FANTASTIC REALISM AND BEYOND
All great art is the inspiration of an artist’s knowledge and emotion. It breathes life into ink, paper and other media. Without it, art ceases to be anything more than pure decoration. Aesthetic, emotional or spiritual value derived from art results from self-discovery. This is the true nature of Rick Simpson’s art; it embodies the essence of this philosophy. His unique work has been widely recognized internationally by well-regarded artists’ groups. His chosen genre is Fantastic Realism, an art movement begun in Vienna in 1946.
Rick’s work is primarily intuitive, characterized by innovation and experimentation. He invents and portrays imaginary objects and figures not seen in reality. He draws from his subconscious to express himself in dreamlike images emerging from a stream of consciousness. The resulting works contrast images of fantasy and beauty, darkness and humor. The individual viewer’s vision, imagination, and experiences shape the final interpretation of each image.
Rick received his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the University of Oregon, where he taught lithography for three years. After graduation, he moved abroad where he began working in the digital medium. His work is greatly influenced by a 12-year residence in Germany, and residences in Korea, Turkey, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates.
Join us Friday, July 6th for live music, art and refreshments. An opening reception will be held during the First Friday ArtWalk, from 5:30pm - 9pm.
July 6th - July 28th
Wednesday - Saturday, 12pm-6pm
View a selection of Rick's work online at, www.newzonegallery.org/rick-simpson
New Zone Artist's Community Exhibits
Asante Riverwind |
Willamalane, Aug. - Sep.
Mayor’s Art Show, July - Aug
Betsy Huffsmith |
Off The Waffle, (Downtown Eug), July - Aug.
Barbora Bakalarova |
Photo zone Emerald Arts
Salon de Refuses
Demetra Kalams |
The Gallery (Harrisburg)
Dianne Story Cunningham |
Mayor's Art Show
Ellen Gabehart |
Emerald Art Gallery, July
Johnmichael T. Lahtinen |
Alexi Era Gallery, July Cornbread Cafe, July
Lane County Fair, July 18th - 22nd
Salon de Refuses, July
Saturday Market, July 7th & 21st
Friendly St Market
Michael Kerns |
Child's Way School Gallery (Dorena)
Patricia Donahue |
UO Natural History Museum Gift Shop
Out on the Limb
Rick Simpson |
Eugene Biennial at Karin Clarke Gallery, July 25th - August 25th
Steve La Riccia |
Gear Con, Portland Gear Box Unlimited, Corvallis
Washington Museum, Portland OR
Salon de Refuses
N. Douglas Co Fire Fest, Drain OR
Photo Zone, Emerald Arts
Wayne Singer |