New York, NY - For "Foibeled," Bill Carman's 2nd solo exhibition at AFA, the artist has created an intriguing collection of small-scale paintings on wood and copper with compositions that poke fun at stupid human tricks in his hallmark technique of masterful, maniacal detail. Carman will be a guest of honor with six other artists from the AFA stable for a group show that opens on December 14th with a private reception from 5-7PM and then open to the public from 7-9PM. The exhibition is runs through January, 2014.
"With this work I hope to massage rather than club and invite rather than tell. No matter how exacting the composition or painstaking the build up of brushstrokes the motivation is impromptu dialog and the goal discovery through process." - Bill Carman
About Bill Carman
Informed by influences ranging from Northern Renaissance painting to the classic era of album cover art to Polish propaganda posters, Carman's work teeters on the edge of subliminal familiarity while remaining wholly original, groundbreaking and inspired.
Bill Carman has won awards for his artwork from prestigious organizations such as Spectrum, the Society of Illustrators NY, the Greenwich Workshop and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Carman currently resides in Idaho where he is a professor of illustration and drawing at Boise State University.
Running concurrently with "Foibeled" is AFA's seventeenth annual Collector's Event, with all artists in attendance unveiling new work; Joe Sorren, Travis Louie, Nataly (Kukula) Abramovitch, Lin Esser and David Lipson. Also a collection of illustration from the archives, curated by gallery owner Nick Leone. and featuring original published works by Maurice Sendak, Charles M. Schulz and Theodore Geisel, (Dr Seuss.)
A landmark gallery in SoHo since 1984, AFA (formerly Animazing) began as an exhibition space specializing in conceptual animation art. Over time, they broadened that scope to include works by renowned Illustrators as well as fine artists. In 2012, in keeping with the momentum of natural development and growth, the gallery revamped their program with new artists, exhibitions and endeavors and renamed it AFA (Animazing Fine Art).
AFA passionately represents its artists in an enjoyable, informative and accessible environment. The gallery aims to indulge the senses and engage the emotions through works that are layered symbolism and dark complexity. With showrooms in New York, New Orleans, Las Vegas and France, AFA represents a stable of unique established and emerging artists whose paintings and sculpture are rooted in masterful figurative technique, and whose collective works are contemporary, edgy and fiercely imaginative.
AFA is located at 54 Greene Street (corner of Broome St), in the SoHo neighborhood of New York
Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm and Sundays 11am - 6pm.