Rothick Art Haus, the latest gallery/institution/anti-art school to pop up and inspire madness in all its crazy forms, celebrates its opening with Subtle Nudges, a collection of paintings by East Palo Alto artist Joshua Lawyer. Taking inspiration from his Tongan background and a heavy dose of visual incentive from his brother, a graffiti artist (a respected art form in its own right), Lawyer depicts female subjects who recall the days of acorn-breasted Venus von Willendorfand when images of female beauty and fertility would be assets like large, distorted, swelled hips. Combine that primal aesthetic with candy colors and plenty of pop culture, and youve got all the makings of a great art movement. The opening will also feature art by Prince James Alexander Parise, live painting by Jophen Stein and music by OC fave DJ Oldboy.
Fri., Jan. 8, 7 p.m., 2010