Danny Frownfelter continually maintains a zealous and independently driven art practice. Inspired by dramatic narratives, his subject matter often explores dichotomies of religion and the destructive forces of super villains. His flair for the theatrical is realized using high contrast, bold brushstrokes and subjects gazing directly at the viewer.
“I am making art 6 years. My heart. It’s good and ticking.”
Frownfelter’s sketching practice continues to thrive, and he consistently creates lush and detailed sketches prior to embarking on a final piece. His marks are frequently visible in the finished piece, offering clues about the enthusiasm of his making practice.
“Lots of people love my art. People look at my paint. Make me happy. Your art [is] supposed to make you happy. My life.” Dimensions: Mouse 5.5 x 2.5 x .5", Bell 6.5 x 2.5 x .5", Face 3 x 4 x .5" Materials: Glazed ceramic
Arts of Life (West Fulton Market)
Arts of Life is a non-profit founded in 2000 with a shared vision: to create a working, person-centric, artistic community while providing a work environment of equality in Chicago. For artists at Arts of Life, a career in the visual arts is an opportunity for meaningful employment. Each artist has their own studio space and works independently from individualized project plans or receives 1:1 visual arts facilitation to increase their artistic skill set. Artists earn a monthly stipend for participation in the program with eligibility to receive bonuses based on personal annual art sales. They represent over 60 artists with varying levels of physical and intellectual disabilities.
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