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Saturday, 29 April 2017 to Friday, 2 June 2017

Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present 4 solo exhibitions by artists

Sharon Hardy, Mark Indig, Susan Bolles, Susan Amorde.

 

The exhibition opens on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at

Gallery 825 and runs through June 2, 2017.

 

Susan Bolles                  Frost

Susan Bolles’s exhibition Frost discovers an emotional escape to the safety of childhood through a frosty car window. All of the digital images were shot with the camera of an HTC Desire Eye cell phone. Images were shot in and around Reykjavik, Iceland in January 2016 as the daylight faded. At the edge of the Arctic circle, there are only 4 hours of daylight in January. While in Iceland as the last faint glow of the Arctic sun’s four hours of daylight was fading, the artist noticed a small smudge the size of a thumbprint, she reached for her phone, and shot 3,000 photos. One image is enlarged as a photomural to cover the entire back wall of the gallery to bring the viewer tumbling into this world. The remaining photographs are arranged and printed in sequences of multiple images to emulate the journey in a car.

 

Mark Indig           OHI:YO’

OHI:YO´ is a series of powerful and timely photos documenting a very unique portion of the country. The Iroquois called it Ohi:yó meaning “Good River.” The French called it “La Belle Riviere.” It has become something considerably less and much more. The Ohio River begins at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers in Pittsburgh and ends as it joins the Mississippi near Cairo, Illinois. The 981-mile river flows through or along the border of six states, and its drainage basin includes parts of 14 states. Running east-west through much of its length, it knits together the cultures of the East, Appalachia, the South and the Midwest; its direction and orientation like the distortions of a quavering arrow in flight, pointed right at the heart of America. The Mississippi is longer and more famous, but it can be argued that the Ohio has been equally important in the history, development, economy and politics of America. In that way, it is most reminiscent of the great rivers of Europe, like the Danube. And it can be spectacularly beautiful; or not. In this most contentious of political seasons, the current state of life along the Ohio River is a window on the anger and dysfunction in our system, but also on the compelling pull of small town life.

 

Susan Amorde               In My Case

Susan Amorde’s exhibition In My Case is a collection of new and recent mixed media sculptural works and installations featuring a trove of vintage travel cases in varying degrees of transformation and arrangements. The suitcases’ symbolic aspects, as well as the inherent qualities of texture, form, and color, express in their own language the mysterious origins and unknowable histories of these cases as compelling found objects. The show explores the notion of baggage in all its emotional and physical narrative manifestations.  As she plays with these tropes, Amorde imbues her works with a sense of nostalgia, exploring their psychological and social connotations. She further uses them as the sites of both political and narrative catharsis, at times leaving them closed to perpetuate the mystery, at others filling them with visual poems of water cradling submerged totems and talismans for the audience’s Jungian dream-time consideration. The works for In My Case range in both size and scope, from the intimate to the societal and historical, becoming windows into the souls of the past and present, as Amorde asks the viewer to imagine the contents of both the cases and the lives and dreams of their absent owners. 

 

Sharon Hardy      Look Deep

Look Deep is an exhibition of ceramic sculpture by Sharon Hardy.  This series is based on looking deeply into the patterns and forms found in nature.  The sculptures investigate the process of slowing down and really looking and appreciating the intricacies of the natural world.   Chaos, order, and patterns found in natural systems of nature are what the work is investigating.  The finished forms are a result of an intuitive response to the direction that the pattern takes.  Looking deep in nature sometimes means to face the truths of how the environment is being harmed by man’s actions.  Hardy’s topic work  addresses bee colony collapse, the polar ice melt and her reaction to the awe felt towards the amazing patterns that the natural world presents.  

 

Artist: 

Susan Bolles, Mark Indig, Susan Amorde, Sharon Hardy

Telephone: 
3106528272
Venue: 

Gallery 825

825 N. La Cienega Bouelvard 

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310.652.8272

 

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