Brain “Soigné” Wilson will host his second solo exhibition at the Dollhaus II art gallery at 23 Cottage Street in Bayonne on Friday, July 1. The opening reception of ‘GLAMONSTERS’ will run from 5 to 9 p.m.
Soigné is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in Brooklyn with his husband Brad and is an original member of the “first happenings” and “art events” produced by Dollhaus from 1999 to 2001. This was before the original Dollhaus opened in July of 2001.
Wilson has since been a familiar face at the original Dollhaus as well as the Dollhaus II. He returns for his second solo show with “GLAMONSTERS,” an amalgam of two words he was reminded of when reviewing his body of work.
“When I was deciding on a show title for my second solo art show at the Dollhaus II gallery, I browsed through my body of artwork and looked for a common thread,” Soigné said. “I found that a lot of my portraits of Drag Queens, Club Kids, and beautiful people, are glamorous. I also looked at over 2,000 drawings and paintings of creatures I created and found a lot of them to be monsteresque! Glamor is a noun that means: an attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem unappealing. Monster is a noun that means: an imaginary creature that is typically large, ugly, and frightening. I decided to use one of my famous word mash-ups and call the show GLAMONSTERS!”
Soigné is excited to show this blend of his new and old works in his latest exhibit.
“I would like the viewer to be thrilled by this collection of artworks, some of which haven’t been exhibited in decades,” Soigné said. “My show also includes new painting, drawings, and sculptures I created exclusively for GLAMONSTERS and the Dollhaus II art gallery, I watched hours of my fave horror movies for inspiration with my sketchbook in hand. I especially love the big bug monster movies. These GLAMONSTERS don’t bite, but they do excite.”
The exhibit will end on August 14. For more information on the exhibit or gallery, go to xdollhausx.com.
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