Painting above: Andrea Hornick • Fashionable Goose Accompanies Flighty Mistress For Late Afternoon Stroll • Oil on panel • 14.6″ x 11″ – 2009
HOT•BED cordially invites you to view Regal Planet, a group exhibition featuring Philadelphia based artist Andrea Hornick, as well as New York based Hisako Kobayashi and Japan based Tomiya Nishimura. This show is dually curated by James Oliver Gallery and ArtMobia. The Opening Reception will be held Saturday, November 17th from 6-10pm with a press preview that day from 4-6pm at 723 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia PA 19106.
We are thrilled to bring together the works of three incredible artists, combining their lush palettes and ethereal imagery, these works will play alongside HOT•BED’s flourishing greenlife. Kobayashi’s mysterious and rich oil paintings create a sea of color, where life and science are at play while Nishimura’s figures travel, primarily solo, through their own mystic landscapes. Hornick’s works alter the figures in old masters’ portraits to include spirit animal guides, while titles provide alternate interpretations and a feminist twist, acting almost as part of the piece itself.
Together the artists’ works create Regal Planet, a show which interprets characters and colors intimately engaging with the earth and their place on it. Curated by James Oliver Gallery and ArtMobia founder Jason Peng along with horticultural design by Bryan Hoffman, Regal Planet combines history, color, the human figure and the natural world to create a reverberating presence that is not to be missed.