Don’t Miss Jennifer Love Gironda’s Five Year Retrospective, “Works Of heART”

In January, 2012, Jennifer Love Gironda made a commitment to making art every day.  She hasn’t missed a day since, creating well over 1100 works!  To celebrate this achievement, Her artwork will be exhibited as a five year Retrospective “Works of heART” taking place at the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery in Sunrise, FL.  The free Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 3rd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

“W O R K S   of    heART”

Featuring 

Jennifer Love Gironda

Opening Reception:

Saturday, December 3rd

6:30 pm

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Friday   10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday and Thursday  Noon – 7pm

Saturday  10 am – 3 pm

Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

10610 W.Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

954.747.4646

 

 

 

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Jen tells The Rickie Report, “Life is tough and full of negative truths. In my own life I have known poverty, instability and loss of loved ones. For me, making art fills up those dark places with light and love. My goal is to put some whimsy and light out into the world, a little of my heART.  I am inspired by the female face, by fashion, by flowing hair. I love color, and texture. My favorite artists include artists from history, such as Mucha, Klimt, Chagall, Kahlo, and Gruau. I’m also influenced by artists working today in a variety of genres, from the street art of Kailua, the altered books of Teesha Moore, the mixed media works of Sunny Carvalho, the textiles of Susan Sorrell and fashion illustrations.

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda , “May 27, 2015”

 

 

 

“The faces I create are an ongoing narrative of the happenings of a contemporary, quirky woman who is not afraid to be happy, sad, serious or downright silly. I depict her in a variety of moods, with stretched out limbs so that she can handle her daily adventures with grace. I always opt for an exaggerated eye to maximize her expression, which is often a state of wonder at the world around her.  I explore this character through diverse styles and a variety of media within monthly themes, creating a new piece each day. Often times I will include hints of my own daily happenings, such as places I am visiting or people that I am around. While my work is spontaneous, the way in which I work- daily art within monthly themes, is very structured and organized, which gives me a sense of calm”.

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda “January 25, 2013”

 

 

Jen also has a side passion called  ‘Angel Dropping’. She leaves small angel paintings for people to find, often in places where she feel folks could really use an angel, like in the recovery or loss section of the book store. “The thought of people finding these angels, or looking at my art and it making them smile feels my heart with joy and love…I put that back into making more work”.

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda “February 27, 2014”

 

 

 

“I grew up in North Carolina, where I lived pretty much my whole life except for a year in San Diego, California (…moved there on a whim…that’s a good story, too!) My husband and I came to Florida in 2009 so he could pursue a doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University. He was hired as a professor at Nova Southeastern.  My formal training is from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. I received my BFA and MAEd from ECU, focusing on not only Art Education but also Textile studio. I have training in drawing, painting, ceramics, metals, and of course fibers. I feel in love with textiles my sophomore year of college when I was hand weaving a small tapestry…this led me to take five studios of weaving and also studios in Surface Design. Screen Printing, dye-work and hand embellishment/beadwork are my favorite textiles techniques but I always go back to my first loves, drawing and painting”.

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda, “Bee Hive”

 

 

 

 

Since earning my Master’s degree in 2009 I took time to focus on my teaching. I earned my National Board Teacher Certification in 2010 and became a successful grant writer to get materials and offer enriching experiences to my students. I currently teach high school art…and I love it! I am a member of the Palm Beach Art Educator’s Association and have been active on the Board of Directors for the Florida Art Educator’s Association. I’m also a contributor for Art Hive Magazine, where I write an article called, ‘Artin’ with the Muse’ and also work with Social Media.   When I am not teaching or working, I am making art…ALWAYS making art.  Maya Angelou said it best, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I believe that whole-heartedly”.

 

 

 

For more information about Jennifer Love Gironda’s artwork: jenniferlovegironda.com

 

 

 

 

 

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CORDERO’s Paintings Remind Us That “The Eyes Are The Windows Of The Soul”

They say “the eyes are the windows of the soul” and the paintings of Floridian artist CORDERO confirm!  Her work is intensely emotive, not just because of her powerful, gestural brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and use of high contrast, but also because of the brilliant and captivating eyes of her figures.  This Fall/Winter, CORDERO is on the road again to Miami, New York, and Venice (Italy). Meet the artist on Saturday, November 14th from 7 – 10 pm and enjoy free refreshments and live music at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami/Wynwood. The exhibit, “Fusion XII~Infused” (Art Basel exhibition) runs through December 14th. If you are in the New York City area, you can see four of her portraits at the world renowned Agora Gallery’s  “Modalities of Expression” exhibition now through November 25th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some of CORDERO’s newest paintings and urges you to see them in person!

 

 

C   O   R   D   E   R   O

 

MEET THE ARTIST

Saturday, November 14th

7 – 10 pm

Free Refreshments  and Live Music

Art Fusion Galleries

3550 N. Miami Avenue    Miami, FL 33127

Gallery Hours:  M – Saturday  11 am – 6 pm

305.573.5730

 

 

 

 

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CORDERO at Art Fusion Galleries Oct., 2015 Gala Reception

 

 

Blending realism with surrealism, CORDERO’s paintings are not portraits of actual people, but serve as representations of her own inner emotions and psychology. A talented sculptor as well as a painter, CORDERO approaches painting in a physical way, intuitively building layers of paint with a palette knife until an image emerges and “speaks” to her. It is then that she knows what the painting wants to say.

 

 

 

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“Shades of Gray” by CORDERO

 

 

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I create images in which the activity of ‘looking’ is a central, visual device,” CORDERO explains, adding that the deeply expressive eyes and emotive facial expressions are the hallmarks of her portraits, as they “beckon the viewer to see the true beauty that lies within the larger image.”

 

 

 

  • After spending the summer months working on her new paintings, this Fall/Winter, CORDERO takes to the road again to Miami, New York, and Venice. CORDERO’s works are on display now at Art Fusion Galleries in Miami/Wynwood, which is celebrating its 14th Anniversary in Miami/Wynwood with “Fusion XII~Infused” (Art Basel exhibition) through December 14th. And, if you are in the New York City area or planning a trip to the “Big Apple” we invite you to see four of her portraits at the world renowned Agora Gallery for the “Modalities of Expression” exhibition now through November 25th. Visit www.Agora-Gallery.com/ArtistPage/CORDERO.aspx

 

 

 

 

  • CORDERO’s artist profile will be among the artists featured in ArtisSpectrum Magazine, November issue, on store shelves by mid-November or you can visit the online version www.artisspectrum.com/magazine/34/#101

 

 

 

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“Something About You” by CORDERO

 

 

Painting stylish, contemporary portraits of women with expressive strokes of oil paint on canvas, CORDERO creates works that confront the viewer, portraits that stare directly outward with their enigmatic, complex eyes and gazes creating a subliminal dialogue. Each of CORDERO’S images becomes a stylized female face, rendered with exaggerated colors and dynamic color combinations. Voluptuous, vividly colored lips and carefully articulated eyes serve as points of focus on each canvas. Long strands of multicolored hair frame each carefully contoured, tangibly dimensional face.

 

 

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“Green Eyes” by CORDERO

 

 

 

CORDERO gives each woman well-defined features, cutting into light colors with saturated or dark pigments to create high cheek bones, arched eyebrows and flecks of colored light. When painting the faces, CORDERO is conveying her own soul and emotional experiences to the viewer. She paints intuitively, creating each work in tandem with her materials. Each larger than life painting has evolved from the artist’s assertive, playful nature.

 

 

 

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“Shades Of Gray #2” by CORDERO

 

 

 

An internationally acclaimed artist, CORDERO has shown her work worldwide, from New York to Miami, and in Paris at the Grand Palais for the annual “Art En Capital” exhibition held by the French Ministry of Culture & Communication. In February 2016, she will show her work at Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti in Venice, Italy.

 

 

 

 

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“Violet” by CORDERO

 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

“For me, creating art is a transcendental experience where I connect with the creative energy of the Universe through meditation. My soul is my studio. It is in this quiet space that ideas and feelings meld together, then emerge as images filled with light, love, and beauty…

My paintings of women’s faces are an outward expression of my soul. They express the emotive and intuitive states of mind that I connect with, manifesting in the form of masterful and expressive strokes of oil color onto the blank white space of the canvas. It is my joy to evoke the Muse and its messages through highly gestural brushstrokes of soft and vibrant passages of oil color. There is no pre-conceived image in my mind. With each brushstroke and nuance of color the image soon emerges and ‘speaks’ to me. That’s when I discover what the image has to say…in a sense, it’s my ‘aha moment.’ And, sculpting faces for over 30 years has given me the ability to create the illusion of lifelike three-dimensionality and structure in my portraits. It’s my soulful journey to create beauty which connects emotionally with the viewer.”

 

 

For more information please contact:

leestanford2000@yahoo.com

 And Visit

www.artfusiongalleries.com

www.Agora-Gallery.com/ArtistPage/CORDERO.aspx

 

 

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