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Just lowered prices on items in my Etsy Store due to the fact that I will be putting new items on at the end of the week and need to make room for more, so must sell these old ones!!!!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/JohannaFalzone

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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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Here are just a bunch of pictures of paintings I have been working on for the past month.

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Painting, thats what is happening and the ramblings coming out of my mouth like a broken fire hydrant, but that’s nothing new right? Sure. Anyway besides all of that I was looking up artist spaces in L.A. and I fell in love with one, just wish I was a big shot artist who could have such a place, it’s godly and I’m not sharing the link.

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My artist statement for the Marie Antoinette paintings and a picture of the paintings all put together at the show!!!!

The collection of paintings “My Name is: Maria Antoine Josepha Johanna” entails more than the beauty of the famed Marie Antoinette, but a humanized approach to relate her life to my own. Royalty, Public Figures, and Celebrities are commonly placed on a pedestal, dehumanizing them. These people feel emotions, make good and bad decisions; bad things happen to them just like they do to everyone. Using this stigma I inserted my own personal connection with Marie Antoinette in order to humanize her. The collection’s purpose is to give Marie Antoinette a voice, through the process I have also found my own. The painted self-portraits evolved from a series of illustrated drawings depicting Marie Antoinette. From these works I began to take on her persona, manifesting myself as her. My painting’s subjects include sarcastic and sorrowful images and titles about faking happiness, murder, stupidity, sexuality, leisure activities, and sadness. People’s assumptions about Marie Antoinette have created negative stereotypes, many of which I have faced. Through the creation of these narratives I am calling attention to this hurtful behavior.

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So here are some process photos of my latest self-portrait/Marie Antoinette painting.

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I thought it would be fun to post some pop-culture appropriation of Marie Antoinette.

 

 

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Yup yup yup. Enjoy!

 

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