'Southern Style: New Works By Tocayo And Nick McPherson'
Above: Promotional graphic for the "Southern Style: New Works By Tocayo And Nick McPherson" exhibition at Thumbprint Gallery, on display May 12 until June 3, 2012. Reception: May 12, 2012, 5pm-10pm. Courtesy of Thumbprint Gallery
Reception: May 26, 2012, 7pm-11pm
Exhibition dates: May 12 until June 3, 2012
From the deep South to San Diego, culture and lifestyles dramatically change and influence our perceptions. “SOUTHERN STYLE: New Works by Tocayo and Nick McPherson” at Thumbprint Gallery on Saturday, May 26, is a joint show exhibiting the works of two artists who hail from deep South.
Juan Marante, AKA Tocayo, spent his youth in Cuba and Miami before moving to San Diego. The artist has been a freelance designer since 2003 and has worked for many companies including Rip Curl worldwide.
His paintings contain rich stories of distinct cultures and heritages that he has experienced. Tocayo’s style shows a strong influence from pop art and comic book artworks. He often depicts influential musicians and leaders, Cuban and Mexican culture and, since moving to San Diego, the Pacific Ocean and the local urban and Mexican influenced culture.
Since moving to San Diego in 2005, Nick McPherson has continued a hardworking routine of professional illustrator by day and a painter by night. Originally from Cleburne, Texas, McPherson has a dynamic style that combines his illustrative background and artistic spontaneity. His works are free of social and political dialogues and therefore have a fun and comical style. McPherson’s works are never void of dynamic images and vibrant colors which bring his canvas alive.
The opening begins at 7pm and runs until 10pm on Saturday May 26, at Thumbprint Gallery. The works will be on show until June 3, 2012. There is no dress code and no cover.
Museum Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM and by appointment.