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Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition
September 4th - 29th
Check out the opening!
Artist Exhibition - Opening September 4th, 7-10pm
Featuring the art of
Jimmy Pickering Shannon Bonatakis
, Oregon Denver, CO
As a young lad, my parents would take my sisters and I to disneyland. during these trips to the happiest place on earth, I was terrified yet excited to go on certain attractions. the pirates of the caribbean was one of them. I would beg to go on this ride, yet the moment it started, I would hide safely in the bottom of the boat, never looking beyond the familiar kneecaps of my family at the perilous journey which surrounded us. I could hear the music, sound effects and voices in the attraction but dared not to look in fear of what I might see. Little did I know at that time in my life these outings to disneyland were shaping the way I would look at the world and years later these same attractions would become core ingredients that would shape my creative style.

Often I'm asked if Tim Burton is my inspiration. To be compared to someone so talented is a great compliment, but the reality is, there was no Tim Burton when I was growing up and discovering my creativity. there was however a mix of many things which imprinted my style. I guess if my style had a recipe it would read "a dash of pirates of the caribbean, a smidgen of the haunted mansion, a pinch of its a small world, combined with equal parts funny face drink mix, freakies cereal and crazy foam. Then add even amounts of dr. seuss, edward gorey, puff-n-stuff, star wars and everyone of those television stop motion animated x-mas specials and bake. The results are something odd, strange a little scary, but somehow funny and harmless. A style and take on things that are me to my core.
Shannon Bonatakis engages her viewers using highly stylized and emotionally charged portraiture. Inspired by human experiences both personal and interpersonal, she lovingly interprets these universal emotions through her subjects. Often autobiographical in some capacity, her paintings give us a candid window into the deep dark caverns of the artist's psyche. These narratives are often left open to interpretation, but emanate a deep personal significance to the creator which is not always clear, but always compelling.

Fictitious Beauty   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Fictitious Beauty Artist:
Jimmy Pickering

Medium:
oil on cradled claybord

Size:
16.00in Wide x 16.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Hollow Regret: Forever Chasing Lost Success   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Hollow Regret:  Forever Chasing Lost Success Artist:
Jimmy Pickering

Medium:
oil on cradled claybord

Size:
10.00in Wide x 20.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Hideously Phony: The Back Stabber   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Hideously Phony:  The Back Stabber Artist:
Jimmy Pickering

Medium:
oil on cradled claybord

Size:
14.00in Wide x 11.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Voices In My Head   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Voices In My Head Artist:
Jimmy Pickering

Medium:
oil on cradled claybord

Size:
12.00in Wide x 12.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Interminably Angry: Bitter, Closeted, And Colorless   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Interminably Angry:  Bitter, Closeted, And Colorless Artist:
Jimmy Pickering

Medium:
oil on cradled claybord

Size:
12.00in Wide x 12.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Vile Liar: The Self Exonerated Adulterer   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Vile Liar: The Self Exonerated Adulterer Artist:
Jimmy Pickering

Medium:
oil on cradled claybord

Size:
12.00in Wide x 16.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Bullying: Psychological Damage For Life   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Bullying: Psychological Damage For Life Artist:
Jimmy Pickering

Medium:
oil on cradled claybord

Size:
9.00in Wide x 12.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Split Personalities: Which One Shall I Wear Today?   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Split Personalities: Which One Shall I Wear Today? Artist:
Jimmy Pickering

Medium:
oil on cradled claybord

Size:
8.00in Wide x 8.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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The Things We Have Lost   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

The Things We Have Lost Artist:
Shannon Bonatakis

Medium:
acrylic on canvas, framed in a black frame (size 26 x 30)

Size:
19.00in Wide x 16.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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What Magic We Made   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

What Magic We Made Artist:
Shannon Bonatakis

Medium:
acrylic on canvas, framed in a black frame (size 19 x 31)

Size:
24.00in Wide x 12.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Passiflora Ballerina   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Passiflora Ballerina Artist:
Shannon Bonatakis

Medium:
acrylic on canvas, framed in a black frame (size 18 x 21)

Size:
16.00in Wide x 13.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Letting Go   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Letting Go Artist:
Shannon Bonatakis

Medium:
acrylic on canvas, framed in a black frame (size 21.5 x 23.5)

Size:
14.00in Wide x 16.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Saying Goodbye   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Saying Goodbye Artist:
Shannon Bonatakis

Medium:
acrylic on canvas, framed in a black frame (size 20.5 x 15.5)

Size:
11.00in Wide x 16.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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Breakdown   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Breakdown Artist:
Shannon Bonatakis

Medium:
graphite on paper, framed in a black frame (size 14 x 18.5)

Size:
13.00in Wide x 9.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

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The Collector   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

The Collector Artist:
Shannon Bonatakis

Medium:
giclee, limited edition of 50, signed and numbered

Size:
11.00in Wide x 14.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 09/10 exhibition...

$65.00

Luck is Never Enough print   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Luck is Never Enough print Artist:
Shannon Bonatakis

Medium:
giclee, limited edition of 50, signed and numbered

Size:
11.00in Wide x 14.00in High

Signed and numbered giclee print by Shannon Bonatakis...

$65.00


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