I think that the most awesome art events happen at L.A. Artcore. Lydia Takeshita, it's founder (1979) has facilitated its growth and
the professional development of the artists she exhibits. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Another person of note is
Dale Youngman. She is innovative and curates alot of special projects. I met her thru Downtown Artshare last year. Chim Maya gallery also has great exhibits and wonderful scarves and jewelery.
I have been drawing day and night in preparation for the solo show at Gallery 825 so I invite you all to come and enjoy. Look under current shows for the latest information.
I am also busy creating more paintings for the exhibit at LA Artcore which will be in May of 2014.
I will be in exhibit with this work in May of 2014 thru LA Artcore and am excited to be in this community based gallery. Since February I have been working on one barber piece. Each one is so detailed since I draw into it while painting and also do alot of underpainting. After 3 months of work, Jacob's Doll House is completed. Thank god we can oil out the canvas! It is a process but I seem to always be wanting to fill the space.
De-cluttering in the last month as well, in order to get to work more easily. Half the battle is won if your art area is ready and waiting I've always enjoyed layering and tearing whether it's paper or layers of paint on a surface. and love to draw.
I am happiest when painting for hours and not answering the phone or email. I have found that I can't do email and the web on the same day as creating. I've tried. After email or Facebook I feel like I have been drained. I have been doing experiments to see how long I can go without checking that stuff. Usually it's worked out to about every 3 days without getting into trouble. It's tricky. What can I say? I am not a multi-tasker so I do my best. I love silence or books on tape when I'm creating. When it's quiet I feel so clear and every real sound is unique. I have offered a few of my works, a collage and a portrait as an affordable print so hope that some of you will check it out. I have made a gallery for the upbeat collage pieces and for the dark post surgical ones currently being created.
There are 7 more pencil pieces on large white paper I have been doing. Although I reference the children from old photos of my brothers and I it is not a "journal". I take sketches that I do at cafes and mix them into the work to make a statement about how we live in this fast paced society where technology controls our lives and children face a dark future. This is how I feel.
The guitars on Sunset were auctioned at Julien's in Beverly Hills. Mine was in the top ten above the bidding price but they still haven't let me know who purchased it. I hope someday that I will meet some of the people who have bought my work. I have never been able to find out who some of you are, so if you have collected my work please let me know. Promise I won't bug you.
Keep checking updates at my site, jodibonassiart.com.