Band of Vices is pleased to present its fourth premiere solo show by a Los Angeles based artist, February James titled Collision Course. The show features a collection of the artist’s oil pastel and watercolors on wood, board and paper. The exhibition will open on Saturday the 10th of November, with a reception for the artist from 5-8pm, and will continue through the 8th of December.
February James is a master storyteller as she takes us on an emotive journey with her imaginary characters. She creates her vivid images using a bold, opulent and decadent color palette rich in shades of reds, blues and greens and have had her style of using color compared to the works of the 20th century Fauvist master Henri Matisse. As a former makeup artist whose job it was to hide imperfections, James does the opposite and finds beauty in those imperfections, as they are a better indication of finding the true subjects hiding behind their makeup. James employs smudges to blur and distort the surfaces of her images, all in an effort to show that striving for perfection is futile.
A DC native who calls Los Angeles home, her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, as well as in television broadcasts and print publications. February James has amassed an impressive list of collectors throughout the world.