The Making A Better Yesterday Today solo art exhibition by California pop surrealist painter Isabel Samaras at Varnish Fine Art will feature her wonderful collection of artwork in two separate spaces labeled “Yesterday” and “Today.” The “Yesterday” space will display artwork from Isabel’s series of past greatest hits, publications and works never seen in San Francisco and “Today” will show off her new pop cultural mashup oil paintings and limited edition prints on wood. The show’s opening reception will be on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 6 to 9 PM and run until Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Varnish Fine Art in San Francisco. All of the artwork featured in this post (plus more) is available to inquire about purchasing on the Varnish Fine Art website.
As stated by Isabel Samaras:
I want to do the visual equivalent of whispering in your ear.
About the solo art exhibit:
In her work, Isabel Samaras takes us on a tour through Art History populated with characters from Modern Mythology (20th century television characters and narratives.) Referencing timeless themes, Renaissance Art, Dutch genre painting, Persian Miniatures and Victorian Ethnographic photography, Samaras compresses space and time to create alternative narratives for the familiar characters we grew up watching on TV. Painting beloved and known characters from “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Gilligan’s Island” and “Planet of the Apes,” Samaras at times constructs classical tableaus, referencing the Renaissance masters’ use of people, places and stories from Classical Antiquity.
Song of Birth: The 3 Magi by Isabel Samaras
The Arrival of Hope by Isabel Samaras
The Abduction of the Simian Women by Isabel Samaras
While the Cat’s Away by Isabel Samaras
Castaway (Mary Ann) by Isabel Samaras
Besame Mucho by Isabel Samaras
Golden Silence by Isabel Samaras
images via Varnish Fine Art