About the Exhibition:
Inspired by the Science theme of September's Art Walk, "Micro Macro" brings together six local artists with a mix up of styles and mediums, inspired by the natural world and the inner workings of the subconscious mind. This exhibition explores the universe from the micro world of our cells to the macro world of outer space and abstract thought.
About the Artists:
Daisuke Okamoto’s drawings investigate the cycle of life in the complex, biomorphic, narratives of the organic. He is influenced by sci-fi, nationalism and psychedelic culture. Okamoto employs repetitive line drawing in ink to work for as long as years on a single drawing. Born in 1979 in Tokyo, Japan, he currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
With a Ph.D. in Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, the “science” influence is evident in Amy’s mosaics which she creates with acrylics, western blot film used in cell research, broken records and paper.
Janay Everett, born in Philadelphia, focuses on being present in the act of painting. The character, shape or content of the presented artwork is secondary. The essential things are the moment and the intention to create. The energy of a place and its emotional influence is always a key component. Her work urges us to renegotiate painting as being part of our contemporary society. Janay Everett currently lives and works in Santa Monica.
DINA FARRIS APPEL
Dina Farris paints animals of all types, including wildlife, farm and domestic animals, insects, and marine life. She is an outspoken advocate for animal rights and conservation. Using collaged papers (often symbolic and meaningful vintage papers and ephemera) she creates a textured first layer, upon which she builds up successive layers of bright color and texture.
Ryan Marc Katz was born in Durban, South Africa. He moved to La Jolla, California when he was 10. He has experimented with ink, wood, paint, metal and fabric. His inspiration comes from classic cars, modern design, contemporary art, and skateboard culture.
Vanessa Rivera is a Los Angeles based artist with an education in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. Rivera’s work is a mixture of abstract expressionism and figurative painting. She uses color as a language to create an emotion in the viewer whether it’s in her solely abstract work, or in preparation for a story in her figurative paintings. The viewer is welcomed to enter a dream-like world surrounded by clouds of color, directing the viewer away from the physical world and into the realm of emotion.
Monique Boileau strives to awaken memories of the deep connection between humans, the Earth, and all its creatures and landscapes. Boileau has exhibited work internationally in festivals, group exhibitions, and collaborative projects. She promotes the arts in all their forms as curator of the Mar Vista Art Walk in Los Angeles, California.
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Official Website: www.marvistaartwalk.org
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