Distinction Gallery’s new group exhibition ‘A Few Small Nips: A Tribute to Frida Kahlo’ is showing from 4 November – 6 December 2014.  The exhibition curated by June Leeloo showcases digital and traditional artwork by leading figurative and surrealist artists whom pay tribute to the late Mexican artist Friday Kahlo in their own unique and deeply personal way. 

“Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán.  Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo’s work is remembered for its ‘pain and passion’, and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Frida has been described as: ‘…one of history’s grand divas…a tequila-slamming, dirty joke-telling smoker, bi-sexual that hobbled about her bohemian barrio in lavish indigenous dress and threw festive dinner parties for the likes of Leon Trotsky, poet Pablo Neruda, Nelson Rockefeller, and her on-again, off-again husband, muralist Diego Rivera.” ~ Distinction Gallery

A Few Small Nips: A Tribute to Friday Kahlo

November 4th – December 6th , 2014

Distinction Gallery

317 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025

Opening Reception with Live Music: Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6-10pm
Complimentary Stone beer and wine will be served to guests.

Exhibiting artists

Aaron Jasinski, Ania Tomicka, Anne-Julie Aubry, Archer Dougherty, Aunia Kahn, Bec Winnel, Brianna Angelakis, Carles Gomila, Christina Ridgeway, Dwam Ipomée, Edith Lebeau, Erica Calardo, Helice Wen, Ixie Darkonn, Jel Ena, June Leeloo, Karine Stader, Kmye Chan, Lara Dann, Leo-Vinh Beauvois, Liese Chavez, Mandy Tsung, May Ann Licudine, Maya Mihindou, Moon, Nom Kinnear King, Paolo Pedroni, Paulette Jo, Ryan Myers, Shannon Bonatakis, Suite Charlie, Tom Bagshaw


Exhibition Preview

dwam_ipomee_beautifulbizarreDwam Ipomee

mandy_tsung_beautifulbizarreMandy Tsung

archer_dougherty_beautifulbizarreArcher Dougherty

edith_lebeau_beautifulbizarreEdith Lebeau

helice_wen_beautifulbizarre_rightHelice Wen


tom_bagshaw_beautifulbizarreTom Bagshaw

christina_ridgeway_beautifulbizarreChristina Ridgeway

jel_ena_beautifulbizarreJel Ena

aunia_kahn-beautifulbizarreAunia Kahn

bec_winnel_beautifulbizarreBec Winnel

ania_tomicka-beautifulbizarreAnia Tomicka

may_ann_licudine_beautifulbizarreMay Ann Licudine

anne_julie_beautifulbizarreAnne Julie

erica_calardo_beautifulbizarreErica Calardo

ixie_darkonn_beautifulbizarreIxie Darkonn

leo_vinh_beautifulbizarreLeo Vinh

karine_stader-beautifulbizarreKarine Stader

nom_kinnear_king_beautifulbizarreNom Kinnear Kin

carlas_gomila_beautifulbizarreCarlas Gomila

Khalo_DANN_beautifulbizarreLara Dann

suite_charlie_beautifulbizarreSuite Charlie

paulette_jo_beautifulbizarrePaulette Jo

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  1. Multifarious: Beautiful Bizarre

    […] Everyone knows Frida Kahlo, right? Her self portraits are instantly recognizable with that forbidding eyebrow, but are also full of birds, flowers, and magical realism. Right now Distinction Gallery has a tribute show dedicated to this talented painter, with artists paying homage to her traditional subjects and compositions. If you’re not in Escondido, you can enjoy some of the digital versions here. […]


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