This is just in from my gallerist at GYG:
I adore the work of Joan Robey-I think she is one of the most sophisticated large scale assemblage artists of our time- just brilliant.
This new series "IN ABSENTIA" is intimate and personal- maybe the most ever for Joan. I am sure you'll be able to sense it yet maybe when we meet Joan she will share some details. I know some of it but given that it is so personal I decided to leave it up to Joan to share with all of you who might join us.
LET ME KNOW IF YOU WISH TO JOIN AND ONLINE LIVE VISIT VIA THE CONTACT FORM ON GYG OR SIMPLY CALL OR E MAIL ME. ONCE WE KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE WE'LL SCHEDULE A CONVENIENT TIME TO ALL SO YOU'LL BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE TOUR FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME.
IF THERE ARE ENOUGH OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO VISIT THE ACTUAL REAL LIFE STUDIO-THAT TOO CAN BE ARRANGED!
Humble, shy and low key she is (sadly) one of our best kept secrets. It's time for this to change and I am looking to you guys to help us get her discovered by the world. Just simply share this post with you friends and circles AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME- let's see how much viral power we got- flex your viral muscles and let's go for it.
Hey, but maybe before you even touch the keyboard consider adding one of her pieces to your collection before we make her so famous and popular that her prices will shoot up. Right now check for yourself - she is really pricing them to go.
We are planning a live online visit with Joan at her studio. Just sit back and relax while we take you with a webinar style visit to Joan's Inglewood studio. She will be there live to talk about her work and answer any questions you may have.
Find Joan online here: Gallery Yoram Gil.
This guy is a monster. Heads up.
A san Francisco Bay Area transplant that has called Los Angeles home since
Under the influence of a 1960s, latch-key kid youth, the musings of stephen King , Hunter S. Thompson, Slavoj Zizek, Noam chompsky, Karen Armstong, Alan Watts; Warhol, Lichtenstein, Speed Racer, Television Commercials, Consumer Product Marketing, and Mad Magazine.
The circumstances of a working class youth did not provide the conventional
means to an art education or experience. Because of this, she did not attend art
school, or college. This, however, did not stop Terri from absorbing and applying what has been learned via vocation or self exploration to creative communications endeavors.
Introduced to the Apple Macintosh in 1987 as a design and publishing tool, a love affair with digital tools began.
Her approach tends to be a whole-istic zen, combining aspects of typography,
illustration, and graphic design along with more conventional aspects of image
creation, that almost always results in a product that is visually engaging, saying as much as possible with, at times, very little.
Philosophically speaking, Terri does not look at digital art as a movement. And therefore, the work you see is sometimes not overtly digital, often intentionally rough around the edges, and even intentionally flawed. This intention is to remind the viewer that human hands were on the project.
“Like advertising, it’s about formulating the right message, not necessarily
baffling the audience with technical proficiency and other high tech circus tricks.”
Between the years 1999 and 2001 Terri worked with echo Park Arts and Festival, working her way up from volunteer status to co-Director of the organization. This experience brought to life the business of art.
Facing the dilemma of under-employment and ageism in commerical arts, she has shifted her focus into investing more of her energy and creative resources into a fine arts career.
She currently resides somewhere in North East Sector of Los Angeles with her husband, five cats and one large and noisy macaw.