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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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FACULTY HOLLY TEMPO HAS SOLO SHOW @ 2A GALLERY

Nov 27, 2013
CARDBOARD REVIVAL
Spotlight Category: Exhibition

Faculty Holly Tempo will present Cardboard Revival, a site-specific installation at @ 2A Gallery.  A reception is scheduled for Sunday, December 15, 2013, 7-10 pm; with the show running through January 26.
 
Cardboard Revival represents a cadre of inharmonious interests. Sited in the upscale, developer-renovated San Fernando Building, which is located at the edge of Downtown LA’s skid row area, the space straddles the conflicting realities of urban life. On the one hand, the structure — now filled with chic loft apartments — is a testament to efforts to revitalize Downtown LA; on the other, homeless advocates see the project as having taken the area’s affordable housing stock away from the people who need it the most.
 
As an artist, Tempo is interested in creating hybridized spaces that engage social issues via the language of painting and abstraction. Borrowing decorative motifs from the San Fernando Building’s Renaissance Revival-style and tropes from the urban environs, such as graffiti and cardboard scraps, Tempo transforms 2A Gallery into a site-specific reflection on approaches to housing that share a neighborhood in spite of their ideological incompatibility. With house paint, markers and spray paint, Tempo works directly on the walls and combines the gilding and rich hues of 16th century Florence with a humbler palette dictated by life on the streets.

Cardboard Revival denotes a mash-up sensibility that attempts to reconcile a difficult situation within the realm of aesthetics. The exhibition title is a tongue-in-cheek allusion to the sometimes-flimsy success of efforts to invigorate or improve the quality of life in communities. The cardboard is, of course, also a sobering reference to the material often used by homeless people to create shelter.
 

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