BESPOKE: DLFA @ THE SPOKE CLUB

  • Untitled (Came to me in a dream) by Gloria Vanderbilt
    acrylic on canvas
    26.0 x 26.0 inches | 66 x 66 cm
    2006
  • Swimming by Gloria Vanderbilt
    acrylic on board
    36.0 x 24.0 inches | 91 x 61 cm
    2011
  • Panic by Gloria Vanderbilt
    acrylic on board
    36.0 x 24.0 inches | 91 x 61 cm
    2011
  • Girls on a Bridge by Gloria Vanderbilt
    acrylic on board
    36.0 x 18.0 inches | 91 x 46 cm
    2012
  • Double Wedding by Gloria Vanderbilt
    acrylic on board
    35.0 x 24.0 inches | 89 x 61 cm
    2011
  • Cloud Land by Gloria Vanderbilt
    acrylic on board
    24.0 x 18.0 inches | 61 x 46 cm
    2011
  • Black Hole by Gloria Vanderbilt
    acrylic on board
    24.0 x 18.0 inches | 61 x 46 cm
    2013
  • A Taste of Illusion, Desire & Escape by Gloria Vanderbilt
    acrylic on canvas
    39.0 x 20.0 inches | 99 x 51 cm
    2012
  • Venus by Viktor Mitic
    acrylic and gold leaf on canvas with bullet holes
    61.0 x 69.5 inches | 155 x 177 cm
    2012
  • Portrait Study 4 by Viktor Mitic
    acrylic on canvas with bullet holes
    36.0 x 36.0 inches | 91 x 91 cm
    2009
  • Man with Golden Sombrero (Brad Pitt) by Viktor Mitic
    bullet holes, gold leaf, acrylic on canvas
    36.0 x 36.0 inches | 91 x 91 cm
    2010
  • Bullet Hole Encrusted Scull (V3) by Viktor Mitic
    bullet holes, acrylic on canvas
    30.0 x 40.0 inches | 76 x 102 cm
    2011
  • Blue Face by Viktor Mitic
    acrylic on canvas with bullet holes
    36.0 x 36.0 inches | 91 x 91 cm
    2010
  • Visitor by Gloria Vanderbilt
    acrylic on canvas
    46.0 x 47.0 inches | 117 x 119 cm
    2006
  • Water Fall by Gloria Vanderbilt
    acrylic on board
    18.0 x 36.0 inches | 46 x 91 cm
    2013

 

 

 

BESPOKE: DLFA @ THE SPOKE CLUB

Viktor Mitic, Gloria Vanderbilt,

December 2 - February 28, 2014

Opening reception: January 30

Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt’s works have been described as a vivid collection of not-quite-melancholy dreams. Their subject matter is always warm, populated with children holding hands, and villages of stick-light people, but her paintings are never sentimental, and instead show a keen understanding of how today’s beauty will tomorrow be but memory.

Gloria herself has lived a number of lives, working professionally as a novelist, journalist, and fashion designer. Her work, however, has always proved to be at the forefront of her field, and for popularizing the skinny blue jean she was inducted into the Fashion Hall of Fame.



Viktor Mitic

Acerbic and witty, Viktor Mitic’s art lays waste to the pop-culture symbols it repurposes. Brad Pitt, Marilyn Munroe, Ronald McDonald, each is riddled with bullet-holes and has its identity stolen. A haloed Brad Pitt becomes “The Man with Sombrero.” Marilyn Munroe, so vibrant in Andy Warhol’s prints, becomes just a “Winchester Beauty.” No icon is left undisturbed.

Trained in firearms during his national service with the Yugoslavian army, Mitic redresses the balance between media representation and reality in his work. Alternately making use of colored photography, bold toned paints, and vibrant prints, each mode of representation is presented at its most appealing, only to be shot down repeatedly by the artist’s gun.

Mitic’s work can be found on display in Japan, Europe, Canada, and most recently, at the Armory Show in the United States.