October 5 - October 26
First Friday Art Walk – October 2018
Discover Art Downtown at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday October 5th from 5pm to 8pm, to view the unique exhibit, “Oxland” from returning artist, Rodney Hoover, during our First Friday Art Walk.
Growing up in the Manhattan, Kansas area, Rodney Hoover’s inspiration comes from his childhood memories, leaving the big city to enjoy summers spent on his grandparent’s farm. It’s not straight photography, which in itself is an art, but digital fine art composites. His composites begin with photo sessions on location, hours in the studio creating the composition using multiples of his original photos, digital manipulation of the images, enhancements of color, texture, hues, saturation, brush strokes, blending modes and more.
The project “Oxland” all started with a fluke while scanning historical family photos. Rodney came across a photo of his grandfather and his siblings and thought it would be fun to turn it into a new composite. Combining the love of family history and cattle, Rodney decided to swap out their heads with the thousands of bovine images he has taken. He became instantly hooked, and has since created a whole back story for these new characters. To learn more of the story of Oxland and the Birth of the Bovinians, visit http://oxland.weebly.com/.