Megan St Clair

“Buzz, Pop, Color, Los Angeles”

Opening reception: Saturday June 3rd from 5-8pm
Dates: June 3rd – 24th

Brainworks Gallery
5364 W. Pico Bl.
Los Angeles, Ca 90019
http://www.brainworksgallery.com/

Featured artists: Rochelle Botello, Adah Glenn, Christopher Kuhn, Katya Marshall, Megan St Clair and Stacy Wendt.

Curated by Erin Adams and Doraelia Ruiz

(Los Angeles May 2017) -Brainworks Gallery has brought together six Los Angeles artists whose work depicts our city with all the vibrancy Angelenos know and love. “Buzz, Pop, Color, Los Angeles” is a showcase of paintings, collage and sculpture that use brilliant color and abstracted form to excite the senses and invites the viewer to notice the beauty and complexity of LA. Opening June 3rd with a reception from 5-8pm, the show runs to June 24th.

Rochelle Botello creates sculpture that uses bright color combinations and patterns in unexpected ways to explore the complex and contradictory nature of everyday life.

Christopher Kuhn creates graphic puzzles of gestural marks that demand the viewer reassess their perception.

Adah Green is a multi-disciplinary native of Los Angeles who addresses themes of race, sex, gender, and classism through graphics, animation, comics, painting, toys, books, fashion, music and of course street art.

Katya Marshall combs the streets of Los Angeles for its trove of signage and printed ephemera, these little paper scraps that are a significant part of LA’s material and cultural landscape inspire her work.

Megan St Clair thinks of her artwork as poetic and scientific gestures that offer an opportunity for her to reflect on her personal narrative of emotional vulnerability.

Stacy Wendt creates chaotic yet structured work with intense colors and clashing modes that are greatly informed by the energy and atmosphere of the Los Angeles landscape.

Brainworks Gallery is LA’s newest artist run gallery on Mid City’s vibrant West Pico Boulevard. In this diverse neighborhood, Brainworks Gallery will be a showcase for emerging artists, conversation and a truly independent perspective on the artistic voice in today’s world. Erin Adams invited lively dialogue between artists and the city about what it means to have a distinct point of view. As an artist run gallery Brainworks Gallery intends to function as a place to meet new voices that are curated but unconstrained by market forces.

Jennifer King
Jennifer King

GLAMFA 2017

Opening Reception January 29th 6-8pm
CSULB Open Studios: January 29th 4-6pm

On view January 23-February 1, 2017
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 12p – 5p,
Wednesday, 12p – 7p

greaterlamfa.com

 

(Long Beach) – For the last 12 years, the Greater Los Angeles MFA show (GLAMFA) brings together the best work of graduate students putting the spotlight on emerging trends in contemporary art. GLAMFA is organized and curated by CSULB students in the Cal State University Long Beach Art Galleries. From January 23 to February 1, 2017, twenty-eight MFA students from twelve of California’s best art schools will be taking part.

While not every artwork is California focused, the specific conditions in Greater Los Angeles certainly influence the way to look at the work as a whole. GLAMFA’s long list of artists shows an exceptional network of young artists and practices. The work seen in GLAMFA is both encouraging and crucial. The work shows the importance of educational time spent meditating on practice and theory and that each piece speaks to a critical moment in time for the artist and for art itself.

On opening night, CSULB students host an Open Studio event which allows visitors to see works from a broad range of genres. Opening night visitors can also look forward to a performance by UCSB student Emily Baker. A former gymnast, Emily’s work explores the body and the transience of athleticism.

This year, GLAMFA is pleased to bring back three alumni to discuss how their practice has evolved since grad school. Zackary Drucker (GLAMFA 2007), Patricia Fernandez (GLAMFA 2010), and Katie Shapiro (GLAMFA 2015) will each give a short talk on the evening of January 31st.
GLAMFA 2017 participating artists:
Chelsea Avarez, Gal Amiram, Yair Agmon, Emily Baker, Lyndsay Bloom, Cara Chan, Ashley Jan Gardner, Tanner Gilliland-Swetland, Audrey Hope, Angie Jennings, Emily Blythe Jones, Jennifer King, David Lucien Matheke, Ariel Mazariegos, Andrea Patrie, Jackie Rines, Justin Robinson, Doraelia Ruiz, Sunny Samuel, Janet Solval, Peter Sowinski, Omid Orouji, Hazel Straight, Christina Tsui, Shannon Willis, Stormy Wu, Sichong Xie, Drea Zlanabitnig

 

CSULB Open Studio Artists:
Rhiannon Aarons, Alice Andreini, Isabel Avila, Kelly Campanella, Stevan Dupus, Fred Eck, Joanie Ellen, Qingsheng Gao, Mimi Haddon, Shannon Leith, Katie Marshall, Patricia Martin, Narsiso C Martinez, Jesse Parrott, Justin Rightsell, Elena Roznovan, Cintia Segovia, Ashley Shumaker, Amy Williams, Patrick Williams, Lena Wolek

 

GLAMFA 2017 participating schools:
CSUN, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Claremont, Cal Arts, Cal State Fullerton, Art Center, Azusa Pacific, Laguna College of Art & Design, Otis, and UC Irvine

 

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