I attended the opening of International Fine Art Competition Exhibit (hosted by Agora Gallery in Chelsea) back in August and just getting around to writing about it today.. sigh. I do want to bring attention to a couple of artists who stood out to me in this exhibit. First, my friend painter Julio Flores, whom I’ve written about before, was part of the selection, and the reason why I attended the show. Two other artists who caught my attention were Watercolorist/Illustrator Danny Bond and photographer Allen Bryan.
Denny Bond is an incredible craftsman. His rich details, wonderful colors and interesting items come to life in his perfect watercolors. They look like a photograph!
Photographer Allen Bryan has some really interesting work. At first it took me a second to realize that these were put together. But I loved how it fooled me. His collage is flawless and evokes a dreamlike and surreal moment in reality. I think his use of photography and montage is well executed. I enjoyed them very much.
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