T H E M O M E N T
JUAN CARLO LEONARDO
PASADENA CITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY
JUNE 22-27, 2010
RECEPTION: JUNE 22 12-1, 5-7 PM
Every moment is one of a kind and therefore every moment is precious. The Moment is an exhibition by two young Los Angeles-based artists who raise the notion of a unique fleeting moment. Angela Daniels’ energetic paintings explode with bright color and texture. Each splatter and stroke is a moment frozen in time. Juan Carlo Leonardo’s darker narrative paintings depict the absence of time and one’s inability to grasp reality. He utilizes text and mixed media to refer to a chaotic and dysfunctional world.
Angela Daniels is an abstract expressionist artist raised in Thailand. Her distinctive style asks the viewer to walk to the "wild side" of life and infuses her paintings with beauty and perspective. Her work considers soul- invigorating concepts as well as her distinctive use of medium, composition and color. Daniel's work reflects the influence of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky, and Sam Francis. Daniel's work expresses "delight of life."
Juan Carlo Leonardo’s work explores human relationships with ourselves, others, and our surroundings. Much of his work involves the exploration of the physical body and the psychological landscapes formed by love, hate, death, and alienation. Leonardo’s dark melancholic paintings drown the viewer in intense palpable emotion, by his use of a raw and simple style. Some of his influences include Vincent Van Gogh, Egon Schiele, and Kathe Kollwitz.
Pasadena City College 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
Gallery Hours: M-Th 12-6, F-Sun 12-4
Contact: Juan Carlo Leonardo e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 323 868 5157
Free to public