Boston based artist, Josh Jefferson uses crayons, colored pencils and common acrylic paint, often found upon torn out pages of art history books. It is not uncommon to flip over a Jefferson drawing to find yourself staring at the image of a famed piece by Mondigliani or Titian. Check out photos from Jefferson's show at Gallery 16 via one of amadeus’ fresh new photographers, Mira Laing.
Portland-based illustrator Clark Jackson's friendly, yet gruesome cartoon illustrations exorcise some art demons from mid-century EC Comics to old Robert Crumb and 90s horror imagery. amadeus talks with Jackson about his first CD with a "Parental Advisory" sticker on it, watching Gremlins and Beetlejuice as a kid, and what he loves about having his worked printed on everything from a vinyl record to a t-shirt.
Expanding on his ongoing initiative to communicate environmental issues to the masses through his art and design, Borden teamed up with Trifecta Editions for their inaugural year-long artist-in-residency program, Hibernaculum, to plan and create enlightening (and hands-down awesome) visual conservation installations.
On any given evening you can find Eliza Brown planted on her bed, usually consuming some wine, an episode of Real Housewives, and perhaps some late-night snacks. Brown is hard at work; enamored by the fantastically over-dramatic pseudo celebrities that squawk at each other in-between gulps of Chardonnay, she observantly gathers material and inspiration for her next pop-culture driven painting.
For this In the Studio special, we hang with Boston based artist, TJ Kelley. The suburban skater turned artist creates artworks at a range of scales, but most predominately works with scrap wood littered with his simple, yet memorable illustrations.
Setting soft and supple nudes and unorthodox portraits against seemingly textured backgrounds, Haines utilizes the tension between abstraction and realism to appease his own inner dichotomies and create art that expresses emotional complexities.