beinArt Gallery is proud to present IV, a group exhibition featuring internationally renowned Esao Andrews, Dan Quintana, Miso & Elizabeth McGrath. All four artists work together out of an historic building called The Canadian in the Skid Row district of Los Angeles, and while they are highly divergent in style, subject matter and media, they share similar challenges, goals and ideas.
WHEN: Opens Saturday, August 26, 6pm – 9pm. FREE ENTRY! Exhibition runs until September 17.
Complimentary wine will be available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.
Our lovely neighbours at Arbor will be launching a new range of one off pieces by 16 Australian Jewellers on August 26 as well!
Dan Quintana (United States) is a talented and imaginative painter from Los Angeles, CA. Quintana’s surrealistic paintings are filled with vivid and eerie symbolism. His dreamy visions are beautifully executed in a way that is reminiscent of the great Dutch and Flemish masters. These exquisitely rendered paintings seem to speak to both the hostility and vulnerability of humanity simultaneously.
Esao Andrews (United States) was born in 1978. He grew up in Mesa, Arizona, moved to New York in 1996, and is currently based in Los Angeles, California. In 2000, he received a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts and participated in the 2002 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Andrews’ paintings have been exhibited internationally. He has also worked as a flash animator and illustrator. His illustration work has included Baker skateboards, a collaboration project with fellow artist Tara McPherson for DC Comics, album artwork for several bands including Circa Survive, and cover work for the House of Mystery series published by Vertigo Comics.
Miso’s (United States) work is presented through a variety of mediums including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and etchings. Her art is often stimulated by her interpretation of the known and her experimentation with the unknown. Fascinated with biology, pathology and the science of evolution, Miso has sought to fabricate a world in which strange creatures, born of her making, exist and thrive among us. These homunculi are organic representations of the term that provides her name. A Miso is an organic representation of an, or many existing organisms, such as fungus, plants, insects, animals, or microorganisms. Miso is a graduate with a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She currently works and resides in Los Angeles, California, and creates fine art photography under her given name, Karen Hsiao.
Elizabeth McGrath (United States) has always had an eye for the tortured beauty in the grotesqueries of life; this appreciation is nowhere more evident than in her work. Haunted by a troubled childhood of religious cult imprisonment, she found an outlet to vent her anger in the early 90’s fronting the hardcore punk Band Tongue and co-founding Censor this, a quarterly counter culture art and music fanzine. Along with hustling odd art jobs, these endeavors landed her a life changing internship with animation director Fred Stuhr and onto the doorsteps of the Lowbrow art scene, a scene that naturally interacted with underground music, often sharing the same venues. Experimenting with a variety of materials she has developed a unique style that is collected and exhibited world wide. In 2004 she joined the goth country band Miss Derringer, touring worldwide with bands including Blondie, Reverend Horton Heat, Girl In A Coma and Cracker.
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