Artist Journal #40

2/25/21 I have no energy nor time to recap what I have missed since my last entry. I’ve begun painting after almost 2 months. It feels good to get started again. It also feels good to know my foggy brain and lethargy is a result of recovery, not a personal flaw. As always I will… Continue reading Artist Journal #40

Upcoming Shows & Performances

Seeing Red: A Performance – Potluck and Live Performance Show – Friday, Feb 21st at 7:30pm – INVITE ONLY event hosted by Live Laugh Loft. Email me if interested in receiving address: cloonank@gmail.com _____________________________________________________________________________ Art + Video, a group exhibition curated by K. Ryan Henisey at Tag Gallery Opening Reception Saturday, Feb 22nd 5-8pm FREE… Continue reading Upcoming Shows & Performances

2020 Year Long Project [Working Title]

The 2020 Year Long Project [Working Title] is a 366 day endeavor that involves writing, drawing, painting, poetry and photography – a compilation of life in it’s minutia – a daily muse of present focus – a divergence from perfection – an allowance of full exploration in five major parts: #1 PHOTOGRAPHS: Working with my… Continue reading 2020 Year Long Project [Working Title]

Artist In Residence | Solo Show “Peripheral Nerve”

Reception – Saturday, May 25th from 3-6pm Shoebox Projects 660 South Avenue 21 #3 LA Ca 90031 Live Performance @4:30pm Memory. Loss. Trauma. Pain. Love. Anger. Thrill. Anxiety. Obsession. Seeking Connectivity. Constructing Consciousness. I am a compilation of knowledge, experiences and beliefs being constantly broken up and rearranged throughout life’s unexpected turns. Everything that is… Continue reading Artist In Residence | Solo Show “Peripheral Nerve”

Live Painting at One Santa Fe Art Walk

Excited for my next live painting event! I will be dancing around and making an abstract expressionist mess over at One Santa Fe in downtown Los Angeles this coming Saturday, April 6th from 12-5pm. ~ Come experience live art, live music,  food and shops ~    

Artist Journal #39

4/20/18 They are like garments. They are like ghosts. They are like figures. They hang; they pull. They inform. They skew. 4/23/18 Repetition is the monster. Style is the box. Series is the limitation – the boundaries – the empty hole cascading into nothing. Titling is the definition. Completion is the destination. No destinations –… Continue reading Artist Journal #39

Artist Journal #38

4/7/18 I think the issue I’m running into is not so much fabrication as it is presentation. Dirty inside clean. Chaos inside precision. Energy under control. Maybe focusing less on ‘tightening’ or responding to the initial image with refining layers, but instead letting the refinement happen in the presentation – the hanging, isolating apparatus. A… Continue reading Artist Journal #38

Artist Journal #37

12/18/17 ART SHARE Not simply hanging art. This is a chance to curate, not just hang. There will be other group shows where work can be hung. This is a chance to say something, to relay information to the viewer beyond the painted image. The collage series – faces in obscurity, collaged with high end… Continue reading Artist Journal #37

Artist Journal #36

12/13/17 I need to go back to the beginning; where the initial idea for the series surfaced. The history of the fabric swatches. There in lies my seeking of adventure, my exploration of the spaces around me, my obsession with abandoned buildings and repurposing lost forgotten remnants of time. These forms don’t exist elsewhere. They… Continue reading Artist Journal #36

Twilight On The Pier / Live Painting

This past September into October, I was honored to be a part of the annual Twilight On The Pier art and music festival on the Santa Monica Pier in Southern California! I was one of three artists painting live and it was my first experience working outside the studio with it’s benefits and limitations. Here… Continue reading Twilight On The Pier / Live Painting