Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Alter Ego for Thinkspace Opening

Alter Ego. 20"x24". Mixed Media on Canvas. © 2010.

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my new piece for the Vision group show (alongside Anthony Pontius Solo and Hunter & Gather group show),
opening this friday, April 9th, at Thinkspace Gallery's new location in Culver City.

New Opening, April 9th.
Opening Reception 7-10pm
Thinkspace Gallery
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-3375

please contact the gallery for more information, or browse the preview
of the Vision group show,here.

(also check out their main solo exhibit preview by Anthony Pontius
as well as Hunter Gather Group show preview!)


here are a couple detail images of the piece.

Alter Ego, Detail. (Left)
Alter Ego, Detail. (Upper Right)

this painting took so much detour (i'm not an efficient painter)
and took me on many versions of adventures, i should say.

here are about 28 stages of incarnation during the process :

AlterEgo, the process.

just like these sculpture jibibut pieces i worked on side by side,
i was in an unknown territory, somewhat.
painting is more familiar to me, but i was experimenting with abstraction,
so it took so many turns... some i'm sad that i didn't stay there.

i'll know better next time!


  1. Anonymous2:03 PM

    i really love this. the gif image creates an experience. allowing the viewer to get a feel for your process.

  2. I love the WIP images. Especially love how you treated the background on this painting.

  3. WHOA!! That blows my mind!! Thank you for putting that up Stella!!

  4. Um, I'm in love with the changing images! I'm planning on coming to the opening Friday!

  5. wow thank you so much people!!
    i was a bit nervous about showing this piece,
    as i started it without intending on putting it in a show...
    glad the gif WIP animation is liked. :)

  6. Anonymous12:49 PM

    oh wow i really do like some (most) of these versions here (even moreso than your finished version). would love to see you delve more into the raw territory. they are so exciting!

  7. That's fabulous! Thank you for sharing the process! My guess is that artwork that evolves like this comes from the heart rather than the head. It is more intuitive and experiential than calculated. My artwork seems to evolve in a similar way; each new mark I make seems to open doors to new possibilities and the destination is always a surprise. Art imitating life perhaps?

  8. Anonymous9:55 AM

    I love seeing the creative process of ones artwork. It's very interesting to see how you start, what happens in between and then the final piece.

    I really like your sculptures too, they have a slight morbidness to them while being very, very beautiful. Your sketchbook is my favourite. Thank you for sharing! Keep up with your beautiful work and experimentation.

  9. Thanks so much for posting this... I tend to get a little too precious with my paintings and have a hard time just wiping out what isn't working. Your approach seems much more free and uninhibited. I admire that!