SIDE BY SIDE
August 30 - October 9th
Openning reception September 2, 5-7pm
DEPOT ART GALLERY
2069 W. POWERS AVE, LITTLETON
TUESDAY - SUN 11-4 | CLOSED MONDAY
Side by Side is an art show that is focused on another artist's work. Two artworks were done in admiration of the master-artist and self-taught Colorado photographer Joe Bonita’s work, Tarantula Onion.
Joe has been taking pictures for most of his life by covering most of the Earth’ continents. His natural gift for elegant composition, impeccable craftsmanship and style define his work. His ability to see and then share his world with the viewer makes one come back to his work again and again.
For more of Joe's work go to his website: https://joe-bonita.pixels.com
It was incredibly challenging to recreate something so polished, effortlessly elegant and simple as his work. My aim was to define the original with color and composition while using different media and design. This interpretive work is a mixed media fiber sculpture. It uses coiled and molded paper, thread and paper wrapped wire, reflective mylar to imitate the reflection, fabric; and it's mounted on the wooden platform.
And that's how Delicately was created.
Second artwork is an interpretation 2.0 and is a mixed media fiber sculpture (recycled photography catalogs, photo paper, photo advertisement, plastic wrapping, knitted wire, beads) suspended on the stand - Deconstructed. It's not in this show and displayed on the website only.
This piece is more of a departure from the original and designed to give a bow to Joe’s photography background. Papers used in my sculpture came from recycled photography advertising, photo paper, translucent, opaque and iridescent paper. The layers of the onion is like the multiple layers of the Photoshop that can get messy sometimes unless organized and labeled.