A multi-faceted artist, J.J. L’Heureux works within a broad spectrum of mediums, such as photography, painting, mixed media and collage. Switching between photography and painting keeps the artist engaged in her craft. L’Heureux’s Bergy Bit Series (paintings) will be featured at the LA Art Show this week, January 14th – 18th. You can find her work at bG Gallery Booth # 827.
When asked what was her favorite medium, she replied, “Personally I like to paint. I like the process of building the canvas and becoming familiar with the size by priming the surface. Looking at the surface and starting the process of building the layers, changes, decisions and even the smell of the oil paint is positive.”
Her paintings are inspired by her expeditions to Antarctica. To date, she has completed fourteen. “While on expeditions to the Southern Ocean I have visited a number of albatross colonies. Over the years I had become familiar the Falkland Islands and heard of Steeple Jason Island where 170,000 breeding pairs of Black-browed Albatross nest.” On her last trip (Dec 2014), L’Heureux would visit Steeple Jason Island, to return with incredible photographs.
A celebrated photographer, L’Heureux’s work has been featured in museums all over the world. The artist often gives talks at many of her museum openings. She has enjoyed solo exhibitions at Chicago Academy of Science Museum, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fernbank Museum (Altanta), the Science Spectrum (Lubbock, Texas), Goddard Center (Ardmore, Oklahoma), the International Wildlife Museum (Tucson), the Lafayette Science Museum, (Lafayette, Louisiana) and more.
“I am pleased to have been included with a number of works at the in “On the Brink” an exhibition on endangered species and a number of species that have made a “come back” over the years thru conservation. The photo editor of National Geographic included my work on Shackleton’s Hut, Cape Royds, Antarctica, in “The Art of Travel Photography” at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont.
Both her paintings and photography are currently on view at the Loft at Liz’s through February. She had to miss the opening reception due to being on expedition, but will be part the closing reception and artist talk on Saturday, February 7th from 2-4pm.
“It will be a pleasure to have some work with Om at his bG Gallery space. I feel Om is sensitive and supportive to artists as he is not only the gallery director but an artist. Both are difficult to navigate and he wears both hats well,” said L’Heureux. http://www.jjlheureux.com/ http://www.penguinspirit.com
bG Gallery has had a booth in the LA Art Show the past three years. bG Gallery will feature popular artists from its staple as well as new artists just added to the roster. Artists to be featured are Christopher Mudgett, Barbara Kolo, Gay Summer Rick, Bob and Marjorie Moskowitz, Campbell Laird, Linda Smith, Philip Vaughan, Allois, Stuart Rapeport, Dan Busta, and Nancy Larrew.
“We are bringing German/Ukranian artist Allois back to Show this year with a new mythical series. We’ve had great fun showing her expressionist alien adoption and sculptural experiments in past shows this year she has begun to incorporate old master style painting with the more experimental brush and paint techniques, which is a very exciting evolution.”
Bleicher said there has been a shift in the art world…”Especially over the last couple of decades a move towards traditionally looked down upon art forms sneaking into the mainstream high art domain, we’re starting to see more crossovers into outsider art, street art, comic art, craft art, commercial art. The areas where these things intersect and become non-exclusive to each other are particularly interesting to our focus.” View the artists work at BG Gallery’s booth # 827. http://santamonica.bgartdealings.com/
The LA Art Show along with the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show runs January 14 – 18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, 1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. For admission prices and hours see http://www.laartshow.com/