Karen Hochman Brown gets a special commission by the LA Metro to bring art to the streets

Karen Hochman Brown gets a special commission by the LA Metro to bring art to the streets

 

ARTIST KAREN HOCHMAN BROWN WAS COMMISSIONED BY LA METRO TO CREATE WORK FOR THEIR “THROUGH THE EYES OF ARTISTS” POSTER PROJECT FOR DISPLAY ON BUSES AND RAIL MAY 7 TO JULY 1, 2018

POSTER SIGNING AT THE LA COUNTY ARBORETUM ON MAY 15TH, 11AM-1PM

(Los Angeles, California) – It has been an eventful year for LA Artist Karen Hochman Brown. The digital artist currently has solo shows on view at The MAIN Gallery in Santa Clarita and the Jewish Federation in Monrovia. She recently concluded her artist residency at the Crain Art Gallery in San Marino, plus she has two upcoming solo exhibitions scheduled at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster and the California Center for Photographic and Digital Arts in Santa Ana.

Hochman Brown continues the wave of interest in her work with a commission for a poster on the buses and trains of the LA Metro. On view throughout Los Angeles from May 7 to July 1, 2018, the artist’s work weaves imagery of train tracks, aloe blooms, and peacock feathers. Drawing from elements one might find at the Arboretum, Hochman Brown comments, “I was inspired by many non-native species co-existing in harmony, much like the kaleidoscope of people from across the globe who live in Los Angeles County.”

Hochman Brown’s inspired art has redefined the possibilities of abstraction with digital media and continues that development in “Shoreline Symmetry” at The MAIN Gallery space in Santa Clarita. The artist has departed from purely abstract compositions to examine her techniques among landscapes. To this end Hochman Brown has envisioned the landscape as hyperreal, otherworldly, and defying of natural phenomena.

In previous work the artist engaged questions about cultural identity. Her works referenced Judaic iconography with their six-point structures and formed the basis of the artist’s technical, expressive, and conceptual investigations. Currently, Hochman Brown’s subject has evolved to a broader consideration of the natural world and its irreducible makeup of fractal geometries. Comprised of multiple layers of natural imagery, Hochman Brown isolates and pieces together their disparate elements into abstracted kaleidoscopic tapestries. The artist’s painterly process utilizes various digital photographic editing tools and software in her meticulous manipulations of tonality, brightness, and saturation to create an illusion of depth.

Karen Hochman Brown received her B.A. in Art from Pitzer College, has continued to study math, and did post-graduate work at California College of the Arts and Crafts where her master’s thesis introduced Construction Geometry via Art, a Junior High School curriculum she taught at Pasadena Waldorf School. She continued to study the interconnections of math and art via technology at UCLA studying graphic design in late-nineties. Her work has been widely exhibited in California and the United States.

The LA County Arboretum is located at 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007.

POSTER SIGNING AT THE LA COUNTY ARBORETUM ON MAY 15TH, 11 AM-1 PM

Images pictured by Karen Hochman Brown:
Top: “Aloe And Peacock Ride The Rails”

Additional and high-res mages: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jz5h1aa4xopzn3a/AAAG1CNdVqcZGUDR8dm2c7Oia?dl=0

KAREN HOCHMAN BROWN
Showing this spring.

Shoreline Symmetry
4/16/18 through 5/11/18
The MAIN Gallery — Santa Clarita, CA
Artist reception 4/19/18 – 7:00-10:00 PM

The Seven Species
3/1/18 though 5/31/18
Jewish Federation — Monrovia, CA

Abstraction
3/31/18 through 4/30/18
Art@The Six — Calabasas, CA
Artist Reception 4/11/18 @7:30 PM
Through the Eyes of Artists

LA Metro Poster Signing
5/15/18 — 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
LA County Arboretum – Arcadia, CA
Details and more art at:
http://www.hochmanbrown.com

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.

Related Posts

L Aviva Diamond | Light Stream, A Solo Exhibition

L Aviva Diamond | Light Stream, A Solo Exhibition

Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass | Sugar Coated, A Solo Exhibition at Truckee Meadows Community College

Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass | Sugar Coated, A Solo Exhibition at Truckee Meadows Community College

Debbie Korbel’s work is just what we need…

Debbie Korbel’s work is just what we need…

“Perceive Me” by Kristine Schomaker Opens at Cal State LA January 25, 2020

“Perceive Me” by Kristine Schomaker Opens at Cal State LA January 25, 2020

No Comment

Leave a Reply

Donate

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 86 other subscribers

Artist Registry

Recent Posts

Instagram