Under Pressure — Painting With Air

UNDER PRESSURE ~ PAINTING WITH AIR

Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

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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.”

Featured Paintings

Lybecker, Kirk (Portland, OR) Every Dream as Misdirection 2014 Oil and Acrylic 38×72 Courtesy of the Artist

Pastrana, Alan (Queens, NY; Studio, Plainville, CT) David Bowie 2020 Acrylic on Aluminum 20×28 Courtesy of the Artist
Pastrana, Alan (Queens, NY; Studio, Plainville, CT) Angels (Biblical Art Commission for Kanye West) 2021 42×54 Courtesy of The Artist
Evans, Bruce (Philadelphia, PA) Spontaneous Combustion 2014 Acrylic on Cradled Hardboard 16×20 Courtesy: The Artist, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, AnthonyBrunelli.com
Evans, Bruce (Philadelphia, PA) Studio XX (Burger) 2019 Acrylic on Board 11×14 Courtesy: The Artist, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, AnthonyBrunelli.com
Santander, Cesar (New York, NY) Soup Can Girl Two 2020 Acrylic on Canvas 30×24 Courtesy: The Artist, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, AnthonyBrunelli.com
Belviso, Sylvia (Italy; now Charleston, SC) White Shark 2017 Acrylic on Paper 28×20 Courtesy of The Artist
Santander, Cesar (New York, NY) The World of Crayons 2018 Acrylic on Canvas 38×48 Courtesy: Rehs Galleries, New York
Ott, Jerry (Duluth, MN) Still Life with Colosseum 2012-14 Acrylic on Panel 60×48 Courtesy: The Artist, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, AnthonyBrunelli.com
Blair, Dru (Blair, SC) Wolf in Repose 2021 Acrylic on Paper 12×15 Courtesy of The Artist
Eddy, Don (New York, NY) I Am Water 2019 Acrylic on Canvas 36.25×36 Courtesy: Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Taira, Hisaya (Tokyo, Japan, Now New York, NY) Umeda 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 20×28.62 Courtesy: The Artist, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, AnthonyBrunelli.com
Green, George (1943-2020) Leapfrog Superstring: Heaven’s Bounce and Trundle   2012 Acrylic on Panel 24×40 Courtesy of The Estate of George D. Green
Zarambo, Joshua (Richmond, VA) Warrior 2020 Acrylic on Canvas 36×19 Courtesy of the Artist
Evanoff, David (Cleveland, GA) Jimi 2019 Acrylic on Paper 27×19 Courtesy of The Artist

Watch Behind the Scenes Footage of Setting up the Exhibit

Exhibiting Artist Alan Pastrana, at the entrance of The Huntsville Museum of Art, which features a banner containing his artwork, Enlightenment of The Holy Spirit, in UNDER PRESSURE ~ PAINTING WITH AIR.

https://hsvmuseum.org/under-pressure/