NATHANIEL COVINGTON: COAXIAL SHOCK
Modfellows Art & Design Gallery / 3655 Trousdale Dr. , Suite C July 20 - August 24th
Artist Nathaniel Covington will launch the Grand Opening of Modfellows Art & Design Gallery with his "Creature Feature / Monster" sculptures, large paintings and papier-mâché masks.
Nathaniel Covington is constructing bold, colorfully sculpted papier-mâché monster masks and large, pop art creature paintings. His art pieces have simple lines, set against solid color backgrounds. He’s predominately influenced by 1969’s - 1980’s “Creature Feature Films”, horror soundtracks, Sci-Fi magazines and a dash of Ed Roth. For Nathaniel, the process starts with rough sketches on paper, wood, skateboards, just about anything he can draw on, allowing him the vision to finalize the masks and paintings. The making of masks started about 3 years ago and he fell in love with the process. "It’s an opportunity to bring to life all the “Creatures” and wildly funny things living in my head." He says, "I’d like the art pieces that I make to evoke some sort of emotion when they are seen."