Celebrating the Year of The Red Fire Monkey

 

A group exhibition welcoming the Chinese New Year with works by:

 

Jean Pierre Arboleda, Anne Bachelier, Bill Carman, Simone Castrovillari, Richard Hagerty, Daniel Merriam, Mimi Yoon, Craig LaRotonda, Paolo Pedroni and Caroline Young

EXHIBITION DATES 

February 5th-29th

OPENING RECEPTION: February 12TH 6-9 pm

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION: February 13TH 1-4 pm

AFA Las Vegas presents a group show to usher in the Chinese New Year For 2016: the year of the Red Fire Monkey. The show will feature local, national, and international artists all inspired by their interpretations of the red fire monkey. The artists included in this show of fifty works are collectively inspired by the clever, witty and inventive sensibilities of the Fire Monkey. Each artist expresses his or her unique vision through a collection of original paintings or drawings.

The collective works in this exhibition ask the viewer to embrace irrepressible desires and dare to manifest the creative inventions of the mind into the physical world. The Fire Monkey dares to be different, as do the painters in this exhibition; they strive to paint with exuberance and reveal the curiosities born from their fantasies.

The Fire Monkey’s “See No Evil” optimism and the lucky color red converge, in this most auspicious year, when dreams will be realized. This is a year of action, ambition, and adventure in a moment when the reward for the optimism will be revealed in good fortune. Red is symbolic of “The Hearts Desire” and represents the fire that enlivens passion, luck and love.

Carrousel

Anne Bachelier

Center of the World

Anne Bachelier

Cythere

Anne Bachelier

Les Courtisans

Anne Bachelier

Once Upon a Time

Anne Bachelier

The Acrobats

Anne Bachelier

The Hidden Child

Anne Bachelier

Windupbanana

Bill Carman

Won't Melt

Bill Carman

Gotcha

Caroline Young

Journey To The West

Caroline Young

Monte King 2

Caroline Young

Monkey Business

Caroline Young

Monkey See Monkey Do 2

Caroline Young

Monkey Photobomb

Caroline Young

Persimmons

Caroline Young

Noodles Al Fresco

Caroline Young

First Snow Year Of The Monkey

CarolineYoung

La Rotonda Lapse Into the Future

Craig

Larotunda Souldoffire

Craig

Setting-the-Stage

Daniel Merriam

Tools of Distraction

Daniel Merriam

El Decorador

Jean Pierre Arboleda

OcAFA158

Lin Esser

Sal- Esser187

Lin Esser

C'mon, Puddin'

Mimi Yoon

New Year's Song

Paolo Pedroni

Secret Garden

Paolo Pedroni

The Origin Of Humankind

Simone Castrovillari