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Oct 10, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Joe Sims 1Joe Sims is an assemblage artist who often incorporates found objects, such as shoes and obsolete electronics, into his work.  His large sculptures reflect his rich African American heritage and often revolve around a specific story or event.  Sims also uses silhouettes and natural materials in his practice to reveal our connection with nature and [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Joel Otterson 3Joel Otterson is an artist pushing the gender barriers of craft in a fine art context.  His use of colorful antique-glass goblets, to fabricate chandeliers, immediately heightens your nerves and demands a reaction.  His largest so far includes a total of 220 goblets.  Otterson’s father was a plumber, which has a huge influence on his [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Heather Gwen Martin 1Heather Gwen Martin’s downtown home/studio is full of large colorful paintings, which at first glance look like they were made using a poured if not tapped process.  Yet, at closer look, you can see evidence of the meticulous care and detail in color and contour all done by hand.  The crevices and cracks might at [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Amanda Mears 2Amanda Mears was a documentary filmmaker.  She has a keen eye for interior and exterior space and translates that into collaged paintings.  She has also been cataloging street “furniture” such as trash cans, telephone booths, newspaper boxes, fire hydrants, etc.—items that are often overlooked.  She is originally from England where, as Mears shared, there are [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Mara De Luca 5Mara De Luca is working with fabric overlays on canvas in a process she has termed “facile sublime” which is specific to Los Angeles.  Her moody pieces are almost like landscapes from another planet, yet when you get closer you see elements of the fabric revealed and begin to register the illusion.  De Luca works [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Mark Dutcher 2Mark Dutcher has been painting for 30 years.  His recent series is a reflection on life and death, as a memorial to his sister who recently passed away.  As Dutcher describes it, “the history of the making is in the painting, how I was feeling when I made it.”  The layers of color and fragments [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Anna Ayeroff 2Anna Ayeroff is a recent graduate of Otis College of Art and Design.  Her studio is nestled in a Culver City garage and is littered with supplies like Mylar and amethysts.  Since Ayeroff found out that her grandfather was part of a Jewish Utopian farming community in Utah, she has been investigating the history of [...]
Sep 25, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Bill Pajaud 3Dale Davis was kind enough to take me over to Bill Pajaud’s home studio. It was wonderful to see the two long-time friends greet each other on the patio. Bill was surrounded by a flurry of activity and all these fabulous women including his wife, daughter and Kayren Lyle.  We had a lovely conversation looking [...]
Sep 25, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Dale Davis 1I met with Dale Brockman Davis at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park to see his some of his recent work in an exhibition entitled “Diverted Destruction 6” organized by CAAM and The Loft at Liz’s. Dale took over a large wall and significant area of floor space to display a collection of [...]
Sep 3, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Nicola VerlatoNicola Verlato’s studio resides in an historic building that shares a lobby with The Last Bookstore on Spring street, part of the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles.   Now known as the Spring Arts Tower; the building houses over 100 artists, designers, and creative companies including CB1 Gallery, Spring Arts Collective, and Psychic Bunny.  Tucked [...]

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