Tanner is a very successful New York Artist who is also known as an actor, play write, performer, and cabaret singer (in drag). His art works, both 2 and 3 dimensional, are beautifully crafted pieces, a mix of painting, drawing, collage and sculpture all done up with beautiful forms and very beautiful, glittery, sumptuous materials. Often incorporating found objects, they reflect his love of nostalgia in both form and substance. With vintage jewelry, medallions containing words from beloved old popular music, and much glitter and sparkle, these works take on a sophisticated ambiance where the subject and manipulation of media intrigue as well as delight. They are joyous works, sometimes outrageous, always beautifully crafted with an air of excessive and explosive character.
Tanner studied at the San Francisco Academy of Art and The California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. He exhibits nationally and also in Europe. This is his second solo exhibition at Atrium Gallery.
The exhibition opens with a Reception, Friday, April 27 from 6-8 pm
and runs through June 17.