Niki Bombshell @ The Beauty Shop Cafe, 20th & Fitzwater Street.
Niki Bombshell, Hands, oil & ink on canvas board, 9.5 x 12.5″.
Niki Bombshell, Word Vomit, ink & pencil on paper.
Niki Bombshell, Outline (Purple), ink on canvas.
Niki Bombshell @ The Beauty Shop Cafe.
The Beauty Shop continues their history of promoting exciting new artists; the current show by artist/illustrator/designer Niki Bombshell combines brutalist abstract expressionism, naive primitivist drawings and bold drippy paintings. Unframed and tacked to the walls, the works are real eye-catchers and very reasonably priced. DoN especially enjoyed the sloppy hand-written labels and the total lack of self consciousness in presentation; you can tell the artist loves splashing paint, layering images, ripping the edges and moving on to the next project. And, oh yeah, the coffee is great – The Beauty Shop Cafe has totally transformed the neighborhood from a place to avoid to a destination for hipsters, moms and geeks – thanks Jon!