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8/31/2011

Studio Gallery: John Paul Thornton

Studio Gallery: John Paul Thornton

VIDEO INTERVIEW

John’s desire to find the “truth,” landed him a job as an art teacher at a school for runaway kids. He looks back, saying, “I got to learn their stories and their stories were so impacting to me. I had come from a middle class family in the San Fernando Valley and I was suddenly meeting kids from the inner city, kids from broken families with histories of abuse. What happened there really changed my life.”

6/29/2011

Studio Gallery: Willie Middlebrook

Studio Gallery: Willie Middlebrook

VIDEO INTERVIEW

“I started photographing the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, CA in 1977 as a one time self assigned class project and quickly became a personal obsession…”

4/1/2011

Judithe Supine: Ladyboy

Judithe Supine: Ladyboy

LADYBOY references the “genderqueer”. Supine describes the title’s significance as “the marriage of opposites in one person – comparable to the technique of collage, combining seemingly disparate images to reveal something that wasn’t previously apparent”. An intimate encounter by the artist with a ladyboy in Bangkok served as the stimulus for this exhibition.

3/31/2011

Studio Gallery: Judithe Hernández

Studio Gallery: Judithe Hernández

VIDEO INTERVIEW

Judithe Hernández, through her motivational murals and artwork, what she refers to as her “image support”, people gain the benefits and appreciation for their culture, and has furthered the social causes of both Mexican Americans (Chicanos) and Latin American women.

FLORIAN MAIER-AICHEN 

FLORIAN MAIER-AICHEN 

Aichen’s images originate from sources as varied
as documentary or textbook photos to escapist
landscape paintings….

3/24/2011

VALLEY OF THE ANCIENT LAKE: Works Inspired by the Salton Sea

VALLEY OF THE ANCIENT LAKE: Works Inspired by the Salton Sea

Featuring the work of
Bill Leigh Brewer, Cristopher Cichocki, Andrew Dickson,
Joe Forkan, Mary-Austin Klein, Christopher Landis,
Deborah Martin, Eric Merrell, Joan Myers and
Kim Stringfellow

3/15/2011

Pablo Rasgado and Christopher Michlig at Steve Turner Contemporary

Pablo Rasgado and Christopher Michlig at Steve Turner Contemporary

Pablo Rasgado’s Wall to Wall
and Christopher Michlig’s Concrete
on view.

Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor

Taylor’s vernacular is the street. Informed by its sights and sounds, and most notably by the people who move freely between Taylor’s life and studio, the line between art and life is often blurred….

Patrick Martinez: Hustlemania

Patrick Martinez: Hustlemania

Based in Los Angeles, Martinez is a mixed media artist who uses everyday people and objects as his muses, revealing their beauty through his work. He blends harsh realities with doses of humor or fantasy, imbuing each piece with poignant social commentary.

Kevin Wixted: Convergence

Kevin Wixted: Convergence

Wixted’s approach to painting comes from a synthesis of experiences. Interest in architecture, travel, nature, and art history converge to form an aesthetic of constructed sensations. Wixted seeks to transform and reveal his engagement with the world through simple building blocks of visual forms, whether creating stone enclosure walls, designing a tile floor pattern, or making a painting….

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