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5412 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
October 17th, 2009 - December 5th, 2009
Opening: October 17th, 2009 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5 pm
mixed-media, conceptual, sculpture


Phantom Galleries LA invites you to Sophia Louisa Projects’ inaugural exhibition at its Miracle Mile space at 5412 Wilshire Boulevard.  Please join us on Saturday, October 17th for

works by
Rebecca Niederlander, Leigh Salgado, Coleen Sterritt

October 8 - December 5, 2009
Artist reception: Saturday, October 17, 6 - 9 pm,

and for the Miracle Mile Art Walk from 4 – 6 pm, with an art walk after party from 8:30 – 10 pm.


Sophia Louisa Projects at
Phantom Galleries LA on Miracle Mile
5412 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036

Gallery hours:
Thursday through Saturday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm., and by appointment.
Pedestrian viewing 24/7

Sophia Louisa Projects is presenting a new interactive approach to fine art in Los Angeles with a blend of cutting edge artists with must see events within the gallery space.  For the launch, GraceBeautyFortitude brings together for the first time three prominent Los Angeles based artists: Rebecca Niederlander, Leigh Salgado, and Coleen Sterritt.

Curator Sophia Louisa Lee defines the elements of grace, beauty, and fortitude through these artists’ unique contemporary works of sculptural art.  Each artist’s individual work is strikingly beautiful and strong.  Together they become an artistic force.

Rebecca Niederlander, a recipient of the ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation, exhibits work from her Family Tree series.  These are hovering, animated hanging works made from plastic insulated copper electrical wire that create a space filled with energy and determination.  In these pieces, all elements are connected, with each aspect modulated by the subtle movement of the whole.

Leigh Salgado, a leading proponent of sculpted drawing, exquisitely transforms archival paper with Exacto knives to eviscerate the negative space between the lines in her ink drawings, while texture and shadows reinforce a physical experience.  Her delicate objects exude sensuality as well as a quiet strength.

Coleen Sterritt, represented by d.e.n. contemporary, is a professor of sculpture, and has been recognized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles by being part of its permanent collection.  Her commanding works emanate a grounding, powerful force while maintaining a gentle grace.

GraceBeautyFortitude is a vital exhibition for art enthusiasts, allowing them to engage with and experience multi-faceted sculptural works of art.

Sophia Louisa Lee,

About Sophia Louisa Projects

5412 Wilshire will be curated exclusively by Sophia Louisa Projects, specializing in quality contemporary art, including sculpture, photography, video installation, paintings and performance art.  The gallery is four blocks east of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

About Phantom Galleries LA

Phantom Galleries LA is a Los Angeles County based organization that transforms properties in transition into 24/7 public art galleries. Each installation is a unique relationship between the participating artist, curator, and property owner. Local arts organizations, galleries, independent curators and/or artists curate exhibits.