Newsletter Vol 19 fall 2007

Newsletter Vol. 18, 2007
Fall – A Calendar of Events
JonMarc Edwards – Artist

Jonmarc Open Studio
First Open Studio In 10 Years!
New Location
5574 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Saturday, September 29th 12 – 6pm

Announcing my new website JMEART.COM!
Starting November 15th, 2007
An updated Website devoted to the artwork of JonMarc Edwards
More paintings, more categories, performance clips and much to see!

Coming Soon at Captivity…

Steven Baker
Drawings + Objects + Instruments

Opening: Saturday, December 1st, 2007 – 6 to 9pm
November 30th – January 12th, 2008
Curated by JonMarc Edwards, Captivity, Los Angeles, CA

Performance:
Improvisations
Thollem McDonas –Pianoforte
Steven Baker-Invented Instrumentation
with a special appearance by multi-instrumentalists –
Joel Peterson and Marko Novachcoff

Saturday, December 8th, 8:00pm $20.00 Cover charge
Seating is Limited

For more information about these projects or image requests please contact jME at: wwwjmeart.com

Newsletter Vol 18 summer 2007

Newsletter Vol. 17, 2007
Summer – A Calendar of Events
JonMarc Edwards – Artist
 
Scope Basel Contemporary, Basel Switzerland 2007
Art Affairs, Amsterdam, (ND)
JONMARC EDWARDS

EWERDT HILGEMANN

KATRIN KORFMANN

STEPHEN WILKS
Private View: Monday, June 11, 10am-4pm
Daily Entry: Tuesday, June 12th – Sunday, June 17th, 2007 from 10am-8pm
Location: E-Halle, Erlenstrasse 15, CH-4058
Basel,http://www.e-halle.ch

Bias/2 Intelligent Living: Is The Porch Light On?
A Performance event of visual experiences, music and dance theater

Presented by Gayle Fekete and Jonmarc Edwards
Sound and Lighting Design by Dave Mickey
Art Center College of Design
South Campus – Wind Tunnel
950 S. Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91105

Saturday, June 30 2007
Performance at 7:30 pm Doors open at 7:00 pm
Tickets at the door Students / Seniors $10.00 General $20.00

JME Art review, Whitney May – NYARTS – June 2007 on jme website now!

Announcing my new website WWW.JMEART.COM
Starting November 15th, 2007
An updated Website devoted to the artwork of JonMarc Edwards
More paintings, more categories, performance clips and much to see!
For more information about these projects or image requests please contact jME at: www.jmeart.com

JonMarc Edwards — Whitney May

JonMarc Edwards — Whitney May

June 1, 2007

To view a Jon­Marc Edwards work is to rec­og­nize its author imme­di­ately. The coher­ent sym­bolic vocab­u­lary estab­lished by this painter/sculptor/assemblage artist over the past decade and a half is, in more ways than one, entirely read­able. In his works, the artist con­sis­tently employs the signs mak­ing up the Eng­lish lan­guage as com­mu­ni­ca­tors of ideas, emo­tions and imagery by col­laps­ing into a sin­gle block of space each let­ter of a care­fully cho­sen word or phrase. Although at first glance the com­plex char­ac­ters fash­ioned by Edwards appear as unde­ci­pher­able as Chi­nese cal­lig­ra­phy to a West­erner, each becomes famil­iar upon any fur­ther inspec­tion. In the end, Edwards re-contextualizes and suc­cess­fully makes for­eign the very sig­nage with which we, as read­ers of the Eng­lish lan­guage, are most famil­iar. He forces the viewer to reassess and to recon­sider the way in which he or she gleans mean­ing from the arbi­trary letter-age with which we are so accustomed.

Jon­Marc has stated of his work that, “If you decide to read or decode the char­ac­ters that doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean you have ‘fig­ured out’ the work. It means you have deci­phered the con­scious layer.” This is par­tic­u­larly evi­dent in works like his Burn­ing Bridge as dis­played at Con­tem­po­rary Istan­bul this win­ter. In this case, to just decode or read the com­pressed char­ac­ter made up of the let­ters in the word “bridge” is hardly com­pa­ra­ble to the myr­iad of con­no­ta­tions avail­able to some­one famil­iar with the idea of the phrase “to burn one’s bridges.” With this asso­ci­a­tion, the image pre­sented by Edwards not only com­mu­ni­cates the mean­ing behind a sim­ple word or phrase, but also that behind a larger, more com­plex idea and sub­con­scious human anxiety.

In the exam­ple of other works by Edwards such as his Cheer­leader (War) the human fig­ure enters his oeu­vre, and with a polit­i­cal bang. Here, the cheer­leader is com­prised of com­pressed char­ac­ters spelling out, among other things, the word “war.” Pom poms drip aggres­sively out­ward and “war char­ac­ters” radi­ate from her fea­ture­less face. The resul­tant art­work exclaims much on frus­trated atti­tudes towards current-day vio­lence, and per­haps even more on gov­ern­ment authority.

Newsletter Vol 17 spring 2007

Newsletter Vol. 16, 2007
Spring – A Calendar of Events
JonMarc Edwards – Artist
 
JonMarc has moved to a new Studio address!
My studio is now located in the Culver City adjacent J area of Los Angeles known as Mid-City, 5574 W. Washington Ave.
I will have an open studio soon to celebrate this new space! 
 
Captivity, a multi-dimensional presentation space located within the studio of JonMarc will open with shows and activities presenting artist and work from LA, CA & the USA. More info regarding the focus and intent of the space and a calendar of events will be coming in the next newsletter!

INCOGNITO
Saturday April 28, 2007 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Santa Monica Museum of Art2525 Michigan Avenue, G1
Santa Monica, California 90404 Get DirectionsProceeds from INCOGNITO benefit the non-profit museum. The logo for INCOGNITO 2007 is designed by Raymond Pettibon. Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Eddie Ruscha.
This show features more than 300 artists and every single artwork in the exhibition is priced at $250. For details, visit www.smmoa.org.

Announcing and presenting this summer,
Scope Basel Contemporary, Basel Switzerland 2007
Art Affairs, Amsterdam, (ND)

 
Also, Coming this summer, A Live Performance at the Wind Tunnel in Pasadena: Bias/2 Intelligent Living, Performance, Art Center, Pasadena, CA   More Info in the next newsletter.

For more information about these projects or image requests please contact jME at: wwwjmeart.com

Newsletter Vol 16 winter 2007

Newsletter Vol. 15, 2007
Winter – A Calendar of Events
JonMarc Edwards – Artist
 
JonMarc will be moving his studio from the Silverlake area of Los Angeles to a larger space in the Culver City area. More details regarding the move and hopefully a new address to announce in the next newsletter.
 
A new website www.loomingbias.com is open presenting the performance and set work of recent performances. Also links to other performance artists and technical virtuosos’!!! Check it out.

Scope New York, “War & Peace”
Opening February 22 – 26, Lincoln Center, NYC
Art Affairs, Amsterdam

INCOGNITO
Saturday April 28, 2007 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Santa Monica Museum of Art2525 Michigan Avenue, G1
Santa Monica, California 90404 Get DirectionsProceeds from INCOGNITO benefit the non-profit museum. The logo for INCOGNITO 2007 is designed by Raymond Pettibon. Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Eddie Ruscha.
This show features more than 300 artists and every single artwork in the exhibition is priced at $250. For details, visit www.smmoa.org.

For more information about these projects or image requests please contact jME at: wwwjmeart.com