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I have four new paintings up on my website, they are comparison paintings of myself with Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Kurt Cobain, and Courtney Love. These paintings go alongside the ones with Debbie Harry and Gwen Stefani. There will be 5 more added next week that I am currently working on.

www.johannafalzone.com

Also, I have completed a 3.5 year long video art piece that recalls my memory of Kurt Cobain’s death. It’s a long story, but here is the video. If you go onto my vimeo page there is an explanation of the video, which I high recommend reading because it really gives you some insight into what this means to me and what all of the imagery represents.

https://vimeo.com/91046239

Finally, I have been updating Underexposed, my blog for emerging artists every couple of weeks. Yesterday I posted about Kurt Cobain as a Visual Artist. It’s great, I’m really proud of it, so check it out!!!

http://underexposedart.wordpress.com/

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So the first painting in my series of Female Protagonists in Film is complete, it is titled Green Line Bus where I am posed as Margot Tenenbaum from the Wes Anderson film, The Royal Tenenbaums. This painting was taken of course from the screenshot scene of Margot walking off the Green Line Bus in NYC meeting Richie, also this is my favorite scene in the entire film, so it makes sense as to why I chose it.

Anyway, I wanted to pay homage to the green line, so that is why the background is made up of green lines and I chose a particular stripe pattern for the lines that mimic Margot’s dresses she is seen wearing throughout the film. Items featured in the painting of my own are altered of which are the coat that’s actually suede with a fur collar and the barrette which is modeled after my white and gold heart-shaped Hole barrette. The shirt underneath the coat was taken from my striped tank top.

Alright that was a lot of explaining, but there’s more. As you can see I am staring the viewer straight in the eye, whereas in the film Margot is looking in the direction I call Stage Left, I changed this because I always want the viewer to be confronted, I want you to know that she is looking at you and be able to have a mental conversation with her or try to interpret what this painting means to you, if that makes sense. I mean I know what it means to me and the whole of the collection, but I believe each person out there will have a unique experience with each work and whatever that is, I am completely interested in knowing and allowing it to happen.

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So this shows albums released the year I was born that I love.

1991:

R.E.M., Out of Time

Nirvana, Nevermind

Hole, Pretty on the Inside

Pearl Jam, Ten

Morrissey, Kill Uncle

Babes In Toyland, To Mother

Trompe le Monde, Pixies

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Carnival Art, Thrumdrone

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So I have below a slideshow from the BFA show and HQ images of my paintings from the collection, “In The Garden of Life and Death”.

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Also I am now registered on Nurture Art’s Registry for Artists and Curators which is an artist space and collective based out of Brooklyn, NY. I recommend this to any artist out there, its like submitting to a gallery only a registry of artists. Nurture Art uses this registry to pick artists for exhibitions in their gallery space.

This is a link to my profile, http://nurtureart.org/registry/index.php?option=com_nurturedetails&tab=portfolios&friend=1840&details=3057&art=20418&order=1#1

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So I have been non-stop painting/bookmaking etc. Screenplays yup, a lot.

Anyway so this first Friday is the Downtown Peepholes, mine will be at Bon Ami Confections, so you better be there to peek inside.

So far I am currently working on two paintings and getting ready to shoot four more photos for the last four paintings that go with my latest collection for BFA. I am also working on books for installation other than the peephole which is finished, just needs to be installed. The two books I am currently constructing are for a group installation and a solo one. The group one is a leather bound book that will feature photos I purchased from an antique shop to recreate the main woman’s story, it goes along with the theme of the Muse of which this woman is. The second book is a literature based installation where I have constructed an altered book out of the Bell Jar and viewers will be able to interact with the book by pulling out poems by Plath and myself. This is the second interactive book I have made, its nice to be able to invite the viewer although I still fear sticky dirty hands touching my art.

Other projects I have been working on are figure painting and screenwriting. This is the first time I have ever written screenplays and its so much fun, I knew when I wasn’t really making the A mark in Video Art that I was a “filmmaker” rather than a “video artist” although I consider the two the same thing, but some people do not… Anyway I had a feeling taking screenwriting would open the right doors for what I wanted to do with film, so I’m glad its working out! I’ve been writing about my cyclops’ so its great to give them a greater purpose than just being still images on a page, there is now a story and dialogue for them which expands their meaning farther creating an even more meaningful narrative for them.

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Gif I made of Callie In Tristan from a film I shot in 2011.

Gif I made of Callie and Tristan from a film I shot in 2011.

So I have been sick for 2 weeks now, well it will be 3 and its been awful trying to get myself to make art. Yesterday I finally got the energy to go to the gym and make a Christmas card that needed to be sent out this week before the USPS halts delivery for the holidays. Today I have spent time uploading images of my work to my official tumblr page so all can be reblogged by my followers and lurkers. I may do the same for my pintrest, not sure yet.

http://cherryintheblossom.tumblr.com/

I will say updating the internet with my art and actually making the Christmas card has given me a boost amongst this art funk that happens every time I have a break. I have concluded that breaks are bad for me, and that after graduation I need some job that requires a lot of artistic working. Laying around in bed all day is not my ideal lifestyle.

Also I have a pile of FREE paintings I am GIVING away, PRO BONO, email me if you want to pick one out, I also have artwork for sale. All of the Doll Paintings, the Courtney Love/Kurt Cobain paintings, Katy Perry Painting, Cakes In The Ballroom painting, and Sylvia Plath paintings are all for sale. The prices vary, so if you are interested and have enough dinero, shoot me an email. They are for sale obviously because I cannot display them and should decorate the walls of people who love them, its a shame for them to sit in storage (my room). Also I have book art pieces for sale, if you buy a book arts piece they are all installations, I can give instructions on how to properly display them.

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Joan of Arc would be proud,

Apparently me being political over Facebook gets me into trouble, so I guess I can gloat here. I’m going to celebrate with powerful feminist women.

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