We aren’t going to let anyone sit back too long this year because Stranger Factory has three new solo exhibitions coming in April from renowned artists Kathie Olivas, Scott Radke, and Stephen Webb. Get ready!
“Scout” finds Kathie Olivas searching for simplicity with a solo exhibit of new portraits, studies, customs, and original sculpts. This new show finds her simplifying her approach, and allowing the beauty of the individual to take the viewer’s focus as they join her and her creations in the search for the small truths in a larger world.
Kathie Olivas is an internationally exhibited multi-media artist from New Mexico. Through her current body of work she explores society’s insatiable desire to assign ‘cuteness’ and our discomfort with the unknown. A dark blend of early American portraiture set in post apocalyptic times, Kathie’s paintings and custom toys are a satirical look at how fear affects our sense of reality.
Scott Radke‘s “Interface” features original sculpts and a few customized Skelve figures by the enigmatic artist. His work is highly-sought after, incredibly detailed, and is at once comforting and unsettling. His creations evoke sympathy in the viewer, while hinting at a larger world beneath the surface of our own.
Scott Radke is a Cleveland-based artist who works from his subconscious imagery. Specializing in mixed media sculpture and animal/human hybrid explorations, his work is highly influenced by his affinity for nature. His work can be found from London to Los Angeles in major art collections, and even making cameo appearances in such films as Walt Disney’s Academy award-winning Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton.
Stephan Webb‘s “Evolutionary End Game” will feature a new series of detailed bronze sculptures from this unique artist. Webb’s artwork takes a surrealistic view of biological and evolutionary processes, and utilizes the medium of metal casting and sculpture as a commentary on the fabricated nature of our surroundings.
Stephan’s artwork constantly juxtaposes biological forms and figures with harsh geometric shapes and the coldness of metal to engage the viewer in a conversation about the roles that nature and technology play in our lives and to seek a harmonious balance between the two. Webb exhibits primarily in New Mexico, and is an emerging artist building a dedicated fan and collector base. This will be his third exhibit with Stranger Factory.
Keep an eye here for updates and sneaks from the upcoming show. To ensure you are on the preview list, please visit www.strangerfactory.com and sign up for email alerts. This three person exhibit opens Friday, April 5th with a reception from 6-8pm.
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