Sponsored Juried Exhibition by Southern California Women’s Caucus for ArtThis exhibition explores how women artists are taking the pulse of our rapidly changing, interconnected world. The theme may be broadly interpreted from a political, personal or formal context through a variety of media. Pulse of LA is part of an ongoing contemporary art initiative by the Southern California Women Caucus for Art that includes exhibitions, programs and public conversations.Artists at all career levels were invited to submit work for consideration any media. For detailed information, please visit SCWCA’s website.About the juror: Katherine Harvath is an arts administrator and artist based in Los Angeles. She is Associate Director at the Landing Gallery which is dedicated to establishing a dialogue between under-appreciated historical artists and contemporary practices. Harvath received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of Chicago. She has curated exhibitions at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago where she was Curatorial Assistant to Monika Szewczyk and at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago where she was Artist Liaison & Curator. Her interests include painting and sculpture made across many generations and experiences and finding meaning in material and form.
In Gallery 2: Sharon Barnes, New Work
Sharon Barnes is a participant in SoLA Portfolio Review Project for artists of South Los Angeles. She also serves on SBC SoLA Advisory Council. Barnes was selected in 2018 and awarded a solo exhibition by curator, Peggy Sivert Zask.
Process and materials are essential elements of the mixed media work of Sharon Louise Barnes. By working through the challenges presented by the use of rough and salvaged materials, while applying enough sustained will to transform them into works of art, her practice is informed by metaphors of hope, struggle and transformation. Her work often expands into the rougher edges of beauty while providing a platform for dialogue on social and political concerns. She is interested in exploring the implications of rough and fine, conceptual and aesthetic, high and low, while bridging painting and sculpture and placing emphasis on materiality as a metaphor.