06 Jan EXHIBIT & BOOK: MUSE-ings: Snapshots of the Arts District
Celebrate the Arts District! Visit Art Share L.A. to see “MUSE-ings: Snapshots of the Arts District.” The exhibit features artworks by artists inspired by my photographs; selections from my new book are also on view. Reinterpreting my images, over 40 artists created new works of art: Jari “Werc” Alvarez, A.S. Ashley, Qathryn Brehm, Jesse Burgos, Gary Callahan, Diego Cardoso, Susie S. Chang, Jaime Colindres, Kikki Eder, Ramiro Fauve, Clemente Garcia Lassaulx, Margaret Garcia, Tom Garner, Kristopher Gee, Yolanda Gonzalez, Jacinto Guevara, Christian Hernandez, Javi Herrera, Miriam Jackson, Jeremy Thomas Kunkel, George Labrada, Lili Lakich, Bonnie Lambert, Lauren A. Langford, Leba, Tod Lychkoff, Ted Meyer, Colette Miller, Patricia R. Mitchell, Valerie Mitchell, Alberto Miyares, Birgitte Moos, J.W. Pippen, Wenceslao Quiroz, Patti Lou Richardson, Rick Robinson, Sandy Rodriguez, Alex Schaefer, SEK, ShadowMonsterBear, Roderick Smith, Anna Stump, Bob Ujszaszi, Jerico Woggon, and Jaime “Germs” Zacarias.
Participating artists incorporated artistic license to create narrative and representational art based on my photographs utilizing a wide range of styles, including impressionism, surrealism, abstract and outsider. Their work represents a wide range of media including paintings using oil, spray paint, watercolor and/or acrylic, mixed-media prints and drawings, as well as sculptural installations, neon, and more. Because I am inspired daily by art and artists, it’s natural for me to involve people whose work I love and admire by sharing their creativity through this exhibit.
Together with 52 photographs from the book, the MUSE-ings exhibit features 51 original works of art. Proceeds from artwork and book sales during the exhibit’s run benefit Art Share L.A., a nonprofit community center, which is a sanctuary for the arts and their creators that provides 30 live/work units and 14,000 sq. ft of creative space in Downtown Los Angeles. To learn more, visit www.artsharela.org.
Book Launch & Exhibit Opening: Saturday, January 18 @ 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Closing Reception & Book Signing: Saturday, February 8 @ 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
MUSE-ings: Snapshots of the Arts District
January 18 through February 8, 2014
Warehouse Gallery at Art Share L.A.
801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles 90013
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BUY MY BOOK! MUSE-ings: Snapshots of the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles includes 92 full-color images. Designed by Christy Addis, the book is distributed nationally through Amazon.com and other retail outlets. Locally, signed copies are available for sale in the Arts District at The Pie Hole at 704 Traction Ave., Los Angeles 90013 and online through my website at www.downtownmuse.com/book. The hard-cover publication retails for $25 plus tax and shipping (96 pages, 8.5” square in size).