Please join me Saturday July 14th 7-10pm for the opening reception of Exquisite Corpse at KALEID Gallery in San Jose.
Everyone is encouraged to dress up in fun, festive - mix match clothing, Dali-esque! The reception is free and open to all ages with live music, surrealist games, tasty morsels and other surprises!
Exquisite Corpse is based on the Surrealists’ techniques exploiting the mystique of spontaneity and collaborative creativity through a visual parlor game.
Each participating artist was given a blank piece of paper on which they created one third of a figure (head or torso or legs, assigned at random). KALEID Gallery staff will collect and arrange all 60 of the individual pieces into a fantastic exhibit of unexpected visual mayhem.
I was given the head and I wanted to do something different and have fun with this project. Normally I do not deal with human figures, I prefer to stay in the world of insects and animals. I found a really creepy cabinet cardin an antique store and decided to enlarge it and use it for this project. I cut it up in to lots of little pieces and put it back together. Then I covered with encaustic and oil paint. I am really happy with the way the piece came out.
Block Head Encaustic and Photography
Contemporary encaustic artwork by Shannon Amidon. Reclaimed and earth friendly materials used to create timeless, layered, natural motifs. Inspired by the briefness of life & the wonders of the natural world.