One thing at the LA Art Show that stood out to us was that some galleries–not artists–stood out as their collections were impressive beyond just one or two persons, but all persons exhibited. This was one of the first shows we’ve been to where this was actually something we noticed. One of our favorites was New York’s Arcadia Gallery, who are showcasing some of the best contemporary portrait artists.
The artists they brought have a very unique and beutiful approach to portraits. Now, not all of them make portraits but they all definitely are representing objects that are somewhat posed, still lives of humans, places, and things. The artists that they shared included Daniel Adel, Malcolm T. Liepke, Jordan Sokol, Danny Galieote, John Brosio, and Natalie Featherston, among many others.
Sokol, whose work is directly below, definitely had a piece that was one of our top picks for the entire show. He, like many at Arcadia, brought a darkness and enigmatic quality to his portraits that were beautiful while being incredibly interesting. He, like Malcolm T. Liepke, Daniel Adel, and Danny Galieote, showcased the beauty in things that are often construed as dark. John Brosio and Natalie Featherston brought different takes to still lives, Brosio creating landscapes run amok with supersized creatures and Featherston creating semi-silly LGBT themed pop art.
Arcadia is definitely is sharing artists who are worth a damn and fairly new. We’re glad they came to Los Angeles to share their collection.