Cathy Immordino at the California Center for Digital Art in Santa Ana Opening August 4th

Cathy Immordino at the California Center for Digital Art in Santa Ana Opening August 4th

CATHY IMMORDINO PROJECTS MULTILAYERED VISUAL NARRATIVES OF HISTORY AND MEMORY IN HER PIMGRIMAGE OF HERITAGE SERIES

OPENING AT CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART WITH A RECEPTION ON AUG. 4TH, 5-9 PM AND AN ARTIST TALK ON AUG. 18TH, 2-4 PM. SOLO EXHIBITION ON VIEW THROUGH AUG. 31ST, 2018

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California Center for Digital Art is pleased to present Pilgrimage of Heritage by L.A. artist Cathy Immordino. Composed of a series of digitally-manipulated photographs, Pilgrimage of Heritage ascertains the artist’s biological and cultural history as a means of uncovering the present. Immordino explains, “The distance between my father and I always made me wonder about my heritage. My father never spoke about his Sicilian family or ancestors, which made me even more curious. What was he hiding?” Her journey began using ancestry.com.

Online, Immordino found an Immordino group on Facebook serendipitously leading the artist to a distant cousin who became her guide overseas. What began from research through books and the web, blossomed into connecting to the geographical origins and daily routines of her ancestors firsthand.

The works of Pilgrimage of Heritage utilize both historical objects and artifacts, and often superimpose them into photographs taken by the artist on site. As a consequence, Immordino develops a multilayered narrative linking time, place and memory. The artist leaves available the conditions of change in her photographs that have shaped each site as a testament to both current and historical conditions. The artist comments, “This emotionally and visually charged multiverse reflects not only my travels across the world, but also interior states of imagination.”

Cathy Immordino is an internationally-exhibited Los Angeles-based artist, who began doing photography during her career as an actress. Immordino captured these experiences along with architectural and urban landscape photographs of Hollywood at night that informed successive bodies of work including Pilgrimage of Heritage. Cathy Immordino was the 2018 First Place Award recipient at the Newport Beach Art Exhibition and received her BFA in photography at BFA from Academy of Art University in 2017.

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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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