Archive for the 2012 Artists Category

Expeditions with Lisolette Gilcrest MAY & JUNE 2012

Posted in 2012 Artists, Uncategorized on May 24, 2012 by Kali Morgan

APHRODITE Gallery is proud to present EXPEDITIONS by award winning photographer Lisolette Gilcrest!

Lisolette is an American photographer and painter. Known primarily for her erotic digital photography, Gilcrest has also exhibited erotic digital and oil paintings and has begun to foray into mixed media. Although relatively new to the erotic art scene, Gilcrest has already been exhibited along with other notable artists, such as H.R. Giger, Bunny Yeager, Steve Diet Goedde and Eric Kroll.

Here’s a few images to whet your appetite!

Please Join Lisolette and your host Vanessa T. on Friday, May 25th, from 7pm – 10pm
All framed orgininals purchased during the reception will be 20% off. Signed unframed prints are $35

The Facade: Paintings by Kati Kill

Posted in 2012 Artists on March 20, 2012 by Kali Morgan

MARCH & APRIL 2012

Aphrodite Gallery is proud to present The Facade…the glitterfically sexy art of Kati Kill!!  The months of March and April will be fabulously bright and brilliant with glitter and intense color! 

This local Diva has been hooping and dancing her sexy self all over the club scene in Philly for over a decade and has been painting just as long.

Kati Kill says of “The Facade”…it’s all about radiant colors and gritty textures.  The light dancing off the human form is how I interpret my backdrop to the world around me. The ‘Facade’ of the human form has always been evident in my work for the past 12 years. It all started with myself looking in the mirror everyday and wanting to change what I see. I started young with make-up and experimenting then it found its way to my hands through my brushes, charcoals, plaster, and other materials. What I wanted was to interpret the things of beauty that I saw on a daily basis into creations that captured moments in time. The mystery of hindering the performance and having no connection with the person in the painting but the remnants of stopped motion. Many of my works are on the more erotic edge because of the way, in which, I perceive the world…  That moment in time is more sensatory then the full blown act.

Please Join Kati Kill and your fantastical host Eric ZONK on Friday, March 23rd, from 7pm – 9pm for a fabulously glamorous and oh-so-sexy reception!  See you there guys and dolls!

What Turns Me On… by Adam Rosenberg

Posted in 2012 Artists, Uncategorized on January 9, 2012 by ericzonk

To open the new year, Aphrodite Gallery presents a series of sensual, seductive and sexy oil paintings by Philly native Adam Rosenberg in January and February.  Adam Holden Rosenberg is a young Philadelphia based artist born in 1981 with a Russian and German heritage.  Adam concentrates on painting the human figure in oil, more specifically dynamic portraits.  He has exhibited his works at galleries in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Paris France.  His paintings can be found in numerous private collections as well as a nationwide traveling show entitled “Puppies are Biodegradable.”

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When interviewed, Adam had this to say for himself and his work:

What is it about the human form that inspires you the most to paint?  I find it amazing that almost any emotion can be expressed by the human figure alone. Once I began to focus on individual body parts, I found the same was true there.  It’s fun to play with that and see what kind of stories can be told. When asked about his romantic endeavours, he says he is single, but dating (a beautiful poetess) and that of course they inspire him!  

Do you solely paint female nudes?  And why not men?  LOL!!!  I don’t necessarily only paint females, female nudes, or solely erotica;  I painted this series with one question in mind, “what turns me on?”  

What is your ideal female body type to paint?  There is no ideal female body type to paint, I honestly find all different shapes, sizes and colors to be fantastic!  What’s your favorite hair color on the ladies?  I don’t have one.  Depending on the woman and her personality, each color could work very well. 

What are you working on outside of this erotic series?  I’m moving my focus to something a bit more serious. This year plan on painting wounded veterans;  I feel like shining a light on what man does against man.

 Do you work in other mediums, other than oil?  I draw in charcoal a lot, I used to sculpt in clay and cast in bronze. I love water colors, pastels, you name it!

Artist Statement

“I am a story teller, and my art enables an individual’s story to be told when words fail.  I paint because it is a compulsion.  It enables me to vocalize the beauty I see in the human figure, show the horrors of life, inform, warn, and at times entertain. My paintings are confrontational yet playful.  Over the years painting has become my form of prayer, it is my meditation.  My use of color is bold, and my palette varies from artwork to artwork.  The marks I make at times appear spontaneous, but are applied deliberately.  I choose to paint intensely focused observations of the human figure in order to cull visceral reactions from the viewer.  I play on the base emotions of humanity in order to speak to as wide an audience as possible, and to rebel against elitist motivations.  It is my goal to make fine art that is accessible by people of all classes, races, educational backgrounds, and professions.  Every portrait I paint is not only of the subject, it is also a glimpse into my own psyche.  My own personal story can be seen through each individual’s portrait I paint.  When people view my paintings I want them to enter into the work with their own perspectives and leave taking with them something new that resonates personally for them.  It is my goal to entrance the viewer in the same way that a good story teller captures their audience’s attention for hours. “– AHR

Adam recently moved to Pittsburgh and may have abandoned the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and 76ers,  but he’ll be back for his closing reception on Friday, February 24th, from 7-9pm…