So I went to Roger Herman's studio a few months ago and looked at a new book he had made. After thinking about it several times over the last month I tried to make a similar one at home. I need more practice. There is glue alll over. The book measures 8.5"x9.5", the pages are watercolor on 140# arches mounted on bookboard, is at this point still unfinished.
Some of my works were displayed at the Vagrant Forms booth, hosted by Swan and Julie Moon at the Shipwrecked Music Festival 2013 for Kchung Radio at Night Gallery. The event was on Saturday July 6. Here's some images of the booth!
Artists included in Vagrant Forms Booth: Michael Gerald Bauer, Leon Benn, Laura Bernstein, Cedar Bylard, Devin Kenny, Jasmine Little, Julie Moon, Jane W B Parshall, Pilar Wiley, + more!!!
SO MANY WIZARDS
THUNDERBUMMER (FIRST SHOW)
TALL PAUL and CAYAL with LA PORSCHA
S&C SPECIAL COLLECTION BY G
YACHT (DJ SET)
VENDOR FAIR WITH:OTHERWILD
SODAS + SANDWICHES BY EDEN'S HERBALS
TAROT READINGS WITH SARAH FAITH
M R K N T A R O T
AMY VON HARRINGTON CAKES & GOODS
MARVIN ASTORGA TAROT
VIDEO LOUNGE WITH VIDEOS BY:CARRIE KEITH
ANDREW DIXON HUTTON
+ MORE TBA
SHIPWRECKED T-SHIRTS FOR SALE WITH ART BY:
SCG (SALLY SPITZ, CHRISTINE WANG, and GUS HERRERA)
2. True-grit fairy tale
Entering "Fleeting Diversions," Jasmine Little's current exhibition at Jancar Gallery, is like walking into a fairy tale, but the dense kind the Brothers Grimm originally wrote, where forests are haunted in stomach-churning ways and betrayals and perversions abound. This doesn't make the fairy tale any less magical. Little's deep orange-brown trees and full leaves, lush moss and mushrooms that look like they have personalities and personal agendas are entirely enchanted. 961 Chung King Road, Chinatown; through July 13. (213) 259-3770, jancargallery.com.
Installation view of Jasmine Little's exhibition
FOXRIVER is proud to present Jasmine Little’s new paintings and sculptures. She grew up out in the desert in 29 Palms, California. She later moved to Los Angeles to study fine art at UCLA. Eventually moved to Colorado to continue painting. The subject matters in her paintings change as her moved from one environment to the next. Now she is living near a ski resort, many of her paintings consist of tree branches, buffalo bones (she explains that there is a buffalo farm near by), Rocky Mountain range, and mushrooms. In the conversation we had approaching the exhibition, she explains that she goes mushroom hunting regularly in the spring time and she had always wanted to make paintings base on them. For her the mushroom represent a part of nature that is yet touched by human activities as these mushrooms require unpolluted earth to grow. For the exhibition at FOXRIVER, Jasmine portrays mushrooms in their nature habitat: even though they are fragile and unassuming to some (untrained) eyes, when depicted into wall scaled paintings, the experience of “looking" can be extremely intense.
And oh boy is this an intense way of experiencing paintings and sculptures as Jasmine packed the exhibition space from wall to wall.
Later this summer Jasmine will be doing a solo exhibition at Jancar Gallery in Los Angeles. Also will be part of a group exhibition titled Storytellers and Mystics at ACNY in Brooklyn, New York. (long time friend of FOXRIVER Juka Araikawa will be part that show!) Be sure to check these exhibition out when the time comes.