|Perpetual Existence: Exhibition Featuring Naaman and M Fortune|
Naaman combines his interest of the dark and macabre with the sensual, beautiful
Based on mythological themes, real life situations and experiences close to home, Naaman constructs his work as if captivated by the often startling imagery of his own imagination. Working with rich textures and colors, he brings his images to a contemplative, imaginative, and occasionally erotic climax with an underlying air of mystery.
Naaman is returning to the Push Gallery with all new work after his much successful “How I Haunt You” show in 2006. His new exhibit, “Perpetual Existence,” will be combined with another talented Asheville artist — Heather McCabe Jones, also known as M. Fortune. The exhibit will focus on the everlasting cycle of life and death, and the overlap and blurring of one’s past and present, even as we hurtle headlong into the future.
It's an exhibit not to be missed at the Push Gallery located next to Stella Blue on 25 Patton Ave. Opening reception will begin April 9th, 2010 at 7pm to 11pm. This exhibit will be up for the public to view through the month of April.
Today, she relies on Photoshop and her own collection of thousands of photos to build scenes that often mix past with present and reality with the subconscious in an impressionistic and sometimes humorous style. Images of decay, mold, rust, old paper, paint and bird droppings are used to build organic textures that are the backdrops for surreal worlds that seemingly transient people inhabit.