Xanadu Rocketship (Jess Keys) had her first, solo art show at Low Light in San Diego which showcased a collection of her bright and illustrative paintings. I dig her style, combining sexy, kawaii and pinup inspired by animation art. Despite the pastel color palette, her female characters has a certain femme fetale sensibility to it– they’re playful while also empowering. Minus all the Fine Arts mumbo jumbo, all I have to say is that Xanadu’s art is pretty f’in awesome and I am so happy for her!
You can check out her website at LOVEKILLER.net but check out the photos I took from the show. My favorite pieces were the ones that involved glitter, particularly the smaller painting titled ‘DUMBDUMB.’ I wished I had been there in time to nab it but I am looking forward to more future Xanadu Rocketship shows and collections.
Low Light was a salon/art gallery and although the location is slightly hidden underneath an apartment building, it was a really cool space.