Artist Profile: Cia Foreman

Artist Profile: Cia Foreman, Works that Explore Ambiguity and Perception By Genie Davis Artist Cia Foreman explains that her approach to making art is both experimental and conceptual. “When I think about my work over the past 40 years, it’s mostly about ideas.” The abstract photographic images in Foreman’s recent exhibitions are mysterious and haunting,…

Art Influencer: Astri Swendsrud

Art Influencer: Astri Swendsrud Embraces Non-Traditional Routes of Art Presentation By Sydney Walters Los Angeles is notorious for a vivacious arts and entertainment scene. Yet it can be daunting for artists as they muse upon the many places that may be a good launch pad for his or her work. Many artists regard Blue Chip…

Artist Profile: L. Aviva Diamond

Artist Profile: L. Aviva Diamond By Genie Davis “My work is how I process the world. It’s how I see, how I feel, how I heal myself,” L. Aviva Diamond, says. The artist creates astonishing photographic art work that is painterly in style, cosmic in nature. She also draws, both black and white and color…

Studio Visit: Jodi Bonassi, Stories of the Persona

Studio Visit: Jodi Bonassi, Stories of the Persona   “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” Joseph Campbell “Like Chekhov, I am a collector of souls…” Alice Neel By Gary Brewer Painting is a spiritual discipline; it is a space and an…

Astrid Preston, Between Earth and Silence

Astrid Preston; Between Earth and Silence   “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   “…like a night wind in the pines or like the sea in the dark the echo of everything that has ever been spoken still spilling its one syllable between earth and silence” ~W.S. Merwin   By Gary Brewer When words fail…

Studio Visit: Jeff Colson, The Entropy of Memory

Studio Visit: Jeff Colson, The Entropy of Memory By Gary Brewer   “Only entropy comes easy.” Anton Chekhov   “Everyday objects shriek aloud.” René Magritte   There is something about the deadpan expression on Buster Keaton’s face that belies the physicality and poetry of his comedy. It is the balance of humor and melancholy that…