March 2018 - June 2018 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.