Black Book Gallery presents Shannon Bonatakis and Josh Holland “The Trouble Is, You Think You Have Time”

Denver, CO (July 6th, 2012) –Shannon Bonatakis and Josh Holland have been improving each others artwork since the day they first met in an illustrative drawing class in 2002. Now married, the Denver-based artist couple are developing their disparate talents professionally. This is their first time showing together.

Shannon engages her viewers using highly stylized and emotionally charged portraiture. Inspired by human experiences both personal and interpersonal, she lovingly interprets these universal emotions through her subjects. Often autobiographical in some capacity, her paintings give us a candid window into the deep dark caverns of the artist’s psyche. These narratives are often left open to interpretation, but emanate a deep personal significance to the creator which is not always clear, but always compelling.

Josh is a professional illustrator working in multiple styles and media. His gallery work strives to encapsulate a child’s sense of wonder for the natural world. Just as he has done (unknowingly) since infancy, Josh explores the beauty and brutality of nature through the lens of creatures drawn from imagination. What started as an early fascination with death depicted by bloody red crayon speckled dinosaurs, is now an amalgam of philosophy, emotion, and personal narrative that questions what it is to be human from unlikely perspectives.

Join us on July 6th starting at 6pm for the opening reception of “The Trouble Is, You Think You Have Time”