Local La Quinta artists Eric Hart Samuelson and Aaron Fox are showcasing their work at nearby Venus Studios Art Supply, starting on November 1st and running until the end of the month. The reception is on the 1st from 6pm to 9pm and will include music, refreshments, a no-host bar and, according to Samuelson, “some other surprises along the way”
If that isn’t enough to get you down to a hopping gallery opening, the artwork should. This will be the first official gallery showing for both.
Samuelson’s work considers a deep connection to spirituality by way of art. He explores this connection between primitive/early cultures and their belief systems as well as his own philosophy of ‘universal oneness’. He uses a variety of media including painting, mixed media, photography and installation. Samuelson’s most recent series, called Primal Quotidian focuses on sculptures or figures from primitive cultures. Engaging with these spiritual figures, he paints them using acrylic on canvas, in his words, “it goes wherever that interaction takes the artist during the process of engaging with it spiritually and materially”
Aaron Fox was born and raised in the desert and has no formal training outside of a few classes at the COD. He started painting, as well as working with ceramics, about fourteen years ago. His series focuses on paintings where he uses the process of applying layers of paint, then removing some of it, before adding some more, never knowing what the finished piece will look like. On a symbolic level, it is akin to the emotional layers that make-up our beings. In 2002 he won first prize for the Fine Art Creativity Awards and Scholarship Program at the Palm Springs Museum Education Collection.
Venus Studio Arts Supply
41801 Corporate Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260 | (760) 340-5085