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Sep 3, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Tim NolanAfter eighteen years at PØST, Tim Nolan is now part of a large studio collective, just in the Loop, on the Southeast side of downtown.  Using origami-like shapes to reveal his affinity for design and architectural elements, Nolan’s work ranges from small wall pieces all the way to larger than life sculptures.  The work’s reflective [...]
Sep 3, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Sarah AwadSarah Awad’s large-scale abstract, figurative paintings are a treat for the eyes. Her studio walls were filled with images of nude figures, mostly women, in poses that projected strength that blended with splashes of colors that reminded me of a beautiful full bloomed garden. She says she is inspired by the early paintings of Matisse [...]
Sep 3, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Farrah KarapetianFarrah Karapetian is a Los Angeles based artist who works in sculpture, installation and photography. Much of her work is photo base which she achieves without the use of the camera in a process known as photograms. Karapetian explores reality and representation through the constructed image and the use of different mediums. She believes in [...]
Sep 3, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Amy BouseAmy Bouse is a painter and photographer who lives in Culver City. On a recent visit to her studio, located in her home, we found her excited about her most recent series of paintings which are based on basketball, a sport that she confesses is a totally new interest.  Bouse, who has been a teacher [...]
Sep 3, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Holly TempoOtis’ Associate Professor of Painting, Holly Tempo has a spacious home studio set in the heart of Inglewood.  Inside one room of the studio, the walls are filled with her recent abstract paintings from her Heat Wave series.  Theses colorful canvases each hold animated shapes that delight the eyes with their metallic hues.  Each piece [...]
Sep 3, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Kohl King was born in India and immigrated to the United States at an early age; she has lived in over six states and several more cities.  She earned her BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia, a MFA from the University of Arizona and studied Conceptual and Installation Art at The [...]
Sep 3, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Noel  Korten is an artist who works in painting, sculpture and installation and is also a  curator. He has completed public art projects with the City of Carlsbad and Amtrak.  He served as Director of Exhibitions at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from 1994 to 2005. Meg, Jeseca and I had the pleasure of [...]
Sep 3, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Dana Weiser was born in Korean and was adopted by American Jewish parents and grew up in Minneapolis. This mixed heritage has led to an art practice that deals with culture and identity issues. Growing up, she remembers many painful encounters that have found there place in her work as textural rebellion against racism and [...]
Aug 22, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Michael Massenberg  is a mixed media artist  whose work brings together the figure, music, abstraction and text. Born in San Diego, he moved to Los Angeles 20 years ago.  He credits Los Angeles, with its rich and diverse culture, for the way his work has evolved which is seen in much of his collage and [...]
Aug 22, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Luke Van Hook has been interested in abstract painting for years.  Referencing Giotto’s perfect circle as well as the Japanese Zen practices, Luke has explored the meditative nature of hand painting thousands upon thousands of circles onto canvas.  In addition to being a painter, Luke is expanding his practice by working with light and space. [...]

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