South Bay Contemporary SoLA is a non-profit, artist run, alternative art organization supporting advanced explorations in contemporary art. SBC SoLA seeks curators and artists who are tapping into today’s current to bring forth exhibitions and experiences that give new perspective to our global culture. SBC SoLA is a place for imagination to flourish as creative fusions, hybrids and fictions illuminate the future.

At the LOFT

401 South Mesa Street, third level
San Pedro, Californina 90731
(Call when you arrive for entry)
Phone: (310) 429-0973

Studio Art

Artist Residency at SoLA

Meeson Pae Yang

Meeson Pae Yang, SoLA Gallery residency

SBC Residency  June 2017

Meeson will be in SBC SoLA Gallery for the month of June 2017 working on art that will be for her solo exhibition in August 2017.  She will be working on large ink paintings on mylar and canvas to start, then moving on to installations and sculptures. She plans to work at SoLA 4-5 days a week and the Gallery will be open to public to meet and talk to the artist on Wednesdays 10 am – 4pm through June.

Meeson Pae Yang Statement

The work explores the convergence of science, technology and mythology into a thickly layered stratum of images and objects reflecting systems within nature. Intersections and parallels in systems become unfolding metaphors and imagery to dissect and explore. Much of the work begins by extracting simple elements and then expanding, repeating, and extending these components into transmuted conglomerations.

The process of the work involves a methodical collecting of artifacts, images, and sounds to synthesize and compress into expansive visual fields. Working in a variety of media from painting, video, sculpture and installation, each medium is a tool to process natural phenomena from the microscopic to the macroscopic.

BIO: Meeson Pae Yang was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her B.F.A in 2002 from the University of California Los Angeles and an M.FA from the California State University of Long Beach in 2014. Yang’s solo exhibitions and projects have been shown internationally and nationally at Galerie Kashya Hildebrand (Zurich, Switzerland), ArtHK (Hong Kong, China), ARCO (Madrid, Spain), Contemporary Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey), Peter Millard & Partners (London, UK), Artertain (Seoul, South Korea), LAUNCHLA (Los Angeles, CA), and Angels Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro, US). Her group exhibitions include FuXin Gallery (Shanghai & Miami), Galerie Agentur 162 (Essen, Germany), Art 1307 (Naples, Italy), Eli Klein Fine Art (New York, NY), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA), and Harvard University’s Carpenter Center (Cambridge, MA).
Properties (Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission), LAX International Airport (Department of Cultural Affairs), Ontario Airport (Department of Cultural Affairs), and Mobile Exhibits (Arts Council for Long Beach. Yang has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art Ltd Magazine, Vice:The Creators Project, Theme Magazine, New Scientist, the Korea Times, and the Los Angeles Times.



Sustainable Art Workshop for all ages!
September 10, 11:00 – 1:00 2016 pm at the LOFT
Join Curator, Tracey Weiss, along with Peggy Sivert Zask and Elizabeth Kniesley to create your own sustainable art using materials we provide or bring along your own post consumer waste (paper, cardboard, slides, plastic bottles, plastic bags, fabric remnants etc).  All ages are welcome.












Developing:  Ceramic Art Program  – Check back for details. 


Past Student workshops
SKYLINE:  Student art workshops, May 20, 2016
Cabrillo Avenue Elementary School visits South Bay Contemporary, Susan Hadeshi, 2nd grade classroom teacher, Ben Zask, Curator and Art Instructor



working with wood, glue, hammer and nails

working with wood, glue, hammer and nails







Ben Zask with Student work

Ben Zask with Student work


sculpture on display

sculpture on display


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