"Beyond The Ink" by Shaurie Bidot
May
17
to Jun 15

"Beyond The Ink" by Shaurie Bidot

  • Thu, May 17, 2018 7:00 PM  - Fri, June 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Gallery Eola presents "Beyond The Ink" by Shaurie Bidot                                                                 

Artist Statement

“Sometime during the fall of 2015 I decided to experiment with ink. I let my hand flow and make movements and these patterns effortlessly began to form from my mind and onto the canvas. From there on , I began my true journey as an artist even though I have been painting ever since I came out of the womb. I believe everything is made up of energy and patterns and my paintings only imitate what I feel and experience from the world or the different people I come across in life.

My cultural background is one of my other big influences. I embrace my African, Latin, and Jewish roots through my work. It is very important as individuals to never forget where you came from, because your roots will always be your brightest compass and anchor of strength in life.
Though my art is extremely personal to me, I share it because I hope it can only heal others and make people feel less alone with certain experiences life lets us endure."

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, May 17th @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Friday, June 15th @ 7PM-10PM

ARTIST TALK:  Friday, June 15th @ 8PM-10PM

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 4:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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"It's The End of The World! (As We Know It)" by Paulaidan Minerva
May
5
2:30 AM02:30

"It's The End of The World! (As We Know It)" by Paulaidan Minerva

  • Thu, Apr 19, 2018 7:00 PM  - Fri, May 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Gallery Eola presents "It's The End of The World! (As We Know It)" by Paulaidan Minerva                                                                 

Artist Statement

“The works in this show are the largest non mural pieces I have created to date, made with a mixed media of wood, house paint, and acrylic. This is my last show in Orlando before I leave to travel and hone my craft, creating a subject for the slightly end of the world themed pieces you’ll see. This show was inspired by outrageous hyperbole; my figures are like cartoonized, satirized, end of the world prophecy caricatures. Also let’s face it, everything looks like it’s going downhill rather fast these days. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. You’ll see some of my tiny work as well, one of my signature styles, but in a larger format than previously shown.”

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, April 19th @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Friday, May 11th @ 7PM-10PM

ARTIST TALK:  Friday, May 11th @ 8PM-10PM

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 4:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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Trichotomic Solace, a Psych Cat exhibit
Mar
15
to Apr 13

Trichotomic Solace, a Psych Cat exhibit

Gallery Eola presents
Trichotomic Solace by Psych Cat, featuring work by Ryan Semple, Joseph Schmittau, and Sapphire Servellon.

***Opening reception will also feature music/live DJ sets from GWADCIP$ and Nubes Beats, plus food from the nearby Truck Stop Restaurant!
                                                                                 

Artist Statements

Ryan Semple: To create is not a gift, it is a lifestyle. I choose to create because I want to stand against apathy and creative suppression in everyday life. My primary objective is to take my simple ideas and turn them into palpable forms of creative freedom. Using wood as an organic medium to contrast my imaginative subject matter and bold colors aids me in giving more life to my work. I’ve been using my imagination to fuel my creative mind since I can remember and now it has become essential for my well-being and happiness. Creativity exists within all of us and empowering the imagination can grant us the power to make a positive impact on the world.

Joseph Schmittau: Hi, Thanks for taking a second to read this. Currently I’m pursuing my Bachelors of Fine Art at University of Central Florida. Before that, I was living in St. Petersburg Florida and I went to Pinellas County Center for the Arta at Gibbs High School. Before that I was a kid who really liked watching cartoons. Now, I’m an adult who really likes watching cartoons. So yeah, thanks for looking at my art. At the bare minimum, I hope it makes you say “neat.” I predominantly paint in acrylic (because UCF doesn’t have proper ventilation.) A lot of my subject matter has to do with my nostalgia for childhood, be it the good stuff or the bad stuff. Oh and I love kitsch.

Most of my work deals with my mental health at the time of the painting. I was super sad, which is ok because I'm happier now (and also on lexapro). The more figurative works deal with my sadder emotions, while the more cartoony pieces represent a happier time in my life.

Sapphire Servellon: @artaardvark is the moniker for Orlando's Sapphire Servellon. Her work is a collection of psychedelic and post-conscious expressions. Through watercolor paintings and an in depth analysis of her spiritual world, she attempts to bring a sense of beauty and wonder into being. Advancing through levels of visual delight, each piece is a therapeutic moment in dissecting complex lessons from her higher self.
Showcasing her latest works "Battling the Trees for the Light" and "My Garden 🌻"

 

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, March 15th @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Friday, April 13th @ 7PM-10PM

ARTIST TALK:  Friday, April 13th @ 8PM-10PM

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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In Love N Color
Feb
15
to Mar 10

In Love N Color

Gallery Eola presents
In Love N Color by Paul Columbus and Jenifer Friedland
                                                                                 

Artists Bio: Paul Columbus and Jenifer Friedland were both raised in Orlando, FL. In Love N Color is an art experience presented by both artist.  Paul and Jenny are displaying both their own original pieces and collaborative work in their show "In Love N Color." Although very different artists, the two share a love for painting and for each other.Paul's most recognizable work are his Phantom Faces. The Phantom Faces are surrealistic faces with abstract elements blending technique and texture at times to create a multi dimensional painting. Jenifer's abstract paintings are uniquely different from one another using colors and textures to create one of a kind images.  Her paintings are done with no "blueprint" they are painted on feeling and emotion, which create a unique piece of work that can not be duplicated. Paul and Jenny are Soulmates bonded my Love, and expressed through their artwork. Both Jenny and Paul share the same love and excitement for life and sharing in our process and journey with others.  

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, February 15th @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Saturday, March 10th @ 11AM-2PM

ARTIST TALK:  Saturday, March 10th @ 12PM-2PM

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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!Pop That!
Jan
18
to Feb 8

!Pop That!

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Gallery Eola presents
!Pop That! A very, very, very, poppin' exhibit by Em's Revenge

Maressa Roberts (Em's Revenge) Artist Statement:

“My artwork comes from a comical, light hearted place. Vibrant colors, popular nostalgia, and clever mashups are all recurring themes in my work. I enjoy being able to create imaginative pieces that offer an "upside down" perspective of the world around me. Each piece I make really is a peek into a realm of my mind saturated with vibrant themes that feel very recreational."
                                                                                 

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, January 18th @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Thursday, February 8th @ 7PM-10PM

ARTIST TALK:  Friday, February 9th @ 8PM-10PM

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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"Friends Take Road Trips" Opening Reception
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

"Friends Take Road Trips" Opening Reception

Gallery Eola presents
Friends Take Road Trips by Halsi and James Fahye

Artist Statements: 

The grass might not be greener on the other side. But you still won't be sure until you try and find out if it is or not. Move around and see everything around you. Don't just try and look at what surrounds you. Understand where you are. Discover where you want to be.

Halsi "Halsi has a very iconic style, using symbols & a simplistic character he can cross the border between the idea and the execution. His artwork conveys various ideals pertaining to environmentalism, social inequality, and emotional distress, while having child like outlooks and solutions on life. His style and his messages strives to be congruently simple in the solutions for such problems the world faces."

James Fahye "All the pieces that I have included in this show are my interpretation of places that I have recently come to fully appreciate. All on my quest to understand my home and the places that surround it. Ultimately, to see if the grass is greener on the side. Finding a place where I can finally comehomejames."

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, December 21st @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Thursday, Janurary 11th @ 7PM-10PM

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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Strange Grls, a Psych Cat exhibition
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Strange Grls, a Psych Cat exhibition

Gallery Eola presents
Strange Grls, a Psych Cat exhibition. Featuring artists Mary Dodd, Madison Fischer, Elizabeth Fleming, and Justin Mitchell. 

Strange Grls is composed of four talented artists who make art that expresses deep emotions and questions what exactly it means to be “human”, often leaving the viewer with feelings of discord and melancholy. The artists, through unique combinations of medium, attempt to process their feelings, beliefs, and questions about life itself. The works incorporate intricate lines and simple compositions to provide a sense of elegance, while the content conveys a sense of longing and introspection.  Playful nuances of surrealism serve to induce a state of transfixion, trapping the viewer between the beauty and dissonance of each piece.  

Artist Statements: 

Mary Dodd uses clean line work to define subjects against a surrealist landscape. She creates a story-board using simple composition and symbols. The discord of the emotions conveyed leaves the audience longing to understand the purpose of"why" and "who" the artist is.

Madison Fischer applies printmaking techniques to her paintings. She uses negative space to bring focus to figures and empower her subjects. Her use of complex line-work provides a sense of uneasiness about where the subject begins and ends; reminding us of the blurry lines between our internal being and the external world.

Elizabeth Fleming merges painting and photography in her practice. Through an emphasis on color, symbolism, and composed imagery she approaches surrealism from a new perspective. Her work is a direct reflection of internal conflict and growth and ultimately serves as a therapeutic method of record keeping for the artist.

Justin Mitchell utilizes painting, performance, and sculpture in his practice. The combination of mediums serves to compound the effect of each. His work emphasizes the oddities of the human figure and questions what it means to be a participant in the world around us.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, November 16th @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Thursday, December 14th @ 7PM-10PM

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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Oct
19
to Nov 9

Whose Mouth Should I Use To Talk?

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Gallery Eola presents
Whose Mouth Should I Use to Talk?

Artist Statement: "My work explores the anxiety of being inside a body. I use the figure as a means of exploring this disconnect. My figures have a complicated relationship with their own bodies. They are constantly shifting and ambiguous, never maintaining a stable identity. They have traits and characteristics which mimic ours, but they can't quite make it work. Caught in a constant loop of failure, they occupy an unsure psychological space between humor, grotesquery, and pity. We empathize with them, but we aren't sure how to approach them. 

While they are dealing with our presence, my figures must also deal with the stress of being socialized. The spaces they reside in are similarly compromised and confused, entangling concepts of public and private, as well as domestic and metropolitan. Claustrophobic and unstable, these interiors shuffle through modes of representation like a half-remembered memory."

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, October 19th @ 7PM-10PM

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Thursday, November 9th

GALLERY HOURS:
Thu/Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 11am-4pm
-or by appointment-

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