ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 Ian Ingram, Larry Rivers, Charles Pfahl - 101/EXHIBIT - May 30th - August 4th <p>101/EXHIBIT is now highlighting a distinguished selection of gallery inventory works by artists Charles Pfahl, Ian Ingram, and Larry Rivers. The works assembled together here have not been previously exhibited on the West Coast. The feature will run until Tuesday, August 4th at 8920 Melrose Ave on the corner of North Almont Drive, one block south of Santa Monica Blvd.</p> <p>Since 2009, 101/EXHIBIT has managed sole representation of American Realist painter Charles Pfahl (American, 1946-2013) and the estate upon his passing. On view will be an assortment of 2D works ranging from early drawings and mixed media paintings to the large-scale oil on canvas, entitled Shadow, which is the final painting completed by the artist. The gallery has also produced a new 263 page monograph with a JHT Genuine cloth wrapped cover and slip case which is now available at the gallery or through the site <a href="http://www.101exhibit.com/publications/charles-pfahl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(click for info)</a>.</p> <p>Ian Ingram came to be represented by 101/EXHIBIT in the wake of the closing of Barry Friedman, Ltd in New York City, who previously represented the artist. On view will be three large-scale charcoal on paper self portraits ranging from 2009-13. The artist is currently producing his first solo show with the gallery set for the winter of 2015-16.</p> <p>The gallery will also feature a number of privately held selections by the late American Pop Artist Larry Rivers. As the gallery looks deeper into the career of the artist and his significance within the context of the 20th century, we would like to share a pre-emptive glimpse of his Construct paintings as we plan our forthcoming survey of his Birds of America works from the late 1990s.</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:58:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Jan Albers, Fiona Connor, Philippe Parreno, John Reynolds, Jessica Stockholder, Superflex, Diana Thater - 1301PE - July 25th - August 29th Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:09:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Chih-Chien Chen - 18th Street Arts Center - July 13th - August 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">18th Street Arts Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Taipei, Taiwan based artist Chih-Chien Chen, realized with the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles. Presented in conjunction with a three-month residency supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, the artist will exhibit an installation of&nbsp; interactive video works, one of which will be made on-site. The new work will echo his previous video&nbsp;<em>Flowing Pride: Ripple</em>, extending the motif of the Bougainvillea flower.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chih-Chien Chen&rsquo;s works focus on the theme of &ldquo;time&rdquo;, documenting the city as the spatial embodiment of time&rsquo;s passage. These works attempt to describe the process of positioning oneself in a city through fragments of visual memory. In this space of memory, the climate is hazy, and the viewpoint is vertical. From an airborne position, the artist employs habitual methods of observation. By intentionally allowing for physical metamorphosis, the artworks come to represent the artist&rsquo;s thinking space. Each succession of images is arranged vertically with a constant distance maintained between each object shown, and the positions between the layers of imagery are readjusted according to oscillations dictated by the strength of currents. Under these conditions, space changes, with time twisting the third dimension. Using commonplace mechanical devices, Chen describes a logical drift: the experience of being lost in thought, tracing a d&eacute;rive through the urban landscape.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chih-Chien Chen is a Taipei, Taiwan based digital artist whose work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Taiwan and in international exhibitions throughout Europe and Asia. Chen is a graduate of Tunghai University Department of Landscape Architecture and Taipei National University of the Arts Graduate School of Arts and Technology. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Chen is a member of the digital art collective LuxuryLogico. He has had solo exhibitions at IT PARK Gallery and Galerie Grand Siecle in Taipei, and participated in group exhibitions at Centro Centro, Madrid; He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; Hong Kong Museum of Art; and Seoul International NewMedia Festival. With LuxuryLogico, his work has appeared at Treignac Project, France; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing; White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney; and at the 2014 Asia Triennial Manchester.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This exhibition receives generous support from the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles and the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan. 18th Street Arts Center has collaborated with these partners since 1999, fostering cultural exchange by hosting two Taiwanese visiting artists annually.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Opening Reception during Champagne Social:</strong>Sunday, July 19, 2015, 11AM-3PM</em></p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:54:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Candice Lin - 18th Street Arts Center - July 13th - September 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Los-Angeles based artist Candice Lin continues her research into the historical and contemporary use of plants in medicine, cultural objects, food, consciousness-research, and foraging practices in the Artist Lab. This exploration, ongoing from her past work, questions how socio-political interests engage with power, circulating within language and form in the specific contexts of gendered relationships to technology, nature, food, and domesticity. Lin explores the gendered and racialized figure of the healer, herb-woman, or witch, and the role of botany in relationship to empire and colonialism. She considers historical figures, such as the eighteenth-century explorer Jeanne Baret, as well as narrative characters, like Sycorax, the mother Caliban in Shakespeare&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Tempest</em>. All are connected to legacies of imperialism and revolution. She traces the inheritances of these systems in botanical nomenclature and in scientific taxonomies to look at how contemporary hierarchies define and order gender, animacy, and different types of life forms.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the second half of her residency, Lin will collaborate with artist Patrick Staff. Together, they will be investigating the hormonal properties of plants and their synthesis within the human body. Their research will concern phyto-hormones with which they will make a variety of substances including a natural testosterone salve harvested from local pine pollen and sculptural works that will form the basis for a film set, within which the artists will document performative actions regarding the ingestion and constitution of such substances. Lin&rsquo;s and Staff&rsquo;s collaboration will incorporate foraging and herbal medicine to examine the intersections of technologies of the body, bio-political subjectivity, and contemporary formulations of gender and sexuality, which also form the basis of Lin&rsquo;s other plant-based research project in the Artist Lab.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Candice Lin&rsquo;s Artist Lab Residency at 18th Street Arts Center is generously supported by the California Community Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.</em></p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:55:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Shahryar Nashat - 356 Mission - June 19th - August 2nd Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:03:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - 356 Mission - July 19th - September 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Did you ever feel like your magazine should be looser? Masculini is a magazine so loose, it&rsquo;s barely contained by the giant cannelloni noodle poking through its center (Pasta Pin&trade;). The looseness of Masculini is evident in many senses: visually, thematically, chronologically and spiritually. Initiated in early 2013 by Nancy Lupo and Molly McFadden, Masculini Issue 0 is a set of content and random imagery collaged into the pages of twelve half-Vogue magazines from 1999. The logo, typesetting and covers are by Cassandra Cisneros. While leafing through Masculini, you may recognize such familiar faces as Stella Tennant, a young fresh Gisele B&uuml;ndchen, those great girls from the late-90&rsquo;s Prada ads, one of whom I&rsquo;m pretty sure sat in the row behind me on a plane once (in coach!). She looked great.<br /><br />Masculini offers something special for nearly every reader, from an interview with Memphis designer Natalie du Pasquier to a provocative script by Nik Gelormino, a silver gelatin print by Em Rooney, as well as nearly invisible images from Christopher Page. There&rsquo;s a plaid poster print by Cheryl Donegan, three tissue collages from Christian Holstad and two takes on defining Art&rsquo;s Minimum/The Minimum Degree by Stacie Vos and Jeffrey Stuker. You&rsquo;ll learn about the latest in office trends and how many circles there are in LA. If you hunt them all down, you could win a Masculini T-shirt! Leila Hekmat reports on the romantic chasm dividing New York and Berlin and Phyllis La Farge talks turkey about beauty. Some things that got cut out were a quiz (!) and a column called &ldquo;Untenable.&rdquo; Also, we forgot to ask Tony Conrad to write something, which was a mistake.<br /><br />Over the course of a month, one issue of Masculini will be viewable under a vitrine designed and built by Nik Gelormino. The magazine will be moved through slowly, at the rate of about 10 pages per day. For more rapid viewing, Masculini can also be found at masculini.us or by appointment in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.<br /><br /><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmasculini.us%2F&amp;h=CAQFnxNPR&amp;enc=AZMSep3ypwzwbKZOle6yWbhBWTjY6-CQCLWRopY6pN0WKPCNmo5QnowEyAJLRr2E4o8&amp;s=1" target="_blank">http://masculini.us/</a><br /><a href="http://thevanitygallery.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">thevanitygallery.tumblr.com</a></p> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:51:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Daniel Cummings, Noa Kaplan, Katie Sinnott - ACME - July 18th - August 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">ACME. is pleased to present an exhibition of 3 separate site specific installations by Los Angeles based artists Daniel Cummings, Noa Kaplan, and Katie Sinnott.</p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:44:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Annenberg Space for Photography - June 6th - September 27th <div class="readmore_first"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Emerging</em> presents images by more than 90 emerging photographers from around the world who bring a fresh perspective and creative techniques to professional photography. The exhibit explores how a new generation of photographers examines a variety of topics, from the personal to the global: youth culture, family, the environment, economic uncertainty, conflict and civil unrest, and the nature of the photographic image. </p> </div> <div class="readmore_rest" style="display: block; text-align: justify;"> <p><em>Emerging</em> was organized in partnership with <a style="line-height: 1.6;" href="http://www.pdnonline.com/" target="_blank"><em>Photo District News</em> (<em>PDN</em>)</a>, the award-winning publication for professional photographers. The exhibit is comprised of works from photographers who have been featured in &ldquo;<em>PDN&rsquo;</em>s 30,&rdquo; <em>Photo District News&rsquo;</em> annual selection of 30 emerging photographers who represent a range of styles and genres and have demonstrated a distinctive vision, creativity, and versatility. The photographers in <em>Emerging</em> come from 30 countries and while all are still relatively new to professional photography, many have already earned prestigious accolades.</p> </div> <div class="readmore_rest" style="display: block; text-align: justify;"> <p>In addition to nearly 100 prints, the exhibition will include videos, multimedia pieces, self-published books, zines and a changing slideshow of images posted on social media illustrating the many ways emerging photographers have shown and shared their work.</p> </div> <div class="readmore_rest" style="display: block;"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The exhibition is guest curated by PDN leadership: Editor in Chief, Holly Stuart Hughes; Senior Editor, Conor Risch; Photo Editor, Amy Wolff; Executive Editor, David Walker and Creative Director, Darren Ching.</em></p> </div> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:14:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Mónica Mayer, Victor Lerma - Armory Center for the Arts - May 9th - September 6th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Pinto mi Raya</em>&nbsp;(&ldquo;to draw the line&rdquo;) is an art/archive project founded by Mexico City-based artists M&oacute;nica Mayer and Victor Lerma to &ldquo;lubricate the Mexican Art System.&rdquo; It began as an artist-run gallery in 1989, at a time when both galleries and museums were particularly closed to non-traditional forms of art. It became a successful digital art editorial project in the early 1990s, producing portfolios like<em>Mimesis, Aquerotipo</em>, and&nbsp;<em>EMPA</em>. From its inception,&nbsp;<em>Pinto mi Raya</em>has also served as a platform from which Mayer and Lerma produce performances that deal with different aspects of the art system, such as the relationship between curators and critics with artists, or the need to document and archive ephemeral contemporary art. At points in its life&nbsp;<em>Pinto mi Raya</em>&nbsp;has also transformed into radio and television programs, and now serves as a home for an array of workshops and educational projects on performance art, feminist art, and activism.<br /><br />The&nbsp;<em>Pinto mi Raya</em>&nbsp;archive has been a central aspect of the project. In addition to their own documents and collection of catalogues about and invitations to exhibitions of Mexican art, Mayer and Lerma have, since 1991, collected the art criticism, reviews, and news published in major local newspapers. The archive now totals approximately 300,000 documents. In 2011, to celebrate their 20th anniversary, Mayer and Lerma put together&nbsp;<em>Archivo Activo</em>, a compilation of nearly 11,000 articles divided into themes such as women artists, performance art, political art, architecture, installation, artist-run spaces, art and education, and digital art. This comprehensive project was donated to several Mexican universities and museums; along with the donation Mayer and Lerma have been giving workshops and lectures on art and archive, and archive and gender.<br /><br />While at the Armory, Mayer and Lerma will host a series of conversations and workshops with Los Angeles-based artists, sharing their experiences over the past 25 years with the&nbsp;<em>Pinto mi Raya</em>project and focusing on artist-run spaces and the artists&rsquo; work in the archive.<br /><br />A related exhibition in the Armory&rsquo;s Mezzanine Galleries will feature a selection of the archives&rsquo; documents that focuses on a series of very personal performances Mayer and Lerma have presented since 1980, on their wedding day, and are based on their personal and art-making relationship. This section of the archive was selected for the exhibition because their wedding invitation was printed on the same letterpress equipment that is now housed and used daily at the Armory, which was previously used at the Woman&rsquo;s Building where Mayer studied at the Feminist Studio Workshop in the late 1970s.<br /><br />Drawing from their earlier life experiences in Los Angeles, another component of this residency will consist of work to extend the material in the&nbsp;<em>Pinto mi Raya</em>&nbsp;archive. While in residence, the artists will explore materials at Roosevelt High in Los Angeles, which Lerma attended, and at Otis College of Art and Design, which houses the slide and ephemera archive of The Woman&rsquo;s Building, with which Mayer was very active.<br /><br />This residency and exhibition dovetails with the Armory&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Aesthetic Experiments and Social Agents: Renegade Art and Action in Mexico in the 1990s</em>, part of the Getty&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative</em>, which will result in a series of exhibitions in the Southern California region in 2017.&nbsp;<em>Aesthetic Experiments and Social Agents</em>&nbsp;focuses on the engaged social spaces created by alternative art practices in Mexico in the 1990s, highlighting the emerging and overlapping relationships and outcomes between artistic and activist practices at that time.<br /><br />This exhibition is supported by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and is part of the Getty&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA</em>initiative.</p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:46:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Dave Hullfish Bailey, CamLab, Ken Ehrlich & Mathias Heyden, Rafa Esparza, Robby Herbst, Olga Koumoundouros, Liz Nurenberg, Michael Parker - Armory Center for the Arts - May 9th - September 6th <p>This group exhibition focuses on Victor Papanek&rsquo;s pioneering influence on sustainable, socially responsible, human-centered design and the relevance of his oeuvre to current discourses in contemporary art, particularly in providing a critical framework for an object-oriented social practice. The project asserts Papanek&rsquo;s legacy as a galvanizing force in contemporary visual art and social practice.</p> <p>Victor Papanek (1923, Vienna - 1998, Lawrence, KS) was an American designer, critic, and educator. He studied design at Cooper Union and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was briefly a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, taught and lectured widely around the country and in Europe, and had a deep impact here in Southern California, where he was a founding dean at California Institute of the Arts. He found a strong ally in Buckminster Fuller, who wrote the introduction to his book&nbsp;<em>Design for the Real World</em>, which remains one of the most widely read books in the field of design, particularly in universities.</p> <p>Papanek did not believe in patents, feeling they stymied innovation and prevented urgent design solutions from reaching their audiences.&nbsp;<em>After Victor Papanek: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be</em>&nbsp;pairs reproductions of Papanek&rsquo;s original unpatented plans and drawings with realized projects by artists and art teams that offer interpretations of those original plans, using Papanek&rsquo;s works as &ldquo;prompts&rdquo; or &ldquo;scores&rdquo; for the creation of new work by contemporary artists.</p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:00:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Victor Papanek - Armory Center for the Arts - May 10th - September 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">This group exhibition will focus on Victor Papanek&rsquo;s pioneering influence on sustainable, socially responsible, human-centered design and the relevance of his oeuvre to current discourses in contemporary art, particularly in providing a critical framework for an object-oriented social practice. The project asserts Papanek&rsquo;s legacy as a galvanizing force in contemporary visual art and social practice.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Victor Papanek (1923, Vienna - 1998, Lawrence, KS) was an American designer, critic, and educator. He studied design at Cooper Union and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was briefly a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, taught and lectured widely around the country and in Europe, and had a deep impact here in Southern California, where he was a founding dean at California Institute of the Arts. He found a strong ally in Buckminster Fuller, who wrote the introduction to his book&nbsp;<em>Design for the Real World</em>, which remains one of the most widely read books in the field of design, particularly in universities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Papanek did not believe in patents, feeling they stymied innovation and prevented urgent design solutions from reaching their audiences.<em>After Victor Papanek: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be</em>&nbsp;pairs reproductions of Papanek&rsquo;s original unpatented plans and drawings with realized projects by artists and art teams that offer interpretations of those original plans, using Papanek&rsquo;s works as &ldquo;prompts&rdquo; or &ldquo;scores&rdquo; for the creation of new work by contemporary artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is supported by The National Endowment for the Arts</p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:48:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Joshua Petker - ASHES/ASHES - July 18th - August 28th <p>ASHES/ASHES is pleased to announce SOME HIPPIES AND A HOBO, Joshua Petker&rsquo;s first solo exhibition with the gallery.</p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:28:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Anthony Burdin - Blum & Poe - July 2nd - August 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Blum &amp; Poe announces the gallery&rsquo;s first-time solo exhibitions with artist Anthony Burdin. Burdin&rsquo;s exhibition&nbsp;<em>Fragments from Expeditions: Destitution, Deterioration, and Devastation</em>&nbsp;is comprised of paintings and video documentation of live performances. His new satirical, text-based paintings, written in a pseudo-calligraphic style, bleed words together to create visual tongue twisters. Utilizing journalistic talking points or trendy phrases, the works grapple with ever dwindling free speech. Other paintings continue the artist&rsquo;s exploration of a trademark graffiti technique he refers to as &ldquo;Kookscrawl.&rdquo; Two videos of Burdin&rsquo;s automatic performances,&nbsp;<em>shallosscrave</em>&nbsp;(2014) and&nbsp;<em>Vape Lounge</em>&nbsp;(2014), record the journey of a fictional character named Desert Mix as he traverses his claimed domains scattered with sight gags. Also included will be abstract paintings based on fictional landscapes where the performances could have taken place.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:02:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list A.L. Steiner - Blum & Poe - July 2nd - August 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Blum &amp; Poe announces the gallery&rsquo;s first-time solo exhibition with artist A.L. Steiner.&nbsp;Between the interlude of state-sanctioned exploitation and violence, the Amerikkkin project of mass incarceration and slavery, the uncertain future of California's viability, and planetary implosion, A.L. Steiner presents an overview of her photo archive from 1995-2015 at Blum &amp; Poe.&nbsp;<em>Come &amp; Go</em>&nbsp;will feature a relaxing space for the lost art of print viewing, complete with a revolving cast of subversives and interlocutors. The gallery serves as an all-access pass to integrate the acts of looking, seeing, understanding, and listening while the time-space continuum is placed on hold / pause / play / fast-forward / rewind.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition features a collaboration with Shinichiro Okuda/WAKA WAKA; live performances by Brave Accepter on July 11, Jibade-Khalil Huffman on August 15, and YACHT on August 22; and an archivist to guide viewers daily, 10am &ndash; 1pm and 2 &ndash; 6pm.</p> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:48:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Drew Heitzler - Blum & Poe - July 2nd - August 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Blum &amp; Poe announces the gallery&rsquo;s third exhibition with Drew Heitzler. As Don DeLillo in&nbsp;<em>White Noise</em>&nbsp;(Viking, 1985) postulated, "Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone&nbsp;warrants&nbsp;their doom.&rdquo; In&nbsp;<em>Pacific Palisades</em>, Drew Heitzler employs video, sculpture, works on paper, and wall text to expand upon his interest in&nbsp;the intersection of two groups of German and Austro-Hungarian exiles and &eacute;migr&eacute;s who called Los Angeles home in the post-war period. The first group, popularly described as Weimar on the Pacific, began arriving in the early 1930&rsquo;s, their numbers rapidly growing as Europe became more and more inhospitable. These were the Jewish and Leftist writers, musicians, and filmmakers brought to Los Angeles through visas and employment offered as life-saving grants by Hollywood Studios. The second group began arriving after the war, when NASA and the aerospace industry, under the auspices of the National Security Administration, began recruiting rocket scientists and communications specialists for the Space Race. These&nbsp;two groups, now melded and dispersed, became an expanded field of influence from which aesthetic philosophy, socio-political thought, technological development, and industrial material trickled down into the architecture and popular culture of Southern California, where its co-mingling created the concept of lifestyle. Heitzler&rsquo;s works explore this figment of the American Dream, one that has consequences for which we are just now beginning to understand.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:52:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Nancy Ravenhall Johnson - Bowers Museum - March 13th - September 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">Have you ever wondered who was behind all of the timelines and creative graphics that make an exhibition come to life? This exhibition gives you the unique chance to learn about the creative process of the Bowers Museum&rsquo;s former Director of Creative Design, Nancy Ravenhall Johnson.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Where Ends Meet </em>is about ingenuity and artistic inspiration; it reveals a journey that thread through a graphic designer's career and will be on display at the Bowers Museum from March 13 until August 16, 2015. From 1987 to 2012, Nancy Ravenhall Johnson grew and mastered a variety of positions at the Bowers Museum. She started as Gallery Store Manager, then Graphic Designer, VP of Public Relations and Director of Creative Design.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Nancy&rsquo;s works represent many hours of research vested in technical learning, developing graphics and timelines and overseeing their production. Examples of these will be used as backdrops to the exhibition. In the foreground will be her artistic compositions. The end result is a whimsical, joyful view through a kaleidoscope of digital arts, graphic design, and fibers.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">As an artist, Nancy commented, &ldquo;I have the opportunity to work with amazing artifacts and see how other cultures transformed craft into an individual art form.&rdquo; It was an experience that influenced the way she looked at the world. The objects of her creation and soulful thoughts were left as a resounding message of love for people, their culture, and folklore, whispered from her spirit.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Nancy eloquently explained her creative process through basketry, which reveals her genuine nature found in both her professional and creative careers. &ldquo;My baskets are a reflection of other activities or projects in my life. I often sketch as a means to figure out how to utilize a scrap of raw material that catches my eye. Then I attempt to surrender to the process. Like walking a labyrinth, weaving is an activity that has become a metaphor for my journey in life, choosing what path to take, learning lessons along the way; it can be a time for sharing within a group or inner reflection. The results are always unexpected. It is that element of surprise in how the finished piece will turn out that keeps the process exciting.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Paul Johnson, Vice President of Exhibit Design and loving spouse to Nancy shared, &ldquo;Little did she know that she was the treasure in my life. Little did I know that I would be presenting her gifted life for the public to view and falling in love with her all over again.&rdquo; All of her experiences and vision find a way for all ends to meet.</p> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 14:18:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list