Studio 7 proudly presents a new one-night-only art show: an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Travis Michael Bailey, Teri Moore, Jeffrey Richter and Aaron Wood on Saturday, June 28.
The show brings together a group of artists who explore the human form, human connections and mankind in various, yet complimentary, ways. Travis Michael Bailey’s drawings and paintings revitalize realism in contemporary art through an arduous study of great art from the past. “I seek to connect the viewer with the subject the way that I am connected to it; to show the viewer how I see,” Bailey says.
Teri Moore’s drawings are part of a social experiment called “Deliberate Connections” that began as she sat down to draw in the subway stations of Boston and in her hometown of Winchester, Illinois. “I want my drawings to elicit a feeling of familiarity to the people who see them, as if they are reminded of an old friend…or a painful moment,” Moore says. Her portraits include conversations with the subject, written directly on the drawing, which become multi-faceted narratives of the connection.
Working with charcoal and pastels, Jeffrey Richter creates ideas and analogies of real-life emotions and situations through renderings of humans blended with machines, animals and plants. “I work with the idea of industrial humanity, enhancing and changing life to fit it to certain situations,” he says.
Artist Aaron Wood’s work is primarily about the evolution of mankind as a species and our impact on the natural world, specifically in regard to all other animals. Wood’s process involves the exploration of color, texture, and surface manipulation to achieve somewhat uncalculated results that cannot be drawn or painted by hand, a nod to the beauty of the outside world.
The show will be held for one night only on Saturday, June 28 with an artist’s reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Art will be available for sale that evening.