BEATRIZ LEDESMA AND JON RANDOLPH EXHIBITION
to greet the artists will be MARCH 10TH from 6 to 9 PM with some refreshment provided by Wishbone.
Beatriz Ledesma identifies herself as an immigrant from Buenos Aires. Her paintings are primarily oil on canvas with bold, vibrant colors as an expression of her Latin American roots and a strong, archetypal emotional content.
The images are figurative but set in dreamlike compositions to suggest a timeless internal world constantly responding to personal history and surroundings.
Ledesma intends for the viewer to be transported into a space of self reflection and insight about memorable and incongruous aspects of life.
You can see more of her work at www.beatrizledesmastudio.com
For twelve years, Jon Randolph worked as staff photographer for Channel 11—PBS Chicago— shooting their shows (Soundstage, Book Beat, Sneak Previews, etc.). and sharpening his skills as documentary photographer. Among his awards, he received a New York Art Directors award for an opening photographic essay on Cook County Jail and an Emmy nomination for slide/wild sound essays for Gene Sickle’s show Nightwatch. In 2012, the post office issued a commemorative stamp for Gwendolyn Brooks based on one of Randolph’s photos.
Jon continues to free-lance editorial and location photos and his work has appeared regularly in the Chicago Reader, Chicago Enterprise magazine, Illinois Issues, Down Beat, Rolling Stone and others.
In pairing with Ledesma’s colorful and almost shamanist paintings, Jon decided to present works from his travels to Guatemala chronicling day-to-day life.
You can see more of his work and contact him through: jonrandolph.com