The High Priestess

Lisa Alonzo

    • 11 x 14 inches
    • © 2013
    • Acrylic and Molding Paste on Wood Panel
  • Warholian and Modern Eden Gallery have come together in to present “Tarot: Art of Fortune” a modern day reinterpretation of the classic intuitive “fortune telling” card deck. The show features some of the best emerging names in the gallery scene today as curated by Warholian’s founder Michael Cuffe.

    Although it’s roots may seem occult, Tarot was originally developed as a pack of playing cards in 15th century Europe to play French Tarot or Italian Tarocchini. Over time, individuals in the intuitive and early psychic communities began to adopt the cards as use as a tool to “read” an individual and offer spiritual guidance. Today Tarot has become more widely accepted as a way for individuals to find direction in the bustle of a modern world. With the availability of decks ranging from artistic to commercial, tarot has become a personalized standard of home libraries everywhere.

    For “Tarot: Art of Fortune” we’ve asked some of the top contemporary artists to reimagine their favorite card from a standard deck, into a work of art based on the imagery and symbolism present. “Tarot: Art of Fortune” features an amazing array of established artists that have been individually selected as important figures in emerging art movements at this time.

  • "The swirls, curves, and patchwork of dots that comprise Lisa Alonzo's The Amuse Bouche 2.0 turn Alonzo's body into an illuminating road map of art history. Alonzo's arms, calves, and thighs intensely speckled with burgundies, reds, and magentas harken back to the pointillism of Georges Seurat. Her side is replete with sharp spirals that would easily fit into the psychedelic poster art of the 1960s. And the title? That's straight from the 21st century, a nod to the artistic ethos that says you can borrow from across disciplines, in this case food and technology, to create your own new language. It's art as a melting pot of ideas. It's art that comments on the artist and society at large. And it's art whose composition- it started as a photographic self-portrait, then was manipulated by photo software, then was painted with acrylic- prompts you to ask, "Who else is doing work like this?" - Jonathan Curiel, SF Weekly

    Lisa Alonzo (b. 1984) grew up on a Christmas tree farm in northern California. She spent her childhood painting trees, a mile long fence, and watching Bob Ross. After two years of studying design at Cal State Long Beach, she received her BFA in Fine Art from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2008. Alonzo currently lives and works in the bay area.

  • This piece will be on exhibit through April 6, 2013 and will be shipped within a week of the exhibition closing date. Shipping costs will be invoiced separately at the time of shipment for this piece. For a detailed shipping price quote, please contact the gallery . If you would like to arrange a gallery pickup, just add a note when checking out and we will contact you to schedule a time.

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