Jim Polan loves stories. He tells them, he paints them. Sometimes the title precedes the paint, but sometimes it’s the other way around. In most works, the title is intended to be a compositional element. The works, more or less, are edited action paintings with narratives. Despite his three degrees, Polan still claims that whatever he learned of art, he learned in his father’s studio.
Brandon Reese’s focus on experimentation and varying techniques relates to his belief that the best part of life is the process, “My art wears the fingerprints, cuts, dents and other texturing as a roadmap and documentation of its creation.”
Pierme’s pieces reflect a dialogue and love of his desert city that involves simplicity, nature, architecture and organic elements
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