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Anno Domini presents...

The Offering Wendell McShine


Artist's Reception: Friday, November 5, 2010 from 8 p.m. 'til late
Free and open to the public
Music: DJ Clorophil

The Offering a selected tapestry of Canvases,Illustrations, Animations and installations that attempts to illustrate a time when men were truly inspired by the unknown.

A continued conversation within all of Wendell McShine's art works, for The Offering he has created another series of antagonizing situations between the subject and the way in which the imagery seeks to interpret its ideas: animations that conflicts with their sketchbook counterparts. canvases that are constructed within aspect fine art and then broken down by their illustrative treatment. small installation boxes that seems to be frozen in their melancholic dream state, only to be pulled out of their sadness through the use of intense color placement. Adding to what is a ceremonial dialogue of fantasy and reality as one engages.

Raw, transcendental and overly mystifying it is no surprise that International artist Wendell McShine (aka SHINE) is from the island of “the Carnival” Trinidad and Tobago. Currently based and producing work in Mexico City there’s a lucid cross pollination expressed through stunning iconography.

When one moves full heartedly into the doorway of Wendell’s work, a multi level narrative, which constructs upon itself is discovered. Bandidos, Jewel Stars, King Crows, Nahuales, Humming Birds, mezcal bottles, plantation houses, skulls, towering coconut trees, hibiscus flowers, rubber ‘slippers’, etc., coexist in a world of wooden panels, canvases, organic animations and paper mache masks.

Shine’s murals, paintings and video installations have been showcased, reviewed and in-cooperated widely in the urban art market: Adidas Originals, Absolute Vodka, Harper's Bazaar, Juxtapoze Online Magazine, catch a vibe magazine UK, Wooster Collective NY online, Canvas Magazine, INDI Rocks Magazine, Elaboratorio Urban Art Gallery/ Upper Playground Mx, Artrio Art Space, Mexico Museum of Modern Art (Art Auction “Mexico Vivo” ),London Print Studios, Real Artways USA, Fahrenheit Contemporary Art Magazine to name a few.

The Offering is Wendell McShine's debut solo exhibition in the United States.

Exhibition dates: November 5 - November 20, 2010

Artist's Reception is part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk, November 5, 2010. View the full schedule of exhibitions at participating venues:

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Friday Noon-7 p.m.,
Saturdays Noon-5 p.m.
additional hours by appointment

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San Jose, CA 95113
t: 408.271.5155

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