As we announced way back on Monday, we are hosting our second Sketchy Party on Friday, August 12, at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood (RSVP on Facebook). Entry is FREE as a Dum Dum at the doctor’s office. We will be selling Sketchy Packages for $10, which will get your belly fed with Joey’s pizza, your thirst quenched with Honest Tea and beer à la keg, and put you in the running to win artwork (prints and originals) by several Bakehouse artists in a raffle that night. Earlier this week, we stopped in at the Bakehouse to meet these generous artists and bother them with a camera.
A long-time resident at the Bakehouse, Jean-Paul Mallozzi is a man of mood swings. His series Moodswing features figures whose bodies are rendered in minute detail in graphite and charcoal. Their faces, by contrast, are swirls of acrylic paint scrawled over stains of water color. As its title suggests, the series explores the odd phenomenon of sudden, unprompted shifts in temper. Mallozzi is donating three signed and framed prints from Moodswing — “Sad”, “Glad”, and “Mad” (see photo below) — to the Sketchy Party raffle.