Canvas Clash: Lively’s Fluffy Doom Versus Adams’ Tattooed Reality

by | Nov 9, 2010 | ART, EVENTS, MUSEUM & GALLERY NEWS, PAINTING & SCULPTURE, TATTOO CULTURE

There are 2 shows hanging right now that are worth checking out.

Richmond native Matt Lively is in Farmville’s J. Fergeson Gallery with his latest Ignoring the Roar of Doom. His collection of cute human-animals make for a funny twist on the title as they are oblivious to the impending death and destruction that is about to come. An accomplished commercial artist, Matt Lively has been on the Richmond scene for years with his often-time fluffy idea of the modern world. You can find more info on this show at www.jfergesongallery.com.

Bruce Adam’s very large paintings from Drawing Blood III: Tattooed Women were impressive to see up close last First Friday. Robust brush strokes and an honest portrayal of these ladies and their skin art are to be enjoyed on big canvases –these web images don’t do them justice. If you are downtown the next couple of weeks, you should make it a point to stop in. I could explain the idea behind the show but the work and the title speaks for itself. More art and tattoo art at www.ghostprintgallery.com

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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