Surrounding Black children with jumbled masses of cartoon characters, doodles, and explosions of color, Chicago-based artist Kayla Mahaffey (previously) imagines adolescent daydreams and an array of playtime inventions. She infuses her acrylic paintings with a longing for carefree summer days, mornings spent watching the foibles of favorite animated characters, and hours left open for adventure, capturing feelings of joy and curiosity.Evoking Childhood Nostalgia, Color and Cartoon Commotion Burst from Kayla Mahaffey’s Paintings / Colossal
Big thank you to Colossal for featuring Spenser Little’s exhibition ‘Illumination Devices‘ at MOAH Cedar. Please click here to read ‘Illuminated Wire Sculptures Nest Inside Larger Kinetic Works by Artist Spenser Little ‘ on the Colossal site.
We’re excited to share Colossal highlights Alvaro Naddeo’s complex watercolor paintings in a feature on the website titled, “Watercolor Paintings of Imagined Trash Structures Packed With Advertising by Alvaro Naddeo.” Check out Colossal’s article for a full review and close up images of Alvaro Naddeo’s work.
Alvaro Naddeo will be in all upcoming group shows this year, along with a big Fullerton Museum show this November. View available work by Alvaro Naddeo on the Thinkspace Projects website.