This Thursday October 5th marks the opening of a new Fearless Art Works show in downtown Phoenix, titled “Fearlessly/Turbulent”. The show features four groundbreaking Valley-based artists, who will exhibit the show through October, before relocating the show up at the Fearless Art Works Gallery in Cave Creek during November.
Fearlessly/Turbulent “Chaos and Order in Neo-Expression” opens Thursday, October 5th at the Icehouse Gallery in downtown Phoenix. This show features artworks by artists Joe Holdren, Ken Kaminski, Dennis Kleidon and Michelle Micalizzi. All four artists work in the medium of abstract expressionism, with elements of line, design and composition as a solid art foundation. Each artist finds a way to evoke the uncertainties of modern living, accept the disorder and turbulence with fearlessness, and create artistic expressions that help to join and unify.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Dennis Kleidon, a Chicago-born painter with an extensive history of exhibition, will show abstract, acrylic paintings on paper and canvas. His work is inspired by the waves of the Great Lakes, the rock formations of Arizona, and the rhythms of dance and music. Complex, subtle colors lie behind boldly expressive elements, providing intriguing layers of visual information.
Ken Kaminski’s paintings are rich with commentary from his life in Chicago, LA, New York and now in Cave Creek, where the abstract nature of clouds inspires his most recent paintings. These bright, deeply textured paintings are a stark contrast with earlier work: reactions to the horrors of 9/11, thoughts about conflicting ideologies and human suffering, and reflections on risk and recovery. Read more about Ken’s art and background in the latest issue of Images Magazine.
Michelle Micalizzi is a visual journalist who uses painting to bring a story to life for the viewer. Her paintings illustrate universal concepts, especially those that speak to the choice of approaching life fearlessly. The work she has created for this show is in true neo-expressionist style, full of raw emotion on the sometimes magical edge between chaos and order.
Joe Holdren sees his paintings as mark-makings that create an orderly disorder, inspired by fleeting moments and glimpses of an image or word, whether born of an instant’s emotion or an ongoing emotional state. He credits Jackson Pollack and Jean Michele Basquiat as influences, and like them, he sees beauty in the way things shift and change, whether perceived directly or subliminally.
Fearlessly/Turbulent – October 5-27
“Chaos and Order in Neo-Expressionism”
Icehouse Gallery, 429 W. Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 (480) 526-2609.
Meet the artists on Oct. 5, 6-10 pm or on Third Friday Art Walks Oct. 20
NOTE: NO FIRST FRIDAY VIEWING (10/6) – DUE TO WEDDING at VENUE