Street Artist, Dillon Shows this Saturday, October 5th, at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery!

Jeanie Madsen Gallery presents “Say What?” featuring artists Dillon, Johnny Romeo and Jennifer Verge.Jeanie Madsen talks about the upcoming show, “These artists all have something to say through an "urban pop" genre, with completely different styles, Dillion "street/popt" , Johnny Romeo "urban pop" , and Jennifer Verge Urban Pop. All three have different backgrounds LA, Canada, Australia... and all blend or flow perfectly for JMG (Jeanie Madsen Gallery).

Dillon's work can be seen in random spots all over LA, as well as on the 101 freeway, the 10 freeway, even at Bergamot Arts Center in Santa Monica. Unlike most artists, Dillon does not just paint a canvas and walk away. That is just the beginning of his process. He explains, "First you create the art in your home. sometimes a piece of art takes 40, 50 or 60 hours to complete. At the time I make it I don't make it with the purpose of anything but getting an idea out of my head. Sometimes I will work on a piece for 30 minutes a day for months. Next comes the photography." He shoots his work in a high resolution, to keep the image clear when printed at a large size. His friend's family is in the printing business, which helps but it's still a costly process. He continues, “The originals range from around 1k to 6k, because I make streetart or wheatpaste posters out of them which get put up indefinitely all over the city, which millions of people see, it adds another element to a piece of art that only a handful of people see at an art show and then is locked up in a persons home forever. Most of my work will be seen by a lot of people so it kind of adds to the original.”

Johnny Romeo started painting as a child and has been showing his work ever since. His work can be seen  in galleries around the world. His work is inspired by pop culture and television.

Jennifer Verge has been painting for seven years now. She is influenced by her positive attitude and wants her art to reflect that. She refers to her art as Urban Pop/Street.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 5th from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm at the Jeanie Madsen Galley located at 1431 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 90401. 310 393-7436. The show will remain on view through October 31st. http://www.jeaniemadsengallery.com/ 

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