Last Monday was the scene of a unique art opening reception in Highlandtown.
Two Tone Artistry and Vapors, a vapor shop and art gallery at 3308 Eastern Ave., displayed the works of artists Brian Baker, Sherry Vakili and Matt Saindon.
Vakili, a native of Iran currently studying graphic design and photography, has been a visual artist since she was 5.
“I just started doing it,” she said.
Her works feature strongly defined representations in bold colors. Rick Curry, co-ower of Two Tone, noted that one of her works, a depiction of a mother and children that Vakili created for her own mother, was in particularly high demand.
Baker’s works are sprawling, intricate and other-worldly. It has been a game of Two Tone employee Ruben Miles to count all the faces in one large painting.
“The story I’m telling is coming from an internal search,” explained Baker, adding that he is “using myself as an internal landscape.”
“I have this idea that we are not just what we see, but what we think and what we feel as well.”
Photographer Matt Saindon experiments with found objects, which he uses as camera lenses.
He said that he enjoys the fact that his work is hanging at Two Tone.
“It’s nice to have another art space,” he said. “And the whole lounge aspect–the hang-out aspect–to incorporate that with art is awesome.”
Saindon’s, Vakili’s and Baker’s works are available at Two Tone for view and purchase.
by Erik Zygmont