Tal Dvir

Artist, art instructor.  Exhibit: Expressions  Opening reception, Friday, 3.2.218.  6pm

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While currently painting contemporary expressionism, Tal Dvir is grounded in the classic approach inspired by the old masters like Velasquez, El Greco and later by impressionists and expressionists such Pissaro, Degas, Schiele, Giacometti and other modern artists. Dvir's work is a reflection of life and its surroundings, blended in self expression and imagination using a form of he recently developed as his painting style. Influenced by impressionism, expressionism and contemporary art, as well inspired by the textures work of last century's New York modernists such Franz Kline, De Kooning, Philip Guston, Pollock and others of their time. Dvir's work is always on a look for new ideas within his painting through subjects, techniques and expressions. 


Tal Dvir writes about his art:

In my paintings, I'm striving to engage fresh thoughts and ideas. My subjects contain mainly figures but not limited to as I truly see myself as a renaissance painter who seeks for new forms of artistic language within the painting field. I see my work as a process of constant reinvention and although working with paints on canvas, at times my work could be described as sculpting and designing with paints. 

When working on different projects, I utilize the same approach in order to achieve the striking emotions which the viewers can find while observing and experiencing the painting. As my art grows mainly through realistic features in subjects, I keep searching for new forms and ideas. I can say my art lives in the fine line of expressing thoughts, emotions and everyday life by creating realism combined with surrealism and abstract, which are truly the inspiring essentials for my creation, start to end. 


Cary Fagan

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.



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Michael M. Jackson

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.

Artist, Michael "MJ" Jackson.  The Silent Giant, A Sports Exhibition (August 12th)

Artist, Michael "MJ" Jackson.  The Silent Giant, A Sports Exhibition (August 12th)