Alexis James is returning to Sylvan Cellars for his second art exhibit with us. There will be light hor d'oeuvres with classical guitar and stand up bass playing for your entertainment. This is a free event for the public. Come enjoy some complimentary hor d'oeuvres, music and some amazing artwork.
Bio and CV of the Artist :
As a sixteen year old child I was investigated by the F.B.I for starting an anti-terrorist militia within my school. The fear and terror in people's hearts of something new became clear to me at a young age. To combat the resentments I felt towards the world I began drinking heavily and using drugs as self-medication at the age of eighteen. A dark storm brewed inside of me and I knew, after many years of self-abuse, that a ray of sunshine was needed to clear the clouds. My ray came in the form of a freeing style of therapy called abstract art.
My work is void of subject matter. I believe subject matter should be left out of a painting to create a true spiritual experience. Worldly objects and images can create a sense of connection to what humans already know, grounding us to the earth and material things. To me, a true piece of art will transcend an adults knowledge of the mundane, causing him or her, to view the world with a childlike creed that focuses on play and wonder. I push color and texture to the forefront of the mind to evoke the pleasurable feelings of unattached, chain-breaking bliss.
2017, Sylvan Cellars, Solo Show, Rome City, IN
2016, Ocean Park Gallery, group show, Santa Monica, CA
2016, Private Gallery, solo show, Los Angeles, CA
2016, Prana Yoga Gallery, solo show, Fort Wayne, IN
2015, Private Gallery, solo show, Rockford, IL
2015, Shennanigan's pub, solo show, Chicago, IL
2014, The Artspace Kenya, group show, Nairobi, Kenya
2014, Uspace Gallery, solo show, Atlanta, GA
2013, "Damned", group show, Detroit, MI
2012, "Silver Leg", group show, Reno, NV
2010, "Monsters for Animals", Wilson Gallery, Kendallville, IN
Private collections in:
Palm Springs, CA
Boca Raton, FL
Prague, Czech Republic
Rothko Collection, Saatchi, L.A., London