Critters & People ( and Things of That Sort)

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Small Sacrifice, February 18, 2012
Believe What You Want
Critters & People ( and Things of That Sort)
Curated by: WWA gallery

9517 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
February 18th, 2012 - March 10th, 2012
Opening: February 18th, 2012 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

culver city/west la
Tuesday - Saturday 11-5 or by appointment
Otis College of Art and Design
mixed-media, surrealism, figurative, sculpture


Critters & People ( and Things of That Sort)
Opening Reception: Feb. 18, 2012 8-11PM
Exhibit Run: Feb. 18 - March 10


Hop, run and squirm to WWA Gallery on February 18 as we give everyone a great reason to come out of hibernation with the breakout show 'Critters & People: and Things of That Sort.'

Featuring new works from six up-and-coming artists, Danielle Buerli, JAW Cooper, Jessica LL Dalva, Tom Haubrick, Sinae Park and Bryce Takara, 'Critters and People' will be a shining example of the new crop of talents that call LA home and where our local art scene is headed in 2012.

'Critters & People' provides the platform for these six to do what they do best. The result is an extraordinary collection of 2D and 3D works running the gamut of medium and technique.

Open to the public and free to attend, an opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8-11PM.

Feel free to contact the gallery at 310-836-4992 for further information.

For up-to-date information on the show and the artists, please visit


Danielle Buerli is a multifaceted artist who draws, cuts, paints, knits, sculpts and builds to create complex yet amusing sculptures and diorama environments. Buerli is constantly experimenting, pushing the boundaries with new techniques and collecting artifacts to incorporate into her next piece. You can't predict the worlds or characters she'll introduce you to next, but we're eager to find out!

JAW Cooper's richly narrative illustrations have found their way many times in the pages of LA Weekly and exhibiting at galleries throughout Los Angeles. Her elegantly rendered drawings and lush, beautiful paintings are reminiscent of fables, and like such are sure to captivate viewers.

Jessica Dalva paints and crafts mixed media sculptures that feel antique and exude Gothic undertones. Adorned lovingly in bespoke costumes, Dalva's heroines are often met with an aura of nostalgia and melancholy resulting in works that are hauntingly beautiful.

Tom Haubrick's surreal illustrations are a nod to his accomplishments as a tattoo artist. With a limited color palette, Haubrick's strong tones and quality line work shines to emphasize the forms of his characters. Against little or no background, the enigmatic figures feel suspended in a state of eerie unrest.

Sinae Park is not bound to any specific style or method but instead embraces all forms of image making. Her curious characters and darling critters have found their way into paintings, paper cuts, plush dolls and sculptures to the delight of many.

Bryce Takara explores gloom with a touch of humor using mythical beasts and sullen characters entangled in situations that are tragic yet comical. Favoring experimentation and spontaneity in the creative process, Takara's ideas and art are in constant evolution.