Ed Wheeler: Santa Classics

December 13, 2020 - February 7, 2021
Santa dressed in an all-red onesie touching his chest and groin while standing in a seashell as someone is trying to cover him up as two angels fly by. This is a recreation of the painting 'The Birth of Venus' with Santa replacing Venus.

About The Art

This exhibition  is a series of images created by artist, photographer Ed Wheeler that is sure to delight museum visitors of all ages. He imagines Santa entering into the great masterworks of art, with humor and reverence for the original works. This exhibition of 34 prints of Wheeler dressed as Santa invading known paintings as the main subject, part of a group or by himself in the landscape, is Wheelers homage to the original paintings while offering art lovers an extra fun reason to smile. To create these images, Wheeler uses a multi-step process to completely integrate Santa into the lighting, brushstrokes and tonal values of a particular painting while maintaining the fidelity of the original. Wheeler selects paintings with composition that would welcome a Santa intervention, or sometimes he just loves the painting and wants to be a part of it.

This exhibition and its programming is made possible in part through a charitable educational grant from the PNC Foundation.

CATEGORIES: Exhibition

DATE: December 13, 2020 - February 7, 2021

LOCATION: Macintosh Gallery


Selected Works


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