05 PM | 07 Aug

Just discovered Jennybird Alcantara’s work @jennybirdart [#geekgirl]

This video is from Jennybird Alcantara’s 2014 exhibition at AFA Gallery in New York City. The collection of original works included oil paintings, works on paper and mixed-media dolls.  The exhibition coincided with the Artist’s featured story in Hi- Fructose Magazine’s Vol.29 issue (sold out). Alcantara uses symbolism to explore the connection between life and death, as well as the beauty and cruelness of nature (including landscape, animals and humans). She lives and works in Oakland.

Definitely recommend visiting Jennybird’s website.

 

 

06 PM | 28 Nov

Jonquel Norwood ~ Scarlett – Madcat – Girl Wonder #awesome #artist [#geekgirl]

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Jonquel Norwood is a lifestyle and beauty illustrator whose work emphasizes plus size fashion. She has also created beautiful textiles for Bene scarf collection and that same collection appeared in Upscale magazine. In 2015 she designed the cover of popular plus size magazine Daily Venus Magazine’s holiday issue. Jonquel has also designed her own line of cosmetic bags and sold them at various venues. She is dedicated to illustrating the lifestyle of the chic curvy woman and her mission is to show style has no size.

Scarlett – Madcat – Girl Wonder – Gouache and Acrylic on Board

Source: Jonquel Art

05 PM | 28 Nov

Girl holding a hampster by Marion Peck – #awesome #artist [#geekgirl]

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Marion Peck was born on October 3, 1963 in Manila, the Philippines, while her family was on a trip around the world, and grew up in Seattle, Washington. She received a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1985. Subsequently she studied in two different MFA programs, Syracuse University in New York and Temple University in Rome. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Source: Marion Peck

07 PM | 10 Jul

Rockaway outdoor #art #exhibit by Katharina Grosse, #NewYork [#geekgirl]

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MoMA PS1 presents Rockaway!, a special outdoor exhibit by artist Katharina Grosse, acclaimed for exploring the medium of painting in regards to its locations, conditions and possibilities. Through this temporary public art installation, Grosse turns Ft. Tilden’s decaying aquatics building into a sublimely exhilarating exterior painting with her unique spray painting technique.

In her practice, Grosse seeks to extend the scope of her paintings beyond the traditional borders of a canvas. She uses a technique in which brightly colored paint is sprayed directly onto site-specific structures. In doing so, she incorporates both the architectural features of the space, and materials located in its immediate vicinity, such as sand, trees, sea grass and pavement. These sprawling and sculptural landscapes evoke the physicality of action painting and earthworks through their gestures and monumentality.

Grosse’s work seamlessly combines the subtle nuances of light and shadow, characteristic of traditional landscape painting, with the weight and spectacle of large scale sculpture. In this exhibition, Grosse’s singular approach highlights the possibilities of painting as a medium, and encapsulates the stark beauty of the natural and manmade structures in which this installation is contextualized.

Rockaway! is organized in collaboration with the Rockaway Artists Alliance,Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, Central Park Conservancy, NYC Parks & Recreation and Rockaway Beach Surf Club.

On view July 3–November 30, 2016

Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, New York

Source: MoMAPS1