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“Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.”
Arnold Newman

Walking around the buzz with the neighborhood - Gerard Bendiks

Allow us to introduce you to Mad Swirl's newest featured visual artist is the ever-talented Dallas-based Gerard Bendiks. Gerard's photography is self-classified as 'never outside the box' - but that isn't to say it doesn't almost give you the means to escape the box yourself! Bendiks takes otherwise ordinary imagery, close-ups of mundane everyday things and swirls them around in the gloriously mad mind that anyone who knows this artist, knows he has! When he spews 'em right back out (figuratively, of course), they've almost got a new energy, a voice and a light of their very own. You feel like you've discovered the little bit of magic all by yourself when you look at it. But alas, we here at the Swirl headquarters have a hunch that was probably Bendiks' goal all along. But who are we to be hunching for you? We'll leave the hunching up to you to see what we mean. Ready? Set... GO! - Madelyn Olson

added 12.09.14

Resident Artists

David Arthur-Simons

painting

Eric Caulfield

painting

Tray Drumhann

painting

Joseph A. Garrison

painting

Edward Lee

photography

Rosie Lindsey

photography

Tyler Malone

photography

Toni Martin

painting

Jack Miller

painting

Edward Ödwitt

illustration

Johnny Olson

painting | illustration

Jimmy Ovadia

painting

Peter Schwartz

painting | photography

Ana Vohryzek

painting

Adam Yeater

painting

Eleanor Leonne Bennett

photography

K.R. Copeland (solo)
Copeland/Crouch

multimedia

Mike Fiorito

mixed-media

Halo Jones

painting

Paula Lietz

collage/photography

Julie Luke

painting

Jon Marquette

painting

Paul McMillan

painting

Christian Millet

painting

Toby Oggenfuss

photography

Madelyn Olson

painting | illustration

Fabio Sassi

painting

GM Spear

painting

Sheri L. Wright

photography

 

Welcome to the Mad Gallery! This is the place where we take the many sides of art and try our darndest to put them all in one basket.

From the furthest reaches of this mad mad world we have gathered together and featured just a few of the most maddest painters, sculptors, illustrators, & photographers that we could and swirled them all together here. Come back and visit often 'cos this mad gallery will always be revolving & evolving.

If you would like to be a part of our mad gallery please see our submissions page.