Jasmine Worth – “Sacred Feminine ” at La Luz de Jesus, part of a four-person show:
Chris B. Murray, Joel Nakamura, William Zdan, Jasmine Worth
June 6 – 29, 2014
Artist Reception: Friday, June 6th; 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Jasmine Worth – “Sacred Feminine”
Jasmine Worth crafts scenes from fairytales gone awry, swirling seamlessly between the sweet and surreal, inevitably dipping into the valley of the morbid. In her latest series, “Scared Feminine”, Worth, under the unifying theme of sacred femininity brings together aspects of Goddesses, saints, mythology and numerous other influences to fully explore the ever changing role of the feminine in spirituality. This series is intended to invite the viewer to explore their own relationship with the many aspects of the divine.
The destiny of art in our time is to transmit from the realm of reason to the realm of feeling. –Tolstoy
Worth studied formally at Studio 2nd Street in southern CA, and earned her BFA from the Laguna College of Art and Design. While she possesses the credentials, the product of her toils clearly pours from the cobwebbed corners of her mind, not the classroom. Her paintings—a cabaret of vibrant hues—are a blend of soft textures and colorful characters, juxtaposed against gloomy themes. Created in her home of San Diego, Jasmine combines dark influences and subtle-yet-serious undertones with raw artistic talent and a rarely seen creativity. Her work exudes a strong bearing of individuality, manifested through characters that speak almost vocally and give a new element of depth to an otherwise two dimensional medium. Each scene tells a story, and every story is as diverse in emotion as it is in appearance.
Mother of the One Eyed God, Oil on mounted canvas, 11.5 x 6 in. $800.00
Lady of Sorrow,Oil on mounted canvas, 5 x 7 in. oval, (9 x 7 in. framed) $500.00
Patron Saint of Last Nights Tears,Oil on mounted canvas in vintage frame, 5.5 x 5 in. $500.00
Eye 1, Oil on mounted canvas, 1.5 x 2 in. (4 x 6 in. framed)