A Group show Curated by Lore Eckelberry
April 14 – May 12, 2018
Opening Reception: April 14, 4-7pm
Free Art Workshops, Saturdays, 2-4 pm: April 21, 28, May 5 (see below)
Closing Event: May 12, 3-7 pm (Sculpture Talk w Peggy Sivert, 3 pm / Video Screening, 5 pm)
The exhibition “In Pursuit of Beauty, Los Angeles” consists of three stages: the first was an exhibition with US and Japanese artists in Tokyo “In Pursuit of Beauty” in August 2017, the second and current show is “In Pursuit of Beauty Los Angeles” with US artists exhibiting at SOLA, and the third stage is Japanese and US artist exhibiting jointly in August 2019 at SOLA Los Angeles.
I carefully selected 16 artists from the Los Angeles art scene to bring a representation to Japan of what LA art is all about. I also wanted these artists to experience the beauty of Japanese culture and I hoped that the beautiful aesthetics would be a big influence on their art. The exhibition in Tokyo, “In Pursuit of Beauty”, was a great success and this exhibition in Los Angeles is to rekindle the experience and friendships that were formed during our trip.
The artists will exhibit three artworks: one piece that was shown in Tokyo, one piece that was influenced by their experience in Tokyo, and one piece that represents them as LA artists.
Stephen Anderson, Yun Choi, Lore Eckelberry, Mark Steven Greenfield, Beanie Kaman, Wonsil Kim, Nicholette Kominos, Kristan Marvell, Kathie Foley-Meyer, Dan Nadaner, Da Aie Park, Ann Phong, Peggy Sivert, Michael Freitas Wood, Ben Zask
In conjunction with this exhibition
FREE ART WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES
The workshops are taught by professional artists, and admission and materials are free. All ages, children and adults are welcome!
Workshops take place on Weekends 2 -4 p.m.
The exhibition “In Pursuit of Beauty” will be on view in the gallery. Exhibiting artists will lead the workshops.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
SKIN and BONES SCULPTURES
Join artist Peggy Sivert and have fun making inventive sculptures. You will begin by making a framework using wire (bones). Then complete your one-of-a-kind form with papier-mâché (skin). Ms. Sivert will guide you through the process and show you how she creates wonderfully nuanced mixed media sculptures!
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Inspired by the tradition of experimental artists’ books, explore and imagine new ways to design a book. With artist Nicholette Kominos we will use or fuse craft, construction, fine art materials and techniques, to find an approach that is enjoyable and suits your style. A variety of materials will be provided such as oil pastels, newspapers, plastic vending capsules, fancy tape, and rainbow glitter.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Be creative and eco friendly as you make an assemblage sculpture. Be inspired by artist Ben Zask ‘s imaginative and contemporary techniques as he shows you how to use “found” wood, metal, and other types of treasures to create your original object. You will secure the parts using glue, wire, screws, and nuts & bolts! Also, Mr. Zask’s graceful sculptures will be on view in the gallery.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Special Closing Event: 3-6 p.m.
Talking About Sculpture. Peggy Sivert will discuss her work as a sculptor.
“In Pursuit of Beauty” Videos
Enjoy 3 minute videos about each artist. Exhibiting artists will be in attendance.