Painter Christian Rex van Minnen

Taking Surrealism back to its roots, Denver-based painter Christian Rex van Minnen has a less direct approach but similar style to that of Giuseppe Arcimboldo's sixteenth-century portrait heads. Playing with finely-rendered textures and visceral components suggesting organs, skin, meat, crustaceans and plant life, but also including more literal elements like flowers, clothing and silhouettes, the artist uses dramatic, one-point lighting adding a depth and creepiness …

Marla Rutherford Photography

by Julie Wolfson Marla Rutherford's dramatic images turn heads. Her subjects include everything from celebrities and fetish models to babies, convicts and more. While her work references several different genres of photography, it's all highly stylized. Recent sitings include pieces in the group show "Bettie Page: Heaven Bound" at Los Angeles gallery World of Wonder and "characters," like the iconic image of the fiery redhead …

Annie Kevan: All the Presidents’ Girls

by Ariston Anderson At first glance, the collection of portraits FAS Contemporary's Volta booth appears to be a wall of extremely beautiful women throughout the ages, each one quickly created in delicate strokes of oil paint. But then Monica Lewinsky's face pops out at you and is that Paula Jones? British painter Annie Kevan's solo show features every Presidential girlfriend on record. Although the majority …