Along with its beautiful desert landscapes, Palm Springs also has the largest concentration of preserved mid-century modern architecture in the world.
Riverside County’s most famed city is the perfect backdrop for two of Medici’s larger contemporary works that recently sold to a Burbank couple for their newly purchased vacation home.
“Bleeding Rainbow,” a mixed media abstract that stretches 56” X 66” and “Orange Static,” a 2-panel acrylic on canvas (24” X 48” each), were recently hung this December with the artist on hand.
Medici says the dichotomy of the struggle and progress of the LGTBTQ+ community inspired him to complete “Bleeding Rainbow” in 2017, which also has specially designed acrylic panes that provide added texture and dimension.
The artist used his squeeze bottle technique for his 2019 “Orange Static,” a multi-layer abstract that signifies energy and the universe.
Both of these works use wooden frames wrapped in canvas.
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After months of planning, Medici will live stream “Why Not?,” a virtual art show, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 starting at 5:30 p.m. PST/8:30 p.m. EST across multiple social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
With host Kim Clevenger, the free live-streamed event will feature Medici’s latest works, as well as explore his creative process and some of the artist’s social art projects, such as Plant Hope and homelessness in Los Angeles. Viewers also will have the opportunity to win a free painting. Proceeds of art sales will benefit Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.
“This art show has been a long time coming and I think virtual is the way to go even as Los Angeles gets set to fully reopen,” said Medici. “I really hope people will find value and entertainment in the event, and there will be a few surprises, too, plus great content including a cold open and remote field videos.”
The live stream event can be viewed on May 19 starting at 5:30 p.m. PST across the following platforms:
The theme of the show “Why Not?” is explained during the live stream’s cold open (hint: featured image in this post). During the broadcast, people are encouraged to ask questions, comment and share the event across their own social platforms.
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Aside from completing new pieces, such as Calm (48” x 24” acrylic on canvas), as well as the initial phase of his upcoming “#Plant” series, two of Medici’s works were chosen for inclusion in Fusion Arts online competitions.
Medici’s Families Upside Down, an amalgamation of three separate pieces totaling 12 individual panels (acrylic on canvas, 22” x 18”), was chosen as a finalist in Fusion Art’s 4th Annual Colors Online Juried Art Exhibition held this month.
“Putting yourself ‘out there’ is always a little uncomfortable,” says Medici, who continues his “Venture in Vulnerability,” the title of his first show held in late 2018.
Fusion Arts’ website hosts uniquely themed monthly and quarterly solo and group art competitions and exhibitions, while providing artists with worldwide exposure and the opportunity to compete for additional exhibition opportunities and awards.
Medici’s 2017 mixed media Dashboard was featured in a silent auction to raise money for a Los Angeles-based charter school.
The artist donated the artwork after it received rave reviews during his most recent show, “Venture in Vulnerability,” which was held at Santa Monica Art Studios.
“I love the energy the piece gives off,” said the painting’s new owner. “This is my first real piece of artwork I own and thrilled to have won it in the bidding process. The school is focused on the arts so the proceeds are going to a good cause.”
Dashboard (38″ x 26″) was created to be hung vertically or horizontally, allowing viewers to experience two different perspectives.