“Color Studies in Sunday Morning Jazz” By Phil Luna – First Friday Opening
Slab Cinema Art House
March 4, 2022 7:00 pm - March 4, 2022 10:00 pm
Phillip Luna is debuting his new painting series “Color Studies in Sunday Morning Jazz” for Contemporary Art Month.
The series will be on view at Arthouse at Blue Star from March 3rd to March 27th, and on First Friday (March 4th) there will be an opening reception.
Phillip Luna, a San Antonio native, has lived and worked as a full-time artist and musician for three decades, and he has been a music venue/bar owner, a skateboard/bike trickster, a radio personality, entertainer, guitar smasher, record producer, logo master, poster artist, silkscreener, jazz master, and hair flipper. Phillip is a multimedia artist and speaks openly about the struggles and mercy of his mental health and explores themes of love and grace in his art and music. Currently, Phillip performs with The Please Help, and he has played as a member of Royal Punisher, Fear Snakeface, Shit City Dreamgirls, 1.0, and Worm.
Luna’s newest series “Color Studies in Sunday Morning Jazz” highlights the dynamism and emotive quality of color and composition by deconstructing artistic elements into their simplest forms to highlight their inherent power. Just as he used to play jazz on Sunday mornings for the San Antonio community at the Cove, his current paintings are a free-flowing, expressive reflection of a lifetime of study.
He comes to the canvas open to the possibilities of discovery and invites the paint to take on a life of its own – both reflecting his feelings in the moment and illuminating the connectedness of our human experience. The orchestration of color and highly intentional layers illuminates the archetypical nature of human emotion and experience.