John Zarcone, Information Theory, oil and acrylic on canvas tarp, 6’ x 9’ x 0″

“Beautiful Parts” at CSU Northridge Art Gallery

Opening October 15th 2-4pm

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330

Cross Streets: Reseda Boulevard and Halsted Street.
Please park in the D6 Lot off of Halsted

 

Understanding that precepts of attractiveness have evolved over time and vary between cultures, this exhibition invites artists to consider cultural constructions of aesthetic appeal, and asks,—“How do we receive messages about beauty in a contemporary global society and how are we affected by internalizing ideals?” Works selected for the exhibition respond to canons of bodily proportion, such as ratio depiction (waist-to-chest, waist-to-hip, and leg-to-body), and consider the distinction between “real” and “ideal”. The artists selected for Beautiful Parts approach these issues with awareness of the history and continued evolution of dialogues surrounding body image and the related psychologies of status, identity, physical attraction, and self-esteem.

Featured Artists:
Marlena Guzman
Catherine Bennation
Jessika Edgar
Zeina Baltagi
David Estrada
Kristine Schomaker
Rain Lucien Matheke
Nurit Avesar
Alexsandra Papoban
Kimberly Morris
Michelle Nunes
John Zarcone
Monica Sandoval
Mona Kasra
Kellan Barnebey King

Juried by artist, Kim Abeles, and organized by the curatorial collective, Rough Play, Beautiful Parts marks the first annual exhibition hosted by the CSUN Alumni Association Art Chapter.

Scott Froschauer
Scott Froschauer

“State of the Union”

A group show curated by

Erin Adams, Kristine Schomaker and Diane Williams

February 4 – 25, 2017
Opening reception February 4, 5-8pm

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

The dawn’s early light on November 9, 2016 found much of California aghast at what their democracy had wrought. In the weeks leading up to the presidential inauguration, artists have come forward to express fear and outrage, but also hope for a better future. Joining the lineup of galleries presenting works of resistance is Erin Adam’s new artist-run space, Brainworks Gallery, with “State of the Union”, opening February 4 through February 25.

According to recent polls, greater than 80% of Americans say the country is more deeply divided on major issues this year than in the past several years. Polarization between urban and rural communities, liberals and conservatives, and the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor has created deep and painful wounds in the national spirit.

Artists have always been able to be the voice for the unheard. Art gives us a place to begin conversations of healing and renewal. State of the Union seeks to discover who we are as a nation, where we are hurt and how we can heal the divisions among us.

Participating artists include:
Ajuan Mance, Dwora Fried, Edi Dai, Emily Wiseman, Erin Adams, Jane Szabo, Kim Abeles, Kio Griffith, Linda Sue Price, Marjan Vayghan, Narsiso Martinez, Richard Wilks, Rick Dallago, Robbie Conal, Scott Froschauer, Terri Lloyd, Vincent Tomczyk, Yasmine Diaz

About Brainworks Gallery
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 invites a more lively dialogue between artists and the city about what it means to have a voice and how we use it. Shows will feature both emerging and established artists whose work has a strong 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.