artists unite to creatively explore the ever-evolving ethnic-rich L.A. through
drawings, paintings, photography and design. The result is an installation-filled
mix of blended icons and symbols.
creates his own installation. These visual mixtures merge to create a larger installation,
collectively hung, furthering the interactive play of icons and symbols through
drawing, photography and design.
RECEPTION JANUARY 10, 2004
7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Paul Altamira: Coming from the "Robots Have Feelings Too" group show
at the Culture Cache Gallery in San Francisco, John Paul explores, through painting,
the truth and fantasy of monoculture as false reality. Thomas Lee Bakofsky: A native of West Texas,
Bakofsky draws inspiration from his ties to the border town of El Paso. Melding
drawing, painting, collage, serigraphy and wood block printing, his ideas and
execution exemplify the eclectic similarity of his hometown and Los Angeles. Eric Crandell: Using music-influenced design
as his medium, Crandell explores the relationship between art and music. He is
currently the art director at Ubiquity Records. Gary Garay: As a first generation U.S. born
Mexican, Garay uses his art to articulate the concept of life versus survival
in a culturally diverse society such as Los Angeles. He has exhibited in L.A.,
as well as San Francisco and Japan. Kevin Ramos: Born in L.A. and raised by Ecuadorian
parents, Ramos describes his current photographic body of work as "speech from
the streets", illustrating diverse subjects and materials from and around the
L.A. landscape. Stephen Serrato: With the contemporary flood
of information that daily bombards our mind, Serrato uses collage, typography,
photography and drawing to pull out messages he feels need to be addressed.
Omid (Beneath the Surface, Monolith); Nobody (Ubiquity Records); Frosty (Dublab);
Carlos Niño (Dublab); ESP (Anything Fresh)