TCVA Art Gallery
Louis J. Boston II
September 16-23, 2023
(A NEXT GENERATION OPTICAL ILLUSION ART MOVEMENT)
I am a self-taught digital print artist. I was born in, Albany, NY, but have raised a family and been living in the Turtle Creek Valley-area for the last 21 years. I have been selling digital art prints for the last 10 years. Within the last 5 years I have developed a next generation, optical illusion art movement titled, Optical Tuning.
HOW OPTICAL TUNING WORKS
In the same way that you can fine tune radio stations by tuning into a selected radio frequency, I have fully developed ways to, “Fine Tune Color Spectrums Into Working Optical Illusions” – Hence, how Optical Tuning works.
MY GOALS AS AN ARTIST
Some of my artwork you may find to be aesthetically calming. Some of my artwork you may also find to be a challenge to your visual senses. If either way is so, then I have reached my goals for you as a digital print artist.
Please consider that the artworks displayed at this venue are limited edition prints, with some of these prints being displayed for the very first time. I believe that you will find enjoyment in my artistic endeavors. I invite you to not only take a look at what I have created, but to also take some of my artwork home with you for your own personal enjoyment.
For those of you who are interested in receiving the financial benefits from purchasing a limited edition art print, my signature can be provided on the back of my artworks upon request.
Thank You For Your Support!
Louis J. Boston II
Freddie James Bainbridge
October 6-28, 2023
Rust and Renewal
This art exhibit will feature artist Freddie Bainbridge at the former home of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company and the new home of the Turtle Creek Valley Arts Gallery October 6-28, 2023.
George Westinghouse was a pioneer in his field. With over 300 patents to his name, he founded Westinghouse Electric and 59 other companies.
Not only was he a successful businessman, but he led by example in his treatment of every person who worked for him. He was a kindly benefactor and generous employer. Throughout his life it is fair to say that he changed and improved the entire world, on a number of fronts.
The work that he did and the life that he led inspires the artist Freddie Bainbridge, and it is his honor to be at the magnificent “Westinghouse Castle” and celebrate the birthday (October 6, 1846) of one of America’s greatest tycoons.
The portrait by the artist is a tribute to Mr. Westinghouse as much for his humanity, as for his tireless work ethic and drive to make life better for people. The materials used in this portrait are liquid metal paints that have been treated with an oxidizer and allied to “rust” then sealed. Resembling the copper in a wire cable that has been weathered.
Bainbridge hopes that his art in this show, and always, will touch the hearts of those who see it. His desire is to make art available and affordable so that more people can enjoy the privilege of being exposed to, and touched by, its beauty and power. He uses many materials and techniques in his creations, among them: metal paints, acrylics, watercolors, drags, drips, splashes, and composition to make his artistic statements. Chief among his enjoyments as an artist is the freedom to
experiment, letting the muse lead the process, having no idea where it may lead; each piece is its own treasured adventure. Through his artwork and charitable service to the community, Freddie hopes to inspire others in the same way George Westinghouse has inspired him.
He believes his works are to be shared; so also is a place at the table for all individuals who may feel like their own lives do not matter, or cannot get better. Freddie believes that every life matters, shares hope and concrete help every chance he gets, and intends to challenge others to reach out and lift up their fellows in the style of the great man, Westinghouse.
Freddie Bainbridge is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and believes it is a worthwhile endeavor to lend a helping hand, promote courage in the face of hardship, and work together to rise above what may seem like insurmountable odds.
In Freddie’s world everyone gets a seat at the table, all are included in this great vision, and just like the legendary George Westinghouse made the lives of all of us better, so, too, the artist Freddie Bainbridge seeks that as well. He wakes up each morning to, in every way,
make the world a little more beautiful every day.