exhibitions
 

Craft Revolution

February 2 - March 23, 2019

Opening Reception February 2nd. 6-10pm

Second Reception March 2nd. 6-10pm

Juror: Staci Steinberger,
Associate Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, LACMA 

 

Craft Revolution shows works with the unity of inspiration and skill philosophers call “craft” --- in drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics, weaving, architectural plans and maquettes, interior design, furniture design, fashion design, photography, video, installation art, and objets d’art in all mediums, including wood, metal, stone, clay, paper, textiles and glass. Craft is the bond between concept and technique, the link between hand, mind, and heart. Our juror selected unusual, avant-garde, hybrid artworks that merge together, in a single piece, elements of fine art and the traditional crafts. Craft Revolution illuminates an important truth about contemporary art: we can no longer categorically separate craft, fine art, decorative art, and utilitarian, designer objects. Sophisticated, well-crafted objects --- no matter the medium --- inevitably elicit un frisson of desire.

 

Featured Artists
Randy Au, Linda Belden, Lorraine Bubar, Juan Cabrera, Bibi Davidson, Virginia Davis, Priscilla Dobler, Janet Dreyer, Bret Englander, Karen Feuer-Schwager, Ddiana Ghoukassian, Mariano Gonzales, Sonya Hammons, Sharon Hardy, Matthew Hebert, Mary Heebner, Mark Hendrickson, Gina Herrera, John Hogan, Allison Holland, Kathleen Kane-Murrell, Rachel Kaster, Amy Keeler, Liz Koerner, Greig Leach, Lily Martina Lee, Zoey Lin, George Marlowe, Karena Massengill, Ryan Mennealy, Arny Nadler, Ted Ollier, Brad Pettigrew, Wen Redmond, Jay Reed, Robin Repp, Stephanie Robison, Sheila Rodriguez, Scott Rogers, Diana Maria Rossi, Angela Sanders, Aneesa Shami, Young Shin, Kristin Skees, Melinda K.P. Stees, Heidi Tarver, Stephen Thornhill, Ruby Troup, Mariah Tuttle, Carlos Ulloa, Noriho Uriu, Maureen Vastardis, Nikki Vismara, Jake Weigel, Lyz Wendland, Danielle Wood, Ben Zask, Jana Zimmer, Susan Zimmerman.

 


Bibi Davidson

 


Ryan Mennealy

 


Mary Heebner

 

 

 

 



Coastal California

April 6 - 27, 2019

Opening Reception April 6th. 6-10pm

Artists Jon Ng & John Nava

 

The show includes a selection of paintings and tapestries by both artists of coastal scenes and landscape of the Southern California area. Paintings by Jon Ng are from an ongoing series of landscape and ‘cloud-scapes’ inspired by the Newport Back Bay and coastal areas. Coastal, California features one of John Nava’s latest tapestries, Big Platter , a large work almost 27’ in length, which depicts a Ventura Beach scene with figures. In addition to the tapestry, are other paintings supporting the development and creation of this extraordinary artwork.

 

John Nava’s work is in numerous private, corporate, and public collections in the United States, Europe and Japan. His work is represented in important publications, such as Post-Modernism: The New Classicism in Art and Architecture (Rizzoli, New York) by Charles Jencks, and American Realism (Abrams, New York) by Edward Lucie Smith. In 1999 John was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to create three cycles of tapestries for the new Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels. These tapestries were created in Belgium combining custom weaving techniques and digital technology.
www.johnnava.com

 

Jon Ng holds a BFA in Studio Arts/ Painting and Drawing from the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA., and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from California State University, Fullerton. He has worked as an art teacher in the community colleges, and independent adult education courses. Jon has over 20 years experience working as an independent contractor in the decorative arts, and design related fields. Jon exhibits locally and nationally, while maintaining a full-time studio here in Orange County. His work is in a handful of private and corporate collections across the United States. JonNg.net


Above, Below, and Away, acrylic on canvas Jon Ng


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