This Thursday, March 19, enjoy an art talk at the Loft at Liz’s in conjunction with its current exhibition “Water Works.” Presented by the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) and The Loft At Liz’s, “Water Works” had a successful opening on February 21. Curator Juri Koll and gallery owner Liz Gordon put together an exceptional show. The artist talk takes place this Thursday, March 19.
The original exhibition pemiered at the Porch Gallery Ojai in the Summer of 2014. The show has a companion catalog with essays by Peter Frank, Shana Nys Dambrot, and John Seed.
Featuring works by: Dark Bob, Fatemeh Burnes, Sam Erenberg, Sam Francis, Kio Griffith, Gloriane Harris, Juri Koll, Barbara Kolo, KuBO, Jayme Odgers, Kirk Pedersen, Kate Register, and Karrie Ross
The artists in this show use watercolor, inks, and other liquid media for a variety of reasons – some love the risk of not being able to alter the result once it hits the paper.
Others have a more formal reason for the process. Some use the medium as a contemplative, almost reverential experience, or for “quiet meditation or being present in the moment”, as Shana Nys Dambrot says. All these motivations inspire these works, and engage the audience with the here and now, regardless of when the work was completed.
Many of the artists have been influenced in some way by Japanese Sumi painters or modern artists such as Sam Francis. The catalog was produced with partial support from the Sam Francis Foundation.
What: Artist Talk
Where: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave, above Liz’s Antique Hardware, 90036
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Phone: (323) 939-4403