may, 2019

02mayallday16junJonni Cheatwood | That's Dallas Baby



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Blurring the lines between the surrealism, figurative and abstract expressionism, Jonni Cheatwood has developed a kinetically evocative and imaginative, pictorial language to compliment his personal graffiti- like writing system one which closely mimics that of an action painter.

Cheatwood ́s process for these new, large-scale works begins on his Los Angeles studio floor, where he energetically strives to solve the puzzle of composition by combining an array of fabrics sourced from the Los Angeles Fashion District with old photographs that his grandfather-in-law took traveling across the United States in the 1950 ́s. Often printed on canvas, these elements are then combined with unique oddities old Bingo and playing cards, [other thing], and [other thing] forming the background of his pieces, before he applies vibrant, abstract shapes as the subjects of his work for consideration.

Cheatwood hand-sews select fabrics together, constructing a canvas that resembles a quilt before stretching it, pulling his freshly-stitched canvases as tight as possible, which contributes a physical tension to his work. Cheatwood then moves his process to the wall, beginning the second phase in the composition of his pieces. This method is especially evident in his newest body of work, which seeks to explore the intersection of nostalgia and tension.

Courtesy of Artual Gallery


May 2 (Thursday) - June 16 (Sunday)


Artual Gallery

Building Eden Garden Ground Floor Fawzi Al Daouk Street, Downtown Beirut Lebanon


Artual Gallery[email protected] Building Eden Garden Ground Floor, Fawzi Al Daouk Street, Downtown Beirut Lebanon

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