Distinction Gallery will present Tony Lavall’s “The Visionary,” and its secondary show will be the grand opening of the Micro Gallery, featuring 6×6 originals. Including works by Kari-Lise Alexander, JoKa, Kelly Vivanco, Denise Bledsoe, Scott Rohlfs, Michael Walrond and others
Tony Lavall is described as “a surrealist artist whose wide ranged skill set has been sought out by collectors and galleries alike. Featured at numerous museums and galleries throughout the country Tony’s work has been well sought out. His works often provoke our understanding of human nature and its complexities with a subtlety that can easily be missed if one isn’t astute in their observations.”
Lavall “is revered as a spiritual person who often reflects on the past, the present, and imagines the future. Centered on the ideals of strong morals and values passed down to him by his parents, his jovial disposition is often broken by social injustices and the depravity of man’s dual nature. Tony’s deep understanding of the complexities of life and interdependencies of human relationships; God to man, man to God, man to man, and man to mankind, has colored his creativity to render challenging images to his viewers. Even to the degree that one must evaluate their very own nature.”
Lavall’s “distorted figures are far more than a demonstration of the artist’s skills but also represent a commentary on the distorted views of this modern society’s morals, values and interpersonal relationships. A Tony Lavall painting challenges the viewer to take closer look at it to discover its symbolism which often depicts situations that are recognizable in the viewers own life. Tony Lavall’s work can best be described as universal concepts that are layered amid introspective points of view.”
The description of the artist concludes, “Captivated by the mental chess game each painting brings about, Tony acknowledges the thinker and the art lover alike, while enjoying their interpretations and commentaries on his artwork. As a creative artist, Tony Lavall adds value to our lives by creating paintings that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye, while encouraging the viewer to think and open dialogues which broach subjects that are often withheld in everyday conversations.”
Gallery Director – Melissa Walker commented, “I planned to have a dark month in September as we geared up for construction. Then, in walked Tony with his Abe Lincoln triptych and I couldn’t resist. His work and his charm brightened my day and it is a true honor to exhibit his paintings.”
Lavall‘s exhibition, along with the Micro Gallery grand opening will run from September 14 through October 5. The opening reception with Evgeniya, live music, ArtHatch open studios, Stone Beer, and BK Cellars wine will be on Saturday, September 14, 6 -10 p.m.
Distinction Gallery is located at 317 E Grand Ave Escondido. Questions? Call 760-707-2770.