The Satellite Gallery is a space dedicated to showing solo exhibitions and collections of work by featured artists.
Current: Solo Exhibition - Bill Robinson
Bill Robinson has an accomplished career of illustrating children's books and creating concept art for companies like Sony Pictures Animation, ReelFX, Nickelodeon, HBO, and Disney Interactive. He divulges that his true love is leaving the studio behind and painting outdoors–plein air painting.
“As a concept artist for the animation industry by day, I tend to be stuck inside at a computer,” says Robison. “When I started to paint outdoors I was faced with the usual challenges of weather and lighting and what type of gear to use - but all of this was easily outweighed by the fresh air, sunlight, and sounds of nature around me.”
An exhibition about finding daily glimpses of adventure beauty, Explorer is an entirely new body of work featuring twenty-five original plein air paintings from the past year. The paintings are a journal of Robinson’s home town and travels featuring natural settings of rocky coastlines, dense woods, and babbling brooks, as well as urban paintings of cozy architecture and Los Angeles street scenes.
“Los Angeles is known more for its freeways than its natural beauty, so I was surprised at how much incredible scenery there is to paint all around me,” says Robinson. “It may be something as grand as a mountainside, or as simple as a tree at the end of my street. I find that both are worth looking at closer.”
Website - flimflammery.com
Solo Exhibition - Erik Krenz
A Minnesota native, Erik Krenz has built a career around a profound love and respect for nature. His work consistently combines an incredibly deft and naturalistic painterly style with a playful sense of fantasy and wonder. Krenz pairs his fantastic imagination with a passion for natural history and science as a painter and designer for Blue Rhino Studios, a leader in artistic fabrication for museum and zoological environments. At Blue Rhino Studios, Krenz helps to create life-size, strikingly life-like sculptures, murals, and dioramas that feature creatures ranging from little known Northwood species to prehistoric mammoths and dinosaurs, which are used to educate visitors at museums and natural history sites around the world.
For his first solo exhibition, Erik Krenz will be showing a retrospective body of naturalistic work, as well as a new collection of paintings that explore fairytales and folklore with an emphasis on landscape, and how it influences the narratives.
Website - ebkrenz.tumblr.com