Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Exhibitions this weekend



I have a full 10 paintings in this show!

From intheparlor.com:

CIGAR BOX BEAUTY
Opening reception Saturday April 24 2010, 7pm-11pm
Available through May 22 2010

Miss Scarlet in the Parlor
1282 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

ARTISTS
Naja Conrad-Hansen
Jeremy Forson
Eliza Frye
Soey Milk
Yana Moskaluk
Mateu Velasco

Free admission and seraphic refreshments

They have style, they have face. Drawing influences from fashion and propaganda, the art of Cigar Box Beauty explores the concepts of style and appeal with aplomb. The exhibit features an international group of young guns, including Jeremy Forson (US,) Eliza Frye (US,) Naja Conrad-Hansen (Denmark,) Soey Milk (US,) Yana Moskaluk (Russia,) and Mateu Velasco (Brazil.) Suave, complex, and admittedly fetishistic, the pieces in Cigar Box Beauty engage in a conversation exploring the exploitation and exaltation of beauty.

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My painting "Lyon" will be in the exhibition at Ronin Gallery. It's at the location that used to be Thinkspace Gallery.

from theroningallery.com:

The Ronin Gallery is very proud to present “NEX GEN twenty ten”: the grand opening group show at our new location!

We have put a lot of energy into renovating the space and are very excited to present it to the public for the first time as The Ronin Gallery. Please come out to be a part of this very special show! This move represents a big upgrade and a change of direction for The Ronin Gallery. We are enjoying great momentum and have some amazing projects in the works for the future.

We will have custom made home brew flowing provided by Selenes’s Ego and Don Chow’s fusion taco truck out front.

New Space, New Blood, New Work

Featuring works by:

Chor Boogie
Codak
Ryan De La Hoz
Downtimer
Ego
Asia Eng
Blinky
Daniel Fleres
David Florez
Jeremy Forson
Thom Glick
Jason Graham
Andy Haynes
Charlie Immer
Martin Kanshige
Larkin
Daniel Lim
Matthew Linares
Dave Macdawell
Vicki Nerino
Peekaboo
Allison Reimold
Jose Rodriguez III
Justin Rose
Jason Sho Green
Sarah Soh
Luci Myna Sonou
Mary Spring
Josh Taylor
Jasmine Worth
Weirdo
Zoso

At our new Silverlake location:

4210 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

BLUES website


jeremyforson.com/blues

I made another Flash website for my portfolio. Originally this was for a project I was working on at Goodby, but it never got built out. As you may know, I'm in sore need of employment, so beefing up my portfolio to show my diverse range of skills is high on my list of things to do. I actually loved making this. I badly want to make another site with papervision, but that will have to wait for a while as I'm slated to start work on some ipad projects.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Young Lions 2.0



http://jeremyforson.com/young_lions/


I have some down time so I've been working on my more marketable skills. I am in need of employment, and I've been applying for jobs doing Flash, but I didn't have anything to show what I can do. Basically, I worked for a year and 4 months as a Flash developer, but when I was laid off I didn't have anything I could keep or claim as my own. I have another site I designed for Blues that was never built out, so that will be my next project. Fact is that even though the past year and a half of painting has been fun, after doing my taxes the numbers were clear: I need to put that part of my life on the back burner. What's nice, though, is that I'm not too sad about it. I miss working with people, and getting out of the house, a steady paycheck, and being challenged.

I'm happy with the way this site turned out, and the improvement over the original is pretty drastic, if I say so myself. I think the time I've been spending studying design sites has helped.

If you're a glutton for punishment you can see the original site here:

http://jeremyforson.com/young_lions/younglions.html


Beware!