COLA 20 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

COLA 20 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery By H.C. Arnold Through July 2nd   Putting on a retrospective for 271 artists would be a daunting task for even the most seasoned curator. Managing the logistics of the installation while juggling the particulars of each work would be impossible. With COLA 20, on view…

An interview with artist Erika Lizée

  What or who were your early influences and how has your life/upbringing influenced your work? I grew up in a tiny town amidst the trees and lakes of Northern Wisconsin. The majority of my time was spent discovering and communing with nature. Summers were savored with long walks in the woods, building forts, riding…

Los Angeles artist Jennifer Celio’s ‘dystopian futures’ seen nationwide

From the National Museum of Women in the Arts “Organic Matters — Women to Watch 2015″ exhibition, Jennifer Celio says, “Not in my Backyard!” In “Organic Matters,” another artist addresses dystopian futures. Jennifer Celio’s pencil drawing “NIMBY (national park)” (2012), which references the phrase “not in my back yard,” depicts a troubling imaginary park where an oil…

Susan Amorde, It’s Time!

  SUSAN AMORDE ~ My practice explores the human form and emotions as we navigate life’s challenges. Working in an expressionistic style, I primarily work in clay, wax, plaster, bronze, and have been working more and more with mixed media. I usually sculpt the figure from live models, but also use photographic and other references. Sculpting…