Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sarah Joncas Exhibition Information - Beneath The Seams - @ Thinkspace (June 12th - July 3rd)

ロサンゼルスのギャラリーThinkspaceから、カナダのオンタリオ在住の画家Sarah Joncas(サラ・ジョンカス)の展示会をKelly VivancoとTran Nguyenの展示会と合わせて開催するよ、というメールが届いていたので紹介しておこう。開催期間は2009年6月12日7月11日にかけて。

Sarah Joncas

‘Beneath the Seams’

June 12th – July 3rd
Opening Reception: Fri, June 12th, 7-11PM

(Los Angeles, CA) Thinkspace is proud to present, Beneath the Seams, the first solo exhibition at our gallery from Canadian artist Sarah Joncas. Her debut Los Angeles solo exhibition will feature 18 new works including oil on canvas and graphite on paper, as well as a very special installation in our front entry area, and marks her largest body of work to date both in size and scale.

Opening in conjunction with Joncas’ show is an exhibition from San Diego based artist Kelly Vivanco. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles and will be showcased in our project room. Alongside Vivanco’s work we will also feature new works from Vietnamese artist Tran Nguyen as part of our ‘Fresh Faces’ series.

(Statement): While referencing cinema, particularly film noir, my paintings for this show have been an exploration of ambiguous narratives and the pregnant moment. Swarming feelings of anxiety and alienation became the atmospheric motivation as vignettes of the private and mundane developed into environments of the haunted and dramatic. The act of voyeurism is also considered as the female lead in majority of the works appears absorbed by her own interior space, uncertain whether she conscious of her attention, like an actress (exhibitionism), or simply oblivious (introversion).

Ultimately, I used this show as an opportunity to push my portraiture into a realm that involved more consideration of narrative. Though there are still some smaller portrait pieces included, I’ve used the larger works to develop these intentions.

(Bio): Sarah Joncas was born in 1986 and grew up within both Hamilton and Niagara Falls, Ontario. Her interest in the visual arts developed at an early age, starting with the dedicated drawings of dinosaurs and lizards. Eventually the study and enjoyment of working from existing images stirred up the need in Sarah to create images of her own; ones that could reflect the world, yet also appease the personal feelings/ideas that she herself maintained. With this, her direction changed gradually from the world of animation, towards a path in fine art.

Sarah is currently working and finishing up her BFA at the Ontario College of Art and Design, in Toronto.

Thinkspace Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Thur-Sun 1-6PM or by appointment

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