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Episode 73: Brad Overton

February 28th, 2024

Blue Rain Gallery is thrilled to announce an important new exhibition featuring five captivating paintings by acclaimed artist Brad Overton. Drawing inspiration from the golden era of pin-up pop art in the 1950s-60s, Overton presents a contemporary interpretation, skillfully blending high-art techniques with bold visual imagery. Channeling influences from iconic pin-up artists like Mel Ramos and Gil Elvgren, Overton elevates the legendary form with highly stylized, graphic elements, employing technical figure drawing and a carefully curated palette. Reminiscent of American cigarette advertisements and movie posters, these nostalgic yet fun works showcase Overton's tongue-in-cheek humor and straightforward visual approach. With themes of the Southwest and the open road, the paintings collectively offer a playful and erotic journey through quintessential American subject matter. The exhibition will be on display at Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe from February 23rd to March 8th, with an opening reception on Friday, February the 23rd from 5-7pm.

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The Blue Rain Gallery Podcast is hosted by Leroy Garcia, produced by Leah Garcia, edited by Brandon Nelson, and music by Mozart Gabriel Abeyta.


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