Modern by Design will feature works from California artist Leo Posillico and Charleston artist Joe Bolyard during the May ArtWalk.
Leo Posillico, a native of Long Island, New York, has been a successful, award-winning artist for over 30 years. His work is known and praised nationally and internationally and is widely recognizable through his signature brush stroke characters.
Trained at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, Posillico, has been a photographer in Vietnam and pursued a multi-faceted art career as an art director, illustrator, board game designer, album, book cover artist, and author. His work has been shown extensively in the United States and shown in various galleries in Japan.
He works in series. The “Gallery” series, from which the pieces showing at Modern by Design have been chosen, expresses the various art works that one can be exposed to while in the gallery, or museum and is both humorous and serious.
Joe Bolyard is a West Virginia artist who moved back to Charleston in 1998. Joe works in acrylics, mixed media, ink and also produces
pieces with metals, such as pewter, brass and aluminum. Joe’s work varies from small gallery pieces to large commission pieces for peoples’ homes and offices. Joe’s work usually explores depths of colour and texture, with styles ranging from the abstract to ethereal and even spiritual. Joe’s work can be found within Offices and private collections in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Germany and Ireland.