In Pursuit of Magic – Tony Gentry

Mad Swirl welcomes to the visual arts stage, Virginia-based writer and photographer, Tony Gentry. The thing that spoke most loudly to us from Gentry’s work is the otherwise everyday nature of that which seems to beckon to him. There is something ironic to some of his photographs – a bride walking down a dirty city-street with her groom in tow or a reference to magic on a dingy, graffiti-covered surface. This is the kind of mundane madness that we’re talking about – the kind that beckons to Tony and beckons to us, too, when we’re looking for it. There is art and magic and madness surrounding us all. We’re just thankful that Tony knows exactly how to capture it. ~ Madelyn Olson

Get an eye-full right here!

Resident Artists

brett "ba" ardoin

brett "ba" ardoin

mixed-media
Elvin Armando

Elvin Armando

painting
gerard bendiks

gerard bendiks

photography
mike fiorito

mike fiorito

mixed-media
Allen Forrest

Allen Forrest

Painting
suza kanon

suza kanon

collage
r. keith

r. keith

mixed-media
paula lietz

paula lietz

collage/photography
rosie lindsey

rosie lindsey

photography
Jennifer Lothrigel

Jennifer Lothrigel

photography
julie luke

julie luke

painting
ty malone

ty malone

photography
jon marquette

jon marquette

painting
toni martin

toni martin

painting
jack miller

jack miller

painting
toby oggenfuss

toby oggenfuss

photography
johnny olson

johnny olson

painting | illustration
madelyn olson

madelyn olson

painting | illustration
norman olson

norman olson

illustration
jimmy ovadia

jimmy ovadia

painting
Fabrice Poussin

Fabrice Poussin

photography
Dan Rodriguez

Dan Rodriguez

photography
David Ross

David Ross

illustration
Aniruddha Sastikar

Aniruddha Sastikar

photography
gm spear

gm spear

painting
Chuck Taylor

Chuck Taylor

Photography
david j. thompson

david j. thompson

mixed-media
Stephen VanderHaar

Stephen VanderHaar

illustration
Bill Wolak

Bill Wolak

illustration
sheri l. wright

sheri l. wright

photography
william zuback

william zuback

photography