Pick of the Week takes place this Saturday, May 11th at Avenue 50 Studio, which is part of the Nela Art Walk. If you have never been,..there’s a whole new night of art parties. Try something new and get out there.

POW Ave50Avenue 50 Studio holds an opening night reception for two fabulous exhibitions, “Seven Beauties,” a group exhibition and “Explain Yourself,” a solo show featuring Frank Gutierrez in the Annex room.

“Seven Beauties” is an eclectic mix of work by an amazing group of L.A. artists brought together by José Lozano.


As a ‘thank you’ to the artists, José Lozano will be exhibiting his small portraits of each artist.

“I had the phrase seven beauties in my mind for a while when I was approached by Avenue 50 Studio to curate a show. I know seven beautiful female artists whose work is spiritually and intelligently beautiful, and whose work I really admire. These are disciplined artists producing very wonderful art. My first choice was Kim Abeles who is my mentor. She was the professor at Cal State Fullerton who directed me toward the artist I am today. It’s an honor to have her in the show. This is not a feminist show. It’s just art done by women. Many different approaches and sensibilities run through this exhibition. It shows where women artists are at today in the making of art in Los Angeles.” — José Lozano

During the course of this exhibition, Avenue 50 Studio will be screening the movie, Seven Beauties by Lina Wertmuller. Participating artist, Poli Marchal, will lead a discussion on how the movie relates to feminism in today’s world. More information on this screening will be forthcoming.

POW POW FrankGuiterrezDon’t forget to pop into the Annex room to see the work of

Frank Gutierrez, known not only for autobiographical work, but for art that questions contemporary thinking, has produced a new series based on the fairy tale, Alice in Wonderland. Painting in a youthful, contemporary style, Gutierrez uses iconic imagery as a vehicle for his commentary.

“Remember what the door mouse said, ‘feed your head.'”

Avenue 50 Studio is a proud participant in Northeast LA’s Second Saturday Gallery Night. For a map of all sites, please visit nelaart.org

On view: May 11th – June 2nd

What: Opening reception
Where: Avenue 50 Studio
When: 7pm-10 pm
Phone: (323) 258-1435
Website: www.avenue50studio.org