Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters presents Who Framed Nathan Gamel? for First Friday Art Walk and Second Saturday. The Art Walk reception starts at 7 p.m. with a musical performance by Jazz Pianist C.H. McCoy. From the Artist: Nathan Gamel finds inspiration in nature, in his domestic environment and in the vibrant culture of the 1980s pop art and street art intersection, specifically in the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. When you look at Gamel’s work, there is a familiarity in the subject matter of pets, portraits of his family and himself, checkered floors that recall your aunt’s kitchen and then there is a spark of the foreign: Thai lettering, elephants, pandas. Juxtaposed over the domestic and the exotic is a flash of rebellion: Words and interspersed images that make the viewer think of urban environments, of street art, of the New York avant garde of 1985. Gamel’s work takes layers of imagery, history, emotion and text and flattens them into one visual plane. This ability to express depth within a stylistically flat scene has intense impact and a richness that is often lost in our contemporary painting scene.

Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters presents Who Framed Nathan Gamel? for First Friday Art Walk and Second Saturday. The Art Walk reception starts at 7 p.m. with a musical performance by Jazz Pianist C.H. McCoy. From the Artist: Nathan Gamel finds inspiration in nature, in his domestic environment and in the vibrant culture of the 1980s pop art and […]