|Painting by Landon Richmond, model: Allie Wesenberg|
This show featured the paintings of Landon Richmond and the fashions of Joanna Colbentz -- together. Many of the paintings were coupled with models in tableaux in poses similar to them.
On the left is a perfect example. Model Allie Wesenberg (in her own painted frame) mirrors the pose of the figure in the "Help" painting by Landon Richmond.
|Work by Landon Richmond|
The paintings were dramatic surreal scenes with figures in emphatic poses and situations. Several had the theme of reaching for something.
|Work by Landon RIchmond, Model: Dana Meeks|
On the left is a painting by Landon Richmond, of a girl wearing her hearts on her sleeveless arm. Model Dana Meeks had her hearts tied to her arms, and viewers could snip off one of them as a Gothic kind of Valentine.
Here's what the hearts looked like. These were strewn around Ms. Meek's feet.
On the right is model Frank Cipriani posing in a surreal background painting on the gallery wall.
On the left is the work by Landon Richmond, below, the tableau.
Congratulations to Landon, all of the models, to Joanna Coblentz [Link], and to Collective for an unusual show.