The Brother Hood Of Color
Feb. 16 - April 17, 2018
Jan. 19th, 2018 - Feb. 11th, 2018
Argenta Gallery of North Little Rock is proud to present “The Brotherhood of Color,” an
art exhibit showcasing the art of Rex DeLoney.
“The Brotherhood of Color” is a collection of Mixed Media paintings by Rex DeLoney
exploring the men that formed the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP). In
1867, industrialist George Pullman developed the Pullman Cars, which were luxury
trains with sleeping and dining compartments staffed with recently freed slaves as
porters. Porters were trained to serve travelers every want and need for Pullman’s hotel
on wheels....Read More
Argenta Gallery of North Little Rock is proud to present “Lagniappe,” an art exhibit
showcasing the art of Greg Lahti.
“Lagniappe” is a collection of oil paintings by Greg Lahti that possess a narrative
quality, likely attributed to his many years working behind the scenes in theater. He has
helped design, build, and paint productions with the Arkansas Art Center Children’s
Theater, and has also contributed to several programs at The Rep, and The Opera at
Wildwood Park for the Arts.
Primarily a figure painter, Lahti often dramatically costumes his figures and uses colors
that are saturated, rich, and bright. The space surrounding the figures shares aspects of
a theatrical backdrop, while often containing elements of abstraction or of an alternate
reality; yet his figures, contrastingly, are clearly of this time....Read More
December 15th, 2017 - Jan. 18th, 2018
Argenta Gallery of North Little Rock is proud to present “Permanent Waves,” an art
exhibit showcasing the art of Spencer Purinton and curated by Will Hogg.
“Permanent Waves” is an exploration of anxiety and hope. Peace and unrest,
juxtaposed and conjugated in uneasy harmony. The images, executed in acrylic on
canvas, borrow elements from comic books, animation, Japanese woodblock prints, and
Pop-surrealism to depict dualistic atmospheres of turmoil and tranquility, incorporating
facets of the natural, the artificial, and the fantastic.
Spencer Purinton’s early love of art was formed by encounters with Japanese cartoons
and American comic books. It wasn’t long before he discovered the Surrealists.....Read More
Argenta Gallery of North Little Rock is proud to present “Glitch,” an art exhibit
showcasing the art of Dogtown local Jake West and curated by Will Hogg.
Over the past year, Jake has taken the reigns of a technique called ‘digital moshing’ to
create art that straddles both the tail end of the millennial era as well as the fresh start
of gen-Z. This process involves altering code of a digital photograph to create
distortions and colorations unachievable by camera alone. Jake considers the process
to be somewhere between mastery and complete guesswork. As such, the product
perfectly encapsulates existential order amidst artistic chaos. Within the code of the
digital photos, Jake can embed his stories and secrets, leaving serendipitous art which
symbolizes the artistry of an accident.