Jennybird Alcantara’s absorbing, vivid oil paintings blend the surreal and the fantastical. In a new show at KP Projects in Los Angeles, titled “Reveries of the Untamed Darlings,” the artist offers a new collection of works. Alcantara was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here. The gallery describes her work as “an epic fantasy, where the untamed are the gatekeepers of the mysterious beyond.”
“Jennybird’s paintings teem with anthropomorphic hybridized creatures and botanicals that serve as an extension of the connectedness of nature that draw the viewer deeper and deeper into their world,” a statements says. “Animals don human masks and contemplate their own dual natures. A winged lamb is protected by pensive women in feathered snake bodies while being menaced by foxes below. Is the feral creature retrieving a renegade heart, or stealing it from its protected landscape? The artist’s creatures also seem to exchange mysterious gifts. In these tableaux, the currency is typically the heart, soul and consciousness. The representations of that currency explore a power exchange between beings, with multi-layered interpretations.”
The show starts March 17 and moves through April 14. See more works from the show below.
Stitching this little lovely to her background because my show wouldn’t be complete without a deer lovers eye painting, now would it? And look at the darling vintage frame I found for her🖤 There’s only going to be 1 of these so if you want her you’ll have to be quick. 😉 @kpprojectsgallery March 17th [email protected] for collector preview
Today marks 2 months till my opening at @kpprojectsgallery on March 17th. I’m in the final push to finish work and get everything framed up etc. I Just cut this work on paper to fit the antique frame and lemme just say that’s always sooo stressful, I think I measured it 10 times first 😜 This painting is probably one of the less detailed pieces in my show but it’s one of my favorite works on paper. #deergirl #neosurrealism #kittygirl #anthropomorphism #jennybird