Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Suite B5b
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 4-6pm
Exhibition Dates: April 20 – June 1, 2019
Lora Schlesinger Gallery, is proud to present rEVOLVEd, Adonna Khare’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery featuring new drawings. The exhibition opens with an artist’s reception, Saturday April 27th from 4-6pm, and is on view through June 1, 2019.
Adonna Khare’s latest series is an exploration of previous work, reworking and reimagining the past at this point in the artist’s journey. Though a deeply emotional experience, engaging memories empowers Khare to view them from a different perspective and bring her new experiences to those moments in time. The intricate drawings capture the delicate balance we have with one another, the environment, its ecosystems, and all animals. The artist stresses that each component is fundamental; removing one disrupts the structure like a house of cards.
Adonna Khare’s style has been compared to the photo-realistic illustrations of Audubon, but the surreal worlds and strange inhabitants she creates spring from her imagination. Khare’s life-size works possess the scope of a painting, but with enough detail and realism to give viewers the impression they can step through the paper and into imagined worlds. Though she stays steadfast to her chosen mediums, pencil and paper, her work spans in size, from 8 x 11” sheets of paper to massive murals covering walls. She says of her process, “I draw how one might sculpt,” and the final artworks contain far more layers of pencil than the surface belies. A review of her in-progress pieces reveal hints of skeleton, as if she is drawing her fictional subjects from the inside out.
Adonna Khare's work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, NPR, The Huffington Post, American Art Collector, Juxtapoz Magazine, My Modern Metropolis and more. Her work has been exhibited at Crystal Bridges Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Long Beach Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum and others. Her works are in numerous prestigious private and museum collections around the world. In 2012, Khare won the international art competition, ArtPrize. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts from California State University Long Beach.
Detail from The Lions, carbon pencil on paper, 96 x 72”