The work of artist Brooke Harker is currently on view as part of Los Angeles Art Association’s annual open show juried by special guest Jenny Gheith.

lowres BrookePainting byChrisSchillerAs assistant curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Gheith recently organized the exhbit “New Work: Alessandro Pessoli.” She was also the cocurator for the 2012 SECA Art Award and Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley.

See image: Brooke Harker painting

The work of Brooke Harker was chosen to be a part of the annual exhibit. Known for its competitive selection process, over one thousand entries were submitted to the 2013 Open Show, seventy were chosen. Harker’s piece “Sister Chinatown” was selected.

“My submission to this exhibit was based on a feeling and a curiosity about the curator, Jenny Gheith,” explains Harker. “I am guessing that any artist would like to receive feedback or acknowledgement from a professional involved in curating in a museum. Being accepted is certainly positive feedback as there were many entries.” She adds, “I feel honored and excited to have one of my paintings selected as part of the “Open Show.” I have heard great things about LAAA.”

Harker paints cityscapes. Fluid and vibrant, it is apparent that her works are influenced by the active world around her. “I had just returned from painting a commission in southern China when I created Sister Chinatown,” cites Harker. “The painting is inspired by Chinatown in San Francisco.” Harker has always had a fascination with the Chinese culture “There is something about China that has always evoked deep emotions in me,” insists Harker.

Sat Dec11 SisterChinatown byBrookeHarker 2012 hi-resSee image: “Sister Chinatown” by Brooke Harker, 2012 Medium: Ink & acrylic on canvas Dimensions: 50″ x 33″ x 2.75″

The show will run through January 10th…Remember art is a great original gift to give. So stop in and check out Harker’s work, which is also on view at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery till this end of the year. See our Upcoming Events Page for more info.

For more information about Brooke Harker, see her website  http://www.brookeharker.com

Gallery 825 will be closed Dec. 24 -Jan. 1, 2014;

On view: December 14, 2013 – January 10, 2014

What: Reception
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272
Website: http://laaa.org