John Jude Palencar (born Fairview Park, Ohio, 1957) is an American fantasy, science fiction, and horror artist. Palencar has exhibited in numerous group shows in galleries, colleges and universities throughout the United States. Demand for his work extends into Europe and the Pacific rim through sales of his original paintings, second-rights usages and commissions.
[Art Renewal Centre Salon - Acrylic on birch panel, 37 x 33 inches]
Armand Schönberger (Galgóc, 1885 - Budapest, 1974) was a Hungarian painter. The highlight of Schönberger artistry came in the late 1920s and early 1930s. This period was characterised not only by the creation of several masterpieces with an individual character, but also by many public appearances - Schönberger exhibited his work in several galleries in Hungary and abroad. In 1929, his work was exhibited in Nuremberg at an exhibition where contemporary Hungarian art was all the rage.
[Bukowski’s Modern Sale, Stockholm - Oil on canvas, 77.5 x 58 cm]
My experience navigating multiraciality in Korea, and then the United States serves as the catalyst for my current drawing project. I photograph and interview multiracial women to gather source material and to elicit an interpersonal connection during the process. The exchange of emotions and ideas between the model and myself shapes the outcome of each photo shoot, producing unpredictable and idiosyncratic results. I then comb through hundreds of digital photographs, searching for one that captures more than a portrait. I am searching for an interior and private space; an in-between moment arrested by chance that captures the figure between expression and release. That image becomes the kernel of a drawing and with graphite, charcoal or ink I amplify and enhance its distinctive quality, revealing an affective identity woven from my own emotions and that of the model. Through this work I am exposing the plurality of emotions that sculpt human subjectivity. The drawings of these women are portals into the human psyche, a place where emotions call out and perceived racial boundaries dissolve.
Photos by Dan Kvitka
This project was funded in part by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation
Indivisible - Samantha Wall