Paths of Expression
Pasadena City College is thrilled to present an installation of spirited works by three Southern California artists: Ginnie Fan, Gina Fernandez, and Roxanne Rayburn. The opening reception will be held at the Art Gallery on the Pasadena City College campus. Tuesday July 13, 2010 from 5-7pm
With its brilliant color palette, “VIVID–Paths of Expression” takes the viewer on a sensual trip amid dramatic works of art. The visual experience begins in India with Ginnie Fan’s photos and paintings, textured with shadow and light, and alive with spirit and wonder. It then showcases the personal, lively style of Gina Fernandez whose vibrant pieces utilize subjects from her personal life. The journey continues as it moves through the subconscious with Roxanne Rayburn’s rich, surrealistic oil paintings.
Ginnie Fan, born in Taiwan and now living in the United States, found herself last January on a month long journey to India, starting a tour through dozens of cities by air, train, bus and local taxi. She explains: “I took about 1800 pictures. There were some terrorists that bombed one of the cities I just visited a week after I left.” “VIVD” exhibits some of the beautiful images of her brave excursion.
Gina Fernandez, a designer and local Pasadena artist is taking her private collection public for the first time. Unlike her many commissioned works created in custom styles to accommodate the needs of clients, these pieces are true to her own whims and have only been shared with family and close friends in the privacy of her home. Creating a secret, behind-the-scenes look at the artist, “VIVID” shares personal, multi-colored and humorous pieces spanning a thriving, 25-year career.
Roxanne Rayburn's rich, lucid dream world melds conscious with subconscious in the true spirit of surrealism. Her awards include first place in Cerro Coso College's 2009 Art Festival and several first and second place awards at Bishop's Tri-County Fair. Rayburn's venues include the juried Eastern Sierra Land Trust 2009 Art Show and Sale in Mammoth Lakes, CA, Bulzeye Gallery, Thai Thai Restaurant and The Looney Bean, all in Bishop, Ca. “VIVID” marks her first Southern California exhibit and will be followed by an exhibit at the Pasadena Public Library's Main Branch for the month of August.
This is number four of six exhibitions this summers given through the Art 75 course of Pasadena City College instructed by Nancy Monk changing each week from June 22 through August 1. The gallery offers the students an opportunity to create their own art exhibits. This program, funded by a grant from The Pasadena Art Alliance, provides our students with an opportunity to practice all the steps an artist or curator takes in order to successfully mount an exhibition. Students learn about exhibition design, gallery preparation and curatorial practice from direct experience, as they plan, install, promote and document a gallery show of their own work.
Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 5pm.
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