January Preview: Five Stunning Works by Five of Our Contemporary Artists

January Preview: Five Stunning Works by Five of Our Contemporary Artists

Jean Arnold, “Mabelvale: UALR: Resiliency” 



“I extract my artwork from the experience of mobility, the velocity of travel – its visual bombardment, and its alteration of spatial perceptions.  While traversing the city landscape via bus or train, I notationally sketch architecture, cars, trees, and urban clutter flowing by – capturing elements in a state of flux, and removing them from their original context.  

In my drawings and paintings, I invent ambiguous scenes and spaces – accumulating miles of space and time into one image.  This process creates a dense layering of geography – reflecting the current condition of complexity, speed, and fragmentation in our lives and society.”
– Jean Arnold

Johnny Detiger, “Pink Door” 




Jonny Detiger’s signature style of line art and mixed media sculptures highlight his unconventional, versatile, and unique creative process. It’s easy to get pulled into Detiger’s groovy world; experiencing his work is like dipping into a free- flowing conversation of cultural references, social struggles, and colorful forms that flirt with some of the subliminal desires of imagination. Detiger’s designs transcend the mundane, celebrate life, and joyfully bridge the gap between the everyday and the sublime.

His style takes the viewer on an exploration of human interaction through a kaleidoscope of iconic imagery, text, color, and light. His furniture designs have won critical acclaim for post-modern excellence and have been featured in design books and international design magazines.


Wayne Ensrud, “Outskirts of Town”


As a painter Wayne Ensrud has explored in his over six decade career the realms of Realism, Surrealism, Constructivism and Expressionism. That well traveled road lead him to engage a wide range of subjects including landscape, seascape, still life, portraiture, figure, animals and religious and mythical imagery. More recently, he has delved into the arena of non-object painting, tirelessly experimenting to push the boundaries of the painting medium.


Dave Pollot, “Processed and Enriched”


Dave Pollot is a New York based artist who is known for his altered thrift art paintings. He finds unwanted artwork and adds his own touch – most often pop culture parodies – and in doing so, bridges the divide between classic and pop art.

This original piece is a playful take on the traditional still life painting. It was made using oil paint on a found canvas.


Gregory Hergert, “Time Bomb”



“A city bus, a car horn, a drip of sweat as a rat scurries across the floor, hunched over the painting, the city, the imagination is Urban Surrealism.” —Gregory Hergert, founder of the Urban Surrealism Art Movement. As an artist, Greg specializes in satirical depictions of society & city life, creating multi-dimensional paintings & drawings in all realms.