Los Angeles Art Gallery Abstract Art Opening reception
Thursday, January 12, 2012 6-8 p.m.
Show runs through Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9:00pm
Four new artists to lead the latest show at Los Angeles art gallery Artspace Warehouse: Los Angeles artists Steven Michael O’Connor, Deborah Lynn Imas, Barbara Kolo and Gill Miller.
Attention-grabbing depths, endless horizons and bold colors are the center of the new show VISIONS AND HORIZONS.
Steven Michael O’Connor’s Driptronics Series is a fine art graffiti experiment. It’s a result of attempting to create an abstraction of wall writing while blurring the line between the gallery walls and the blank canvas of the streets. These particular pieces are inspired by terms referring to coins…which can be seen as nothing more than sculpted metal with an assigned value. Creating something beautiful that people appreciate has value.
Deborah Lynn Imas is interested in both abstract and figurative forms and how they interact. These forms sometimes develop an intricate and complicated relationship. Her process is monotype, a type of printmaking made by painting on a smooth surface, glass or copper plate. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by using a monotype printing press. Monotyping is a unique process in that every print is one of a kind. She often adds sewing elements to the print symbolizing the handmade craftsmanship inherent in printmaking.
Barbara Kolo was born and educated in New York. Having developed an appreciation for art from an early age, her interest in drawing and painting lead her to attend the High School of Art and Design, followed by the School of Visual Arts. During the 1980’s, Barbara built a career as an award-winning art director in creative advertising for films and television. It was this career that bought her to Los Angeles in 1989. She soon followed the urge to develop her own personal artistic voice blending colorful dots and lines into mesmerizing artworks.
Gill Miller’s approach to art is bold and vibrant with clean and subtle lines for balance, with a modernist approach that he has made his own. His medium is spray paint from a can. This is the only medium he has ever really worked in. It has a rhythm and a poetry that is magical to Gill. His career as an artist only goes back to 2008, however in that time Gill has already been represented by five galleries.
Los Angeles Art Gallery Artspace Warehouse is one of the world’s leading galleries for savvy contemporary art collectors. With galleries in Cologne, Zurich and Los Angeles, Artspace Warehouse specializes in guilt-free international urban, pop, graffiti, photo and abstract art. Address: 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036