Fayetteville Underground will present an opening reception showcasing two local artists from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at Fossil Cove Brewing Company, 1946 N. Birch Ave. in Fayetteville.
The artists are David Bachman, who explores his darker and more subconscious material with Nocturnal Musings, and Octavio Logo, whose Illuminations Series explores the human anatomy, the presence of death in life, and the space between light and shadow.
There event will include live music, a food truck, and beer for purchase from Fossil Cove. The two artist’s work will be on display through July 17 during Fossil Cove’s regular tasting room hours.
The exhibition is part of a two-month summer partnership between the gallery and brewery. Every Tuesday night during the month of July a portion of all proceeds at Fossil Cove will be donated to support programming at Fayetteville Underground.
About the artist: David Bachman grew up in south Florida. The rich colors and textures of the subtropics have a strong influence on his art. David has called Fayetteville home for the past 40 years. He holds a MFA degree from Florida State University.
About the work: Bachman has always considered himself a painter, working in the daylight of his attic studio. But three years ago he began something new, a consistent nighttime ritual of sketching and working with mixed media before sleep. The result is the series Nocturnal Musings, a darker and more subconscious product than his work during the day.
These elaborate layers of line and color are all mixed media on paper using a combination of pencils, printing ink, shoe polish, paint, and collage.
To see more work by this artist, visit: www.davidbachmanart.com
Illumination One / Octavio Logo
About the artist: Octavio Logo is a visual artist born in Mexico City. He graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México in Classic Studies, Greek and Latin, and studied Visual Arts at Bellas Artes University. He currently works as a restorer of ancient books in various Mexican universities and institutions. Since 2003 he has been conducting workshops on bookbinding and painting throughout Mexico. He has recently completed a 100-foot-long mural depicting Mexican history, which is being installed in a Mexico City business. In addition, Logo works as an illustrator of graphic novels.
About the work: Logo’s Illuminations painting series is a reflection of the last two years of the artist’s life. These new paintings were developed in Fayetteville and reflect three particular interests of Logo. The relationship between Fibonacci series (the golden section) and the human anatomy. Second, the presence of death in life. And finally, the spaces between light and shadow, life and death, harmony and chaos.
For more information, visit: http://blasphemarte.wix.com/logo