SHOW RUNS THRU JUNE 21
Coagula Curatorial is pleased to present its first solo exhibition by LA based artist Jonmarc Edwards. There will be an opening reception for the artist Saturday May 31, 7-11 pm. This show will feature work from Jonmarc’s provocative and tactile series of paintings, Mid-City. Named after the location of Jonmarc’s studio in Los Angeles, Mid-City integrates the topography of information and textual fallout with an array of mixed materials, distinctive color and bold compositions.
“The activity of painting is in part, the application of the past with the mixing of the new in preparation for the future. I see painting as an action and a consciousness of place, not limited to materials or form. My inclination is to communicate and challenge the viewer visually and then entice them into the realm of the un-said. Painting is the medium where the art is the activism of creative self-expression.
Highly original yet containing the familiarity of the everyday, Edwards’ paintings contain layers of content while simultaneously engaging the viewer with activity and purpose. His work is thought-filled while remaining loose, candid and willing to follow a path of instinct rather than a pattern of style.
Jonmarc is best known for his work that transforms composed writings into concise, legible pictographic landscapes. His work has been individually exhibited in the United States and abroad at galleries that include Apex Art Gallery, NYC, Carl Berg Gallery in Los Angeles, Art Affairs, Amsterdam, Netherlands and the Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, Texas. Coagula Curatorial has exhibited the work of Jonmarc Edwards at recent art fairs including PULSE Miami, PULSE New York, & Dallas Art Fair. Edwards has received numerous grants, awards and commissions including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in New York City, the Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship in Minneapolis, MN, the Jerome Foundation, St. Paul, MN and the Neiman-Marcus Memorial Commission, Dallas, Texas.