color palette.
Palmer is known for systematically combining paint and ink. Although he admits to often beginning a painting without any preconceived notion, he always manages to finish off a work with minute drawings in ink.
John Charles Angelopoulos is a surrealist and focuses on the human condition. He is a self-taught artist, and while practiced in many different mediums, he chooses to work mostly with oils, pencil and charcoal. His work has run the gamut of subjects including mythology and fairy tales; he has recently been working with acclaimed poet Charles Simic to bring words on the page to life on the canvas. Considered to be a conceptual artist, John is not afraid to continue to explore the boundaries of his own style as a painter.
Influenced by the likes of Dali and Picasso, combined with the mosaics of the Byzantine Church gave Angelopoulos a solid foundation for what he puts on canvas, today. He has created "faux mosaic” murals for commercial and residential for the past 10 years.
Palmer and Angelopoulos, combined, both use a strong commanding hand, which coerces a reaction, leading us to look inward with intent. Join us for rich evening filled with the provocative.