August 10th, 2008 - 2pm (slt)
SLNE is pleased to announce the opening of our newest exhibit on Nantucket Town Square, Sunday the 10th August.
This new show will feature the wonderful creations of Zak Claxton, a professional (first life) musician, writer and artist. Kicking off the event will be a formal gala ball beginning at 2:00 SLT.
Zak is a self-described 21st century renaissance man, and has based his entire life around fanning the creative flame. While basing his career around graphic arts and web design, he has also spent over 20 years as a touring and recording musician and singer-songwriter. Combining his passions, his real life company does marketing and design work for the music industry.
Zak's artistic influences span several schools of art, from pop artists like Haring and Lichtenstein to nonrepresentational and surrealistic influences like Mondrian, Magritte, Dali, and others. Claxton's work ranges from geometrical precision to cartoonish illustration, with his medium of choice being the Macintosh computer, the mouse, and Photoshop (though he still occasionally turns to pencils, oils, and cameras to build elements of his pieces). Recurring subjects of Claxton's pieces include locales around his Southern California home, as well as everyday objects both serene and nightmarish. Much like the spawning of his original music, Zak only creates artwork when inspired to do so, never sitting down to "try" and create visual art. Find out more about him at http://www.zakclaxton.com/.
Written by Signey Gustafson Tuesday, 29 July 2008 18:17