Unlock the subconscious hold and sink into the shadows as Distinction Gallery celebrates the opening of “Metal Earth”, an exciting new solo exhibition by Hoss Cruz. Appealing to our senses with flickering dark surrealism, the San Diego based oil painter and long term ArtHatch studio artist, harnesses our attention with his engaging imagery and fervent storytelling. Taking note of his artistic style, the visual anecdote resonates and from the darkness “Metal Earth” emerges.
Join Distinction Gallery and Hoss Cruz this weekend for the opening reception with open studios, live music, and drinks available from Last Spot.
Hoss Cruz, “Metal Earth”
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2022 | 6-10pm
Exhibition Dates: April 9 – May 7, 2022
317 E Grand Ave, Suite A, Escondido, CA 92025
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Cruz will display a variety of paintings including portraits, full figure skulls, and fantasy style works with a dark flare.
Artist Bio // Hoss Cruz is a self-taught creator expressing elements of science fiction and dream inspired landscapes. Music brings creative journeys that bring out these worlds of madness. Aside from oil painting, he is also a music creator. Writing music ties his oil subjects to a unique experience.
Currently, he is creating videos on YouTube (Metal Earth Studio). Hoss Cruz also has a long-term career as a tattooer; his tattoo art contains a lot of oil painting techniques rendered in color and black and white.
About the Gallery // Distinction Gallery was created in 2004 to give beginning and established collectors a venue to purchase high-quality, cutting edge artwork. Distinction has hosted over 120 exhibitions since its inception featuring emerging, mid-career and veteran professional artists. The primary genres forwarded at Distinction are Contemporary Realism, Surrealism and Urban art with a focus on the figure. Our primary media focus is original oil and acrylic paintings; however, we occasionally display drawings and mixed media. Distinction’s artwork is available for purchase online to clients around the world, and most of our artists are available for commissions. Please feel free to contact us with questions.
In order to further expand our offerings to our community, we converted part of our location to ArtHatch, a non profit organization. Distinction donates a generous amount to ArtHatch annually. We host opening receptions on the Second Saturday of every month featuring open studios, Stone Beer, BK Cellars Wine, live music from San Diego and Los Angeles musicians, and plenty of engaging artwork.
ArtHatch is a 7,000 square foot building which houses Distinction Gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, “The Alley”, featuring 15 local artist, the teen room featuring artwork by 15+ teen artists, 16 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 500 sq ft, ArtHatch Escape Rooms, and Last Spot Art Bar.
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