Launch LA proudly presents two solo exhibitions from artists Cherie Benner Davis and Greg Rose

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Presents Artists Cherie Benner Davis and Greg Rose in two solo exhibitions.

Exhibition Dates: March 4 – April 1, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 6-9pm

RSVP Essential to: rsvp@launchla.org

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Launch LA proudly presents two solo exhibitions from artists Cherie Benner Davis and Greg Rose. At first glance, the two shows are paradoxical, a parallel of urban and natural landscapes. Whether inspired by the built metropolis of freeway connections or the woodlands of the San Gabriel Mountains, Davis and Rose capture the profound connection to their environment and a keen perception of the expansive, diverse terrain of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is a driving town.  It was planned that way; its complex array of freeways and concrete structures were built at a time when automobiles were rapidly becoming the transportation mode-of-choice within the urban sprawl of the city. Owning a car is still synonymous with the American Dream, a symbol of freedom, status and virility. LA’s concrete highways are part of our landscape, as much as palm tree-lined streets, manicured lawns and scavenging seagulls. We map our lives as we move throughout this place, and the flattened, exaggerated perspectives in Benner Davis’ compositions mirror our visual encounters of the city: the underbellies of bridges, cropped views of on-ramps and a desolate stoplight devoid of pedestrians. Working from photographs taken on Benner Davis’ daily commutes, LA Pastoral removes all human activity to focus on the structured environment itself. In certain paintings, a palette of pinks, blues and greens replaces the monochromatic skyline of concrete grey; a playful nod at the neon signs of America’s driving culture. This is Los Angeles re-imagined: a pre-built ideal or a post-apocalyptic dream.

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The crossover between what is natural and what is designed is at the core of Greg Rose’s work. Tree Stories explores an ongoing collection of tree images inspired by Rose’s hiking excursions in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles, where amidst the forested landscape, Rose sketches detailed renderings of various trees in gouache that he later references when building more complex compositions of singular or plural trees. Focusing on each tree as an individual story within a larger narrative, just like the diversity of members in a family, Rose dramatizes the role of each tree and highlights their unique qualities. In a sense, each tree has its own story isolated within the picture plane. When viewed as a complete exhibition, the interplay between each painting mirrors the tension and connections we find in our own lives and social relationships – an individual as a part of a larger community, distinctive yet interdependent.

About the Artists

Cherie Benner Davis was born and raised in Orange County, CA. She has lived in France on two occasions, one of which was to pursue studies in fine art, language and art history in Paris. In 1997 Ms. Benner Davis completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing at California State University, Long Beach. While exhibiting in numerous solo and group exhibitions, she has been reviewed in various publications including New Art Examiner, LA Times, LA Weekly, Artscene and Flavorpill.

Greg Rose studied drawing and painting at California State University, Long Beach where he earned his B.F.A. in 1992. Rose then graduated from Claremont Graduate University with an M.F.A in 1997. Rose has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and has been featured in publications such as Artnet, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and LA Weekly.

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We are excited to say we are very close to publishing our next issue of “Creative Masters”. For those of you participating we will be sending out notification of the March publishing date through the ArtQuench Newsletter.

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NEW HAPPENINGS!

ArtQuench Magazine is publishing our first Art Book…and you could have your artwork on the cover!

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Artists who wish to participate in the ArtQuench “FIRST MASTERS EDITION” Art Book

Artists will submit their images to artquenchsubmission@gmail.com (NOTE: Add For Art Book in subject line)

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Once Again Jackalope Arts and Crafts Fair is a Huge Success!

ArtQuench shares some of the impressive, creative original findings from the Pasadena Jackalope Arts and Crafts Fair held on Nov. 12 and 13

CALL TO VENDORS Space is still available apply through Feb. 17

We were amazed at the creativity flowing throughout this one of a kind craft fair. The artisans bring such originality to this fun filled event. The families came out with the kids and the dogs and there was something for everyone to do. Great shopping, great food and a kids area with laughter that echoed from the center of the park. There were even hammocks to take a moment to enjoy the sounds of this happy place. Here are some highlights from the event.

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Connor MacLeod and his sister Caitlin  had a great day with their family!

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General Fair Info: Email: INFO@JACKALOPEARTFAIR.COM 
Phone: 323-989-2278

Call to Vendors Space is still available for the upcoming Pasadena Jackalope arts and crafts fair through Feb. 17

MORE INFO

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Granola Mama’s Handmade is for those who believe we can create clean wholesome food that tastes great in fact this granola has the

ArtQuench Gold Star for “Best Tasting Granola!”

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Granola Mama’s Vision

What do we mean by truly delicious? We mean that above all else, our granola tastes great! It’s our first priority. We believe that food tastes better when it is made with love. We believe that food is only as good as the quality of its ingredients. We know that ingredients that are organic, locally grown, whole or minimally processed taste better and are better for so many other reasons.

We are passionate about our belief that food is an accessible way to understand and appreciate different cultures. And not just foreign cultures, but your next door neighbors culture as well. It is our sincere intention to bring you flavor inspired by peoples and places near and far using granola which is familiar to a lot of people, as the palette. With this in mind, the possibilities are limitless!

Who is Granola Mama?

Wendy Osmundson comes from a long line of great cooks in her family. “Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of money,” says Osmundson. “But we always ate well! Almost everything we ate was made from scratch and we often ate food from our garden in the summers….READ MORE

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is another Gold Star Winner! ArtQuench calls this amazing tasting and creative flavored ice cream

“The Best all time original flavored ice cream in Southern California!”

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OUR MISSION

We are absolutely devoted to making better ice creams and bringing people together. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning and keeps us up late at night. We believe that you can grow a business as a community of people, with artful attention to detail and the customer experience, and get continuously better at the same time. That REALLY great ice cream served perfectly in a sparkling and beautiful space, with attentive and in-the-moment service (we believe service is an art) brings people together and helps them connect. And that sometimes sparks fly. And that there should be more sparks flying, generally. We like to make people feel good.

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There is a very special company here built and operated by Jason Rodgers. Jason’s creative minded designs and hard work have given him great success and international respect in the fashion world. Jason is soon to be in the high fashion market, so we suggest you make your purchase now before only the stars will be able to afford these luxury items.

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Fez-o-rama LLC. is a unique small business that produces fine hand-made, embroidered velvet fezzes and caps, fez accessories and original art. We’re located in Southern California and all of our production is USA based.  We have shipped worldwide and have our fezzes on the heads of many insanely happy clients in over a hundred countries. What makes us a truly unique company is not only what we make, but also the fact that we are artist owned and operated. Our designs are created and programmed in-house and the vast majority of production is done by those very same artists. From start to finish we put our focus on our creative expression. We are not just a design front for some factory. The same few people that created the patterns and design the embroideries also answer the emails, sew the fezzes, ship the boxes, design the website and attend the shows. This creative passion extends to our presence on the convention floor with our award-winning self-built custom designed booth and displays. We tend to eschew conventional presentations for a more hand-made, artisan style that better represents our product, our company and our design philosophy.The way we do things is just as important to us as what we do.

Meet two women with inspirational stories of how they came to create such beauty with ceramics.

“Wonderfully artistic with incredible design!”

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Nicole M Reyes Ceramics

Two years ago today, I went into the studio like any other day and went to blow off a little steam, try and make something slightly aesthetically pleasing, jabber on about nothing with my partner in crime, and just have some fun. When I started to work the previous week I had an idea but I did not think it would work or did not know how I would even go on about building this shape that I had in my head. I made a typical pinch pot and then….READ MORE

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Quigley Ceramics

My mother’s father was a pilot.  My father is a pilot.  My Husband saw much of the world before he was 23.  Travel is in my blood and all around me.  I’ve been so fortunate to see some of the most amazing sights in the world.  I knew these experiences fed my soul, but I had no idea how they would inform my artistic life…..READ MORE

A World of Wonder is what we found at the booth of artist

Dany Paragouteva

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“At the center of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power.” – Susan Wiggs.
Hailing from Bulgaria, Dany Paragouteva’s work revolves around using her European heritage
and soulful appreciation of the power of fairy tales to bring people into a fantastical world of
the subtly surreal. Her aim with her art is to touch the viewer with a joyful emotional truth that
not only makes us ask ourselves ‘why not?’, but brings out the dreamer in us that only the world
of fantasy can inspire.

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 If you are looking for the next great fashion accessory then 

Kashi Handbags

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 has what you are in search of!

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The materials are colorful and soft for a comfortable feel with a fit for any occasion. 

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We stopped and tasted the amazing all natural artisan beef jerky and had to take some home!

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Handcrafted, Small Batch Beef Jerky

We founded Dried and True to make jerky that would wow people’s taste buds and change their perception of what beef jerky could taste like. Since 2012, we’ve been making each batch by hand without chemical preservatives, nitrates/nitrites, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial ingredients. 

www.driedandtruebeefjerky.com

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ECOYARDSCAPES 

Was a huge hit with their wonderfully priced beautiful succulents. 

We are a small grower and purveyor of succulents, air plants and houseplants located in Costa Mesa, CA. We strive on the fact we can offer great looking plants at low prices, and back them up with knowledge on how to care and succeed with your purchase. To us its not just a business, its a way of life with every sale becoming a teachable moment for the customer to understand their plant. We do events all over Southern California and attend local farmers markets as well, look us up or stop by one of our events and say hello!

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Join ArtQuench Again

April 29th & 30th, 2017
Central Park
 : Old Pasadena

Hours: 10am – 5pm | Free Admission!

For A Great Day Out 

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ArtQuench Art Book Submissions Open Also Enter the Cover Contest

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Start Up Art Fair Los Angeles 27 – 29 January

Los Angeles Art Association is Pleased to Present

Artists Andree Carter and Richard B. Gayler at

The 2017 stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles.

January 27 – 29, 2017

Highland Gardens Hotel
 7047 Franklin Avenue
 Los Angeles, Ca. 90028

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Ticket Information

General Admission Public Hours
Friday, January 27: Noon – 10:00 PM
Saturday, January 28: Noon – 9:00 PM
Sunday, January 29: Noon – 7:00 PM

Friday Night Celebration from 7-10pm (General Admission Ticket only). Improvisational rock band, Other performs and there will be outdoor installations, video projections, and a performance piece by Allison Wyper and Erika Katrina Barbosa

Richard Gayler

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New Upcoming Band is One to Watch!

 ArtQuench Introduces The Responders

Friends, curiosity of music and a whole lot of talent and drive has led this band to pursue their ultimate dream of becoming the worlds next big success of artistic sound.

“ArtQuench says…This is the band you want to keep your eye on!”

This is the story of how it all happened so far……

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Shane Fitzgerald (guitarist) and I (drummer) have known each other practically forever, but we really became friends when our lockers were next to each other’s in eighth grade. We ended up talking about music often, and it turned out we both were into a lot of the same bands, like Modest Mouse and Beirut. During the summer, Shane picked up a half-broken toy piano that was laying around my basement — he didn’t really know how to play it, but we thought what he played sounded great. Shortly after, I started playing a drum kit that had been abandoned in my basement for roughly fifteen years. Around then, Shane and I started a project that we called Tuna Inequality. We recorded a few improvisational pieces in one take as sort of a joke, but we ended up really liking how it came out. Tuna Inequality is really what let Shane and I to see music as a dream and gave us a drive to succeed as musicians.

We spent a few years trying to build connections and find dedicated musicians to join our band. We went through tons of iterations, playing at every school event we could under names like “The Sun Will Eventually Explode” and “Skinny Moth and The Prospect”. Unfortunately, Shane and I had a lot of trouble finding other musicians whose drive matched ours — it felt like every time we had a good band and material ready to record, somebody got too busy for the group or went off to college. Having to start over so many times was really discouraging, but we kept auditioning new members anyway in the hopes that something would take. The thing that really drew us to our current lineup is their drive and desire to improve just as much as their talent. We really feel like we’ve hit upon a group that is willing to put in the effort we need to make a real career of this.

How hard was it to make it to where you are now?

I know we haven’t really made it very far yet, but even getting here has felt like the hardest thing in the world. When you’re a musician, you want to put all your time and energy into music and take every possible opportunity to showcase your ideas, but life gets in the way. More than that, money gets in the way, and it’s sad because I think it takes away from the art of music. Shane and I have worked hard on managing our social media accounts and trying to engage our followers with our work, but sometimes even that feels cumbersome. Just making it to the point where we have music to show people has been very hard, and building a fan base seems nearly impossible. That said, we feel rewarded by all the work we’ve put in, too. Even though we’ve gone out onstage and failed to nail it countless times, it’s really allowed us to recognize our weaknesses and improve upon them.

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How do you keep each other strong?

Shane and I have been friends for a very long time and know each other well, so when either of us has doubts, the other’s always there to lean on. We try very hard to make sure everyone in the band is happy and comfortable coming forward with ideas or issues. Whenever someone feels like it’s not their place to make suggestions or speak up about a problem they have, he and I usually are the ones who pull the band through that. I think everyone in the band keeps each other strong, though — we’re all just trying to create something together, so we pick each other up when we have to.

Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

In five years, I see us still gigging, whether we’re making money or not. Beyond that, it’s hard to know — while me, Shane, and the rest of the group would love if music were our actual career, whether that’s a realistic goal is up to the band as a whole. It’ll take a lot of luck to get there, but we’re working as hard as we can to achieve our dream.

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ArtQuench TV Presents Artist Kathy Curtis Cahill

ArtQuench TV is Pleased to Present

Artist Kathy Curtis Cahill

Kathy was the winner of the ArtQuench TV Contest. The ArtQuench TV production crew met with Kathy and has created this video showcasing Kathy’s incredibly moving images and the telling of her heartfelt back story.

We Introduce “Memories and Demons”

 

Kathy Curtis Cahill

After being educated as an art teacher, I moved to Los Angeles and became involved in film and television. I worked in the Art Department as a Set Decorator, over 30 years in this capacity, garnering an Emmy Nomination in 2001. I retired in 2011 and now pursue photography full time. My subject matter is varied, I pursue what interests me at the moment, but all of my work reflects my extensive background in the artifice of the entertainment industry, telling a story non verbally, with the actors still off stage. I prefer to use mannequins and dolls as stand ins.

Your Opportunity to Meet the Artist

Kathy Curtis CahillKathy will be exhibiting at Keystone Gallery in Los Angeles

“Make Believe”

January 21 – January 31

Opening Reception   Sunday January 22, 3-6pm

KEYSTONE GALLERY

338 South Avenue 16

Los Angeles, Ca. 90031

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Launch LA Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception Jan 14

Launch LA Presents

Sarajo Frieden – where the light gets in

Carol Sears Jigsaw

January 14 – February 25, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 14, 6-9pm

RSVP Essential to: rsvp@launchla.org

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Launch LA is excited to announce its upcoming solo exhibitions by Los Angeles-based artists Sarajo Frieden and Carol Sears.

where the light gets in showcases Frieden’s vivid compositions of figurative abstraction in a complex balance of color and form. Organic patterns of mosaic leaves, or flower petals in soft lavender and copper lay against a linear grid in lime and umber in an unpredictable balance of complexity.

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Each painting is often layered with a multiplicity of visual vocabularies mining the history of abstraction, textiles, non-Western cultures, and digital culture. Frieden describes her work as a place to practice this juxtaposition of discordant images, explore spirit and complexity, in an ongoing investigation into what it means to be human.

The cultivated chaos of Sears’ work takes a new approach in Jigsaw venturing into bolder jewel tones and interlocking abstracted forms. Each piece emanates feelings of nostalgic midcentury California in their palettes and forms, but are also referential to Sears’ Australian heritage that draws from Aboriginal art. The mixture of these two influences becomes a new vein in which her technique thrives, retaining a memory for her previous figurative work and abstracted landscapes while standing in their own right as something more.

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Each piece of the Jigsaw series mirrors moments in our lives and worlds that are rife with detail, hazy from memory, and from radically different times, culminating in a piece of artwork that clicks a sublime experience into place. The soft gray backgrounds juxtaposed with louder colors are relatively new to Sears’ oeuvre, encapsulating a visual and stark contrast between these moments that exist in our memories.

About the Artists

Sarajo Frieden was born in Oakland, California and raised there and in Los Angeles, where she received a degree in Painting and Printmaking from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has exhibited throughout California in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Monica, San Diego, Torrance, San Francisco, and Berkeley; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and New York, NY. She has shown internationally in Melbourne, Kyoto, Rome, Naples, Paris, St. Chamas, London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Berlin, Amsterdam, and South Korea where her work was shown at the Busan Art Fair. In addition to the Golden Foundation Residency, she was a recipient of the Zeta Orionis Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. She has worked for several decades as a designer and illustrator, where her work has appeared in many different media and publications and won numerous awards.

 

Carol Sears was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1942. In the early 1960s she studied at Sydney’s prestigious Julian Ashton Studio. Sears moved to San Diego in 1965 where she was employed in the newly established art department of the University of California, San Diego. There she came into contact with experimental artists such as John Baldessari, Miriam Schapiro, Harold Cohen, and Newton & Helen Harrison. Since 1972, when she moved to Los Angeles, Sears studied life drawing at UCLA and sculpture at the Claire Hanzakas studio while exhibiting and pursuing independent studio work of her own. Sears was recently named by LA Confidential Magazine as a top artist to watch after her solo exhibition at Lancaster MOAH.

 

For More Information, contact James Panozzo, info@launchla.org

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The Greater L.A. MFA exhibition returns in January

GLAMFA 2017 Opening Reception January 29th 6-8pm

MFA programs offer the hottest emerging trends in contemporary art. From January 23 to February 1 at Cal State University Long Beach Art Galleries, the Greater LA MFA show puts the spotlight on the top work of graduating students from California’s best art schools.

Normally held in August, this year GLAMFA will be held in January so more students can be involved in the program. Twenty-eight students from twelve schools will participate in California’s largest student conceived and organized art event.

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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, 12pm – 5pm
Wednesday, 12pm – 7pm

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(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. Zachary 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– 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.

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LAUNCH LA is pleased to present Out of Body Dec. 10

Out of Body

Curated by Rema Ghuloum

December 10, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 10, 6 – 9 PM

RSVP Essential to rsvp@launchla.org

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Jonathan Apgar Time Divider, 2016 oil on canvas, 60 x 50”

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LAUNCH LA is pleased to present Out of Body featuring paintings by Jonathan Apgar, Tiffany Livingston, Victor Reyes and sculpture by Alisa Ochoa.

 

I heard a beautiful sound

Floating higher than the stars could be

And I lie there/my eyes closed

I felt you come in/open window

I felt you blow cool and soft across my face

 

I Felt You, The Microphones

 

Out of Body focuses on work that attempts to capture the invisible. All four artists in this exhibition embrace the unknown. They allow their processes to guide them towards a resolution that embodies a feeling, sound, or vibration.

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Jonathan Apgar’s paintings reveal themselves gradually. They are haunting and otherworldly. Oscillating between figure and ground, Apgar uses color strategically to manipulate one’s perception. Layers of color transform into patterns that become wrapped around and embedded into fragments reminiscent of ancient texts.  Reds, greens, and blues blend optically from a distance and become variations of grey that distinguish themselves from each other up close.

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Tiffany Livingston’s paintings are visceral. Like Apgar, Reyes, and Ochoa, her paintings suggest landscape and are imbued with emotion. Livingston’s paintings have a supernatural quality and the surfaces are best described as a combination of flat, opaque, granular, shiny, and matte. They resemble artifacts dug up from the earth, found reliefs, or paintings on cave walls. Livingston’s paintings seem to rely on individual sets of rules governed by feelings. Each painting reflects its own distinct sound.

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Victor Reyes’ paintings begin with a recurring childhood dream that he continues to reinvent in each work.  The spaces conveyed in Reyes’ paintings are unidentifiable and rely on their own logic. Like Apgar, Reyes plays with spatial reversal and creates contrast between flat, opaque color and dimensional brushstrokes. The forms seem to hold each other up and defy gravity while moving at different rhythms. As a result, the paintings appear to be in constant flux and frozen at the same time.

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Alisa Ochoa’s sculptures are intimate in scale and invite one to look closer. Much like the forms reflected in Apgar’s and Reyes’ paintings, the shapes of Alisa’s pieces appear organic. Though they suggest biological forms, minerals, and seashells, they still remain ambiguous. The pale blues, greens, neutral greys, and fleshy pinks are reminiscent of California and the subtle patterns embedded in the surfaces are a direct result of the Nerikomi technique that Ochoa utilizes.

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 Of “Creative Masters” hard copy in 2017

We want to offer another way for artists to showcase their work and tell their story.
Our on-line magazine has been a success and we feel it is time to take another
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This “special edition” will be a showcase of artists and photographers work along with up to 500 words to tell their story.

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The AQM “Creative Masters” special edition  will be  8 1/2 x 11 in size.

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