On view: Sept. 3rd - Sept. 24th
Opening Reception: Fri, Sept. 3rd 7-10PM
*Sarah will be in town from Canada for the opening reception
Los Angeles, CA - Thinkspace is pleased to present Siren, an exhibition of new works from Toronto, Ontario based artist Sarah Joncas, in what will be the artist's second solo exhibition with our gallery. Also showing concurrently in our project room will be Tokyo Deluxe, an exhibition of new works and an installation from Australian artistic duo Dabs Myla in what will be their first major solo exhibition following numerous group show appearances with our gallery.
For anyone who follows Sarah Joncas' work, it should come as no surprise that music has and is a large influence on her painting process. Just as mediums or materials are essential to creating, Joncas considers music a necessary ingredient to developing and fulfilling her ideas. It was no doubt that sooner or later music would become the central theme to a body of her work. From instrument to dance, the artist has brought music to the forefront of her solo female narratives and embraced this all-important part of our culture. Similar to the pop element in her work (visually impacted by sources such as comic books, anime, film and cartoons), Joncas' musical inspirations are mostly streaming from rock and alternative roots. Suitably given the title 'Siren', this show is about the seduction and romance of music. It gets us moving, gets us singing, tugs at the heartstrings and becomes undeniably infused with our character and how we identify with the world. To further this theme, all the works included in 'Siren' have been named after songs/lyrics/bands that suit them or provide an opening to interpretation. Some inspired by, some titled afterwards with consideration. Though physically silent, it has always been the artist's hope to create work that can speak and touch someone in a similar way as a piece of music does.
ABOUT SARAH JONCAS:
Sarah Joncas was born in 1986 and grew up in 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 a recent BFA graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She currently works and resides in Toronto, Canada.
Take a 'Sneak Peek' at the works for 'Siren' coming together: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157624205592895/
Artist website: http://www.sarahjoncas.com/