AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Resist/Persist

Deborah Krall

November 20, 2022 – January 23, 2023

Opening Saturday, November 19, 2022 3:00 to 5:00pm

 

Why campaign buttons? Why bright colors and swirling patterns? Why mandalas?

Bright colors and patterns make me happy. As a former textile artist, I have a catalog of designs in my brain. The structure of radial symmetry, also known as mandalas, keeps things under control. I like work that is “pretty”, but I subvert first impressions by stealth. Looking more closely reveals (mostly) political slogans written on metal buttons and painted on wood. Many are informative- I’M PRO-CHOICE AND I VOTE, and many offer advice- REFUSE FASCISM. I aspire to political activism.

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Deborah Krall was born on Staten Island, raised in Portland, Oregon, and has now lived in Los Angeles for 49 years. She attended several art schools and universities, and finished up with a BFA from what is currently known as The California College of Art, and an MFA in Fiber Art from UCLA and numerous years as a public school art educator.

“As a politically inclined person, and a collector of small shiny objects, I have acquired bags full of metal campaign pins of varying sizes, colors, and sentiments. About ten years ago I began using this material in collages. In the current series, RESIST/PERSIST, I allowed myself to wallow in color, texture, and radial balance. The more I produced of these collages, the more people offered to give me their own collections of campaign pins. I love to combine disparate materials to see where they take me.”

 

 

 

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 2pm to 5pm
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio:Corwin/Rogers-Engel

ALEKA CORWIN     JACQUE LENE ROGERS-ENGEL

October 3 to November 7, 2022

Opening Saturday, October , 2022 3:00 to 6:00pm

Flora by Aleka Corwin

 

Aleka Corwin is an Eco-artist. Her art utilizes recycled materials to create three-dimensional work: masks, sculptures, dioramas and assemblages and two-dimensional work: artist’s books, drawings, collages, and prints.

“My artistic goal is to capture and share intimate fragments of time, place, and wild inhabitants of worlds, both real and imagined. It is a treasure hunt for imagery with which I can engage the imaginations and the humor of my viewers.”

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Crimson Reverie by     Jacque Lene Rogers-Engel

Jacque Lene Rogers-Engel’s artwork for over 20 years has been focused on painting, printmaking, altars and masks. Mythology, mysticism and Native American art and history coupled with humor and color have been the reoccurring influences and themes.

“My chosen medium for paintings is acrylics. I like the immediacy and the pure color I can achieve with my graphic often comical images. The choice to paint in a graphic style makes the pieces more dramatic and visceral. Titles chosen are meant to be thought provoking. N’estPas?”

 

 

 

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 12pm to 5pm
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Spring Cactus for Sale

R E B E C A  G U E R R E R O

Spring Cactus for Sale: A solo painting show

August 8 to September 18, 2022

Opening Saturday, August 8, 2022 2:00 to 5:00pm

Rebeca Guerrero – Spring Cactus for Sale

 

Spring Cactus for Sale is, per se, a family portrait, consisting of 8 cactuses, each one representing a member of my family: parents, siblings and myself. In the depiction of each cactus, I incorporated symbolic characteristics from the Yoruba Religion pertaining to respective personality. Part of the title implies a metaphorical reference to the exposure/representation, and I happened to finish this work a few Springs ago.

 

Rebeca Guerrero’s artistic career has coalesced after a long identity and career search. “During this period I have done some traveling. Although I was born in Los Angeles, California, I lived in Baja California for many years, and also in Europe. I did most of my college studies in California. I have studied literature, art and fashion design. I did some teaching in college in the United States, and I worked in London with a fashion designer and eventually in Los Angeles. It was after having worked in the garment industry for several years that I realized that the superficiality of this field was not completely fulfilling. It was then in 1995 when my life as an artist began.

My work consists of a variety of media and my preferred media are pastels, acrylics, oils, silk screens and photography. Filled with bright vibrant colors, my works are both dramatic and poetic. Traveling, literature, nature and life are the sources of my inspiration. Loyalty to my subjects is imperative to my work. My art seems to be pleasing and inviting to the beholder. At first sight, it seems to be just what you see, but once captured by it, one finds hidden messages that might be faces, poetic symbolism and literary references. I create art because I breathe.”

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 12pm to 5pm
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Measurements

Karen Duckles

Measurements

June 26 to July 31, 2022

Opening Saturday, July 9, 2022 1:30 to 5:00pm

Karen Duckles
Karen Duckles

Biological Clock; 16,000,000 min.

That’s about the length of time a human female is fertile. It causes all sorts of mayhem.

 

Karen Duckles has created a body of assemblage work she calls Measurements. In he words: “My concept for the series is how we use measurements to try to understand and control things in our lives, some of which are not very controllable. Ultimately, we may be able to make these measurements and exert some control over the worlds inside and outside of ourselves, but the forces of nature always prevail, and we are subject to them in the end”

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 12pm to 5pm
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Let Go

Jeff Stridde

LET GO

April 30 2022 to June 19 2022

Opening Saturday April 30 2022 3:00 to 7:00

I invite you to Go Missing,

Jeff Stridde

Check Out,
Get Lost,
Disappear into these paintings…

and

threaten to never return…

 

Jeff Stride is a self-taught Los Angeles based abstract artist who’s work explores his connection to composition through an emotional array of bold colors and textures. With an instinctive feel for balance and form his work can be equally
soothing and confrontational, stimulating and calming, each piece revealing like the layers of an onion the pain, joy and curiosity of their creator. Highly energetic, deeply reflective …
Instagram@jeffstriddeart
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Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 12pm to 5pm
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: New Member Exhibition

New Member Ubi Show

Thru April 2022

Experience the work of new members Dempsey Thomas, Claudio Ciampi and Justin Lutsky at the Blue Wall Alcove at Avenue 50 Studio.

Dempsey Thomas is a Los Angeles based multimedia artist with a BA in Film and Media studies from UC Irvine. While painting is her current obsession, she also practices photography and art direction. “Body Form” by Dempsey Thomas displayed at the Blue Wall Alcove is an exploration of masculinity through the use of light and color.

Claudio Ciampi

Artist and Interior Designer, Claudio Ciampi comes from generations of Italian artists and designers from Pisa, Italy. Claudio has brought his family-grown talent to commissioned fine art pieces, modern and contemporary interior design, hand painted murals, sculptures, outdoor and studio photography, and the original family trade: designing custom furniture pieces. Displayed at the Blue Wall Alcove are his series: “Americana”, “Diamonds” and “Renaissance Angels”.

Justin Lutsky is an accomplished filmmaker and experienced underwater photographer. He is passionate about storytelling and the business of entertainment. He has a diverse background in narrative, commercial, music video and branded content creation, having worked as a director, editor and producer of film and television. In his series “Mermaids”, he captures scenes collaborating with mermaid models from his underwater photography venture, “Submerge”.

As if this “New Member Art Show” were not enough, AAC members Brian Gionvanni and Marita De La Torre bring back their Gin and Salt Soiree cocktails and culinary delights. They will provide some “Sunday Funday” with their very own Salt and Gin! Brian is a gin enthusiast and infuser and he will mix tasty beverages while Marita will have delicious canapes from recipes using her very own Godmother Artisanal Salt.

Join us for unique gin concoctions, delicious food, beautiful, buyable art and lots of fun!

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Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 12pm to 5pm
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

The New Member Ubi Show is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

AAC At Avenue 50 Studio: Mermaid AVE

Mermaid AVE

November 20, 2021 – January 8, 2022

Justin Lutsky

“From under the darkening sea and through the moonshine swam up the mermaids to conjure for our delight.”

Mysterious and whimsical, the exhibit Mermaid AVE at the Blue Wall Alcove at Avenue 50 Studio, brings together an array of artists who speak mermish and express it through their pieces. Artwork ranges from oil on canvas to photography and fiber. Submerge with the merfolk and find the one that sings your song on Mermaid AVE.

Mermaid AVE runs concurrently with What A Gift, a holiday art market. Shop for the Holidays as you meet and learn about each artist in the exhibit!

Mermaid AVE Artists: Marion Dies, Linda Estrada, Gwen Freeman, Rebecca Guerrero, Heather Hoggan, Justin Lutsky, and Linda Queally.

 

Sat. Nov. 20, 2021 from 12 to 5pm. Exhibit through Jan 8, 2022
Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 12pm to 5pm
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Mermaid AVE is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

 

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: In and Around NELA

Natalie Fratino

In and Around NELA

October 24 – November 27, 2020

Natalie Fratino

Open by appointment only

Fratino says “I had two agendas creating this body of work. First of all, I wanted to showcase little pieces of NELA. This work shows just ordinary life in our area with ordinary people and ordinary landscapes during these extraordinary times.

My second agenda is that I wanted to make affordable artwork. I’m a big believer in having original pieces in your home but I know that sometimes it is nearly impossible to justify spending big dollars when times are tough. Heck, even when times aren’t as tough, it’s difficult. All the pieces in this show are less than $200, with many being in the $150 price range. I hope that this helps bring color into homes and inspires others to share their work with those truly in need of beauty”.

Avenue 50 Studio is open by appointment only, every day of the week except Sunday.
To make an appointment, please call: 323/258-1435.

VIDEO TOUR

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

 

AAC at Ave 50 Studio: Reoccurring Dreams

Rebecca Nabarrete

Reoccuring Dreams

September 12, 2020 – October 17, 2020

It’s Time To Leave Your Addictions Behind And Face The Ugly Truth You’ve Been Running From, – Rebecca Nabarrete

Open by appointment only

‘Reoccurring Dreams’ is a visual representation of a psychological map which is translated and interpreted into a topographical format, where life begins, a source of pervasive emotional distress occurs and we are given a choice whether to heal in a healthy way, or choose to never face and heal demons. Repeated images of the choice to be above or under water represent the role the subconscious plays in healing trauma, often creating actions which are not fully acknowledged, which is a common theme in the artist’s work.

Nabarrete says “My work is collage-like imagery painted on found paper, which is enlarged and informs the narrative. Often occupying the composition is an unnatural juxtaposition, inviting the viewer to psychologise it. At its core, my work questions whether humans are just as instinctual as animals in their behavior, specifically through trauma reenactment and dysfunctional behavior. The humanization of animals invites the viewer to self-reflect, define and perhaps redefine how self-aware they are”.

Avenue 50 Studio is open by appointment only, every day of the week except Sunday.
To make an appointment, please call: 323/258-1435.

VIDEO TOUR

 

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Fiber

Oscar Rodriguez

Fiber

February 8, 2020 – April 4, 2020

Oscar Rodriguez

Opening, Saturday February 8, 7 – 10 pm, part of NELA Second Saturday

“My work explores the intersections of quilting, collage and sculpture. I combine techniques such as fabric collage, piecing, applique, and quilting to create works rich in color and texture. My pieces are primarily fabric, overlaid with “thread-painting”, enhancing the color, texture, and detail.”

Oscar Rodriguez is a Cuban-American fiber artist and a visual arts instructor for the Los Angeles Unified School District. His work is diverse and includes art quilts and figurative painting on textile surfaces. His recent work involves creating three dimensional fabric sculptures that explore the interrelationships of space, shape and form.

 

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042