Truly Exquisite: Summer 2020

Online exhibition starting July 11

Vita Art Center is inviting artists to participate in a collaborative, chance-based surrealist art game known as the exquisite corpse. The “Truly Exquisite, 2020″ exhibition follows the spirit of collaboration and inventiveness of the surrealist movement by bringing together our art community for an assembled art experience. Each exhibited final piece will be a completed figure made of 4 panels, each one by a different artists.

About Exquisite Corpse Game: The chance-based drawing game known as the Exquisite Corpse involved each participant creating a portion of a human figure without seeing what others had created, which resulted in fantastic distortions, juxtapositions and surreal composite figures.  The technique was invented by artists and poets associated with the Surrealism Movement that was founded by Andre Breton in Europe after WWI and continued into the 1950s.

Collaborative pieces priced to sell at $120.00 (4 panels – different artists).

Look for my submissions:

These pieces were hand-drawn with pencil and ink on paper, scanned, electronically modified and printed. 8”x10” panels

 

Indistinct Chatter: July 1-10, 2020

July 1-10, 2020

Los Angeles Art Association proudly presents indistinct chatter  an all -media exploration of abstraction in contemporary art.     indistinct chatter is an online exhibition and sale featuring artwork by LAAA artists

running July 1 -10, 2020.

“Full Pantry” Collage 11″x15″ Andi Schoenbaum 2020 $1,050.00

 

Repurposed Space

Recently, I went to a class held by my friend Cola Smith at The Art Parlor in North Hollywood. The clas was originally titled “Inspirational Painting,” but she changed it to “Intuitive Painting” midway through the session.

It’s about getting everything in your mind out on a paintable surface, working through various materials and layers to completion. It’s what another friend and I used to affectionately call crap art, a dumping of the mind and an exercise for the soul. Here’s what we did together:

In my own world I have been at the height of frustration, struggling to connect to my realistic work, struggling to find artists 60 miles North of LA to connect with, struggling to learn and grow through my work without the synergy of being enveloped in a vibrant art community. I’m spitting nails.

I decided to make a change and emptied my craft closet of everything that was physically between me & my supplies. Most of it was trash.

Once it was clear, I made myself a space inside to sit and make things that are not subject to judgement unless I remove the from the space and make them so. The space is in the walk-in closet in my studio/office, so I’m not impeding my fine art with what could be crap as it releases itself from my body and through my hands. I don’t have to change my identity from oil painter to mixed media artist. I can simply do whatever the f*k I want.