The world shut down in March. Quarantine and shelter in place are the new buzz words. Now we have the murder of George Floyd by a policeman. It comes at a time when we were just beginning to open the stores and restaurants. The peaceful marches collided with looters, who turned the demonstrations into opportunity that made matters worse. This is happening all over the world. Police and Armies have come out to 'control' the peaceful demonstrations by shooting them with rubber bullets and tear gas. I fear the worst has not happened yet. The clown in the white house is laughing at us all, while he surrounds himself with lap dogs and creates a fascist and racist state.
I am sadden to see our country torn apart by a leader who wants to eradicate all who don't agree with him.
My artwork is being affected. How can it not? What I am weaving are the elements of things that once were, banners that are discarded and forgotten. Like all the trash we create, once wanted and now thrown to the side, discarded and forgotten. The United States is falling apart. We have forgotten what we had as humans but 2020 is unveiling is more unsettling truths about our nation. #Black lives Matter and #All lives Matter. Our country has woven together lies that flew above our land. It is now torn down, discarded and we need to make a true just place that is really equal and fair to all. I am hopeful
Returning from a month in Venice, Italy has been a whirlwind of moving art around. I am happy to have donated artwork to"The Art for Life Project" sponsored by Matters Studio Gallery. My artwork was displayed with John Baldessari, Shepard Fairey, Banksy and more prominent artists. This is the time when art auctions are hot for art to support of their cause or purpose. SoLA Gallery had an amazing Gala Event where prices of artists work were so low and attainable for artists like me to buy. As a matter of fact, I decided that when I sell a work of art, I will then buy another artists work. Yes, paying it forward. So at the Gala I purchased Chris Merciers artwork. Very pleased.
Happy that new work is received very well. I sold a piece even before it was on exhibition. It looks beautiful. Thankful and grateful. I suggest you do the same. Pay it forward an support the arts.
One week before I head off to Italy for a month, Karla Funderburk from, the director of Matter Gallery https://matterstudiogallery.com, 5080 W. Pico Boulevard LA, CA 90019, selected 10 of my pieces for a group show, September 22nd to October 27th. Needless to say I am thrilled to be included in this exhibition. I won't be there for the opening, but I will return for the artist talk and closing.
My work has also been selected for a group show at Gallery 825, entitled Coy. The two pieces titled, Where is the Loyalty and Where is the Justice will be on view September 14th.
MaryLinda Moss, has commissioned me to recreate 2 pieces to go with one of the altered hybrid works. I am almost finished with the final touches and waiting to deliver.
One more email from ADC gallery in Cincinnati, I have been chosen to be included in their exhibition! What a great week!
One month of concentrating on art has produced a new direction and a new body of work. If you really want to get deep into your art, I highly suggest taking a residency. Be serious, playful and inventive. I am blessed
In 3 days I will be heading out for a sculpture residency at Buffalo Creek Art Center in Nevada. I was selected along with 3 other sculptors. This opportunity will give me time to stretch my work and ideas into a three-dimensional form. It's exciting. Packing the car with the vinyls. I'll see what emerges. I will be posting pictures on instagram.
Exhibition of artists from the Beacon's Art Building
808 N. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90302
Reception June 8th 3-6 PM
MMA women's mixed media art
Marla Fields, Shelley Heffler, Kaoru Mansour, Mika Revell, Sinan Revell
8745 Washington Blvd, Culver City
Opening June 6th 7-9PM
artist talk 8PM
June 6- June 20th, 2019
I have been selected to be included in this show. I am thrilled, as one of my goals this year has been to be invited into exhibitions, So far this and the next show, Color Perspectives are by invitation only.
Here is the blurb for Social Icing at the Sam Francis Gallery in Santa Monica
Social Icing opens conversation between the creator and consumer. Through strong graphics/ configuration and powerful voices, the pieces exhibited in Social Icingspeak to the viewer. By bringing awareness to social issues and societal constraints, with an inviting, psychological environment, a new dialect evolves in order to properly communicate. The work in this show speaks to the community above the individual while rewarding each person’s diligence through the “Icing” of the work’s glamor.
Opening February 20th runs until March 15th. My new rescued refuse art is the selection.
Here is a link to the winners of this years 2018 event.
I received a Blink Art Resource One-Page Spread Award
TOAF LA: You've Been Selected As Part of Kate Bryan's '31Women'
I come bearing good news! You have been selected as the 31 artists for Kate Bryan's '31 Women' exhibition onsite at The Other Art Fair! We did a similar exhibition at the London fair last weekend which garnered tons of great press for the artists and the fair as a whole.
Below is a little bit about the 31 Women exhibition and what it represents:
Curated by Kate Bryan, Arts Broadcaster and Head of Collections for Soho House and Co. globally, 31 Women marks the 31st edition of The Other Art Fair and the 75th year anniversary of the iconic exhibition of the same name at Peggy Guggenheim’s gallery, Art of This Century.
31 women takes the form of a small exhibition within the main context of the fair, highlighting one work each by 31 female artists who are all participating in The Other Art Fair LA. This mini salon draws together sculpture, collage, neon, photography, figurative and abstract painting in the same inclusive spirit of Guggenheim’s original show.
The original 31 women took place in January 1943 at Guggenheim’s New York gallery. It was the first exhibition of its kind to highlight women artists who were largely absent from mainstream gallery and museum shows. Over 7 decades later permanent collections in museums across Europe and North America have on average only 3-5% artwork by female artists. At best you can hope to see women’s artwork around 30% of the time in a progressive gallery or institution, in most it is often far less. This exhibition is therefore part homage to Guggenheim, one of the greatest art patrons of the twentieth century, but it is also part protest against the continued male dominance of the art world today.
Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment! We'll be in touch soon to request artworks for the exhibition.
The Other Art Fair - Los Angeles