Rae Art Enterprises Announces Fall Festival Line up For Abstract Artist Jennifer Rae Ochs
For Immediate Release:
Multi-media visual Artist Jennifer Rae Ochs will be showing her newest works throughout the southwest beginning with the Summerlin Art Festival in Las Vegas. JRO will also show at the Beverly Hills artSHOW, Toluca Lake Fine Art Festival and Desert Art Festival in Palm Springs, California.
Jennifer Rae Ochs’s acrylic on canvas works bear witness to the worldand herself, rendering the complexity of both in vibrant abstraction. A celebrator of life JRO illustrates her story with color and texture. Her body of work is a wild confessional tethered only by the truth of her experience, and the discipline of her craft. JRO creates an aesthetic of duplicity grounded in reality and spirited by possibility.
JRO has been based in Los Angeles since 2000 and now divides her time between the LA studio, her studio in Carmel, CA and her retreat in Sand Stone, MN.
Summerlin Art Festival
Summerlin Centre Community Park
1800 S Towne Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Show Dates: 10/12/13 – 10/13/13 (9-5pm)
Beverly Hills artSHOW
Beverly Gardens Park, along Santa Monica Boulevard, from
Rodeo to Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, California
Jennifer Rae Ochs can be found at Space #100, along Rodeo Drive
10/19/13 – 10/20/13 (10-5pm)
Toluca Lake Fine
Located in Downtown Toluca Lake, on Riverside Dr. (near
Bob’s Big Boy) between Alameda and N Pass Ave
Show Dates: 11/2/13 – 11/3/13 (10-4pm)
Desert Art Festival
Downtown Palm Springs, Frances Stevens Park
538 N. Palm Canyon Drive
11/29/13 - 12/1/13 (10-4pm)
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CONTACT: Rae Art Enterprises
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
American multimedia artist Jennifer Rae Ochs returns to South Korea.
Ochs will join artists from over 30 countries in Seoul April 25, 2013 – May 27, 2013 to build intercultural understanding and friendship through the power of art at the Gwanghwamun International Art Festival.
Despite growing tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang over 400 artists from around the globe will participate in the 9th annual Gwanghwamun International Art Festival in Seoul, South Korea. The month long festival held at the prestigious Sejong Cultural Center entitled “Good Morning Gwanghwamun” presents artists and visitors a "gateway" to share their work, ideas and hopes for better relations among all people and nations of the world.
Gwanghwamun is the main gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace in northern Seoul and was first constructed in 1395. Gwanghwamun symbolizes South Korea's long history of resilience. The Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Gwanghwamun gate were burned out and abandoned for three centuries before being reconstructed in 1867. During the early 20th century occupation of Korea by the Empire of Japan the palace and gates were again nearly demolished. In 1989 the South Korean government embarked on a 40-year plan to rebuild and restore Gwanghwamun and other historical sites destroyed during the 35-year Japanese occupation.
"I see Gwanghwamun as a reminder that no matter what has happened in the past we can renew, rebuild and resolve our conflicts. Old enemies can become new friends and art and cultural exchange is a powerful tool for peace and reconciliation. I can't wait to get back to Seoul for this wonderful event," said Jennifer Rae Ochs of her participation in the festival.
Ochs, an internationally recognized multimedia artist based in Los Angeles first visited Korea in 2006 as the sole American artist invited
to present works for a museum show, "Today and Tomorrow" also at the Sejong Cultural Center. For the Gwanghwamun festival Jennifer Rae Ochs will present a four-panel acrylic and mixed media on canvas piece inspired by the Korean people entitled "There is Light" . In addition to showing at the festival while in Korea Ochs will meet with collectors, curators and fellow artists to further foster artistic collaborations between the United States and South Korea.
Sejong Cultural Center
Sejong Story Hall
175 Sejong-daero (Sejongno) Jongno-gu,
Seoul 110-821, Korea
E-mail: [email protected]
Festival Dates: April 25 2013 – May 27, 2013, Opening Event: April 25, 2013, 5 PM
A gorgeous abstract print, open neckline and bishop sleeves make Marlena a must-have dress.
INSPIRED BY artist Jennifer Rae Och’s “Verdant” painting.
DRESS IT DOWN with luxe loafers that feature tassels.
ACCESSORIZE with a stately satchel and menswear-inspired watch.
Recommended by Kim KardashianCelebrity / Chief Fashion Stylist
July 24, 2012
Where Art Meets Fashion
It’s barely been a week since we’ve unveiled ShoeDazzle’s newly revamped design studio. But, if there’s one thing about fashion that everyone agrees upon it’s that the industry insiders love nothing more than to come across fresh, delightful talents who know all about how fashion intersects art in that very cool way.
As if Jennifer Ochs hadn’t already reinvented the way mixed media, sculpture, and photography are experienced, the insuperably elegant visual artist has now upped her creative quotient by decorating our studio with high energy splashings of airy colour to the once bare walls. And, she wasn’t the only one inspired.
Our style-struck gazes were so 'smitt' with Jennifer’s strokes of genius, that Senior Director of Design Alejandro Blanco decided to take Jennifer’s painting – the Verdant – and re-create it into a dress – the Marlena – as a homage to her gloriously fun whirls of sumptuous hues whirling against the stark, white walls.
Hotness like this doesn’t happen overnight. So, we asked Jennifer about her inspirations on high style, her inspirations and about our custom design for ShoeDazzle and more.
SD: What was the inspiration for artwork that inspired the Marlena dress in the Madison collection?
JRO: Alejandro has incredible creative vision; he was immediately drawn to the Verdant painting. I knew he would use the Verdant masterpiece to create wearable/functional art. For this venture, it was important to take the art “off the wall” and extend a true interactive art experience. The beautiful element to this is it allows the clothing collector to further evolve their experience and self-express.
Verdant is a two panel piece, (18” x 24”/each), acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas. Verdant is a highly texturized piece by incorporating a mixture of minerals. Painting to me is not an exercise in randomness but rather an endeavor to shine light. I am interested in things that are beautiful, aesthetic delights. During the creative process, I focus on the impact of experience; less interested in the aggregate truth.
SD: How do art & fashion inspire one another?
JRO:Art inspires fashion. Fashion inspires an individual, as a blank canvas, to create one’s own artful aesthetic.
SD: How did the idea translate from taking your wall art into a fully fashionable dress design?
JRO: I am constantly surrounded by my paintings, seven years ago; I decided I loved my work so much, I only wished I could wear it. After years of learning about the fashion industry and consulting with those inside the industry, I knew it was only time before I found the right partner. Thanks Shoe Dazzle!
SD: Who would you say are today’s most influential artists affecting the fashion scene and why?
JRO: Takashi Murakami because he has diversified his artistic endeavors nicely.
SD: What’s your favourite fashion piece in your closet right now?
JRO: A gorgeous layered dress by French Designer, Lauren Vidal.
July 13, 2012
Where The Magic Happens | ShoeDazzle Design Studio Launch
All great art deserves an equally awesome gallery, and we’d say the same about shoes (and handbags and jewelry of course!) Keeping that in mind, ShoeDazzle just revealed its sparkly new design studio-- a newly revamped cool and airy design space designed by Jessica Marx, who expertly crafted the intimate pavilion for fashion. Amongst fresh flowers, rows of cocktails, the stylish ladies of ShoeDazzle, and two adorable puppies, an amazing creative space was born.
Marx brings experiences from impassioned design studios like Dodd Mitchell Design and ICRAVE Design. With her laid-back attitude and eclectic approach to design, Jessica established herself quickly in the professional ranks, being named one of the top 18 designers of the next generation by Boutique Design in 2006. It's her sense of intelligent modernism that opened the dialogue between our studio's structural design and celebrates an elegant sculptural environment with the intent to blur the boundaries between art and fashion.
Marx says, "I wanted to create a space that properly reflected the modern, creative, and whimsical elements behind the ShoeDazzle brand, while respecting the the industrial interiors of the existing space. I needed to design an environment that would be flexible, with rolling racks and ample pin up space, accommodating the changing needs of the designers and buyers. A clean white space with pops of bright pink and several artistic elements (including a neon ShoeDazzle sign) with artistic shoe display wall really give a strong impression of what this company is really about.
There’s a whole lot of colour going on thanks to LA based visual artist, Jennifer Rae Ochs, a modern expressionist, musician, entrepreneur and world traveler who landed in Los Angeles. If the shoe fits... she looks like a true California girl-- blonde, tan and absolutely gorgeous-- she resides in Los Angeles and when creatively necessary, travels back to her 100 acre art retreat in Minnesota. JRO creates an aesthetic of duplicity grounded in reality and spirited by possibility. JRO refers to her art as “a celebration of moments in time” and it’s certainly true in this case; we are having our moment, and we’re so excited to have another artists’ vision to inspire our own!
For the ShoeDazzle Art Wall, she used vibrant variations of the ShoeDazzle Pink, and incorporated a dynamic technique that simply reminds us of an abstracted, gorgeous LA sunset. Clear display cubes adorn the wall, with shoes perched on them like crowns. It’s a pretty regal space-- as it should be, from now on all the darling shoe babies at ShoeDazzle are going to pop out of this studio. In addition, the space will be used as a showroom and all ShoeDazzle products will be shot here before they go out in your monthly newsletters. So you can look forward to enjoying our new space as much as we do!
Though we can’t guarantee cocktails and puppies.