William Sarno, Stella Singelton Jones, Pat Young

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William Sarno, Stella Singelton Jones, Pat Young
Curated by: Lydia Takeshita

650 A South Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
September 1st, 2011 - September 1st, 2011
Opening: September 4th, 2011 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

downtown/east la
Thu-Sun 12-4; by appointment on Wednesday
mixed-media, installation, figurative, traditional, sculpture


L.A. Artcore is pleased to present Pat Young, Stella Singleton Jones and William Sarno from September 1st through September 29th, 2011.

William Sarno is living proof of the value of public art: as a young boy he would skip school for the chance to ride the L train to the Art Institute of Chicago.  Highly trained, his work ranges from sculptural portraits and busts, paintings and meticulously researched life-size museum exhibits.  His adaptability is evident in a wonderful, large sea creature installation at the Museum of the Rock in Wisconsin, and in wood sculptures that explore the tonality of the materials.  His ability in sculpture and portraiture has led him to a variety of avenues, most recently a series of figurative pieces exploring the material characteristics of wood.

Stella Singleton Jones is a consummate Southern California artist, and has a career track that could be a perfect match for her chosen medium, stone carving.  After being noticed and supported at an early age and meeting with success, she experienced a 20 year hiatus in her work.  Picking up her tools again, with the patience and rigor of a stone mason, she has found her artistic life alive and eagerly awaiting her.  Her abstract forms and graceful lines compliment the rich variety of stone she works in.  One of her finest pieces, Unity, has been placed on display in the current White House.  

Pat Young creates abstract sculpture in stone and other materials.  She is very involved with the character of the material, finding it "ethereal in its natural state", and she selects her stone meditatively.  Seeking to preserve the time-evidence of weathering, she listens for the stone’s inherent beauty, facilitating this beauty into an experience of serenity for the viewer.