Monday, July 29, 2013

2013 LA Juried Exhibition Reception Photos

What a lovely reception at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery yesterday! The gallery is so beautiful and the surroundings (Barnsdall Park) are so lovely that it's always a treat to visit, and it's a special treat to be a part of this show. Thanks to everyone involved for the recognition and the support.

You can watch the making of the drawing in this show in the video, "Who Is Art by Cynthia?"

John Semper Jr. couldn't resist getting this shot with A.S. Ashley's
painting of Billy Mumy! (My drawing is next to this painting.)

With Tim Carpenter, Founder & Executive Director of EngAGE,
and my drawing, "Visual Popcorn."

With artist Andre Miripolsky.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Celebrating Art with Proust

July 25th marks the three-year anniversary of publication of this blog, so it's nice to have something unusual to post as a celebration. Thanks to indefatigable artist/resident Kristine Schomaker, The Brewery Artists Colony, where I have my studio, has a new blog on Tumblr called Brewery Art Los Angeles. To give readers some insight to those of us who work and live there, artists have been invited to answer a version of the Proust Questionnaire very similar to the one featured in Vanity Fair. The questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature. Click here to read my responses. They probably won't surprise those of you who've known me for a long time!


Monday, July 22, 2013

New Drawing in the 2013 LA Juried Exhibition

I'm pleased to have a new drawing included in the 2013 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition which will take place at the beautiful Municipal Arts Gallery in Barnsdall Park. This competitive biennial show features 74 works of art by 46 artists selected from more than 900 artworks submitted by 368 artists. The piece that was chosen for this exhibition was the one I was creating in the recent short video produced by Owen Captures Photography entitled, "Who Is Art by Cynthia?"
I hope to see you at the reception and thank you, as always, for your interest in my art!!

2013 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Located at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

      July 28 to September 22, 2013
 Opening Reception: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 2 to 5 pm

Shiva Aliabadi, A.S. Ashley, Sarah Barnard, Anne Baumgartner, Todd Becraft, Nathan Bell, Mattia Biagi, Liza Hennessey Botkin, Nina Castro, Chais, Andrew K. Currey, Chris Dyson, Marc Fichou, Cynthia Friedlob, Matthew Miles Grayson, Beth Herzhaft, Randi Hokett, Romine Jaklin, Shannnon Keller, Manny Krakowski, Nadia Kusmajadi, Olga Lah, Madam X, Ceres Madoo, Oscar Magallanes, Lauren Marsolier, Tanner McCardle, Zoran Milosavljevic, Mike Mollett, Donna Morin, Keiko Nakagawa, Arshak Nazarian, Emily NyBurg, Joe O'Neill, Linda Sue Price, Jeff Rau, Melissa Reischman, Javier Rosales, Neil Shigley, Jacqueline Suskin, Lisa Talbot, Phoebe Sarason, Ricard Turner, Valerie Wilcox, Darlyn Susan Yee, and Tom Zou.

Carol Cheh - Writer/Curator
Mike McGee - Gallery Director/Associate Prof., CalState Fullerton
Aram Moshayedi - Curator, Hammer Museum

About LAMAG | Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
The 10,000 square foot Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) is the flagship gallery for the City of Los Angeles. A jewel in the crown of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs' facilities in Barnsdall Park, the gallery has been central to the growth of Los Angeles as an international art capital. Since its founding in 1954, LAMAG has showcased the work of emerging, midcareer, and established artists from the region, as well as group shows that tap into contemporary art movements, issues, and ideas and shine a light on the diverse cultural communities that make up Los Angeles.
About the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1952, whose primary mission is to promote, assist, and serve as advocates for the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. LAMAGA provides financial, marketing, and public relations support for the Gallery's exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. 


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Only One Piece Still Available in the Rochester Contemporary Art Center Show

I pleased that two of the three pieces in the 6x6 RoCo Show have sold! Only the one below is left.

The show is a fund-raising effort for the center and an opportunity for you to own a six inch by six inch print reproduction detail of "Angles," one of the hand-colored photographs currently on display at the show in NoHo. (NoHo and RoCo. Nice!)

All of the art in the 6x6 show costs only $20 and the entire amount is donated to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. There are hundreds of other works available, too, if you'd like to take a look around for more art you can own for a song.

Click here to find and purchase this piece on the 6x6 RoCo website. Thank you!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

"A Vanishing Art: Hand-Colored Photographs" Reception Pictures

A Vanishing Art: Hand-Colored Photographs
NoHo Senior Arts Colony/The Road Theatre Lobby Gallery
10747 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
July 9 - August 21
Pictures from the Opening Reception on Tuesday, July 9th
I appreciated the invitation to have this solo show of my original photos; photos taken by my partner, John Semper Jr.; and stills from classic motion pictures, all hand-colored by me with specially designed oil paints and colored pencils. The gallery area extends from the lobby of the Road Theatre on Magnolia, down a hallway and into the lobby of NoHo Senior Artists Colony. It's quite a nice venue and I was very pleased with the way the show looked. It's up through August 21st, so if you're in the L.A. area, please stop by to see it. Just buzz the management office at NoHo SAC to get in, or come to a performance at the theatre. -- John took photos at the reception, but we didn't get one of the two of us!
I was surprised to see a large poster promoting the show.

Jazz guitarist Doug is ready to play in the theatre's lobby gallery.

Guests begin to arrive.

With Tim Carpenter, Founder & Executive Director of EngAGE.

Artist Andre Miripolsky and Tim Carpenter.

EngAGE COO Maureen Kellen-Taylor with Andre and Tim.

With Andre Miripolsky.

With musician/artist Jan Edward Vogels.

Owen, of Owen Captures Photography (and creator of the wonderful
short video, "Who Is Art by Cynthia?"), with my mother.

Owen's wife, Mattaniah Yip, and Mom.

With Brewery studiomate, artist Yvonne Beatty.

Jan, Tim, and Andre show me their love and respect!

There were 21 of my hand-colored photos in the show.

This wall displayed four image transfers. You can find out
more about that interesting process if you search this blog.

Another view.

The hallway connecting NoHo SAC and the Road Theatre lobbies.

NoHo SAC at the intersection of Riverton and Magnolia.

The Road Theatre on Magnolia Boulevard.