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The Brand Library Art G alleries is pleased to present Landskin featuring the artwork of S ophia Allison\, Autumn Harrison\, Li ‘n Lee\, and Jaime Ursic.

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Through installation\, painting\, printmaking\, and sculpture\, L andskin explores emotional and psychological environments\, both ob served and imaginary.

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 Sophia Allison’s art is inspired by t he organic environs of her childhood home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of No rth Carolina and her neighborhood in Los Angeles. Her sculptures and instal lations reference specific places and points in time\, both physical and ps ychological. The “Blue Ridge” series consists of structures built from card board scraps. Their forms undulate like abstracted mountain ranges. Unti tled (Shadows) is comprised of watercolor paper from which abstracted s hapes are hand cut\; their cast shadows are based on local vegetation aroun d her Los Feliz neighborhood. Allison’s work addresses the connections and disconnections that result from revisiting the past\, including the fragmen tation of memories and experiences that meld and shift over time. 

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Autumn Harrison is interested in the discarded\, decaying and abando ned materials of city life. She is influenced by the scaffolding of an unfi nished construction\, a half-eaten cake in its decorative box\, or puckered balloons pulling each other across a sidewalk. Together these elements cre ate an aesthetic language that conveys something about a city’s hidden emot ional landscape. Her current sculptures and installations borrow from the c olors\, shapes\, and physics of city detritus and are created from a variet y of materials including plastic sheeting\, acrylic paint\, wood\, cement\, latex balloons and bakery foil. 

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Li ‘n Lee’s over-life-size d paintings-cum-sculptures evoke mythical islands full of impossible canyon s\, valleys and roiling waves\, but also draw upon the very real setting of Los Angeles and all that it entails\, including but not limited to palm tr ees\, the people\, the ocean\, freeways and urban graffiti. This most recen t body of work began as a translation of Lee’s longstanding pen-on-paper dr awings of miniature\, imaginary cityscapes motivated by a fascination with maps and the complex juxtaposition of chaos and order within metropolises. For her new painting-sculpture hybrids\, Lee begins with a free-form paint pour onto linoleum flooring which she eventually cuts out and adheres to wo od. Drawing on her paper-making background\, Lee cultivates a new process i n which thin sheets of dried latex paint are treated like paper as she meti culously cuts\, tears and pastes tiny organic shapes. Lee explores the mani pulation and potential of the material\, including experimenting with frost ing bags to pipe out acrylic paint. Lee’s new works\, with their multi-laye red references and meanings\, are like the city of Los Angeles itself—full of disparate people\, places and things that are seemingly contradictory bu t ultimately complementary. 

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Jaime Ursic takes her inspirati on from her environment\; the phenomenon of the mundane vista and timeworn surface connected with the places she inhabits. In her recent body of work\ , Ursic reinterprets the SoCal landscape by drawing on her introspective ob servation of a location distilled to its most microcosmic elements. Working in a variety of media\, including painting\, drawing and printmaking\, Urs ic’s work demonstrates an emphasis on process. Each mark serves as a visual homage to her craft—building up surfaces\, layering subtle color tonalitie s\, printing and embossing textures. Her images invite the viewer to peer c loser and discern the drawn marks and delicate patterns incised\, pressed a nd layered as surfaces.

DTEND:20100924 DTSTAMP:20140722T223949 DTSTART:20100821 GEO:34.1847174;-118.2750106 LOCATION:Brand Library Art Galleries\,1601 W. Mountain St. \nGlendale\, CA 91201 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Landskin\, Sophia Allison\, Autumn Harrison\, Li 'n Lee\, Jaime Urs ic UID:117621 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20100821T210000 DTSTAMP:20140722T223949 DTSTART:20100821T180000 GEO:34.1847174;-118.2750106 LOCATION:Brand Library Art Galleries\,1601 W. Mountain St. \nGlendale\, CA 91201 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Landskin\, Sophia Allison\, Autumn Harrison\, Li 'n Lee\, Jaime Urs ic UID:117622 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR