January 21 – March 23, 2012
Opening Reception: January 21, 2012, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
IMA presents Adonna Khare’s monumental 5 x 35 feet mural-size drawing on paper. This drawing presents a surreal animal world with images drawn life-size on paper with carbon pencil. Throughout much of history, drawing has been regarded as the foundation for artistic practice and this artist’s work in particular resonated with people of all ages and skill sets.
Adonna Khare (born c. 1980) is an artist from Burbank, CA is known for her large-scale pencil drawings. She received her Masters of Fine Art from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has been collected by prestigious public and private collections throughout the world. In 2012 she won the world’s largest art competition ArtPrize ($200,000) competing against over 1500 artists from all around the world. Her work was selected for Crystal Bridges: State of the Art show in 2014. She has had group and solo shows throughout the country, including Long Beach Art Museum, City of Carlsbad Art Gallery, Nassau County Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Time, NPR, The Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Juxtapoz Magazine, Mashable, My Modern Metropolis and Saatchi Gallery.