EK Interview: Lucien Shapiro

Another fantastic artist at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Art Show is Lucien Shapiro!  His pieces, made from found objects, create a cultural commentary revolving around identity, sexuality, rituals and modern symbology.  Check out his interview for a more in depth discussion from the man himself:

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EK Interview: Caleb Brown

Two of the insane and gorgeous paintings of Caleb Brown are currently hanging at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Summer Show!  His work draws on real world crises and issues, both international and global, and the subsequent fallout.  Taking very real situations and issues and framing them through hyperrealism and photorealistic painting Caleb challenges what the viewer assumes and…

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EK Interview: Brin Levinson

We are honored to have two pieces from Brin Levinson (previously featured back in October 2013) at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Summer Art Show that is still going on through July! Contemplating, humans, their place in the environment and the future of the world due to our actions, Brin poses a world in ruins.  Check out his interview:

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EK Summer Art Show 2014

And after the smoke clears…we are pleased as punch to announce our very first art show as a smashing success! Friday, June 6th at the one and only 111 Minna Gallery was a night full of drinks, fun, amazing people, and most importantly, amazing art! EK would like to thank every single person that supported…

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EK Interview: Joel Daniel Phillips

The work of Joel Daniel Phillips is as beautiful and detailed as it is meaningful.  His illustrations depicting homeless and indigent individuals humanize a normally ignored class of the population, as visible as they are forgotten, Joel forces us to face what is around us every day but we do not see.  You can see two of…

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EK Interview: Amanda Elizabeth Joseph

We have featured and interviewed Amanda Elizabeth Joseph multiple times, and for good reason.  Her hyperreal figures are as honest as they caricatures and her interview responses are intelligent and well poignant.  We are honored to be bringing one of her pieces to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show.  Check out the interview:

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EK Interview: Michael Reedy

Michael Reedy will be bringing his psychedelic exploration of anatomy and geometry to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show!  His art is at once expansive, exploring life, death and all experience in between, and finite, teasing at confidence and addressing body image.  Check out his interview:

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EK Interview: Michael Ward

I love the modern day abandoned Americana mystique that Michael Ward’s work seems to be steeped in.  There’s a romance to it, the rich pastel colors seem to pop out and call to you to come visit these places that people walk but ignorant to the beauty Michael imbues them with.  We have the honor…

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EK Interview: Jonny Ruzzo

Jonny Ruzzo  is another fantastic artist who’s work will be making it’s way into the EK Summer Art Show.  His work is as vibrant and colorful as it is meaningful, through his art Jonny explores a great number of questions, regarding sexuality, gender differences, success, companionship and much more.  Check out his interview:

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EK Interview: Erin M. Riley

We have interviewed Erin M Riley twice on Empty Kingdom, making this a hat trick, so it is no surprise that she will be gracing the Empty Kingdom Art Show with a few of her pieces.  Shocking, honest, Erin’s pieces delve into gender roles and stereotypes much deeper than some are willing to do.  Her exploration is nothing…

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