Thursday, August 30, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Pam Douglas -- Artifacts of Grace

Pam Douglas, Bionic Angel, Acrylic, clay, copper wire, tree parts, 25 x 66 x 10"
Artifacts of Grace, is a solo exhibition by Pam Douglas whose body of work inspires human connection and resolve within female figures inhabiting found palm fronds and tree branches. Having broached sculptural substrates to paint on for the first time, Douglas fuses the materials’ physical qualities to highlight the human form. The works confront the viewer as complex objects of narrative, emotional, and physical contradiction. Douglas envisions her pieces as part of a larger dialogue raising awareness of not only immediate humanitarian crises, but as embodiments of women’s stories worldwide.
Pam Douglas, Stay With Me, Acrylic, clay, grasses on palm frond, 64 x 28 x 20"
Douglas comments, “Children wrenched from their mother’s arms compelled me to my newest work Stay With Me. I tried to express optimism in this series but the horror at the border hurts too much. I didn’t want to illustrate issues or use my art as one more in a chorus of complaint. So most of this series reaches beyond this moment. But we are in a startling time. We’ve heard the cries of imprisoned children, and these works express a profound urge to avow our power and a refusal to be repressed.”
Pam Douglas, The Big Hug, Acrylic, clay, grasses, plastic egg, silk on palm frond, 50 x 24 x 10"

Pam Douglas is a Los Angeles based artist whose works have been included in the California African-American Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), has been covered by Sharia Nys Dambrot in the Huffington Post, and by Scarlet Cheng, contributor to the Los Angeles Times.
Pam Douglas, Pilgrimage, Acrylic, toy shoes on tree bark, 12 x 40 x 10"
The exhibition runs through September 22, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 1, 6-10pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 15, 3pm

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Current Exhibition: Pam Douglas, K Ryan Henisey, Boris Litvinov, Karen Sarrow

August 28 - September 22, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 1, 6-10pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 15, 3pm

Pam Douglas - Artifacts of Grace
Pam Douglas, Idol, Acrylic, clay, grasses, tree parts, 80 x 30 x 12"
K Ryan Henisey - Mythologies
K Ryan Henisey, Trans Sebastian, Watercoloer and metal foil, 36 x 42"
Boris Litvinov - End of Privacy
Boris Litvinov, Putin’s Web (Паутина Путина), Recycled consumer electronics embedded in epoxy resin, 26 x 45”
Karen Sarrow - FEM
Karen Sarrow, One Nation II, Acrylic, 82 x 62"

Thursday, August 23, 2018

2018 CA Open Selections -- Portraits

The exhibition is open through August 25.
Melinda Arredondo, Reine, Archival print photograph, 24 x 36"
Melinda Arredondo, Maria Luz, Archival print photograph, 37 x 28"
Carson Barnes, Eleuteria Gregori Brioschi at 40, 1948, Archival pigment print, 27 x 18"
Carson Barnes, Princess Emily Doria Pamphilij at 39, 1904, after Canonica, Archival pigment print, 18 x 12"
Dennis Carrie, Konrad, Mixed media, 28 x 22"
Brian DiNicola, Signs of Life, Oil on panel, 16 x 12"
Brian DiNicola, Seance, Oil on panel, 14 x 11"
Daniel Fitzpatrick, James with Black Eye, Oil on linen, 16 x 12"
Daniel Fitzpatrick, The Toll, Oil on linen, 25.5 x 22"
Lena Moross, David & Dominic #1, Watercolor and ink on paper, 45 x 45"
Williams Reynolds-Green, Selfie, Acrylic on wood, 20 x 16"
Partic Stillman, Free Radical, Tribute to Harry Hay, Acrylic, 24 x 24"
Hedy Torres, Are they wrong, am I right, am I wrong? And you just kind o..., Oil on canvas, 48 x 36"

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

2018 CA Open Selections -- Figurative

The exhibition is open through August 25.
Angelique Benicio, No Man's Land, Mixed media, costume, photography, 42 x 33"
Blair Cahill, The Accordionists, Embroidery on linen, 12 x 24 x 2.5"
Bibi Davidson, Flood, Oil on wood and elements, 26 x 36"
Marie Fox, Three Muses, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30"
Nathalie Gordon, Lustration, Photograph, 36 x 48 x 8"
Sophie Halma, Boulder Creek Float, Oil on canvas, 20 x 16"
Jennifer Pritchard, Team USA, Photograph, 20 x 30"
Stephen Spiller, Socrates In Despair No. 1, Archival pigment print, 40 x 33"
Silvia Wagensberg, Mother's Beach, Acrylic on vinyl, 48 x 48"
John Waiblinger, Urban Forrest, Digital composite, 38 x 24"
John Waiblinger, Gently I Hold You, Digital composite, 16 x 11"
Sandra Chen Weinstein, Untitled D, Archival pigment print photograph, 18 x 12"

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

2018 CA Open Selections -- Assemblage, Still Lifes, Objects

The exhibition is open through August 25.
JT Burke, Paradise No 2 - Superlush! Digital Collage archival pigment print, 36 x 24"
Chick Curtis, Angel and Three Spatulas, Monotype, chine colle, oil pastel, 34 x 26"
Debra Disman, Throes of the Body, Book board, hemp cord, canvas, mulberry paper, watercolor paper, 13 x 27 x 10.25"
Joseph Fleming, Sunday Morning, Digital Photograph, 24 x 24"
George Jercich, Varmint, Blown glass, wood, fabricated steel, 12 x 36 x 20"
Terri Lloyd, As Above, Digital collage and illustration printed on canvas, 31 x 31"
Terri Lloyd, So Below, Digital collage and illustration printed on canvas, 31 x 31"
Farnaz Shadravan, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from Rearranging My Furniture, Wood and metal, 50 x 40 x 8"
Stephanie Sydney, Reflection on Space, Digital Collage, mixed media, 25 x 23 x 2"
Laurel Thomas, Martini Glass Abstract #7 - Olive Kaleidoscope, Acrylic on canvas, 26 x 39"
Vivienne Varay, My Paddle, Fire, wood, hematite, steel, 10 x 6 x 3"
Michael Verbenec, Armchair, Silkscreen Print, 20 x 30"

Monday, August 20, 2018

2018 CA Open Selections -- Social Commentary

The exhibition is open through August 25.
Katherine Cooksey, Nails, Video
L. Aviva Diamond, KKKeep America Great, Archival pigment print, 16 x 9"
Scott Froschauer, Breathe, DOT Specification Street Sign, 120 x 41 x 2"
Lauryl Gaumer, she held her head high, unable to let her chin fall, Brass, 5 x 4 x 4"
Emily Halpern, Greed in the Garment Industry, Mixed media, 29 x 36 x 36"
Lynette Henderson, Elk with Pink Ash, Acrylic on canvas, 17 x 24"
Kellan King, Saticoy (Shelter from the Wind), Mirrored acrylic, Portland cement, flocking, 8 x 48 x 48"
Amy Mack, Barcode Bears Ears National Monument, Digital media archival digital print, 11 x 14"
Amy Mack, Barcode No. 45 White Sheet, Digital media, archival digital print, 14 x 11"
Tia Magallon, Plastic Ocean, Photographic illustration, 52 x 40"
Seda Saar, SOS (CO2nesquences), Archival Cprint on metallic paper, 24 x 24"