Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by Hollywood Combovers

Lora Schlesinger is pleased to announce Adonna Khare's fourth solo-exhibition with the gallery. In the Clouds features new drawings by the artist. The exhibition opens with the artist's reception on Saturday, June 8 from 5 to 7 pm and is on view through July 20, 2013.

Adonna Khare's new drawings are whimsical, meticulous, solemn, playful, and humorous. Filled with an array of complex narratives, Khare's drawings make it easy to abandon the world around you and delve into her mystifying world of Bears, Antelopes, Chimp, Bunnies and Butterflies. Backgrounds filled with tornadoes, whirlpools, waterfalls and storm clouds represent life's unpredictability, ever-evolving change, and the unknown. All of Khare's animals caught in the foreground of a storm brewing behind them, a storm of change and uncertainty; once it arrives you don't know whether there will be severe damage or you'll come out unscathed and better off.

This past fall Khare won the Public Award at ArtPrize2012, the largest art competition in the world, which consisted of 1,619 works of art by artists from 56 countries. With over 400,000 attendees Adonna Khare took home the first prize. In the Clouds is Khare's response to the changes in her life that have past and the changes that are yet to come since winning the award.

Adonna Khare received her MFA from California State University, Long Beach. Her drawings were selected for the Surrealism Today exhibition at the Nassau County Museum in Roslyn NY. She was included in the Long Beach Museum of Art's "Sweet Subversives, Contemporary California Drawing 2009-2010" and was given a one-person show in 2010 titled "The World of Adonna Khare: Beasts, Backpacks and Curious Creatures", at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in Carslbad, California.
For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website


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