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Closing Reception: Paper Jams: Nonie Cruzado and JC Carino


For those who missed out on the opening, we are holding a closing reception for Paper Jams.


10% of proceeds from purchases of ORIGINAL artwork will be donated to Life After Hate, an organization working to combat right-wing extremist hate groups in America. We will also be collecting cash donations of any amount if you want to donate to the cause without purchasing art. Check out their website at

Paper Jams showcases paintings and sculptures reflecting two distinct styles with different philosophies in a playful yet thoughtful visual collaboration. As one artist obsesses on the idea of crumbled paper heads resembling different mind states, the other has a compulsiveness to doodle abstractions on paper. Sharing a space has proven to be a challenge as both artists work to expose overlapping concepts while others are lost in translation as Paper Jams presents a visual drama both artists experienced to bring the show together.

JC Carino is a San Diego based mixed media artist who takes visual cues from his surrounding environment for inspiration as well as from design, graffiti, people, martial arts, music, tribal art, surf culture, and nature. His latest works are an exploration of mark-making doodles he had developed in his sketchbooks while studying graphic design. With work constantly evolving, JC works loose and tight, making his current artwork part of an ongoing process to achieve a unique aesthetic balance.

Nonie Cruzado was born in the Philippines. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas and attended the College of Fine Arts and Design where he majored in painting. Using primarily oil, acrylic, and ink and inspired by his observations of human conditions, Cruzado channels his life experiences and personal values through resonating imagery and symbolism in his artwork. Nonie lives and works in San Diego, CA.

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