Jeff Robinson. Solo exhibit, opening July 5th.
Cary Fagan, an upcoming graduate of the University of Houston, with a BA in computer science and information systems, is a photographer and visual artist. Born in 1990 in Phoenix, Arizona, he later relocated to the Houston area. Cary's interests in photography and other arts developed after his high school career and during his years at Art Institute - Houston.
In 2010, the purchase of his first film camera after being inspired by images admired online. Years of honing techniques and creating a style of shooting that is unmistakably "Fagan" led to a wider recognition, fueled by the internet age. The Houston Chronicle once remarked, "...Instagram took Cary Fagan to a whole new level."
2016 brought more success and new equipment which was used to shoot some of his most notable work in New York City - the Kanye West collection during fashion week. Creative momentum has taken his exhibits internationally, as far away as Russia, and back to North America, in Toronto and Montreal, while being printed in publications across the globe. On US soil, besides New York, Fagan has shown in venues in Houston and Dallas, to Los Angeles and Atlanta. Soon, his work will be featured at Onyx Art in Phoenix, Arizona, and in the Midwest, as part of OnyxChicago, a pop-up gallery event in May, 2018.
The Silent Giant, A Sports Exhibition
This collection of creative graphics has been carefully selected from Michael's expansive catalog to debut his innovative series of sports art memorabilia. For more than ten years, he has generated a veritable collector's treasure of art, now signed souvenirs of sports enthusiasts across the country. Onyx Art is privileged to have this valued exhibit on display, and welcome the presence and participation of sports fans and art lovers alike to enjoy this rare and important partnership of creative illustration with athletic entertainment.
Michael's images have captured their subjects in moments of amazing displays of prolific physical abilities, from high leaps to perfectly arced swings. His signature skills of composition, technique and creative focus are demonstrated throughout the collection, and all contribute to drawing the viewer into a special, individual experience with his pieces.
Professionally, Michael is the co-founder of MyaKai Creative, an advertising and digital design firm. Since it's emergence in 2014, Michael has managed all aspects of the business while establishing himself as a specialist in brand development and strategy incorporation, his own formula to an integrative range of marketing and public relations. His tactical approaches to cleints' product and image promotion are visionary, and offer key insights to the development and direction for future campaigns. Such long-term planning cultivates the outreach and potential growth of those businesses.
Michael has extended the reach of his creative influence for 12 years and counting. His client list includes labels such as: Brand Jordan, The Upper Deck Company, Balboa Park, Charlotte Hornets, Maxim, NHL, Museum and the Web, Unilever and more.
ADAM GUICHARD, ABSTRACT ARTIST
Adam Guichard is a self-taught artist from the Southside of Chicago. His father, Alfred, brother, Andre, and late cousin, William Dawson influenced Adam's artistic talent. After he graduated from Howard University in 2000, he decided to pursue a career in art. He has done various artshows around the Chicago area, the United States, Cuba and Europe. Adam uses mixed media to create abstract and 3-Dimensional artworks. Adam also uses glass, cardboard, paper, fiberglass other various materials as a canvas to express his artistic vision. Adam is currently working on 7 different series, Nights Over Rio, Jazz, Abstract Jazz, Kaleidoscope, African Romance, Numbers, and Dominican Sunflower series, that emphasize the African-American experience from the Diaspora to the present day.
Mr. Guichard's work can be found throughout the city of Chicago, across the US, and around the world. Adam won the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago Black Excellence award for outstanding achievement in Visual Arts for 2011-2012. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority gave Adam the 2013 Fine Arts award. Adam was one of the featured artist on the 2013 and 2014 Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise. Adam was the Curator for Howard University Alumni Bison on the Vineyard Event held in Martha’s Vineyard. Adam recently was commissioned to create a painting for the new President of Howard University. In his free time Adam, uses his talent to educate and teach art classes at different art events around the nation. His philanthropy works includes, but are not limited to yearly donations to the NFL's Concussion Society, NFL Alumni Association and Dwayne Wade's Foundation Wayne's World.
Mr. Guichard is a young innovative Chicago artist, and proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He defines his work by stating, "Art allows me to express myself through visual media. I create abstract artworks that convey life experiences and ideas using various themes. My artwork is very animated. I not only want the viewers to see my artwork, but I also want them to feel the emotion that comes through the canvas. My art expresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life. I enjoy putting my life on canvas."
A selection of three paintings from the "Seven Degrees of Separation" are currently on exhibit on the walls of our Onyx Art Salon. There are two works from earlier series as well. View the exhibits page to gain your own impressions, and feel free to visit the space to experience them first hand.
We are honored to offer Mr. Guichard's work to collectors in the Phoenix art circles. The exhibit will expand during Summer 2017. We hope to see you soon!.