A Few Small Nips: A Tribute to Frida Kahlo

On November 4th, Distinction Art Gallery in Escondido, CA, opened a group show entitled A Few Small Nips: A Tribute to Frida Kahlo. The show is curated by June Leeloo and features figurative and urban-surrealist artists paying homage to Kahlo. New works by Aaron Jasinksi, Ania Tomicka, Archer Dougherty, Aunia Kahn, Bec Winnel, Brianna Angelakis, Christina Ridgeway, Edith Lebeau, Helice Wen, Jel Ena, Karine Stader, Kmye Chan, Lara Dann, Liese Chavez, Mandy Tsung, Maya Mihindou, Nom Kinnear King, Carles Gomila, Anne-Julie Aubrey, Paolo Padroni, Shannon Bonatakis, Suite Charlie, Tom Bagshaw and more will be on view until December 6, 2014.

Frida Kahlo is one of those artists that has not only been immensely influential to countless artists, but has also been featured as the muse in many paintings. Her artwork is inspiring, and the artist herself is iconic. I love the variety of work in this show, and the fact that there are quite a few works in which the artists style truly transformed the imagery they were paying homage to. Edith Lebeau using herself as a model, Tom Bagshaw’s exquisite rendering, and Jel Ena with a superb reimagining of Kahlo’s 1946 painting “The Wounded Deer” (source). Featured image at top is “23” by Helice Wen.

Check out the preview below, and then head over to the gallery for the rest of the show.
A Few Small Nips: A Tribute to Frida Kahlo at Distinction Gallery

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