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Andrea Allen Chinese Brush Painting & Ling-Yen Jones, Jewelry Nov. 4-28-2022
November 4 - November 28
Andrea and I are pleased to share the Coast Highway artist space.
Here is a bit about Andrea’s inspiration I am incredibly inspired to incorporate all these new visual and sensory experiences into my work, while continuing to utilize all the traditional Chinese techniques, balanced with a subtle contemporary flair. Ancient symbolism and philosophy continue to influence my work, enhancing the feeling of vital energy and serenity. The overall effect is for the viewer to be effortlessly invited into each painting, experiencing a peaceful balance and harmony in a timeless continuum.
The pieces with the Asian like faces are inspired by the feminine, graceful, and romantic scenes of the Ukiyo-E period of Japanese art. The piece, “Unmentionables”, has different faces, all expressions of surprise, serenity, wonder, and ecstasy. On the back of the piece, there are hidden hand cut flowers, roller-printed leaf patterns, and scenes of paired lovers. Ukiyo-E, or images of the floating world, were representations of the everyday life of Japan in the 16th through the 19th centuries. This piece brings together my own interest in the expressive power of faces while exploring the serenity and grace of the everyday in my own time.
OPENING is Friday, November 4th from 12 noon to 5 pm.