Meet the KISS Artist
KISS frontman Paul Stanley will be appearing in person at the Westworth Gallery Tysons Galleria this week to promote his original works of art.
Stanley, who designed and created the iconic KISS emblem, one of the most recognized rock logos, will be appearing at the Wentworth Gallery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wentworth Gallery at Tysons Galleria in McLean.
The public will get a chance to view and purchase Stanley’s works at exhibits around the country. Westworth Gallery has nine locations across the U.S.
“Paul’s artwork really connects with people. In particular, his unique use of colors elicits strong emotions. It is extremely rare to sell an entire gallery of art during a show, but Paul does it regularly. He has become an art phenom,” Christian O’Mahony, principal of Wentworth Gallery, said in a statement.
Since the artist’s last exhibit over four years ago, Stanley has created new original paintings, hand painted signature Paul Stanley Ibanez guitars, mixed media originals, and limited-edition artworks including new works on metal, the gallery said in a news release. Several of the pieces on display come from the Black Series that was originally commissioned in 2020 for museum exhibition. COVID-19 canceled that exhibition, so the series will show up at the gallery instead.
“With the Black Series, Stanley pushes the boundaries of his art by starting with a black canvas and creating vibrance and emotion with his trademark bright colors,” Wentworth said.
As for Stanley as a music artist, KISS plans to continue its “End of the Road” farewell tour in April and possibly play its final show as a band later this year.