El Cortez

25.00"W x 19.00"H x 1.5"D

$750 (Shipping Included)

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Deanna Fainelli

Palm Desert, CA

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: gambling, bar, retro, vegas, las, trip, road, urban, mixed media, contemporary, restaurant, cafe, americana, travel, motel, hotel

Media: acrylic, painting, image transfer, paint

Size: 25"W x 19"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

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Head downtown for a taste of vintage Vegas with its classic motels and old school neon signs. To capture the retro vibe of Fremont Street, I layered my hand printed original image with acrylic paint on a wood panels. This mixed media piece includes a custom wood floater frame that is wired and ready to hang.

If you are drawn to my art you probably share the belief that public transportation can be the best way to get familiar with a new city. You allow yourself to get lost in hopes of finding offbeat neighborhoods with the best falafel in town. You love museums but you know that sometimes the most relevant art is found in an alley behind the museum parking lot. What a thrill to get lost in a new city or to discover a side of town you've never experienced. It's the untold story I hope to find that gets me excited – to imagine the history behind a place stripped of its facade. These places are real, sometimes grimy, often boldly colorful, and always loaded with layers of raw character. To reveal that character I embrace flaws, even emphasize them, with techniques that make sporadic imperfections an integral part of the final piece. It all works best when I create intuitively, so the process of layering materials like acrylic paint and paper emulates things that reveal character – strong color, images and texture – adding details that help tell our unique stories. Currently based in the Palm Springs area, you'll find me cruising the streets on a sporty blue bike. I have been a featured artist in CB2 stores and I primarily show my work through online galleries, as wells as in various venues in California, including SFMOMA Artist Gallery at Fort Mason. Visit my website deannafainelli.com

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