This past Saturday found me at the HiFive opening at Kettle Art Gallery. The show featured five male artists, Tyson Summers, Clint Scism, Daniel Perez, Hatziel Flores, and Dan Colcer. This is a strong show that goes until March 14, 2010.
Tyson Summers did a series of cereal boxes with a little splash of tongue in cheek humour. My favorite is Gummie Hunters. I could imagine that box hanging in my dining area and putting a smile on my face every morning.
Clint Scism has these 3D framed art pieces that are interesting of various shapes and people. Hatziel Flores has several pieces that were provocative and almost photo quality. I enjoyed his sexy pieces.
Daniel Perez has one large piece that has a woman staring out with arms folded. What jumped out at me are the women’s tattoos. They were vibrant and interesting. He did a really great job of rendering these tattoos on canvas. There are several pieces of his in the show that have comics collaged onto the canvas that gives them more depth and interest. Make sure to take more than a glance at his works.
Dan Colcer’s work is intricate; where it appears he came back in and lined all the figures out to provide more depth. One of his works in the show, Strada IV, is a painting of a man and two other figures. In the man’s beard are a bunch of different people walking upwards. It is really a fantastic piece of artwork. His work reminded me of the music from Pink Floyd ‘The Wall’ album. My favorite piece from the entire show came from his collection and it is his painting, ‘Erykah Badu’.
I would highly recommend checking out the HiFive show at Kettle Art Gallery. There were coasters for sale of the various artists work for only $12. You could get a piece of wonderment for just a small price. Kettle Art Gallery is located in the heart of the historic Deep Ellum entertainment district. The gallery space is approximately 1,000 square feet in size and geared for quality visual art presentation.