The Palm Desert Community Gallery features artwork from Ryan “Motel” Campbell, Mario Pikus, and Ric Rowland, in its new exhibition, THREE, on display September 20 to November 30. The artists will be honored at a public reception on Monday, September 24 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Ryan Campbell refers to the artwork he will be exhibiting as portraits. The work begins as a loose concept of portraiture where he attempts to capture a very distinct, but indirect familiarity with his subjects portraying their essence through line instead of physical likeness.
Mario Pikus defines his paintings, sculptures, and drawings as Abstract Expressionism with powerful themes. The artist’s love of color and form is evident in his artwork. Pikus’ work combines innovation with discipline, freedom, and the elements of traditional Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, and Cubism. He is the creator of "Harley-ism" sculptures.
Ric Rowland’s work is assemblage and mixed media, with a focus on encaustic, which is an ancient technique using colored beeswax. The colors are made from various dried pigments that are heated and embedded and suspended in wax. The wax is then carved and manipulated to become the basis for his mixed media collages.
The Palm Desert Community Gallery is located in Palm Desert City Hall, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, click here .