LATEST NEWS: Photos from "THE WILD LIFE" reception can be viewed HERE, and here is a link to the haikus from the haiku contest!. Artwork from The Wild Life is available for view here.
August 16 - Sept 17, 2008
Reception: Saturday, August 16th
*Artist will be in attendance.
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
THE WILD LIFE, Susie Ghahremani's fifth solo art show, will feature an extensive collection of over 100 never-before-seen miniature paintings surrounded by a hand-crafted aerial installation. The three-dimensional aspect of the gallery installation will allow visitors to physically experience the world she creates in her paintings for the first time.
In this show, the subjects of Ghahremani's animal world take on human qualities, finding visible comfort in the homes they have built. The "home life" of a variety of species will be depicted in the collection, including a wide range of dogs, birds and her renowned owls. The theme of this exhibit is heavily inspired by Ghahremani's personal experience volunteering as a wildlife rehabilitator in San Diego, CA.
The exhibition is largely composed of gouache paintings on wood tile and wood blocks. As ever, her work reflects her signature craft-inspired sensibility with dotted lines that mimic stitching and backgrounds that evoke textiles and quilting.
|Artwork from The Wild Life is available for view and purchase directly from Giant Robot here.|
Susie Ghahremani is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her artwork has appeared in The New York Times, Nickelodeon Magazine, Martha Stewart Kids, and has most recently been featured in work for Chronicle Books, Bank of America and Target Corporation, and the highly acclaimed nature book I LOVE DIRT.
In addition to painting, Ghahremani also crafts her own line of products incorporating her original illustrations onto stationery, apparel, jewelry and other goodies. She has received art awards from American Illustration, the Alternative Pick, and Giant Robot.
Her website and blog are available at boygirlparty.com
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Images are hi-res JPG, 300 ppi. Click to download.