In Her Place: Visual Narratives
Bonnie Stone’s jewel-like watercolors have been called intellectual puzzles which challenge the imagination and delight the eye and mind.
“Stone has synthesized diverse elements into one body of work. From the
Japanese print she has drawing upon its stylistic devices and elaborately
rendered textile patterns. From her own heritage she has incorporated Jewish
symbols and Hebrew writing as well as Eastern European dress. By extension she
has done the same for African American culture. Stone paints with intense hues,
delicate lines and elaborate visual surface textures. Her images celebrate
domestic life yet also challenge notions of gender roles. Her work is
aesthetically beautiful and intellectually stimulating.
(Steven Jones, Curator, CLC, Grays Lake, IL.)
Stone, a Chicago born artist, attended The Art Institute of Chicago, received a BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana and did graduate work at The Institute of Design, IIT in Chicago.
Her watercolors have been exhibited in galleries across the country and are represented in numerous public and private collections.
Stone is also known for her trade book illustrations including The Yiddish Alphabet Book, Memories From A Russian Kitchen, Nathan The Needle & Other Stories, as well as other publications.
Stone’s art also extend into the realm of Limited Edition Artist’s Books for which she has received considerable praise. Her books include The True Collector, Fashion Statements and Amuse Bouche which are included in the collections of the National Museum of Women In The Arts, the New York Public Library, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Achenbach Collection, The Whitney Museum of American Art as well as other prestigious museums and university special collections.
This on-line exhibition is in conjunction with Stone’s upcoming exhibition at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz on April 26 - June 22, 2013.