JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents in the Main Gallery:
“The Back Room” Group Exhibition Contintues Including Artists Jhina Alvarado, America Martin, James Verbicky, Maggie Taylor and Alberto Murillo
Laguna’s Own Radio Station KX 93.5 Will be Broadcasting Live @ the Gallery, December 6th 6:30-8:30pm
CELEBRATING our 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY in LAGUNA BEACH!
December 1st, 2012 – January 31, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 from 6-9 pm to coincide with Laguna Beach Art Walk
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by December 1st
JoAnne Artman Gallery
326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651
Contact: JoAnne Artman
Web site, <http://www.joanneartmangallery.com>
Open Wed-Sunday, 11-5 & by appointment; First Thursday of every month 6-9pm
Jhina Alvarado is a Mexican- Korean self-taught artist based out of San Francisco who expresses herself using oil and encaustic wax. Jhina’s nostalgic oil paintings narrate relatable stories with intentional stylized technique. By covering the eyes of the subjects, Jhina urges viewers to confront each image honestly, resulting in communication between subject and viewer, viewer and artist and viewer and material.
“In my series, titled “Forgotten Memories”, I use oil paints to depict the untold stories from long forgotten photographs. Since many memories are shared, the identity of the person within each memory is inconsequential. The eyes are blocked out so that the viewer can take part of each memory as if it were their own. Because many memories are unclear and somewhat “fuzzy”, the encaustic wax also obscures the images as if the viewer, themselves, was trying to recall a past event, yet could not remember all of the details.” –Jhina Alvarado
America Martin is a Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles. She is a traveler between mediums, insouciant in the conquest of new terrain. Martin’s favorite landscape is that of the human form, her work is distinguished by a command of line and color, making playful reference to both classic and indigenous art forms.
These artists will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you're sure to find the right artistic expression!
JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Highway in Laguna Beach and is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11-5, and by appointment. Visit the first Thursday from 6-9 pm of any month to coincide with the Laguna Beach Art Walk. Street parking is available directly in front of the Gallery as well as the Downtown Parking structure located at Glenneyre Street. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios. See art come alive in North Laguna!