Bar Redux Presents
Casualties of Precision Group Art Show featuring Nola artists: Carlos Mendieta, Nick Parnell, Huggington Behr, and Lee Dotson,.
Opening Night festivities include, meet and greet the artists, Live Music with Nate & Colin Ryan of The Detail, and scrumptious cake will be served.
Casualties of Precision is curated by artist and ringleader, Carlos Mendieta, who selected Nate & Colin Ryan of The Detail, with their raw power and driving chaotic cataclysm to create the mood for viewing Casualties of Precision. The four artists, Carlos Mendieta, Nick Parnell, Huggington Behr, and Lee Dotson, view their collaboration of work as One Futile Quest for Perfection: Four Artists...Four Aesthetics....Four Experiences. «Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.» --Albert Einstein
Carlos Mendieta is a graphic artist who views his art as being, Awake.
The word ‘Awake’ not only alludes to the sensation of feeling alive, but it also a word that is composed of the three stages in an artist’s life…
Awake – Creative Awakening and/or Birth
A_wake – The work I create and leave behind, like the wake of a ship
A_wake – A Funeral/Death
My artwork is a dialogue with the audience, communicating what it feels like to be ‘Awake’ — and will provide me with a platform to continue that dialogue with future audiences long after I am gone."
Nick Parnell is a collage artist who views his work as puzzles composed of collections of images found from magazines, cereal boxes, junk mail mailers and found photographs. After being cut and torn out he can see how the
individual images are to be arranged into the final piece. This process of deconstruction and re- assembly into a new form is his driving force. He describes his style and technique as, «making possible the impossible
while tricking the eye into believing it's a single image. I search for balance and tension in each piece, then I consider it finished.»
Huggington Behr is a self described paper artist/maker. He has been cutting paper for money since 2012. What really motivates him, though, is challenging the limits of what can be made from a single piece of paper. «While some wait for the Muse to come to them, I prefer to carve her from a dead tree with my own hands.»
Lee Dotson is a graphic artist who views his personal style as the love child of all his driving forces for inspiration: horror movies, comic books and religion. He finds his muse in his delight of figures wrapped in flowing forms, be it cloth, bone, or muscular sinew. «I want the viewer to feel as though they've encountered the subject in a frozen moment that, for them, is defining; whether it be during a ritual or quiet contemplation».
Join us for this Art & Music Happening, with Casualties of Precision: Group Art Show with Nate & Colin Ryan of The Detail, on June 22nd @ 8pm to 10pm.