Troy Lovegates may be known for high-profile work like murals and gallery installations, but the artist’s most absorbing work also comes through his strange, surreal figures. Lovegates, also known by the moniker “Other,” applies his knack for shifting perspective into odd characters with acrylic on basswood. He was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
A new gallery joins the Bay area art scene tomorrow. Athen B. Gallery will celebrate their grand opening with “House Warming,” an exhibition featuring new works by some familiar names to our blog, including Bret Flanigan, David Bray, Eric Bailey, Lauren YS, Moneyless, Troy Lovegates, Word to Mother, Zio Ziegler, and more. With this first showing, Athen B. introduces their eye for artists with roots in graffiti and urban art, Pop motifs and expressive palettes.
Opening tonight at San Francisco’s Needles and Pens is “Clutter,” a solo exhibition by Troy Lovegates aka OTHER. “Clutter” is a selection of assorted work created in his new California home and along his journeys. A frequent traveller, Lovegates paints and draws the people he encounters. Elegant old men and women who live simpler lives pervade his work with tidbits of his own doodles, resulting in a beautiful stew of life on the road. Recently relocated to the Bay Area, Lovegates now draws inspiration from the people in his neighborhood, the eclectic and gritty Tenderloin.