Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's the principle of the thing.

There has been much art-related goodness around of late, I'm just woefully behind on posting about it. I still haven't gotten around to downloading from my brain what I soaked in at the second week of Philly’s Open Studios. But in the meantime, I'm just back from the D.C. area, where I saw a most fantabulous show in Alexandria, VA at Principle Gallery: the artists from Broad Street Studio, Jason John, Josh Suda and Brian Martin. Incredible show! Amazing skills! And good people. Part of what I like about this group is that not only are they sporting some serious technical chops, but they also seem to have found their own unique voice and vision, that which brings a fresh and modern angle to the realist scene. Not that I don't have complete respect for some of the hardcore classical realists out there today – it's just that sometimes I need to see a little more in a painting than a deftly rendered lady lounging in her birthday suit, y'know? Anyhow, here are some samples of the work of the Broad Street Studio crew:
Hyperfocus, 14" x 11", oil on panel by Jason John

Birth, 10.5" x 10", oil on panel by Joshua Suda

The Approach, 9" x 12", oil on panel by Brian Martin