Jessica Hummel, Self Portrait took first prize with her photographic trilogy.
The Plastic Club on Camac Street is hosting an outstanding show of art by artists models; who else but models have insight into the world of artists, absorbing and intuiting the complexities of visual arts. Many of the plastic club models have been mentored by the fine artists they pose for and artists are grateful for the intricacy and nuance of posing. Susan Stromquist is included in Off the Wall Gallery’s Summer Show of past award winners – her folded chalk and pastels are Rorschach pop melded with classic atmospheric naturalism.
Karl Richard Olsen, Jeno, POR – looks like a bargain since this appears to be what’s known in the art biz as a masterpiece. Olsen draws and paints everyday, even while walking, honing his eye and exploring new ways to express his vision. Karl’s Flickr page is very cool and he’s currently completing one self portrait each day for 30 days.
Rob Willis, Self Portrait – you know, DoN had to double check but he knew this drawing is by Willis, last year’s Model’s Show big winner, since a definite style has emerged over time – he’s really handsome, too.
Jenn Warpole @ The Plastic Club’s Model Artists Exhibit.
Echo Shi @ The Plastic Club
Rob Willis @ The Plastic Club
Rob Willis – the paint job on this chopper is Super Kawai, super flat, super cool – DuChamp for everyday life.
Jym Paris, Shooting for the Moon & The Night Has A Thousand Eyes. DoN LoVeS Jym’s fearless style, infectious personality and spontaneous gesture. As Antony & the Johnsons sing, “I’m a little boy now, but when I grow up I’ll be a beautiful woman.”
Deborah Dias, Ratamandala.
Model Artists @ The Plastic Club through 8/22 – the club is holding special event workshops with moving model Stephanie Hyland – imagine long, slow croqui’s with the model slowly , steadily changing. Contact the club for dates and times.