Tue, 26 May 2015
Abstract painter of melting flowers
Jeanne Dentzel currently has her show "Flowers: Seen & Unseen" up at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club. In it she explores the classic still life subject through an abstract painter's eye, trying not to capture reality but to subvert the niceties of flowers and vases. To me, these paintings ride a fine line between ecstasy and nausea.
I sat down for a chat with the Santa Barbara artist to talk about her method, New York art school, and her previous life working at a set designer on many of John Hughes' seminal '80s films: Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and more.
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You can find Jeanne Dentzel at her website.
Her show "Flowers: Seen & Unseen" is up at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club until June 5. Website here.
Here's the Pretty in Pink record store set: