Sky Black "Before We Forget Ourselves"

  The Rose Peddlers  20x20 - Oil on Canvas    SOLD    Prints Available - 9x12 $120 & 24x24 $195

The Rose Peddlers 20x20 - Oil on Canvas SOLD

Prints Available - 9x12 $120 & 24x24 $195

Before We Forget Ourselves opens March 16th, 2018 at monOrchid gallery and will be showcased through May. Sky Black’s solo exhibition will present a range of themes from future-esque, surreal landscapes painted with vivid pastels to contemporary themes such as overconsumption and greed. Sky narrates his paintings in ways that show fusions and collisions of humankind and nature. It is often his goal to show humankind as belonging to the animal kingdom as much as the crunch belongs in peanut butter. 

Born in Flagstaff, Sky's visual vocabulary extends from adventure to nostalgia, blending classical, old world themes and techniques with his stylistic subjects. There is always a level of uncertainty embedded in the paintings as the viewer is continually challenged to decipher their own meanings. These enigmatic themes are assisted by the complex combinations of inanimate and animate objects. 

  Just Trying to Live Here  48x36 - Oil on Canvas $3,900

Just Trying to Live Here 48x36 - Oil on Canvas $3,900

 "It is always my goal to challenge the viewers perception of reality." - Black

 Sky's unique style is as experimental as it is creative and always leaves a trail for the mind to wander. Sky passed on a full ride scholarship to put his ambition as an artist to the test. Though not formally trained, he is constantly studying, researching, and observing. His work has appeared on covers of magazines and newspapers, been collected internationally, and shown around the country in galleries and competitions.
 

 Estamos Sonando? 36x36 - Oil on Canvas $2,500

Estamos Sonando? 36x36 - Oil on Canvas $2,500

  Momentarily Adrift  18x30 - Oil on Canvas $1,500

Momentarily Adrift 18x30 - Oil on Canvas $1,500

  She Was in Second  16x18 - Oil on Canvas $1,200

She Was in Second 16x18 - Oil on Canvas $1,200

  The Men Who Sell the World  48x37 - Oil on Canvas $3,500

The Men Who Sell the World 48x37 - Oil on Canvas $3,500

  In Bloom  20x24 - Oil on Canvas  SOLD

In Bloom 20x24 - Oil on Canvas SOLD

  Portrait of a Hand Gently Clenching Several Wooden Chess Pieces  12x12 - Oil on Canvas $800

Portrait of a Hand Gently Clenching Several Wooden Chess Pieces 12x12 - Oil on Canvas $800

  The Men Who Play Cards  40x30 - Oil on Canvas $2,900

The Men Who Play Cards 40x30 - Oil on Canvas $2,900

  Memory Test  16x20 - Oil on Canvas $900

Memory Test 16x20 - Oil on Canvas $900

You Shall Not Pass (Caramelizing the Candy Cane Cart of Consumption) 80x24 - Oil on Canvas $4,200

  Not Himself  24x48 - Oil on Canvas $1,900

Not Himself 24x48 - Oil on Canvas $1,900

  Slow Dance with Euphoria  60x48 - Oil on Canvas $4,700

Slow Dance with Euphoria 60x48 - Oil on Canvas $4,700

  Refuge  22x36 - Oil on Canvas $1,900

Refuge 22x36 - Oil on Canvas $1,900

  Just a Thought  12x12 - Oil on Canvas $800

Just a Thought 12x12 - Oil on Canvas $800

  In Her Time  14x11 - Oil on Canvas $600

In Her Time 14x11 - Oil on Canvas $600