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Playing a strategic game upon the surface of his often raw, large-scale, stitched together canvases, Cheatwood plays a set of related decisions in a step-by-step rejoinder to each possible move. The working process plays out on the studio floor, as the artist simultaneously moves from canvas to canvas, leaving behind the detritus of his own accidental marks, shoe prints, dropped and spilled materials, etc. so the work tracks its own history, the reality of the studio environment, the physicality of making paintings. With bold colors, occasional text and raw power that all merge into a rough and ready approach, that somehow remains elegant and visually seductive, these paintings point to a positive future for the young artist. (MP). http://jonnicheatwood.com

Jonni Cheatwood Kirby Kempo, Kingpin at Large 61 x 50 inches Oil, acrylic, enamel, spray paint on stitched raw canvas and burlap

Jonni Cheatwood
Kirby Kempo, Kingpin at Large
61 x 50 inches
Oil, acrylic, enamel, spray paint on stitched raw canvas and burlap

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Max Presneill & Kio Griffith from ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events. Founded in 2009, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities.

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