Altered Space will celebrate its final month on Abbot Kinney (it’s closing June 30th) with a group show featuring NEW WORK by Lillian Abel, Susan Feldman, and Karrie Ross on Sunday May 26th. 

IPOW Sun5.26 AlteredSpace-KarrieRossf you have lived in Venice or attended any of the early First Friday events, you may remember this wonderful shop, chock full of art in many forms, jewelry, accessories, furniture and of course the kind you hang on the wall too. Owner Sand Brim has gathered unique and wearable art from local artists and created a warm and accessible atmoshpere for both the artists and the public.

Years ago, I was hired to promote the First Friday event (back when no one came.  I covered an event at Altered Space with my videographer Steve DePena, (see video), and I was later contacted by someone who saw an incredible piece of art in the background and yes…you got it, they actually purchased some art…Yeah!

So if you remember all the fabulous art parties that have been held at Altered Space, stop in say hi, make a purchase enjoy the final shindig this Sunday.

The group show features three Los Angeles-based artists. Lillian Abel paints in waves of color, resulting in compositions which inhabit a space not quite landscape nor abstracted color field, but somewhere in-between. Susan Feldman constructs “ladders” of reclaimed wood, yarn, and jute.  These climbing tools serve to lift and transcend, if ever so delicately bound to their earthly constraints.
Karrie Ross is a prolific painter immersed in the continuous application of energy, revealing a divine sense of order & purpose, amidst seemingly chaotic components.

Sun 5.26 AlteredSpace KarrieRoss sweet-memories-01-6in-300See image: by Karrie Ross, Title: Sweet Memories #1 size: 10×10; oil, acrylic on canvas

Ross works in different medias… watercolor, acrylic, oil, pen and ink, sculpture, found objects, jewelry. She refers to her art as being “healing based,” always striving to create a balance within the surrounding environment, due to her Feng Shui training. She talks about her art, “I am particularly drawn to spirals, not only in shape but in the concept of the continuous movement of energy. At the inner-most workings of the atom is a vibration… THAT is what is the source… our generator of personal energy, the all that we are.”

For more information about Karrie Ross, see her website at

On view: May 26th – June 29th

Parking is available in residential streets EAST of Abbot Kinney (Electric Ave, etc.)

What: Opening reception
Where: Altered Space Gallery, 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 90291
When: Sunday, May 26th  3:00 pm – 6:00 pm