“Eat The Rich”
Medium: – Mixed Acrylic and Oil
Size: 36″ x 48″
Elephant Room, Inc. is proud to present “Love, Lust & Desire”, a solo exhibit by artist, Zeph Farmby. The exhibition runs August 27th through September 28th with an opening reception on Friday, August 31st from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and an artist talk on Saturday, September 1st at 1pm. Both the reception and the talk are free and open to the public and will take place at Elephant Room, Inc. located at 704 S Wabash Ave. in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago.
The exhibition has sponsorship from Blick Art Materials and XANTÉ Premium Liqueurs. In preparation for the opening of his exhibition, Zeph will be doing a live painting demo on August 30th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Blick Art Materials located at 1574 N Kingsbury in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Blick is providing goodie bags for the reception at Elephant Room on August 31st and XANTÉ will be serving drinks throughout the evening.
“Love, Lust & Desire” expresses socially conscious and cultivating views on pop culture in a variety of controversial ways. “For thousands of years, people all over the world have been bamboozled into thinking that having lots of money guarantees happiness. This body of work exploits this premise.” – Zeph Farmby. This collection of new work will either inspire or provoke the viewer as it demonstrates Zeph’s point of view on current society and its effect on us. The exhibition creates a passionate dialogue as Zeph’s visual voice will be hard to ignore. Zeph’s fine art techniques in combination with his graffiti style will certainly inspire artists and viewers alike.
About the Artist
Raised on Chicago’s south side, Zeph Farmby started writing graffiti as a teenager in the early 1990s. While attending Percy L. Julian H.S., he took four years of advanced art classes; cramming in as much art exposure and education as he could. During his studies at the American Academy of Art, Zeph enhanced his knowledge by deepening his understanding of art history and adding to his skill set with acrylic and oil paintings, graphic design, and illustration. Zeph eventually began to brand his style and constructed a company based on his talent, “I-Amaze’Eyez”. I-Amaze-Eyez provides an umbrella for Zeph’s various areas of art which include his designs, original paintings and graffiti work. His original works are for sale and can be found in museums, art galleries and boutiques across the United States, Canada and France. Amidst his busy travel schedule and demanding clients, Zeph enjoys mentoring and coaching young artists across the globe.