Jodi and Company Season Two 2022 Online Art Exhibition.
To start this season I humbly ask that you let me explain the intent behind "Jodi & Company."
The reason I started this showing is because I know personally how hard it can be to get into a gallery or even some small publications, especially if you live in a rural area. Yeah, social media is okay, and online showings usually charge you to sign up. I wanted to give every artist regardless of their background a chance to show their work alongside other established artists. With the hope being to inspire at least one more person to follow their passion, that being said…
Thank you for keeping us company.
-Abraham Basulto (Jodi)
6x8 for $180
Running on Empty
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Girl Anachronism (Homage to HaK)
Sticks and Stones
Flower bomb skull
life and death
No Fear of Rupture
Octopus and Creases
Let it Bleed
Belem Erandi is a San Gabriel Valley native. Belem's love of nature inspired her to explore outside her home and throughout California's wilderness. This pastel drawing was inspired by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey Bay, California. She believes in the art of interpreting one's observations of nature as a way of bonding with the Earth.
I have been involved in the arts most of my life. I grew up in a family of artists. I observe and capture the variety of textures in nature. Textures, whether real or implied, will reflect solemn moods and joyous inspirations. Some of my works have extreme texture, verging on impressionism, others detail every part of the real, but both draw us into a desire to touch, to feel, to explore.
As a working artist, I have given classes and/or demonstrations at the Art Association of the Inland Empire, High Desert Cultural Arts Foundation, Corona Art Association, and many others ; I have been a member of the Scholastic Key Alliance, the Riverside Art Alliance, California Artists, NAEA, and supported the arts as a local high school arts teacher. My work has won numerous awards at various venues including the American Association of University Women and has been published in the book: Incite: Color Passions art book, published by Northlight books.
I have a BA in studio art from Cal State San Bernardino and a Masters in studio art from Boston University of Fine Art. I retired from teaching art at a local High School and I continue to pursue my passion and explorations.
John Bagley Jr
John Bagley Jr Assemblage Artist , mixed media and collage . John is a self taught mixed media, assemblage artist residing in Upland CA , originally from Upstate NY . His art process is never planned , it develops along the way . A found object usually inspires him and an art piece is born . He works in many mediums including , mixed media , collage and painting , he loves texture , color and form . In the past few years he has focused on assemblage art and sculpture , it feels very natural for him and gives him the opportunity to use all of his mediums in his creations . John has always loved nature and history . As a child he would often hunt for discarded objects collecting them and create art from them. The majority of his art pieces include vintage found objects , which allows him to recycle objects every opportunity he can . In his art discarded objects are transformed and reassembled into an art piece that tells a story . He enjoys expressing himself in every piece , each piece a unique one of kind piece of art . He hopes to evoke emotion from his art , since there is something in each piece that most people can relate to . Bringing the past in the present and reconstructing an original piece of art is his focus.
Amy Langston; Salem Black
My name is Amy Langston and I go by Salem Black within my art, music and performances. Born and raised in Barstow, CA, I consider myself a bona fide Desert Rat. Drawing from the memories and experiences of my childhood and present adulthood, my music, poetry and art is a clear self-reflection and representation of the love AND struggle that lies within my relationships, friendships and myself. My words and lyrics are dark and brooding but also capable of being uplifting and transparent. I wear my heart on my sleeve, so come take a ride with me. <3
Don’t Front -AL;SB
I can't even write
I'm not even an artist
I'm art itself
They lied to you about it
I'm just the canvas itself
I'm where it all started
There’s paint in my veins
I bleed reds, blues, and violet hues
With violent views, and my violent mood
With you, my world comes to color
It's brushstrokes from you that painted for another's
But I'll never cut it
Let the liquid stand still until the time comes for it
To run and bleed out
This bitch thinks he’s so slick!
Man, I see you under that shit
You only like it when you’re in it
When you Hit it and quit it
Love it then miss it
Dysfunctional, difficult, and daring love
Something about your heart's a trove
Smiling so hard then crack under the influence of my face
I can't rap.
I can't sing.
I try my best.
So much talent around me, I just can't fucking stand it
You see why I hate it now?
There’s women that think they're the next Marilyn
There’s men that think they’re the next Picasso
Can you really paint that picture in your mind?
You see where I'm coming from?
Yeah, I thought so.
I'm manic, I'm panicked, I'm compulsive, I'm saddened
I'm happy, I'm going back to that planet.
No fuck it! I’m staying right here
The constant and repetitive state of mind of drowning and crying
It's back and forth, back and forth like a bullshit swing of madness
I'm cynical, lazy, crazy, I’m ecstatic
I'm jealous, I'm anxious, I'm fucked up and graphic
I'm happy, I'm morbid, I'm slipping, I'm frantic
I'm sleeping. I imagine.
This isn't real. This is a dream of all things.
Big dreams in little places.
Small spaces and bright faces.
Came to you in my sleep…
You said you know what's wrong
and you told me not to worry.
Told me I love you.
We all said that too…
It's all in your head and you let the monster beat you.
Rest In Peace VL
We love you
I found a rebirth of my art about 10 years post graduating from CSULB with a Bachelors degree in Studio Arts. With an interest in the abstract, I first found a love for Wassily Kandinsky, often named the father of abstraction. Recently, news in the art world has brought to light immense information about Hilma af Klint, whom by all accounts was abstracting prior to Kandinsky. Within this discovery, I found myself in the tension of women in art and what it means to be a "woman artist" versus an artist, also the way that historically men have borrowed from or simply bulldozed their female counterparts especially in the scope of art history. My art is a conversation of what it means to be masculine and feminine and the way we must as artists reconcile the two concepts to provide balance and harmony, along with reverence for and companionship to the women artists that came before me.