The ShowRoom is a four month residency project. It is a studio, installation, performance & exhibition space taking place in a retail space on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. It’s proximity to luxury and design shops, Montana Avenue and Bergamot Station now in redevelopment provide an opportunity for dialog about commodity, materialism, the flux of Southern California real-estate and the burgeoning business of art.
Please join us as we kick-off the space with a pop-up show of emerging Los Angeles artists. The show was collectively curated by the artists themselves in response to each other’s work while considering the theme of luxury, high-end retail and excessive materialism. It's purpose is to foster exchanges between these artists who work in diverse media and themes and to find mutual collectivity around these and other related topics.
Ching Ching Cheng
Snezana Saraswati Petrovic
By Appointment only through Sept. 30th.
Exhibition Dates: September 18th to September 24th 2017
Reception: September 23rd 2017 3-6pm
The #equalityforall #resist postcard art show
Hosted by Shoebox Projects and Art and Cake
Curated by Kristine Schomaker
Sponsored by Shoebox PR
“First, we marched. Now we Huddle. We will gather together in our neighborhoods all over the world to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action.
Huddle (n.) – a small group of people holding an informal conversation”
I was part of a recent huddle in Los Angeles. It was an amazing experience to feel like we aren’t alone in our thinking about the current political climate. We talked about what is going on in our country and what we could do to make a difference.
This is one of my next steps. I am curating a postcard art show at Shoebox Projects in September 2017.
Sales: All work is donated to the show and sold for $25 each. 100% of proceeds will be donated equally to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the Trevor Project. Payable by Check, Cash or Credit Card (additional fees may apply) at the reception.
Museum of Art and History (MOAH) Cedar in Lancaster is having a pop-up community activation on September 9th from 5-9pm in conjunction with America on the BLVD, celebrating our nation.
“My America”, is my recent body of work about finding a common ground with the community at large. I will be engaging visitors to celebrate America on the intersection of Lancaster Blvd and Cedar Avenue. Please join us!
February 28, 2017
6pm - 8pm
The show runs through June 4, 2017
May 6, 2017 1:30pm - 3pm
Community Beach House Gallery
415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Diane Williams and Sheli Silverio
Mardi De Veuve Alexis
Linda Sue Price
An exploration of materials that promote a sensory experience and narrative. It is a group show of contemporary artists whose works are experimental, provisional, gestural and instinctive. Each artist possesses an individual approach to his or her artistic methods, working and reworking in a range of technique and materials.
The show intends to stimulate conversation, inspire creativity and increase understanding of contemporary art in the context of today’s society and inspire both cultural and social awareness.
The participating artists have diverse backgrounds, with personal narrative of immigrant diaspora and gender identity. These themes are examined in their individual bodies of work.
There will be a panel talk / Q&A with with the artists on Saturday, May 6th, 1:30pm - 3pm -- a dialogue about their process and experiences as artists, living and working in Los Angeles in the 21st century.
DJ set music by Susan Feldman
Saturday, February 11, 2017
7-10 pm During Nela Art Night
The show runs through March 9th
Social Study 5028 York Boulevard Highland Park CA 90042
Los Angeles, Ca. - Diane Williams is showing her new installation, "Beautiful Creatures" during the popular North East Los Angeles (NELA) art night on York Blvd in Highland Park. Beginning February 11th, the installation will be featured as a storefront display at Social Study.
The installation is part of Williams’ new series called "Monsters and Aliens" about her immigrant background. The work emphasizes how the marginalized are often seen as the monsters and aliens, the other and the outsiders. Their contributions and positive impact in this country are obscured and have become scapegoats, exploited into the frustrations of others. "Beautiful Creatures" reflects the immigrant communities of NELA and strives to continue a much needed dialogue in today's contentious political culture.
The artist’s work parallels her background as an Asian American female as she examines culture through her personal experiences, combining neo-surrealism with a narrative as the other. Growing up in Los Angeles, a city that is ethnically diverse and a community with disparate backgrounds and diaspora, Williams explores identity that profoundly shapes and molds our sense of individuality. Using a variety of media, Diane’s compositions are diverse, mixing cultures and appearances that are pleasantly chaotic and strangely familiar.
About Diane Williams
Diane Williams is a multi disciplinary artist and an emerging curator living and working in Los Angeles, Ca. Her work has been featured in select publications and exhibited in a solo show and several group shows in Los Angeles, with works in both private and public collections including the National Immigration Law Center. Williams earned her BFA degree from California State University, Long Beach.
Curated by Erin Adams, Kristine Schomaker and Diane Williams
February 4 – 25, 2017 Opening reception February 4, 5-8pm
Brainworks Gallery 5364 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90019
(Los Angeles) - The dawn's early light on November 9, 2016 found much of California aghast at what their democracy had wrought. In the weeks leading up to the presidential inauguration, artists have come forward to express fear and outrage, but also hope for a better future. Joining the lineup of galleries presenting works of resistance is Erin Adam's new artist-run space, Brainworks Gallery, with “State of the Union”, opening February 4 through February 25.
According to recent polls, greater than 80% of Americans say the country is more deeply divided on major issues this year than in the past several years. Polarization between urban and rural communities, liberals and conservatives, and the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor has created deep and painful wounds in the national spirit.
Artists have always been able to be the voice for the unheard. Art gives us a place to begin conversations of healing and renewal. State of the Union seeks to discover who we are as a nation, where we are hurt and how we can heal the divisions among us.
Participating artists include: Ajuan Mance, Dwora Fried, Edi Dai, Emily Wiseman, Erin Adams, Jane Szabo, Kim Abeles, Kio Griffith, Linda Sue Price, Marjan Vayghan, Narsiso Martinez, Richard Wilks, Rick Dallago, Robbie Conal, Scott Froschauer, Terri Lloyd, Vincent Tomczyk, Yasmine Diaz
About Brainworks Gallery: Brainworks Gallery is LA's newest artist-run gallery on Mid City’s vibrant West Pico Boulevard. In this diverse neighborhood, Brainworks Gallery will be a showcase for emerging artists, conversation, and a truly independent perspective on the artistic voice in today’s world. Erin Adams invites a more lively dialogue between artists and the city about what it means to have a voice and how we use it. Shows will feature both emerging and established artists whose work has a strong point of view. As an artist-run gallery, Brainworks Gallery intends to function as a place to meet new voices that are curated but unconstrained by market forces
walter maciel gallery
2642 s. la cienega blvd.
los angeles, ca 90034
Co-curated by Monica Lundy
7 January – 4 March 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Walter Maciel Gallery is pleased to present With Liberty and Justice for Some, featuring the work of several contemporary artists who have been invited to create portraits of immigrants to the United States. The show is a statement on the many fears surrounding the announcement of our new president elect and a powerful response rejecting the presumed policies that threaten to disrupt basic civil rights.
Opening exhibit, December 10th, 2016 from 7pm-10pm.
Avenue 50 Studio's Community Gallery is proud to present:
Change Is Gonna Come
Featuring the work of Beth Peterson, Sandy Huse, Brandon Harrison, Christopher Rivas, Jane McCabe, Kuriseteiun Takagi, Patrick Quinn, Rebeca Guerrero, Sofia Zueva, Thomas Evans III, Tia Blassingame, Toti O'Brien, Wendell Wiggins, Yvonne Ruiz, Linda Sue Price, Andrew K. Thompson, Maya Mackrandilal and Diane Williams.
Taking inspiration from Sam Cook’s song, “A Change is Gonna Come” Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present an exhibition that speaks to visions of 2017 (or beyond). The end of the year is usually the time we reflect on the past and envision the future. Since it’s a time when seers predict our future; when reporters recount the previous year and forecast what the new year may bring, the Avenue 50 asked artists to imagine the future. “Change is Gonna Come” is a political exhibition, a spiritual exhibition, and a practical day-to-day exhibition. What changes will be seen in 2017: more of the same, calamity, hope and dreams of a better 2017? This exhibition considers the future.
Los Angeles Art Association is pleased to present Countenance Divine, all-media exploration of contemporary portraiture opening on Saturday, October 15 at Gallery 825.
Countenance Divine was juried by Rick Royale, owner of Royale Projects Contemporary Art and features artists Robin Adsit, Robyn Alatorre, Susan Arena, Donna Bates, Maria Bjorkdahl, Ivan Bridges, Annie Clavel, Allan Denolo, Tina Frugoli, Rob Grad, Vicky Hoffman, Brittany Hutchinson, Lynda Keeler, Colleen M. Kelly, Gershon Kreimer, Campbell Laird, Jung jii Lee, Theodosia Marchant, Lena Moross, Malka Nedivi, Julio Panisello, Justin Robinson, Ann Marie Rousseau, Sheli Silverio, Howard Steenwyk, Susan Swihart, Jane Szabo, Devin Thor, Ariel Vargassal, Iben G. Vestergaard, Peter Walker and Diane Williams.
On view from October 7 – November 4, 2016
Reception is Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6 – 9pm (During DTLA Artwalk)
Systems + Process is a group show of contemporary Los Angeles artists who examine the physical and tactile approaches to their work. Using various media and technique, these artists interact and explore the contemporary and cultural notion in the 21st century. We want to show the results from systematic, working/reworking through examinations that become parts of the process.
Systems + Process is curated by Diane Williams and Sheli Silverio
FEMINIST ART - FEMINIST PERFORMANCES - FEMINIST PUNCH!
Shoebox PR and We Choose Art are pleased to present We Choose Art | A Feminist Perspective 2.0! A group show hosted by guest curators Baha H. Danesh from We Choose Art and Kristine Schomaker of Shoebox PR.
Join us on Saturday, May 21st at MUZEUMM and journey with us through eclectic fine art, photography, sculptures, video installations, and some FEMINIST PUNCH!
This is a FREE event and doors open at 7:00 PM and stay open until 11:00 PM.