Era: Large-Scale Canvas Paintings

James has been experimenting with extremely large scale canvases to create a new series called ‘Era’ … mixed media, enamel on canvas, aluminum and wood.

 

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New Omniscient Series by James Verbicky Released

ORIGINAL HAND-PAINTED SILKSCREENS ON PANEL / RESIN
RELEASED: SPRING 2015

48 x 68 x 2 inches | Hand Painted Silkscreen on Panel, Resin | 06.09.2015 © JAMES VERBICKY
48 x 68 x 2 inches | Hand Painted Silkscreen on Panel, Resin | 06.09.2015
© JAMES VERBICKY
48 x 68 x 2 | hand painted silkscreen on panel, resin  © james verbicky
48 x 68 x 2 | hand painted silkscreen on panel, resin
© james verbicky

Viewed from afar, James Verbicky’s new series appears to be a common, perhaps even classical human eye, emphasized in art since the earliest of times. Up close, the viewer discovers it is in fact scattered with strange symbols, some pre-existing and some “jibberish” the artist himself created. Verbicky’s oft-used themes of the daily, relentless bombardment by media come into play here: the powerful roles that brands and icons play in influencing us to consume, to buy, to use in the construction of social identities and in social class and status. Perhaps this eye is like Big Brother, a faceless force in our world that watches and influences and drives us in unseen and subtle ways.

Produced by the artist in collaboration with master printmaker Richard Duardo, who has collaborated in creating works with artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, David Hockney and Keith Haring, among others.

Sneak Peek of ERA. — solo exhibition opening January 19th, 2013 at Madison Gallery

While the majority of the collection will be revealed right before the exhibit opens, here is a sneak peek of a new piece for James Verbicky’s solo exhibition ERA. opening January 19th, 6-9 pm at Madison Gallery in La Jolla, CA.

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Future Primitive 3 by James Verbicky (detail)
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Future Primitive 3 by James Verbicky (detail)
Future Primitive 3, James Verbicky
Future Primitive 3, James Verbicky

Original Verbicky Auctioned with Damien Hirst to Benefit the Houston Ballet

An original Verbicky painting was auctioned off last week alongside an array of impressive artworks at the sprawling home of Houston philanthropists’ John & Becca Cason Thrash.

The artworks were sold during the preview cocktail party held at the Thrash residence, where collectors were able to bid on pieces before the main event, the 2012 Houston Ballet Ball, which will be held on Wednesday, February 15th at the Wortham Theatre Center in Houston, Texas.

All proceeds go directly to benefit the Houston Ballet.

Left: Verbicky’s “Citta Samtana 16”, and RIGHT: A Damien Hirst “Spot” Painting
Patrick & Greggory Burk with Artist James Verbicky
Chairs of the Houston Ballet Ball Patrick (left) and Greggory Burk, with Artist James Verbicky

MORE INFO:
http://www.chron.com/life/society/article/Art-auction-gives-Ballet-Ball-a-jump
http://www.houstonballet.org/