Nomen Nudum: Valency Genis, Dinkc, Dylan Pommer & Rumtum Show
Sally Centigrade Gallery
February 6 - 29, 2020
- Opening Reception Thursday February 6th from 5-9:30p
The DINKC Brand was born in Kansas City in 1990. Heavily rooted in Mexican-American cultures, graffiti/street art influence, and "DIA DE LOS MUERTOS" Skulls x Beliefs. DINKC presents the various realms in which he loves to explore and showcase his style. By utilizing illustrative design at its core, his work expands into galleries, murals, custom merchandise/apparel, and commissioned work. Through his craft, DINKC embodies strong brand ideals, unforgiving boldness, and passion. To live is to die. “With every life comes death, with every death comes a life story. It is remembering who they were, not where they are. At the end of the day and life, the things we leave behind are stories, memories, and legacies.All different, all special, and all defining who you were and will always be as an individual. These are my leave behinds; these are my skulls" -DINKC
Valency Genis is an artist with a head full of never-ending creatures. Her magical ability to bring her vivid imagination to life is evident in her amazing sculptures of fanciful hybrid animals. She originally hailed from the Republic of Cascadia, entering the world as a 12-pound baby, born in Portland, OR. After her father passed away when she was a baby, she then grew up in the heart of Seattle, WA.
She was utterly obsessed with television and video games for most of her life, so it is ironic that a summer spent on Flathead Lake, Montana in an electronics-free log cabin when she was 10 years old would change her life forever. Searching for diversions to alleviate her interminable boredom, she happened upon an old taxidermy shop. A dusty pair of "unborn beavers" caught her eye in the window display, and it forever imprinted on her naive adolescent mind. The stunning array of animals presented in the rustic store drew her in with their beauty, but she was bereaved by their demise.
Dylan Pommer was Born in 1987 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dylan (or as he signs his works, Rust This World) creates work that is an amalgamation of influences and themes that have stuck with him from his childhood. Having grown up in New Mexico, there is a heavy southwestern folk art influence to many of his settings and characters. As a child in America, he also grew up with Saturday morning cartoons and Disney movies and has incorporated many of those elements, like bright colors, exaggerated proportions, and thick lines, in his work as well.
Dylan’s purpose with his work is to tell stories. His characters are human, yet animalistic; beautiful, yet unnerving. Every piece is linked to each other, taking place in same universe. Each image is like a film still from an animated movie that doesn’t exist, with the narrative and story growing and expanding with each new piece.
John Hastings creates artwork under the moniker "Rumtum" in visual art and music. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio John Hastings spent most of his time on the shores of Lake Erie enjoying the natural elements and relating to them through drawing. During this time he developed a close relationship with the balance of human, animal and plant life in this habitat, this spawned a broader love and connection for aquatic nature, marine life and the vast landscapes they create. The natural geometric patterns in tropical plants and deep sea atmospheres found their way into his work - and the birth of new creatures and whimsical scenes transport you to a playful oasis.
Sally Centigrade Gallery
445 S. Saulsbury St., Unit E
Lakewood, CO 80226