Bibi Davidson’s “The Girl in the Red Dress” on view through Nov 18th

Bibi Davidson’s “The Girl in the Red Dress” on view through Nov 18th

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For Immediate Release

The Girl in the Red Dress

Bibi Davidson
Solo show

 

Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
825 N La Cienega Blvd LA Ca 90069

October 15th – November 18th
Conversations with the artist November 16th 7-9pm

http://bibidavidson.com/
http://laaa.org/

(Los Angeles) – Los Angeles artist Bibi Davidson kept her artwork secret for nearly 30 years. Therapeutic, meditative and cathartic, Davidson’s vivid paintings express the emotions and fears of a traumatic past. Opening October 15th at Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, “The Girl in the Red Dress” shares Davidson’s inner turmoil revealing to us the wounds and scars of our own past.

“Chaos, or balagan, in Hebrew,” says Davidson “is the mess I always feel around me but cannot touch. The characters represent the people in me. Water, as in oceans, is dangerous for me, but also fascinates me by its strength and movement.”

The girl in the red dress is Davidson’s alter ego and her paintings are populated with characters, animals and landscapes that represent aspects of her personality and inner world. She creates a haven for herself where she feels comfortable and unafraid.

Art critic Shana Nys Dambrot says, “Davidson’s unmistakable aesthetic favors saturated colors and thick line-drawing evoking stained glass, graphic novels, and folkloric fairy-tales. She balances competing impulses toward abstraction and narrative, resolving precisely detailed rendering and emotionally charged gesture in exaggerated features, fantastical landscapes, and anthropomorphic creatures.”

In this show, Davidson experiments with lifting her characters and stories out of the flat two-dimensional canvas into the realm of sculpture, releasing them from their sorrow and reclaiming the joy that is our birthright.

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Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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