Bonni Reid - “Cartes de Visite”
My dear friend Bonni Reid has a solo show opening in two days (Feb. 3) at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles. These are some seriously gorgeous paintings. If you’re in L.A., don’t miss it!
Having a professional career in creating Saturday morning cartoons, I wanted to break from this candy-coated world in order to depict another side of childhood, one that is much darker, haunting or just plain weird — to evoke a time before we child-proofed everything.
By utilizing old photographs of family, friends and found images, this collection portrays the alter ego that resides in all of us — the real inner child which isn’t always what we as adults want it to be. (via “Cartes de Visite” on Facebook)