Showing posts from June, 2009

Pic of the Week 06/21/2009


Space is the Place: Rebecca Ripple at Kristi Engle and Mauricio Espinosa at Steve Turner Contemporary

Space to a sculptor has always been both a friend and a foe. It has alluded the sculptor in the pursuit of new visual language. Is the object created as something in space? Or is the object the space created out of nothing? What happens when the space becomes a vehicle for not only the space as existence, but also a place where the memory and yearning dwell in one single place. Two sculptors, Mauricio Esponosa and Rebecca Ripple, address these issues in their recent solo shows at Steve Turner Contemporary and Kristi Engle galleries.

Entitled Velvet Involution, Rebecca Ripple's solo show at Kristi Engle Gallery explores memory, religion and spirituality in both sculpture and text. The pieces are made of
mix media of clothing, wire, paper and other material and invoke references to Catholicism such as the work "Flock of Nuns" where wire constructs flying habits that take off from the gallery floor. Other pieces in the gallery are biomorphic in their shape and composition. Th…

Picture of the Week 06/07/2009


Facebook Interview with Lisa Adams

The Probability of Imminent Events

We Destroyed The Things We Love

A Cause For Wandering 2008

After The Deluge

The Original Avians

The following interview was done on Facebook. Lisa Adams is a painter and public artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Adams graduated with a B.A. in Painting from Scripps College in Claremont, California and received her M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University. She currently teaches at UCLA.

Mario Vasquez
May 19 at 9:02pm
Let's start the interview with how you formulated your artistic approach. How did your work arrive at the portrayal of birds and nature? Were you always interested in the natural world?

Lisa Adams
May 28 at 8:37pm

As is true with most children, I began drawing and painting around three years old and at age ten saw a reproduction in a book of the Salvador Dali painting "The Persistence of Memory.” At that moment I knew I would be an artist and c…