If you’re near Huntsville, AL, make sure you stop by the Huntsville Museum of Art for this exciting exhibit. UNDER PRESSURE ~ PAINTING WITH AIR, is a stunning survey of paintings by some of the world’s most incredible airbrush artists, including Iwata’s own technician and resident artist, Kirk Lybecker.
Hours, location and other details are available on the Huntsville Museum site.
From the press release (by David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator):
UNDER PRESSURE – PAINTING WITH AIR (A Survey of Contemporary Airbrush Realism) will open to the public on October 24, 2021 at The Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama, where it will run through January 16, 2022. An opening reception and lecture by exhibiting artist, Don Eddy, is scheduled for the evening of October 28. After Huntsville, the exhibit will tour to The Hansen Museum in Logan, Kansas. The exhibition is comprised of 45 works, wide-ranging in theme, by noteworthy, working artists who have chosen airbrush as their principle medium of expression. According to the exhibit’s Curator, David J. Wagner, UNDER PRESSURE – PAINTING WITH AIR has been a long time in coming: “The earliest, and perhaps the last exhibition to broadly survey airbrushed fine art that I am aware of was The Artist and The Airbrush, curated by Barbara Rogers, herself an accomplished artist, 40 years ago at The Art Department of San Jose State University in California where she served on the faculty.” Two of the artists whose work was featured in that seminal exhibition who are still active today, have current work in UNDER PRESSURE – PAINTING WITH AIR — Don Eddy (b. 1944) and Jerry Ott (b. 1947) — as does another, George Green (1943-2020), though he passed away unexpectedly while UNDER PRESSURE – PAINTING WITH AIR was being organized. This exhibition is comprised of works by these and the artists who followed in their footsteps including several of today’s younger generation of accomplished airbrush masters.”
Watch Behind the Scenes Footage of Setting up the Exhibit