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Cosmic Characters

Clover's Fine Art Gallery
338 Atlantic Avenue, 718-625-2121
Brooklyn Misc.
March 11 - April 11, 2010
Reception: Saturday, March 13, 4 - 7 PM
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A series of eyeballs bouncing down a rabbit hole. A rainstorm. A swarm of bees. Just when you think you know who you are, you’re swept uncontrollably into the spiraling patterns of life. Will you reach for a thorny ladder made of vines? Can you really climb out of this dream? If it sounds mad, well, it is. We all live within our own made-up characters and live by our own man-made rules. With any luck, you’ll live in a place filled with color, excitement, and not too many bees.

Rick Midler is an artist with a distinguished background creating famous ad campaigns for M & M, Snickers, and FedEx, as well as creating the Emmy-Award winning short film “Running George” for HBO. His art has been shown in The OmniGallery at the UBS Building, Art Vanguard, The Brooklyn Artists Gym, and the Premiere Wall at Crew Cuts Space. Inspired by Dali, Disney and Dr. Seuss, Midler teaches life lessons through cosmic symbols and fantastic characters. Psychedelic landscapes, secret symbols, and kinetic energy, shown in paintings like The Game, flow through this new body of work. Clover’s Fine Art Gallery proudly presents his Entering Neverywhere series.

Jenny Ping recently won 5th place in painting at the Florence Biennale. Her work can be found in the collections of famed fashion designers and choreographers. Inspired by grand theatre, opera, and ballet, Ping’s work exemplifies purity and detail. A graduate of Parsons School of Design for Fine Art, Ping has shown throughout New York and recently exhibited in L.A. Ping refers to some of her dancing dinosaurs as “dansaurs.”

Alexis Trice, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, has become known for her comic dog portraits (Boston Terriers in particular) and brand Welcome to the Dog House. Trice has been featured in online and print publications such as Dog Fancy Magazine, The NY Daily News, Pampered Puppy, L Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Animal Planet’s Dogs 101, and Wag Magazine. She has had work exhibited at P.P.O.W Gallery, Niagara Gallery, Ellipses Group show, Fuse Gallery, The Mighty Tanika Gallery and the Micro Museum. These paintings of animals, from the fantastical unicorn to the merino sheep, take on tongue in cheek allegories.

Win Zibeon’s paintings are a part of numerous private and corporate collections. Zibeon is an accomplished artist combining trompe l’oiel and surrealist metaphors. In the painting Hey Dude, Zibeon shows a classic landscape with a postmodern twist. ATeenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tightropes across the frame. A plastic dinosaur is juxtaposed with the craggy mountain top in Past His Peak. Zibeon has participated in exhibitions at Glowlab, Denise Bibro, Rockland Center for the Arts, The Hudson River Museum, and many other art spaces throughout his 25 year career.
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