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Curated by: Liz Gordon

453 S. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
December 14th, 2013 - February 4th, 2014
Opening: December 14th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

323-939-4403 x6
Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 6pm
figurative, modern, pop, digital, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual



Historically the artist was, perhaps, the first to deeply analyze the properties, abilities and the emotions connected to light. From Titian to Turrell, vivid color and luminescence have long been a mark of significant works. Today the subject of neuroscience, light is a powerful modulator of cognition through its long-term effects on circadian rhythmicity and its direct effects on brain function as identified through neuroimaging.

Recent discoveries have provided us with a greater understanding of the physical and emotional responses induced by color and light, not absorbed through sight, but rather via one's pineal gland (or third eye).

Scientists still understand very little about the link between luminous stimuli and cognitive human responses, though artists, it seems have always resonated a deep connection and intuitive understanding of human beings' emotional sensitivity to light.  A new year is upon us and our vision is crystalline. As we approach the coming year, we invite our audience to reflect on the past, live in the present and meditate on the future as we present the works of luminous visionaries, each poignantly articulating their own love affair with light. Join us in celebration while we transition into our 7th year of programming as The Loft at Liz's presents, Luminosity.

Opening Reception Saturday December 14, 2013 - 7pm to 10pm 


Larry Bell

Born 1939 Chicago, Illinois

- Studied at The Chouinard Institute under Robert Irwin, Richards Ruben, Robert Chuey and Emerson Woelffer
- Grant recipient from (among others) the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation

Larry Bell's work has been shown at museums and in public spaces in the United States and abroad during his career spanning more than five decades. Bell's art addresses the relationship between the art object and its environment through the sculptural and reflective properties of his work. Larry Bell is often associated with the Light and Space movement, comprised of mostly West Coast artists whose art is concerned with perceptual experience stemming from the viewer's interaction with their work.

click image for details on Larry Bell's "Light Knot"




Andy Moses    

Born 1962 Los Angeles, California 

- Studied with John Baldessari, Douglas Huebler and Michael Asher at California Institute of the Arts

- Moved to New York in 1981 to work as a studio assistant for the painter Pat Steir

Upon returning to Los Angeles in 2002, the nature of the artist's work began to reflect a response to his geographical shift.  Using pearlescent and interference acrylic paint, combined with the curved surfaces, causes the colors to shift and the highlights to change as the viewer interacts with Andy Moses' paintings. 
Andy Moses "Lost Horizon", 2003
80 x 36" Pearlescent and acrylic paint on convex canvas


Kenneth Ober

Born 1972 Cambridge, MA 

- 2001 BFA, Otis College of Art & Design

Kenneth Ober is a Los Angeles painter with a passion for exploring the optical characteristics of light and color using texture and repetitive tiny mark-making techniques.  His paintings, made with an automobile pin-striping tool, are primarily abstractions of various light and visual effects
found in nature. 

Kenneth Ober - Starscape 7 
  Acrylic, oil, and 6k white gold leaf on canvas  33"x33"




Linda Sher Salzman 
Born 1941 Chicago, Illinois  

- 1986 M.A. Fine Art With Distinction (California State University, Northridge)

- Contributing Writer, "Artweek", 1987 to 1995

- Works made on commission privately and through Ruth Bachofner Gallery, (1988)   

"I make wiremesh sculptures, which are embedded within Lucite cubes so that they appear to float.  My hands bring the sculptures into being evoking shapes that refer to ethereal forms.  The way in which they capture light, as well as the shapes that the forms take is indicative of the way that I like to acknowledge the mystery in life and in the unknown."




Lisa C Soto


- 1997 Amsterdams Instituut voor Schilderkunst, Netherlands 

- 1992 B.A. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Born and currently based in Los Angeles, Soto grew up in both New York City and Spain. She has been invited to residencies, received commissions and has exhibited her work in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.

Soto creates sculptures, which she refers to as 'wire drawings' or 'drawings in space'. She uses materials that reflect light such as wire, hardware, and twist pins. Soto is exploring systems of communication in society as well as family, and interactions between individuals. She uses abstracted imagery derived from cartography and details of scapes. Soto's work relates to the macro and the micro with a human story of relationships and points of connection amidst these extremes.

Lisa C Soto - Aranea Constellations, 2013
Mylar, charcoal, spray paint and thread (variable dimensions) 


Steven Fujimoto

Born 1957 Los Angeles, CA    


Steven Fujimoto's works are informed by the ecological concerns of our time, and specifically man's impact on the environmental equilibrium.  Seasonal temperature shifts caused by deforestation and the unbridled use of fossil fuels has resulted in unprecedented changes to our landscape.  His artworks seek to capture that moment in geological time as we veer towards an uncertain future.

St. Lucia Patagonia by Steven Fujimoto



Shana Mabari  (Featured Artist - The Projects Room) 


- 1997 The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris 

- 1992 École Parsons à Paris, American University of Paris and Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles 

"My installations open a true cross-section between art and science to reveal how physical stimuli is absorbed through sensation, visual perception and color contrast.  Through light photons, reflections, memory, and afterimages we experience our surroundings and our reactions to them thus illuminating the complexities of our biological composition.  As an artist, I cultivate visual stimuli by engaging information through the retina outwards towards the physical world, whereas scientists engage in visual stimuli information collected through the retina inwards and how it directly influences brain activity.  My goal is to bridge that gap and create a beautiful and seamless interpretation of our surroundings."    

Shana Mabari's "Infinity Blue" 


Miri Chais

Born 1966 BeerSheva, Israel

- Studied at Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba, Israel

Miri Chais is a multimedia artist, newly based in Los Angeles. Her works has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Israel, Germany, Japan and the USA. Chais's sculptural and video installations explore the influence of post-modern media and technology on our contemporary identity and everyday lives.
Miri Chais - Rabbit Hole, 2013 



Featured Artists represented by ART1307
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