Easton artist James Prosek is gifted at capturing the beauty of the natural world. So why is his new show at the Bellarmine called “Un-natural?” It’s all in the twist.
His most recent venture is “James Prosek: Un-Natural History,” an exhibition of his most recent works opens with a reception 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The exhibit contains mainly watercolors, some created specifically for the show. Prosek paints with enormous detail as he combines real life with the unexpected.There’s the “Cockatool,” with a cockatiel whose crest is made up of tools from a Swiss Army knife, “Parakeets” has a drill bit that replaces the bird’s beak; and a monumental watercolor of a sailfish, blown up to eight feet in length.
Prosek first received national attention as a 19-year-old student at Yale University in 1996 when Alfred A. Knopf published his first book, “Trout: An Illustrated History.”
The show runs until Dec. 21.