CURRENT EXHIBIT

CONTRERAS GALLERY
www.contrerashousefineart.com
110 E. 6th. Street
Tucson, Az 85705

 

"The No Show Show"

On Line Exhibition
October 1st. through November 28th. 2020
“Aagaard, Bermudez and Fitzsimmons”

This exhibition will feature political art from Gary Aagaard, Artist and Illustrator,
Arnie Bermudez, Editorial Cartoonist for BlogForArizona.net, and David Wayne Fitzsimmons, editorial cartoonist at the Arizona Daily Star,

And Special Guest, Barbara Brandel

 Gary Aagaard

Arnie Bermudez 

David Wayne Fitzsimmons 

 

Gary Aagaard

https://www.aagaardart.com

New Publication: "I have 8 Trump-related paintings and commentary in a new book, Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump by Karen Gutfreund (available on Amazon ). Here's a video link about the book:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNGLYbKr6_4&feature=youtu.be

Artist Statement : "My work is the product of my environment over the last three decades. Generally, I've had a positive experience yet tend to be irked by the frequent political and religious hypocrisy, general apathy (relating to war, the environment, fact-challenged pundits, etc.) and dogma of any stripe that leads to social and spiritual tunnel vision. These themes are prevalent in many of my paintings although are often explored using satire and humor as opposed to a sledge hammer (granted, I do use that on occasion, too). That said, during those infrequent times I step off my battered soap box, I paint pieces which will hopefully provide edification or simply a chuckle.
Crass Capitalism : In today's climate, many would brand my work a product of, gasp, Socialist leanings. To dispel this career-threatening rumor, I offer original art and hand-signed/numbered, limited edition giclees for sale within the Commerce section of my website. Thus, I suppose the worst I could be labeled is a Sociatalist.
Quick Bio : I began my professional career shortly after becoming a Society of Illustrators Scholarship Award winner in 1982. My conceptual cover and interior illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including The Village Voice, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Philadelphia Weekly, Barrons, Oxford American, Business Week, Bloomberg, SF Weekly, Seattle Weekly and Discover Magazine. In addition to my editorial work, I've created book illustrations for Reader's Digest Books, Houghton Mifflin, St. Martin's Press, Harcourt Brace and “Emily and the Ostriches” (Rizzoli Publ.), a children's book collaberation with Dan Bernstein."

 

 

Arnie Bermudez

https://www.arniebermudez.com/aboutcontact.html


"Arnie Bermudez is an independent cartoonist/illustrator . He is a lifelong artist and a full-time goofball. He likes to read comic books, listen to the Cure, draw, read more comic books, run, snowboard, skate, draw some more, and enjoys being a smart-mouth. He also likes to go to schools and tell kids to say no to drugs, go to college so they can draw and become artists instead of doctors and engineers. If you would like to contact God, err, Arnie, you can e-mail him at arniebermudez@gmail.com. Or you can stalk him on-line or in the real world which he finds quite flattering."

Bio
"I was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona and moved to Tucson to go to college. I grew up on both sides of the border and speaking two languages. I attended the University of Arizona and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts. In my college years I worked for the school newspaper The Daily Wildcat. During my time at the Wildcat I worked as a cartoonist writing and drawing a daily cartoon strip called Sarape's Grill which ran for 4 years and was a semi-finalist in the MTVU college cartoonist contest. During my time with the Wildcat I also began freelancing with The Tucson Citizen Newspaper providing them with illustrations and political caricatures. Eventually, my freelancing lead to full-time employment with the Citizen where I enjoyed working as a staff artist and being the youngest member of the editorial board for 2 years, until the demise of the print edition. During these years I produced a weekly cartoon strip by the name of Coyote Wash as well as countless graphics, illustrations and caricatures for the oldest continuously published newspaper in Arizona, until 2009.

Currently I am a freelance illustrator and cartoonist."

He also freelances for the TucsonSentinel.com and his work can also be found on Pocho.com
TucsonSentinel.com - Tucson, Arizona news, information & commentary
tucsonsentinel.com

 

David Wayne Fitzsimmons

https://tucson.com/news/opinion/fitz/

Below From David's Odyssey bio: https://odysseystorytelling.libsyn.com/david-fitzsimmons-mission

"David Wayne Fitzsimmons, known to many as “Fitz”, is the Editorial Cartoonist, and Humor Columnist, for The Arizona Daily Star, where he has worked since 1986, the year Geronimo began working as a paperboy. Fitz is syndicated to over 800 news publications and he also tweets, blogs, posts, pins, whirs and makes other assorted odd noises.When he is not at his drawing board slinging ink or editorials, David is entertaining his audiences, sketching quick sketch cartoons and caricatures. Known as the “Fastest draw west of the Potomac” Fitz has performed his incoherent easel talks in every conference meeting room, theatre, school, and clubhouse west of the San Pedro. Described as a “Flaming moderate at the fringe of America’s center”, Fitz is a snappy dresser who loves reading hate mail from readers and making his kids laugh."

 

Click links below for Artist's images

Aagaard page 1

 Bermudez page 1

 Fitzsimmons page 1

 Aagaard page 2

 Bermudez page 2

 Fitzsimmons page 2

 Aagaard page 3

 Bermudez page 3

 Fitzsimmons page 3

  Barbara Brandel

 

Artists Web Pages Under Construction - Coming Soon

 

 

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