Sour Hearts & Sweet Tarts is an exhibition by two young artists who
wear their femininity on their sleeves. Both wield a certain kind of
mojo that make human hearts skip a beat. The more one looks at their
works, the more one will start to see the emotional complexity that
makes their paintings far deeper than just being eye candy for the
soul. Their works span the full array of human emotions, from longing
to innocence, to surreal flights of fantasy that only begin to hint at
the more solemn emotions that most of us try and hide.
This may be the first art movement in Western history where women are
not second-class citizens, but may even have an edge in the mind of the
public, especially when it comes to capturing the essence that is
woman. With this exhibit, you can feel the pulse of something about to
happen, something magical. This will serve as a breakthrough moment in
both Sarah and Camilla’s young careers and establish a foundation for
both to build upon for years to come.
We will also be issuing a new limited edition print from Camilla
d’Errico on opening night. Please plan to arrive early, as there will
be no pre-orders or phone orders on this print and a limit of one per
customer. If quantities allow, phone orders will follow on Saturday
Camilla d’Errico Bio:
Camilla d’Errico is a product of her split heritage, Italian and
Canadian rolled into one. Being Italian she’s no stranger to drama;
growing up it was the loud voice, the hit and the hug. And growing up
in Canada she adopted independence, high levels of politeness and the
need for Saturday morning cartoons.
Camilla first got into comics in high school where she was constantly
drawing dragons and sexy girls for fun. It was in 2000 that Camilla
first attended the San Diego Comic Con International. There she
realized the instant she walked through the doors that she wanted to
draw comic books and illustrate for a living. Coming to the conclusion
that a 9-5 day job would kill her, the choice was soon made clear to
her that art was the path to follow.
After a few years in the comic industry Camilla realized she could
actually expand her style into a variety of other industries.
Snowboards, advertisements, magazine covers... new possibilities
continue to pop up daily it seems. Camilla has already begun to carve
out a niche for herself in the fine art field due to her unusually high
level of ambition and her fiery Italian nature. Seeing her next few
years are already filling up with high profile shows with galleries the
world over, it’s easy to see why many are quickly becoming collectors
and admirers of her alluring works.
Camilla d’Errico’s website: www.camilladerrico.com
Sarah Joncas 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 a
very early age, starting with the dedicated drawings of dinosaurs and
lizards. Though at five years old her desire to become a paleontologist
overshadowed the dreams of drawing cartoons for the remainder of her
life, Sarah’s need to create visually returned and surpassed.
Eventually the study and enjoyment of drawing from existing images
stirred up the need in Sarah to create images all her own; ones that
could reflect the world we live in, yet also appease the personal
feelings and ideas that she herself maintained.
With this, Sarah’s interest in art changed gradually from the world of
animation and illustration, to the eventual and grounded path towards
fine art. Currently in her last year of studies, Sarah has been
rewarded a number of high-profile scholarships and grants in the past
year, further fueling her creative juices. Even though Sarah has
already developed a particular style and manner of painting, there
still progresses a steady evolution to the art she is continually
With solo shows already in place for 2009 and 2010 at galleries on both
coasts, the future looks promising indeed for young Ms. Joncas.
Sarah Joncas’ website: http://www.teapartylove.digitalinkz.com/index.htm