Jamaal Bonnette – Absence

The Piano Craft Gallery is excited to host

Jamaal Bonnette - Absence

A Solo Exhibition

 

Join us for the Opening Reception:

Friday May 13, 2022: 6-9PM

Show Dates: May 13-29, 2022

Fridays 6-8PM, Saturdays 12-5PM, & Sundays 12-5PM

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Jamaal Bonnette is an artist out of Brockton, MA who has been painting and displaying his work since its early inception in 2014.

Jamaal has displayed his work in galleries across Boston, particularly at the Piano Craft Gallery for a month long interactive exhibit (2019).  The Stacey Adams Cultural Building also housed and displayed Jamaal's work for a month long multi-artist exhibit (2019).  Also being housed in buildings such as The Liquid Art House (2017) and Savvor Night Club in Boston, Jamaal has also teamed up with the Culture Connection of CT, to display his art in Hartford (2016).  He was also spotlight artist for a week long installation at Canvas of Memphis in Memphis TN (2018).

Jamaal also instructs and curates paint nights all over Massachusetts.

His work implements ideas of higher spiritual entities to highlight the overlooked love, compassion, and growth.  His work is full of multiple meanings and offers different perspectives that are expressed by bringing to light the most hidden divisions sanity and reality.

Artist Statement:

My work implements ideas of higher spiritual entities to highlight overlooked love, compassion, and growth.  My work is full of multiple meanings and offers different perspectives that are expressed by bringing to light the most hidden divisions sanity and reality.

As the maker I interpret my pieces of work to be a set of stages in ones growth whether it be mentally or physically; the stages of self evolution are evident in the way of progression, highlights different milestones occurring on the journey.  I tend to embed hidden symbolism, even as simple or as drastic as the paint color.  The aspect of space, time and reality all being intertwined is a major factor in my work.  Many of my pieces of work relate to each other being extensions of the story that's already being told.  Figuring out the order is something for the spectator.

I've created this body of work to document my spiritual journey reconnecting with myself.  Continuing with his journey through himself, the sequel to Creation of Man is a compilation of works surrounding the idea of absence.  Meaning, the nonexistent or lack of.  Each painting in this series highlights the absence of ... To be continued

The Piano Craft Gallery, Inc. is located in a historic Boston landmark and works to eliminate common barriers to accessing the arts such as race, education level, and class by guiding our operation through an anti-racist and inclusive lens.  The Piano Craft Gallery, Inc. does this by sharing, promoting, and celebrating the work of racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse artists of all abilities with the public. This results in diverse networks of individuals accessing the gallery space and experiencing the arts.  The Piano Craft Gallery, Inc. provides a free, handicapped accessible venue in Boston where people can enjoy and learn about the diversity of art-making and performing in the Greater Boston area.  Additionally, the Piano Craft Gallery, Inc. provides an affordable community venue for public and private events.

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