Scott Froschauer’s “Word on the Street” public art project featured on ABC7 news

 

Scott Froschauer
Word on The Street

 

On ABC7 News

In the LA TImes

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For more info and a map to the signs

By utilizing the materials and visual language of street signs, Los Angeles-based artist Scott Froschauer is able to harness the power of authority while playing with viewers understanding and perception of public space and the role of art in it. By replacing the traditional controlling language on public street signs with positive life-affirming statements, The Word on The Street seeks to provide something that is missing from our hum-drum daily visual diet.

Scattered throughout and sponsored by the city of Glendale, California, Froschauer has placed 20 different custom street signs all over, hoping to engage and inspire city visitors and residents to see the world just a little bit brighter. The signs range in message and tone, but maintain the standard directional sign styles and shapes. Touching on positivity, curiosity and absurdity, Froschauer’s signs are evocative, supportive and whimsical, inspiring a smirk or smile to all those who view them.

Juxtaposing the expectations of passersby, Froschauer is particularly fascinated with the role of the public space—hoping to combat the common thought that public space is meant to host signage and messaging to control and conform people in order to keep things copasetic and peaceful among the masses. Froschauer has utilized this expectation in order to produce a positive and shocking response from his viewers. Applying the power of street art to the concept of public signage, he has found an untapped area of captivation in contemporary art where the street art is not a visually rebellious statement, illegally operating and going against the system. Instead, Froschauer employs a contextual rebellion from the mundane messaging but still utilizes the government-approved signage style in order to gain proper attention from viewers as well as utilize the positive shock value of his opposing messages.

These signs are so similar to the traditional street signs that many people pass right by them without even realizing the signs say something different than they expected. This aha moment is a mandatory aspect of Froschauer’s work, demanding the viewers’ participation to complete this experiential artwork.

Aiming to give viewers a positive yet momentary emotional lift, Froschauer hopes that people who see his signs start to expect extraordinary things in ordinary places more often, evoking greater imagination and positivity by the masses. His messaging in The Words on The Street are simple yet thought provoking, with self-love and compassion at the core of his sign statements. With just 20 new additions to the city’s public space, Glendale now offers all visitors and residents a boost of positive energy and personal empowerment.

In the LA TImes

About the artist:
Scott Froschauer is a experimental artist and art fabricator in Los Angeles. His background consists of a structured education in Engineering, Photography, Computer Programming and Business. He earned a B.A. in Theoretical Linguistics from Syracuse University and has broad practical experience in Fabrication, Design, Non-ordinary Reality, Experiential Narrative, Venture Capital, Counterfeiting and Breathing. His background in the motion picture industry as a Key Grip has given him the skills to rapidly deploy large engineering projects for television shows, feature films, commercials and music videos. His fine artwork covers a broad range of subjects and materials from ephemeral street art and experiential narrative events to gunpowder illustration and alternative technique photography to practical sculpture and many large scale pieces for the Burning Man Festival, including the fabrication of The Church Trap, a large scale sculpture which was featured in numerous publications. Scott also fabricated RuckusRoots’ 2015 Wild Art sculpture, for the LA Zoo.

First Street Gallery. One Colorado’s Annual Art + Design Open Market

One Colorado’s Annual Art + Design Open Market

Sunday, October 15, 10a – 3p

Featuring art for sale from students and alumni of Art Center College of Design & Pasadena City College + pop ups with Vroman’s Bookstore, Fallen Fruit, Flower Pepper Gallery, First Street Gallery, kids’ face painting and more!

PUBLIC: 626.564.1066 or visit OneColorado.com
MEDIA: McLean Emenegger at 626.564.1066 or mclean@onecolorado.com
One Colorado Old Pasadena – 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103
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OLD PASADENA, CA

Sunday, October 15, 10a – 3p
Art + Design Open Market
An open-air art market with artists from
Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College

& pop-ups from
Vroman’s Bookstore
Fallen Fruit
Flower Pepper Gallery
First Street Gallery Art Center
& Twigzz Flower Market in the courtyard
+ kids’ face painting, live music and more!

Event is free and open to the public.

Now celebrating its 16th year, One Colorado is pleased to present Art & Design Open Market featuring artwork for sale from students and alumni of Pasadena’s leading cultural institutions, Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College

Art and artisans will fill the One Colorado courtyard and tree-shaded pedestrian alleyways, and the day will be accompanied by live music from Mikael Pederson.

Artworks will include one-of-a-kind prints, photos, paintings and ceramics, as well as handmade jewelry and snazzy accessories. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the artists and pop-up partners.

Art & Design Open Market is always a lovely way to spend a pleasant afternoon. This is a great event for all ages. Even the little ones can bring home a little art courtesy of our face painter!

Flower Pepper Gallery. One Colorado’s Annual Art + Design Open Market

About our Art & Design Pop-Up Partners:

Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on public property in their hometown of Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include public projects and site-specific installations in cities around the world. Using fruit as a method for reframing the familiar, Fallen Fruit investigates urban space, ideas of neighborhood and new forms of citizenship.

First Street Gallery Art Center is an exhibition space, studio and arts management center for adults with developmental disabilities in Claremont, California. It is a unique resource of the Tierra del Sol Foundation, which is founded on the proposition that human potential for creativity and artistic expression is not limited by physical or intellectual challenges. First Street will be offering “Live Portrait Drawing” by Victor Frias, master draftsman, as well as other gallery artists’ work.

Located in Old Pasadena, Flower Pepper Gallery exhibits local and international artists. Their program includes exhibition and events, as well as making artist prints, home collectibles and books accessible to the public. Always a good neighbor, Flower Pepper Gallery has partnered with students and alumni from Art Center, and was part of Old Pasadena’s recent district-wide art intervention, Bold Pas. Featured artists at Art & Design will include: Amy Van Gilder, Valerie Pobjoy, Liten Kanin, Yetis & Friends, Po Yan Leung as well as others from Flower Pepper Gallery’s roster.

Founded in in 1894 by Adam Clark Vroman, Vroman’s Bookstore holds an important place in Southern California’s literary history. For many years, Vroman’s was the largest bookstore west of the Mississippi, and remains the oldest and largest independent bookstore in So Cal. Throughout its storied legacy, Vroman’s has continued to be an independently owned family business. In 2009, Vroman’s added WeHo’s beloved Book Soup to its familial fellowship when it acquired the store after it was in danger of closing. In 2017, One Colorado partnered with Vroman’s for its seasonal Book Club.

Twigzz will host its Flower Market in the courtyard at this year’s Art and Design Open Market. With its quaint One Colorado shop located in Smith Alley, Twigzz is a floral and botanical shop and creative design studio. A small, family-operated business, Twigzz has been serving the Pasadena community since 2014, with an emphasis on special occasions, weddings and just because.

One Colorado’s Annual Art + Design Open Market

 

Huddle – A Postcard Show at Shoebox Projects. Photo Credit. Kristine Schomaker

**UPDATE** I am so excited to announce, we raised $1400 to be split between the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the Trevor Project!!

HUDDLE

The #equalityforall #resist postcard art show

Hosted by Shoebox Projects and Art and Cake

Curated by Kristine Schomaker
Sponsored by Shoebox PR

From womensmarch.com…

“First, we marched. Now we Huddle. We will gather together in our neighborhoods all over the world to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action.

Huddle (n.) – a small group of people holding an informal conversation”

I was part of a recent huddle in Los Angeles. It was an amazing experience to feel like we aren’t alone in our thinking about the current political climate. We talked about what is going on in our country and what we could do to make a difference.

This is one of my next steps. I am curating a postcard art show at Shoebox Projects in September 2017.

Sales: All work is donated to the show and sold for $25 each. 100% of proceeds will be donated equally to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the Trevor Project. Payable by Check, Cash or Credit Card (additional fees may apply) at the reception.

Thank you for sharing your voices!!

Follow Art and Cake, Shoebox Projects and Shoebox PR to keep up with the latest information on our HUDDLE.

Erika Lizée

Eternally Searching (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13…)

 

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

On view October 21, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Opening Reception October 21 6-9pm

http://www.erikalizee.com
http://www.laaa.org

Neither representative nor completely abstract, artist Erika Lizée constructs site-specific installations with painted biomorphic forms that evoke a sense of wonder and a greater connection to the universe. Aimed at altering perceptions and expanding the collective consciousness, Lizée creates visually mystifying paradigms as she finds new ways to entice and express the powerful relationships between all living beings and the universe they inhabit.

Finding inspiration in the eternal search for understanding life as we know it, as well as the artistic space of the gallery itself, Lizée utilizes the white cube walls as symbolic thresholds between life and death and what is known and unknown in this world. Beyond the wall’s superficiality, more complex biomorphic forms combine within the natural boundaries of sacred geometry and the golden ratio, while other forms expand and emerge into the physical realm of the viewer.

Using the techniques of trompe l’oeil and sculptural painting, Lizée works in conjunction with actual light and perception—as if physical materials—to spark a sense of wonder in the viewer. Lizée’s artistic whimsy and soulful provocation create a transformative experience as viewers’ perceptions shift into greater understanding of the relationship between artistic materials and exhibition space. Creating a purposeful epiphany guides viewers into an enlightened state of being as they explore all of the complex details in the installations and discover new truths around every corner.

Finding fuel in scientific theory, mathematical truths and sequences, and the core similarities in all-natural creations, Lizée creates work that reflects her personal thirst for knowledge and understanding, while inspiring and engaging viewers into asking more questions and sparking more curiosities. Her work is not observational but participatory and stimulating.

Like a mysterious, alluring phantasm or the inner workings of a biomechanical beast, Lizee’s illusory paintings will transform the exhibition space at Gallery 825, leaping off the walls and infiltrating the minds and imaginations of visitors during her solo exhibition. The Dura-Lar paintings will push and pull with viewers’ perception of art and art space, of real and unreal, and of representation and abstraction. Speaking to the deep-rooted questions we all face with regards to the existence of the universe and our role, as humans, in it.

About the artist:
Erika Lizée received her MFA in Painting from CSU Northridge in 2007. In 2008, she was hired as full-time faculty at Moorpark College where she is currently an Associate Professor of Art, as well as the Director of the Moorpark College Art Gallery. Lizée is an artist that creates site-specific installations, as well as paintings and drawings. Most recently, Lizée built installations within the International Terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and ArtShare LA. In September 2017, she participated in a group exhibit at Launch LA. Lizée’s work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Beautiful/Decay, Hi Fructose, The Huffington Post and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She currently resides in West Hills, California with her husband and two young children.

Bibi Davidson and Dwora Fried

Two Women, One Reality

Shoebox Projects Residency
September 25 – November 5, 2017
660 South Avenue 21 #3 Los Angeles, CA 90031

On view during the Brewery Artwalk October 21st and 22nd 11-6pm

For their residency and exhibition at Shoebox Projects, Bibi Davidson and Dwora Fried will collaborate on an installation entitled Two Women, One Reality. Though both artists grew up in the fifties in different parts of the world — one in Israel, the other in Austria — they both vividly remember being left alone as toddlers, watching their parents get ready for a night on the town feeling imprisoned in their cribs, crying; terrified by noises, shadows and ghosts and are using these memories as the point of departure for their collaboration. Through ongoing discussions of these personal experiences Davidson and Fried will translate their memories into an installation. They envision the exhibition as a “fifties room” with a crib, ugly wallpaper and a video filmed by Dwora’s daughter Anjoum Agrama, that evokes a visit to the darker places in their collective psyche—a kind of self portrait of the early days of the artist’s lives and surroundings, that evokes the idea that evil—real or imagined— is lurking around the corner.

Shoebox Projects is a self-directed residency program founded in 2016 by Kristine Schomaker where artists are given space and time to conceptualize and create new works. During a residency, artists have the time and freedom to try out new ideas, open their space to viewers for feedback or embark on collaborations as Davidson and Fried are doing with Two Women, One Reality. Though these artist’s individual practices are quite different— Bibi Davidson is a painter whereas Dwora Fried makes mixed media sculptures and installations, there are overlaps in their subject matter and approaches which makes this and ideal opportunity for collaboration.

 

 

Bibi Davidson is an Israeli born, Los Angeles based artist whose illustrative-style works are allegorical representations of the chaotic and unsettling realities of her childhood. Her boldly colored narrative paintings are autobiographical and social commentary while simultaneously layered with elements of humor. They are captivating and purposefully quirky works that investigate personal and universal conflicts, as well as the chaos that defines our times. Through the process of painting, Davidson charms and calms her inner self.

Davidson’s most recent solo exhibition was The Girl in the Red Dress at Gallery 825, Los Angeles (2016). Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions throughout Southern California including: Laluzapalooza, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Love and Hate, Avenue 50 Studio (2017); A Feminist Perspective, MuzeuMM, Mas Attack, Torrance Art Museum (2016); Day Dreamers, BG Gallery, Sacred Memories, Pico House Gallery, Bunnymania, Chungking Studios and Wilding Cran Gallery (2015). For more information visit: http://www.bibidavidson.com

Dwora Fried is a mixed media assemblage artist who creates both small tableaux in glass fronted wooden boxes and life-sized enterable installations. She grew up in post-war Vienna, where as a Jewish lesbian and child of Holocaust survivors she felt like an outsider and has parlayed these experiences into artworks that explore themes of danger, loss and secrecy. Recent works also comment on the current political climate and the immigrant experience in Los Angeles.

Fried’s most recent solo exhibit was BIG BOX/little box at Gallery 825, Los Angeles (2016). In addition, she had solo exhibits at the Jewish Museum in Venice, Italy (2014), Benedict Gallery in Vienna, Austria (2013), Woolfson &Tay in London, GB (2011). She has been exhibiting in group shows at Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago (2017), OCCA (2017), Walter Maciel Gallery (2017), Art Share LA (2016), SPARC (2015). Fried also has work in the permanent collection at Vienna’s MUSA museum. For more information visit: http://dworafried.com

Dani Dodge’s Fugitive Love Song at A.I.R. Gallery

Dani Dodge’s Fugitive Love Song at A.I.R. Gallery

A.I.R. Gallery
October 12 to November 12, 2017
Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017

 

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Fugitive Love Song by Los Angeles-based artist Dani Dodge. Dodge has exhibited her work extensively at museums and galleries throughout the West Coast. This is her first solo exhibition in New York City.

Fugitive Love Song documents Dodge’s 2016 guerrilla art project carried out in locations throughout Los Angeles and places she visited, including New York. For 366 days, using lipstick, spray paint, markers and printed flyers, Dodge surreptitiously (and sometimes shamelessly) spread a singular message: “# Just the way you are.” By distilling a potent message of affirmation through this iconic song lyric, Dodge used her public intervention to insert small, fleeting moments of joy into the otherwise chaotic tempo of everyday life.

“2015 had been a tough year for me emotionally,” Dodge said. “The fact that people could take then-candidate Donald Trump seriously after his misogynist attacks on women such as Rosie O’Donnell, Carly Fiorina and Megyn Kelly caused me to question this country I love. I was struggling. I knew others were as well.”

“If there was ever a time for a sappy love song message to be shared with other women in the world, this was it.”

By combining the saturated sweetness of the phrase with the often-illegal means of sharing it on bathroom mirrors, street signs and sidewalks, Dodge’s project provided unexpected “fugitive” moments of encouragement intended as a momentary refuge from a judgmental world.

For her solo show at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, Dodge sewed photographs of each day’s message into clouds she posts on the walls, along with mirrors. The mirrors — with the same phrase written onto them — are perfect for the self-affirmation selfie the gallery patron has always needed. Because you know what? You are great Just The Way You Are.

Working with themes surrounding identity, forgiveness and social justice, Dodge creates immersive, interactive environments and installations that incorporate video, paint and performance. In 2016, Americans for the Arts named Dodge’s interactive installation/performance “CONFESS” one of the outstanding public art projects of the previous year. She has had more than 14 solo shows since 2008. Her 2017 solo show “Personal Territories,” an interactive installation at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, included four performance art pieces that activated different areas of the community.

A.I.R. Gallery is located at 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY. It is open Wednesday through Sunday 12-6 p.m.

2017 ArtWalk Ventura Global Artist
Shamsia Hassani

ARTWALK VENTURA 2017

Saturday, October 7, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, October 8, 12 – 5 pm
700+ artists / 30+ galleries

 

If you love art, you won’t want to miss ArtWalk Ventura 2017. ArtWalk Ventura is one of Ventura’s signature events, drawing thousands every year. Run by an all-volunteer group, this weekend event is fresh and festive and focused on Ventura’s authentic cultural community. Now in its 25th year ArtWalk Ventura is a fun, virtually free, self-guided tour of dozens of galleries, studios, pop-up venues and transformed PODS Containers in Ventura’s Westside Cultural District and Downtown.

2017 Featured Events including Bowl Hop where you can buy a beautiful, hand-crafted Bowl Hop bowl and receive a punch card that allows visits to participating restaurants during the weekend for a delicious sampling of their cuisines! A Bowl costs $25, with all proceeds benefiting Downtown Ventura’s Family Reconnection Program, which helps connect needy individuals with family or an appropriate support network.

2017 Global Artist of Distinction is Shamsia Hassani. Hassani is a graffiti artist from Kabul, Afghanistan who often paints women in Burqas/women in symbolic shapes, and fishes, symbols of the atmosphere flowing around her and her own life experiences.

2017 Venues include: PODS Containers, Vita Art Center, Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau, Parson’s Galleries, Namba Performing Arts Space, Mainstreet Architects and many more.

ArtWalk Ventura provides a free shuttle sponsored by Kirby Automotive Group and Roadrunner Shuttle. Passenger pick-up is at the parking lot entrance to the Museum of Ventura County (100 E. Main Street in Downtown Ventura). The shuttle goes from the Museum to Bell Arts Factory, dropping you within a block of Stoneworks Studios. The shuttle then heads over to Art City on Dubbers Ave and then to the WAV (Working Artists Ventura) before it returns to the Museum.

For more information, directions and maps please visit
http://www.artwalkventura.org

 

Preliminary list of the artists and where they will be showing:

 

T Christian Gapen (Parson’s Gallery)
Hiroko Yoshimoto (Museum of Ventura County)
Pamela Pilkenton (NAMBA Performing Arts Space)
Scott Gordon (Bell Arts Factory)
Melodie Bird (Bell Arts Factory – Rise Studio 82)
Maribel Hernandez – 2017 Ventura Artist of Distinction (Bell Arts Factory – Tool Room Gallery)
Vanessa Wallace-Gonzales / Izzy Morones(Stoneworks Studios)
Chris Meugniot (Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau)
Lili Miura (Buenaventura Gallery)
Jan Kolbusz (Qbit Gro, Inc.)
Brent Hanson (Brent Hanson)
Stephanie Hogue (Latitudes Fine Art Gallery)
Sue Pollack / Mary Perez (ArtWalk Coordinators)
Cassandra Tondro (PODs container)
Cathy Immordino (PODs Container)
MB Hanrahan (Bee Cause PODs Gallery/City of Ventura)
Vonder Gray (WAV Gallery & Studios)
Jen Livia (Red Brick Gallery)
Michelle Kemick (Bell Arts Factory – Rise Studio 82)
Joanne Duby (Ventura Botanical Gardens)
Kathy Ikerd (Buenaventura Gallery)
Laura Rosencranz (D.A. Davidson & Co. Gallery)
Michele Foster (Ventura County Interface Children and Family Services)
Robert Wainscott and Dan Flowers (Working Artists Ventura (Wav) )
Stephen Babcock and Lorien Rennie (The Corner of 53 & Grrr)
Darlene Roker (Buenaventura Art Association gallery)