Parlor Gallery held an interview series in which featured artists were asked five random questions.
Interview with Puddin Aylward
Puddin Alyward My art? It is meant to be looked at, pointed at, and laughed at. I hope it’s a conversation starter for the viewers. If it makes two people remember something they can relate to and maybe talk about, well then mission accomplished. “
Interview with Eric Inkala
Eric Inkala, who has been residing in Brooklyn, NY for the past five years, came up as an artist in the Twin Cities in the mid-2000s, during a defining moment in time when the Minneapolis contemporary art scene was having a major resurgence. Eric’s signature style and vivid, pop color schemes helped set the tone for an influential local movement that launched the careers of many now-established creatives. This “homecoming” exhibition will mark the first time in 5 years that Inkala has exhibited in the Twin Cities and will debut an evolved direction in his trademark, character-driven works.
Interview with Max Kauffman
Max Kauffman’s artwork has been called “Magical” and “Future Primative” and reflects a constant push and pull between conscious, realized and intricate line-work coupled with abstract and unconscious washes of color and form. The artist spends most of his time traveling; creating murals and street art installations and he credits this movement with remaining open to the unknown while simultaneously “having a plan” and feels it forms the foundation for the themes of his artwork.
Interview with Dean Reynolds
Dean Reynolds was awarded first place in the Griffin Art Prize USA, an art submission competition from ColArt Americas with their leading brands, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conte a Paris. The body of work he created while in residency in London will be exhibited for the first time in A Way We Go.
“What I do is similar to the archetype of the Magician. I conjure these images which come to me like a day dream or a vision. They arrive as a seed which I then nuture and grow. The work is about the act of painting a window to a world and of fantasy, the surreal and inner experiences. The images appear to me and taunt me to re-create them into a drawing or a painting and then I work to make them into reality. There are influences that find their way into my art the works of my heroes’; Carl Jung, Dali, Peter Paul Rubens and Sci-fi and Fantasy Illustrators. My life experiences are portrayed and resolved through the artwork. The paintings take me somewhere: It’s a journey. The mystery of inner experience revealing itself along the way. “ ~ D.Reynolds