Ave 50 Studio will be celebrating the opening of two shows tonight….gonna be a fun art Party!

Here’s what the gallery has to say about it…

The Avenue 50 Studio presents Sergio Teran and Phung X. Huynh in a two-person show. Teran and Huynh work in two completely different painting styles.

While Teran’s paintingPOW-AVE50-Phung Huynh Lucky Ham copys are vibrant with color, thick with paint and surreal and personal in content; Huynh’s paintings are meticulous, spare and delicate in touch. Her content is pop Chinese. Both artists deal with their specific contemporary culture in their own way. Yet the combination of the two speaks to the multicultural majority of our City.

See image (above): Sergio Teran, Phung X Huynh, “Lucky Ham,” “The Mean One”  2014  

“My paintings are backdrops of colliding realities (past and present) mixed with familiar faces. The people in my work are close to me; family members, friends and colleagues, masked and unmasked. My narratives are both, personal and unapologetic.” – Sergio Teran

“My work investigates multiculturalism from a kaleidoscopic perspective, a continual shift of idiosyncratic translations, cultural slippage, and the import and export of different ideologies within a multifaceted context. The contemporary American landscape is where I explore how “outside” cultural ideas are imported, disassembled, and then reconstructed.” – Phung X Huynh

The Annex space offers “El Pueblo de Wyvernwood: The Memories, The Movement, and the Struggles Continue” featuring the artwork of Adriana Carranza and Alfonso Aceves.

SPOW-AVE50-Boy-AdrianaCarranzaandAlfonsoAcevesee image: “Boy,” Adriana Carranza and Alfonso Aceves

Our story begins with the LOVE we have for our community of Wyvernwood in Boyle Heights. Wyvernwood Garden Apartments is home to thousands of families, including our own, and is in danger of being demolished.

The people who live here have inspired us to transform our thoughts and conversations about what this place really means to us. We found that the value of Wyvernwood lies deep within each resident who shares their own story of memories growing up in an environment of open green fields, great neighbors, cultural events, parties, and soccer games.

In the end……. This place matters because WE matter. Using our voices through art as a form of resistance, we hope to reflect our memories, our movement, and our struggle to save Wyvernwood.

What: Opening reception
Where: Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, LA 90042
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323 258 1435
Website: http://www.avenue50studio.com/