The Huntsville Museum of Art, in Huntsville, Alabama, will premiere a new exhibition of the world’s very best contemporary airbrush art. Opening in the Huth, Boeing & Salmon Galleries, ‘Under Pressure: Painting with Air – A Survey of Contemporary Airbrush Realism‘ opens on Sunday, Oct. 24, and lasts thru January 16th the following year. The exhibition consists of 45 original works of art, by 15 of the very best artists who have chosen airbrush as their principal medium of expression. Big names in the Airbrush World like Alan Pastrana, Dru Blair and Don Eddy, to name a few.
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“The last exhibition to broadly survey airbrushed fine art that I am aware of was The Artist and The Airbrush, curated by Barbara Rogers 40 years ago at San Jose State University in California,” David J. Wagner Ph.D., the curator of Under Pressure, informed us.
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Under Pressure is sponsored by Iberia Bank/ First Horizon. Ginger Harper, Senior Vice President at First Horizon is pleased to provide support for the exhibition. “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with the Huntsville Museum of Art that spans over a decade,” said Harper. “We are thrilled to sponsor Under Pressure and be a part of the Museum’s mission of bringing people and art together to improve the quality of life in our community.”
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Alan Pastrana will be in attendance, the artist who was commissioned by Kanye West to create Yeezy t-shirt designs, custom airbrushed jackets, commemorate his mother & father in law, and a slew of portraits for merchandising. And by Fashion designer Heron Preston to beautify his clothing with his original designs. Alan’s work can also be seen on this event’s banner designs.
The show will also be accompanied by a lecture and reception with a talk by renowned airbrush artist Don Eddy on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. Tickets for that event are on sale now and can be purchased at hsvmuseum.org.
Under Pressure will be on display from Sunday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 16. Admission is free to Museum members and $12 for adult non-members. More information about pricing and hours can be found at hsvmuseum.org.