Friday, September 10, 2010

NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Listings--9/11

(7-10 p.m. unless noted)

Avenue 50 Studios
121 North Avenue 50
Sonya Fe and Margaret Garcia in an exhibition of recent paintings. Part of Latino Heritage Month for the City of Los Angeles.
Sonya Fe's large scale works in oil, wax and copal are composed of earth tones, soothing to the eye, yet whose content shakes you out of your normal comfort zone. She is an exuberant person with a large personality.
Margaret Garcia is painter with fiery brush strokes and colors just as aggressive. Her images are as potent as the artist herself.
In the Annex: Free Form, new series of light and lyrical free form abstract paintings from Pat Gomez.

Bike Oven
3706 North Figueroa
Bike ride to several local galleries leaves at 7. Return about 10 for an open show of 9-11 related works and the monthly party.

5434 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Essential Tools for the Modern Woman, a solo exhibition by Mount Washington artist Kelly Thompson. Inspired by a 6' x 3' eyelash curler painted in 2001, Kelly surveyed 21 modern women asking them her burning question, "What is your essential tool?" 6-11 p.m.
The Canter’s Truck will be parked outside.

Cafe de Leche
5000 York Boulevard
Outside L.A.: A curated exhibit of found sketches, photographs, paintings and other artistic outcasts. Outside L.A. is a project that materialized following a conversation that curators Laila Tootoonchi and Kit Warchol had one day outside a thrift store in Lincoln Heights. There's a certain tragedy that occurs when original art is discarded or anonymously donated to Goodwill--but there's also something vivifying about it. Secondhand art equals art reincarnated. Outside L.A. is an exhibit of original pieces of art discovered in Northeast L.A. at yard sales, thrift stores and in the street. Some signed, some not.

Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Boulevard
New Ruins features three Los Angeles-based artists exploring the perilous relationship between nature and civilization. All around us, humans are creating modern ruins through excesses of greed, folly and hubris. The economic downturn caused construction sites to be abandoned midway through development. In communities across Los Angeles, including Eagle Rock, these stunted building projects are frozen in their inception. As bad planning and avarice wreak havoc on land, the BP Oil Spill decimates the sea. In eighty-six days, 4.9 million barrels of crude oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico with a profound impact on marine life and coastal habitats that will not be fully understood for decades. The abuse of nature by so-called civilized people is well documented. Yet in the work of Linda Kallan, Linda Lyke, and Alexandra Wiesenfeld, nature prevails. Curator: Grainne Godfree. 6-9 p.m.

4704 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Cake and beverages! DJ with a very special Frenchy music, in the pure Ron Kane's style. 6 p.m.-midnight

1st Defense Mind Body Studio
5577 North Figueroa
An exhibition of works by William Palomares, Rebeca Guerrero and Guadulesa. Meet the artists and enjoy live music by classical guitarist Vincent Vega. At 8:30 p.m., 1st Defense founder Dr. Kelvin deWolfe will be giving a lecture entitled "Patient, heal thyself: Eastern vs. Western Medicine."

Future Studio
5558 North Figueroa
ARTBOTS: new sculptures by Liz Mamorsky. Her large scale ARTBOTS and small, wearable BADGE BOTS are made from the detritus of technology...motherboards, capacitors, dismantled hard drives, keyboards and motors. “I cannot make Sense of Waste but I can make Art of Waste and am driven to do so. I like to think that my anthropomorphic Artbots and other creatures are helping to make the world just a little bit cleaner…and certainly a lot more fun!”--Liz Mamorsky
As always, pick up your artist trading card and Chicken Boy trading card free at the opening.

The Glass Studio
5052 York Boulevard
A new Highland Park business featuring classes, supplies and finished art glass and tiles. Debut featured artists will be Leigh Adams, Chad Sterandeo, Shirlee Yantz and The Glass Studio owner, Cathi Milligan. 6-10 p.m.

José Vera Fine Art & Antiques
2012 Colorado Boulevard
As part of the city-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mexico's revolution and 200th anniversary of its independence...Confronting Revolution: A Siqueiros Aesthetic. An exhibition of a vast and rare collection of prints and publications featuring Mexican muralist and political activist, David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896 -1974). Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Kristi Engle Gallery
5002 York Boulevard
Closing reception for Venn Diagram, a group show featuring Margaret Griffith, Thomas Müller, Christian Tedeschi, Jamison Carter, Brian Mallman, Andre Yi, Mary Jean Mallman, Amy Maloof, Dana Maiden, Jill Newman, Kiki Johnson, Amy Blount Lay, Cielo Pessione, James Graham, Julie Latané, Walker and Sophia Allison.

The Land of Odd Gallery
4690 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Featuring the collaborative artwork of Jason and Melissa Sullivan, Sullivan’s Super Fantastic Ish Factory brings you a strange and exciting adventure inside a world unlike anything you have ever experienced before! Sullivan’s Super Fantastic Ish Factory incorporates fine art, commercial art and textile design, packaging them all into one perfect gift of fun and excitement. Open late.

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland
5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard
A new Eagle Rock studio/shop/art gallery featuring create-your-own beaded jewelry. Opening event: The Lucky Show, with works by Kazuko Shinoko and Sachiho Hino. 6-11 p.m.
Don Chow Tacos and Lake Street Creamery will be parked outside.
The official grand opening will take place Saturday, September 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, September 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

MorYork Gallery
4959 York Boulevard
"Tijuana Portraits" by Matt Schodorf. Matt documented most of his High School and brief college career with a Nikon FM that rarely left his side. A short time after school, he began documenting the behind the scenes action of indie film making by shooting stills on sets while working as a grip and film assistant. He moved on to the advertising world to work as a photo editor for a motion picture advertising company for a few years and then began assisting for a number of prominent commercial and celebrity photographers in and around Los Angeles. Matt now shoots stills and moving pictures for magazines, television and advertising. His work has appeared in the NY Times Magazine, ELLE, ABC TV, BET, and the Green Magazine. He currently lives with his wife and children in the Highland Park neighborhood.

New Puppy
2808 Elm Street
An extravaganza featuring the works of J.T. Steiny.

New Stone Age Mosiacs
4532 1/2 Eagle Rock Boulevard
The mosaic studio of Mary Clark-Camargo.

Outpost for Contemporary Art
1268 North Avenue 50
T-Shirt Revival Night with sculptor Roland Seto. Come meet the artist as he silkscreens live and in person. For only $6, adorn your own T-Shirt, canvas bag or other BYO clothing item, or purchase a fresh shirt at Outpost.

Read Books Eagle Rock
4972 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Read Books & Toros Pottery End O’ Summer Block Party. Frysmith will be on site from Noon-4 p.m. Live music from local rock wunderkinds The Vendors, 2-4 p.m.10% off everything all day & night. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

studio root66
5917 North Figueroa
Autumn Harvest:a group show featuring 6 Los Angeles-based artists with diverse styles and serious talent! Featuring Antoinette Miller, Leathersmith; Darcy Hawes, Assemblage Artist; Kitty Rocquemore, Mixed Media Painter; Noel Rhodes, Highland Park Stone Sculptor; Sandra Chang, Illustrator and Apparel Designer; Theresa Arrison, Potter.
PLUS Live Music from The Rhodes out back in the Artist’s Alley, featuring a musical meditation on The Wildlife of Highland Park, including a long overdue tribute to the local lizards (2 species!).

She Rides the Lion
133 North Avenue 50
The print-making studio of Sonia Romero.

Space 2710
2710 West Avenue 34
Art for Nips. A gallery benefit to raise money to spay and neuter local cats. Featuring 10+ artists. 7:30-9 p.m.

THIS Los Angeles Gallery
5906 North Figueroa
THIS is in the midst of a short-run show curated by Lisa Ziven, featuring artists Jon Cournoyer, Mike Gigliotti, Hannah Hooper, Vanessa Prager and Annie Thornton.

Toros Pottery
4962 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Read Books & Toros Pottery End O’ Summer Block Party. Frysmith will be on site from Noon-4 p.m. Live music from local rock wunderkinds The Vendors, 2-4 p.m.10% off everything all day & night. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

2 Tracks Art Studio
135 North Avenue 50
The studio of Pola Lopez and Heriberto Luna.

Late Night/ After Party
The Verdugo Bar
3408 Verdugo Road