Unforgotten Memories: Phil Joanou Retrospective & Selected Participant at Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles 2012
December 1, 2011 – January 27, 2012
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by November 25th
JoAnne Artman Gallery
326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651
Contact: JoAnne Artman
Web site, http://www.joanneartmangallery.com
Open Wed-Sunday, 11-5 & by appointment;
Unforgotten memories: The collection of information gained from past learning or experience that is stored in a person's mind…or in this case, in our hearts.
A retrospective of renowned Pasadena Artist Phil Joanou will be celebrated at the gallery this coming December 2011. Phil passed away this last year leaving us with wonderful memories of a life lived out loud as well as a collection of breathtaking images through his art. Joanou’
Phil Joanou classified his work into different series usually depicting either “Women” or “Allegory.”
Allegorical themes are the framework of many of Phil Joanou’s paintings, combining familiar yet restructured subject matter with a creative and unique style. "The originality of Joanou’s work is that he depicts profound visual subjects peppered with tongue-in-cheek humor and superb artistic skill in a style that is all his own." Art critic, Roberta Carasso, Ph.D. Often times when left without a model, Joanou looks no farther than to a mirror using himself as a reference for his figures developing a “Where’s Waldo” type diversion for viewer’s to try and spot Joanou in his own work: just another sprinkle of the cunning humor he provides.
Phil Joanou’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize.
JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Highway in Laguna Beach and is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11-5, and by appointment. Visit the first Thursday from 6-9 pm of any month to coincide with the Laguna Beach Art Walk. Street parking is available directly in front of the Gallery as well as the Downtown Parking structure located at Glenneyre Street. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios. See art come alive in North Laguna!