Ahhhhh. A new exhibition of Deedee Cheriel's works are featured at KP Projects through April 1, 2017.
I just love her art. I think I love anything that transports me to a new reality, or to a new experience beyond the ho-hum predictability and banality of everyday life, even if it only happens briefly. This applies to visual and intellectual experiences, and I guess all other types of experiences too. I suppose I'm always looking for more/more/more interesting thoughts and perspectives and things to see. Not that I don't want to be reality-based. And sometimes one can find comfort in predictability, but sometimes I just get so bored and I love to feast on the new and unexpected. Then again when I am exposed to lots of new things I quickly get over-stimulated and way too excited and I CANNOT SETTLE DOWN -- like a pinball machine on overload. Lol. You can't win with me. Lord, I'm babbling and probably making no sense. Anywhoo, here are my favorite works in this latest exhibition. I want to make the pink one MINE. So fab!!!!
About the artist....
Nalini ‘Deedee’ Cheriel is a visual artist who started out creating record covers and T-shirts for the Oregon music scene in the early ‘90s. Born in the hippie town of Eugene, Oregon, she began her own band and record label at the age of 19. Influenced by the popular DIY culture of that time, she played in several all-girl bands (Juned, Adickdid, The Teenangels, The Hindi Guns) and co-created the semi-autobiographical film Down and Out with the Dolls. This artist has lived and studied abroad: Honduras, Chile, England, Portugal, Spain and her native India.
Now residing in Los Angeles, Cheriel’s work explores narratives that recognize the urgency and conflict in our continuing attempts to connect to the world. With influences derived from such opposites as East Indian temple imagery, punk rock, and her Pacific Northwest natural environment, her images are indications of how we try to connect ourselves to others and how these satirical and heroic efforts are episodes of compassion and discomfort. Bold elements drawn from landscapes -both urban and natural- and pop culture suggest the ability to find commonalities and relationships between ourselves and our surroundings that inevitably confirm our greater humanity and quest towards love.
Here is a link to her store, which has some affordable stuff. Yay! I bought one of her prints several years ago, and I just love it!