Shoebox Conversations: Justin Prough

Shoebox Conversations: Justin Prough

Shoebox Conversations: Justin Prough

Welcome to Shoebox Conversations. Our Shoebox PR team, Kristine Schomaker, Sheli Silverio and S. Vollie Osborn, are meeting up with artists via Zoom to discuss their art practice, new work, upcoming exhibitions, and more.

Please meet Justin Prough

A product of California, Justin Prough’s work reflects the struggle between sunny days, good waves and the political unrest of our times.

He strives to tell visual stories forged from contrasting ideas, materials and processes. He finds joy working in both the digital and analog realm and instinctively melds hand and digital painting, wood veneers, photography, toys, seashore debris and domestic objects into serene, bold and layered prints, sculptures and assemblages.

Shaping his work is an award-winning background in advertising, where storytelling is paramount. He feels that each of his pieces must tell its own story, while also furthering the conceptual goals of the series to which, it belongs.

https://justinprough.com/

Please join us on Zoom, October 10th 3-5pm pst for Justin Prough’s online solo exhibition with Shoebox Projects. Facebook event.

Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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