Sorry Tim Biskup. Sorry Amanda Visell. My two new favorite artists are Lynne Naylor and Chris Reccardi.
I drove for two hours and twenty minutes yesterday to Palm Springs just to see Amanda's and Tim's work, and maybe see some other cool stuff. But seriously, all the attention went to Lynne and Chris. Even Shag's work was relegated to a tiny dimly-lit corner/hallway in between the two galleries. I've never seen a gallery, let alone the opening night, where every last work is sold already. (Actually, there was one unsold that lasted maybe 15 minutes before it too was tagged with a silver sticker.) But they were bought up for good reason. They're gorgeous. Tikki meets retro-space meets cyber-world meets pin-up girls (featured in every Naylor work)
That's not to say I don't like Tim's and Amanda's works anymore. I saw Tim there last night, and Amanda might have been, I'm not sure. But they didn't get the spotlight treatment I was hoping for. The two pieces Amanda did were not her best either.