March brings two exhibitions to Stranger Factory!
MAIN GALLERY: Kelly Tunstall / PROJECT ROOM: Brandan Styles & Ellie Rusinova
San Francisco based artist Kelly Tunstall renders stylized female figures and their adaptations to environment: nests built of painted boards held together by drawn nails or far off planets. The physical form and its accompanying exterior become a mirror for internal thought processes and turmoil. in an optimistic twist, her newest work focuses on her nostalgic love of ice cream.
Working in acrylic, collage, spray paint, pencil, pen and ink, and gold leaf, the experimental, yet classically grounded works live somewhat comfortably in a space between graphic expression, stylized representation, surrealism, and sketch. The patina of age and calligraphic drawing methods lend further depth to her story-filled worlds.
(born 1979) received her BA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 2002 and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
Brandan Styles & Ellie Rusinova
FOOLS AND GODS
Site specific installation of new works (project room)
Artist Couple Brandan Styles and Ellie Rusinova will be creating a site specific installation of new works based on mysticism, circus performers, and an ongoing curiosity with all that is unknown in the universe. Both artists utilize layered wood and sculpted elements that defy time and space in various theatrical stages.
Brandan Styles is a self-made mad man, circus aficionado and an art obsessive. He pours all of his energy into creating magical, bizarre, funny and thoughtful art with the goal of expressing the thoughts and characters that inhabit his brain.
Ellie Rusinova is a multicultural artist, mixing history, heritage, dreams and ideas into a world of her own.
Ellie Rusinova and Brandan Styles are a husband and wife team, working on art and life together in Denver,CO with their two kids and 4 dogs. They also run a circus show, travel the country selling art, and love getting into spirited conversations.
“Soft Serve” and “Gods and Fools” opens Friday March 4th, from 6-9 pm with a reception for the artists (open to the public).
The show will run March 4th – 27th.
The opening reception will be on March 4th from 6-9 pm
and all artists will be in attendance.
Soft Serve and Gods and Fools will remain on display until March 27th.
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106