OPEN Bill Farroux, Mary Anna Pomonis and Matt Wardell
Fine Arts Bldg West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA (Jefferson and Overland)
A group show at West L.A. college explores the work of three emerging artists whose practices are evidence of their free connectedness to each other and the wider art world. Bill, Mary Anna and Matt are known primarily as promoting the work of their peers through blogging, curating and writing. OPEN highlights the meandering thoughts, forms and processes of these contemporary aesthetes. You are cordially invited to pull back the curtain, lift the veil, and expose all three raconteurs in their brazen and gutsy glory.
Bill Farroux is a photographer and curator, who has documented the many art scenes in Los Angeles during the past nine years. He is also the creator of the art blog ArtB. His photographs have appeared in several artist's monographs and magazines including Coagula, Juxtapoz, Artillery, Blackbook, Swindle, Mass Appeal, Vice, and ROJO. Bill's work has been included in exhibits in the US Europe and Japan. He continues to document the social life of the art community in Los Angeles and reveals his images within various installations.
Mary Anna Pomonis is an artist and a writer. Her artwork and curatorial projects have been featured at many venues including the Torrance Art Museum, the Krannert Art Museum, Post, Circus Gallery and Ispace. She also currently writes for Artlurker magazine a Miami based contemporary art publication. Her work deals primarily with photo based renderings of crumpled surfaces (in this case bedsheets) that have been described by the art critic Sandra Vista as “unyielding” and “labor-intensive”.
Matt Wardell is an artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Wardell is a
founding member of the artist collective 10lb Ape (Ten Pound Ape). Wardell has shown work in the United States and Mexico including, SFMOMA, LACE, REDCAT, Black Dragon Society, 16:1 Gallery, among others. Recent excursions include a solo show at S1F Gallery and a Ten Pound Ape project at the Claremont Museum of Art. His recent show at S1F is reviewed by the art critic Eve Wood in this month’s issue of Artillery Magazine.
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