ART TODAY 10.9.17: “The Pink Show” is not your ordinary Art Exhibit – it is daring, diverse, and curated by three outstanding art directors and one is Artist William Wray (Pretty In Pink)

by | Oct 9, 2017 | Art, Art Shows, Art Today, Galleries

Pretty In Pink by William Wray, artist and co-curator of “The Pink Pop-Up Show”
For show information contact [email protected]

William Wray has lived in California most of his life and studied painting at the Art Students League in New York. Making his living as a cartoonist who specialized in painted subjects, he spent many years coalescing a eclectic array of art styles, ultimately finding his voice in a contemporized reflection of traditional California regional painting that focus on the humble subject matter rarely considered as fine art.

Wray blends traditional skill sets of realism and the sheer energy of abstract expressionism in an ongoing evolution to find the balance between two seemingly unrelated styles. Wray has challenged himself to create a brand of realistic expressionism that he hopes to use as a bridge into the customarily circumspect contemporary art world. He was Artist of the Week at TribeLA Magazine, September 10, 2017 and what an exciting week it turned out to be. All of our favorite super hero’s showed up… Superman, Batman, and Spiderman along with a Princess appearance sparking up conversations about “The Break-up” as well and the “Princess Cleaners” in North Hollywood. The Rauch Brothers video that he art directed as a memorial for 9/11 brought tears to our eyes. Bill holds memberships with, Oil Painters of America, LAPAPA, and California Art Club.

Carlos Iglesias became a partner at Castelli Art Space with Fred Goldstein. Carlos has forged ahead in the world of art to make connections to help artists that he believes in, so they may gain a larger voice that resonates in contrast to the darkness that shrouds our society today. Currently Iglesias serves as ambassador to the Enter Art Foundation based in Berlin to introduce artists to American Eyes as American artist to European cities.
Castelli Art Space
 is a different sort of gallery. There, Fred Goldstein and Iglesias believe that they have a space that serves artists in Los Angeles to present their artwork outside of the normal gallery ethos. Whereas traditional galleries will take a 50/50 or 60/40 commission, artists retain 100% of their sales when they rent the art space. If the artist works with a curator, the commission is usually an 80/20 or 70/30 split, which enables the artists to earn more, so they can continue to create without restrictions.

Samples Works by Ashley Wood and Escoto + Carrara
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Ash does every kind of art, from fine art painting to comics and toy design. His painting has a distinctive style, using a comic book structure with an expressionist painting energy confidently applied over the top. The results are at once violent yet tender, sexual yet warm and playful.

Escoto+Carrara (Frederico Escoto and Roberto Carrara) are Mexican artists who still call Mexico home. Photographer and painter, they are life-partners and creative collaborators who complement one another’s talent in a visual dance, culminating in an array of colors and movements that push both photography and painting to the next level.

The Pink Show at Castelli Art Space
November 30 – December 3
5428 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90016
For show information contact [email protected]

The PINK show artists include:
Aron Wiesenfeld
Ashley Wood
Andrea Bogdan
Bill Barminski
Bradford J. Salamon
Chris Reccardi
David Lipson
David Buckingham
Dave Cooper
David Sharpe
Escoto + Carrara
Gig Depio
Glenn Barr
Gordon Smedt
Jenniffer Pochinski
John Brosio
Jorge Pinzón Casasbuenas
Loic Zimmermann
Mark English
Michael Flechtner
Noah Becker
Pablo Llana
Pat Riot
Rafael Serrano
Robert Soffian
Sean Cheetham
Seonna Hong
Shepard Fairey
Steven Skollar
William Wray
Wyatt Mills

If you missed yesterday’s Pink story, click below…

ENCORE of L.A.’s Pink Pop-up Show” curated by William Wray and Carlos Iglesias – Over 30 wildly diverse artists gather to reflect on one happy color, Pink