Cross-Pollination: the art of collaboration

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You Don't Want To Know, 2008 Printmaking, Drawing, Collage 78" X 40" © Los De Abajo Printmaking Collective
Cross-Pollination: the art of collaboration

16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
November 22nd, 2010 - November 22nd, 2010
Opening: December 2nd, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

beach cities/south bay
Mon-Tue 10-3, Wed-Thu 10-8, Fri 10-2
collaborative art mixed media works assemblage low brow art photography, mixed-media, installation, graffiti/street-art, video-art, performance, conceptual, landscape, surrealism, figurative, modern, sculpture


Mix it up! Are two heads better than one? Is a group better still?
Cross-Pollination is an exhibition of over 30 artists who are collaborating in pairs, trios, groups of 5 or whatever combination best serves the muse of the moment. The means of collaboration varies from artist to artist, each pair or grouping expressing something of the pollinating effect of one to the other. The visual artist in his/her studio, a world that is most typically solitary, is opened to the exploration of what transpires when one creative mind meets another and a third, unknown and unexpected element emerges. El Camino College Art Gallery is delighted to present the fertile works of this entire group assembled.


Los de Abajo: Kay Brown, Judith Duran, Antonio Escalante, Emelda Gutierrez, Jose Lozano, Poli Marichal, Don Newton, Marianne Sadowski, work collectively on both 2 and 3 dimensional forms. All of the artists are involved in printmaking, painting and drawing. Their monumental collage works are comprised primarily of prints done in a variety of techniques. They contain whimsical creatures and are imbued with mythic overtones. Additionally, on Thursday, December 7, at 1 p.m. Poli Marichal will present a highly inventive puppet show incorporating hand puppets, shadow puppets, live actors and music.