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Jodee Knowles

After a bold cameo in the L.A art world this Perth-born artist showcases her large-eyed, pensive characters in a new exhibition at Friends of Leon.
By Hilary Simmons
March 08, 2011
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By Hilary Simmons
March 08, 2011
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'Independent of Time', 'Sadder Than Cemeteries', 'In the World of Things Without Weight' — Jodee Knowles' way with words means you won't be subjected to any pieces tediously named 'Untitled' at her show. Rather, you will feel your repressed fears and renegade obsessions begin to unravel with pieces that bring the baddening loneliness of human experience home to roost and defeather the disconsolate night owl.

Born in Perth, bred in wild reverie, Knowles uses pen, acrylics and inks on paper to create large-eyed, pensive characters who wearily contemplate the horrors of an unseen dreamscape. The imagery is not new, but Knowles’ execution is precise and thoughtful. It is, indeed, the sense of nothingness within her pieces that gives them everything and recalls Mark Ryden or Lori Earley.

After a bold cameo in the L.A art world, Jodee created murals in the courtyard of Friends of Leon Gallery in 2010. Her new show, Independent of Time, will offer up her latest creepy eye candy within this space once again.

Image: Independent of Time, Jodee Knowles 2011

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