The Palm Springs Modernists opening Artist Reception will be held during Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017 on Saturday, February 18 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Desertpainter Studio Gallery, 370 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. The public is invited to attend.
The Artist Reception marks the opening of the 2nd Annual Palm Springs Modernists Art Show from February 16 to March 12, 2017 at the Desertpainter Studio Gallery. The Palm Springs Modernists Art Show showcases the work of three locally grown Palm Springs artists Glen Wexler, Terry Masters and Craig Deman.
A portion of art sales benefit the Palm Springs Cultural Center and United Way of The Desert.
Free parking is available directly across from Desertpainter Studio Gallery at the public lot on Palm Canyon Drive. In addition, there is ample parking at the nearby Amado Center, 333 North Palm Canyon Drive. Enter at the corner of Amado and Belardo. Guests attending the Artist Reception will enjoy a hosted bar with wine, beer and the famous Tito’s Handmade Vodka. For additional information visit www.palmspringsmodernists.com.
The three featured artists are the founders of Palm Springs Modernists. Glen, Terry and Craig are all from Palm Springs and their collective art showcases how the modernist environment truly influenced their work and their lives. “The three of us grew up together and have deep roots in all that is Palm Springs. We are immersed in the modernist aesthetic and lifestyle from a young age, which of course informs our own individual art,”explains Wexler, son of Palm Springs architectural icon, Donald Wexler.
Glen, an internationally known photographer, is known for pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium to create fantastical scenes that look real. His artwork is exhibited worldwide and has appeared on 300 album covers. He has created images for legendary musicians including Michael Jackson, Yes, Rush, Black Sabbath, Van Halen and ZZ Top. Wexler credits his father’s design influence for his architectural approach to constructing images.
Terry Masters continues to reside in Palm Springs. He is a prolific award-winning painter of the Coachella Valley. Terry, who paints in the tradition of the French Impressionists and early California painters, is a member of the California Art Club and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Of his many accomplishments, Terry’s greatest satisfaction came when his peers awarded him the “Artists Choice” award at Telluride.
Craig Deman creates photographs that focus on cultural artifacts defining American life since the middle of the 20th century. Craig’s works have been exhibited at: Morris Museum of Art, Augusta Georgia; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Frosinone, Italy; Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California; Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California; Times Square in New York and the Artists Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
The Art Show is sponsored by SBEMP Attorneys of Palm Springs and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.