展覽名稱: Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters- Supernatural Show
展覽期間:2015/12/12(六)~2016/1/5(二) 週一公休
開幕時間:12/12(六) 2pm
地點:靠邊走藝術空間(台北市忠孝東路2段68號)
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<關於Kathie Olivas >
Kathie Olivas is an internationally exhibited multi-media artist from New Mexico. Through her current body of work, the Misery Children, she explores society’s insatiable desire to assign ‘cuteness’ and our discomfort with the unknown. A dark blend of early American portraiture set in post apocalyptic times, Kathie’s paintings and custom toys are a satirical look at how fear affects our sense of reality.

One of the central questions raised in Kathie’s work is that of ‘what if’: what if these ‘cute’ creatures had their own agenda? Are they attune to something beyond our understanding, or are we simply too cowardly to acknowledge it? Are their misshapen limbs and plated mouths a deformation from living in a desolate wasteland,or perhaps an adaptation for protection?

The Misery Children are meant to evoke a nostalgic reaction that reflects isolation, fear and an uncertainty, yet they also act as empowered alter egos. While these characters explore their new lonely worlds, they double as our narrators. They guide us through their reality as they experience it and yet, even in their company, we are granted no reassurance.

Kathie Olivas,出生於美國佛羅里達州的帕坦,是美國最著名的兒童插畫家、玩具設計師,曾在美國各大城市舉辦過個人或聯名展覽,1990-1994年Kathie Olivas在美國北邁爾斯堡高中就讀時,就顯現出了過人的藝術天賦,1999年Kathie Olivas的大學生涯在美國南佛羅里達度過,在這裡她的專業主修的是視覺藝術,Kathie Olivas的藝術表現力很強,有著濃厚的油畫元素且會讓人回想起童年的記憶。
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<關於Brandt Peters >
Brandt Peters is a self-taught illustrator and designer whose work has garnered international attention from the fine art gallery circuit. His paintings explore the eras of ancient cartoons, Victorian toys and pre-WWI vintage ‘Pop’ ephemera; all fodder from being raised by a family of artists and antique collectors.

A world composed of creepy sideshow icons, deviant Animalia, and “masked” glorified cartoon alter egos, these characters and cultures serve as the very antitheses of what is traditionally deemed innocent and socially acceptable. Although misfits on the surface, a sense of relation is understood: secret from the public, we are all misfits — hiding behind animated personas, odd and beautifully unusual.

Who is it that we relate to? The lonely little boy hiding in a bear suit; the evil, lustful pool-hall wolf; the sexualized little girl who secretly wants more. The environment and its limited population are meant to conjure these questions; the viewers must draw their own conclusions. Brandt lives and works in New Mexico with his wife and partner, Kathie Olivas and his two dogs, Bailey and Diego.

Brandt Peters是一名自學設計師兼插畫家,他的作品融合早期卡通、維多利亞時期玩具和一次大戰前短暫的流行文化,畫中主角多為令人毛骨悚然的舞台明星、怪異動物或是戴著面具的知名卡通人物分身,甚至經常神情倨傲地吞雲吐霧,與他們原本一向被視為無邪且廣受社會認同的形象大相逕庭。同時他設計的公仔非常經典,而與Kathie Olivas合作的一系列玩具也深受大家的喜愛,是潮流玩具收藏的熱門單品。
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<展覽內容>
靠邊走藝術空間,於12月將為大家展出來自美國的藝術家:Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters的全新作品展覽–” Supernatural Show “。

來自美國的Brandt Peters及Kathie Olivas不論在玩具設計及繪畫藝術界都深受注目,二人更在玩具界立足超過10年,是國際級的玩具設計師。

Brandt 與Kathie的作品充分展現復古的味道和維多利亞風格,靈感來自於生活中不同的事物,甚至夢境都可以是靈感的來源。他們創作的每一個角色都十分寫實並反映出現實中每一個人的內心世界。

二人更希望他們所創作的人物和藝術能超越文化的界限,藉著藝術去啟發大眾。其作品深受國際知名設計師、名人、明星的愛戴,作品更被私人收藏且收藏價值極高。

這個展覽不僅將亮相兩位藝術家的40幾件的全新畫作及立體作品,相信是他們在台灣最完整的一次展出,所以喜歡的人可別錯過喔!

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