Now that The Sheltering Book and The Big Beach Book are no more, except for fragments, in photos, and in memory, I wanted to look at the one structure/two projects piece in greater depth, and see the different ways the large book co-created in community was used. [Read more…] about Beach, Books and Shelter
I am thrilled and honored to be part of the 2018 California Open Exhibition held this year at the beautiful Tag Gallery in Los Angeles, near LACMA (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art) August 8-24, with an opening reception Saturday August 11th, 5PM – 8PM.
Gallery Director, Rakeem Cunningham, sent out these installation images as well as a great inventory of Works in the Show. Thanks to Rakeem and Kim for their devoted work and ongoing efforts to make this show a great one, as well as to the wonderful Tag Gallery artists who opened their gallery “home” and their hearts to all of us who exhibited, made the Opening Reception a gala, and supported the cause with such heart and generosity.
This is an engaging and eclectic show. I was thrilled to see the work of three other (WOMEN!!!) artists that I know and have worked with in the show: photographer Marta Feinstein, printmaker and fellow LACMA teaching artist Brooke Sauer, and sculptor Karena Massengill. I share their work below as well as my own, and some images of the Opening. Really fun.
Throngs of beautiful souls crowd the gallery.
Stunned to find flowers here from my family! Mark and I get documented…
Sunflowers illuminated the evening, and graced the Gallery’s Reception desk. Pictured here photographer Marta Feinstein, a fellow exhibiting artist.
My piece, “Throes of the Body“, completed during my Studio Residency at 1450 Ocean in Santa Monica.
The work of colleagues..
It has been a great experience.
The exhibition runs through Friday, August 24th, 5pm.
If you have not yet seen it, check it out!
There is something for everyone there!
NEW WORKS Show at 1450 Ocean
April 14, 2018.
It was a wonderful round-up of our Studio Residency activities which took place January through April, 2018.
This post is a “send-off” of sorts to the Residency, which had a profound impact upon me, my work, and Life. Thank you, 1450 Ocean….
A tour around the Studio, as we prepare for our Show.
The spaciousness of space…tables for materials, and visual reminders, inspirations and cues.
The “spinning book” moved around.
Beautiful light off the Ocean flooded the glassed-in Studio.
I finished, if there is such a thing, filling my “sketch” book here.
“Rapunzel“, Book board, mulberry paper, linen thread, gold thread, untreated canvas; “Window Treatment“, Book board, file folders, hemp cord, watercolor paper, mulberry paper, acrylic paint, waxes.
“The Fall“, Board, untreated canvas, hemp cord, watercolor paper, mulberry paper.
“Throes of the Body“, Book board, untreated canvas, hemp cord, watercolor paper, mulberry paper.
“In the Profusion“, Book board, untreated canvas, hemp cord, watercolor paper, mulberry paper.
“Burning Bush“, Board, thread, linen thread, dental floss, mulberry paper.
Pathways to the next Thing.
We are Travelers.
Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen: New Works
Join us for the culminating exhibition of studio residents Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen, showing new works in fabric and paper. Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen are sharing the Camera Obscura Art Lab Studio space during their simultaneous residency, which spans January 10 to April 18, 2018.
Envelope Book with Debra Disman
Use folding and sewing methods to create a book that can be sent in the mail! Write a note to a stranger and add it to the Big Beach Book onsite, or take home to write your next letter. You can create accordion folded pages that pop out to surprise the recipient, or sew in signature pages that can be turned.
Creating Sculptural Books with Debra Disman
Create a book that stands on its own as a piece of sculpture, and pushes the very idea of ‘the book’ into new territory. Using new, found, natural and recycled materials you will put together a book that can be cut, built onto, stitched, textured, painted, covered and otherwise transformed into your private universe!