For Immediate Release, Glendale, CA, February 23, 2010
Saturday, March 6th - Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Reception: Saturday, March 6th, 4-7pm
The exhbition 'Shells, Prisms' features artwork by Los Angeles-based artists Elizabeth Bryant, Alice Clements, Maya Lujan, and Annetta Kapon. The gestalt of this show hinges around these artists' shared interaction with the philosophical category of "the real" through their work - which at the same time becomes a vehicle by which to juxtapose their very divergent fascinations with art historical forms. The aim is for a giddy, fragmentary resonance to emerge from the installation, as the works within it engender poignant, often comical observations and reflections, revelatory ironies, and contradictory tactile perceptions.
Elizabeth Bryant will present ikebana-inspired photographs of intricately handbuilt, yet whimsical tableaux that appear to have been constructed in Photoshop out of digital elements. Alice Clements will exhibit sculptures on the floor made by stacking and arranging vibrantly painted plaster casts of packing foam - that look just like vibrantly painted packing foam. Annetta Kapon will exhibit photographs of cheese masquerading as monumental, ancient architecture set against dramatic landscapes, among other objects. Maya Lujan will exhibit a scuptural installation made of colored glass, wood and paint that will simultaneously look two- and three-dimensional.
Elizabeth Bryant is a professor of photography and video art in the Department of Fine Art at Cal State Los Angeles' College of Arts and Letters. She is represented by Solway Jones Gallery, with whom she has had three solo exhibitiions since 2002, and she has presented numerous other solo shows in Los Angeles at esteemed venues such as Works on Paper, Thomas Solomon's Garage, and Sue Spaid Fine Art. She has also presented solo projects in Chicago, Seattle, and Philadelphia. Her work has been included in dozens of important group shows locally and across the country.
Alice Clements is a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design's master of fine arts program. She is active as both an artist and curator, and will present the fruits of her recent curatorial efforts one week after the opening of 'Shells, Prisms' at Sea and Space Explorations (seaandspace.org). Alice's show at Sea and Space is entitled 'Mostly Sculpture Show' and offers work by Los Angeles artists Kathryn Andrews, Heather Cook, Patrick Hill, Alice Konitz, Brett Lund, and herself.
Annetta Kapon is a professor in Graduate Studies at Otis College of Art and Design, where she teaches both studio and theory seminars. Her work has been featured at Side Street Projects, the Jewish Museum in Greece, the University of Chicago, LACE, Exit Art, Wexner Center for the Arts and the Sydney Biennial among others. She has had solo exhibitions at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Armstrong/Schoenheit, French Institute and Zefxis in Greece, Carnegie Mellon University, UC Riverside, and Southern Exposure in San Francisco. She is the recipient of numerous artist residency fellowships and grants.
Maya Lujan received her master of fine arts degree from the University of Southern California in 2008. She presented a major sculpture project recently at the Pacific Design Center in a group show with artists Cyril Kuhn, Karen Lofgren, Chris Oliveria, and Margo Victor. Maya works as an assisant at Jancar Gallery.
Admission to this exhibition and its opening reception is free and open to the public.