Alfredo de Batuc, Poder, 1990, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40". Click here for larger image and more information.
For anyone visiting LA, or for those of you who live here but haven’t made the effort, Watts Towers should be at the top of your bucket list. If you can’t get there in person, Bud Goldstone and Arloa Paquin Goldstone’s The Los Angeles Watts Towers, is a great way to experience the towers and learn Rodia’s story. The book is richly illustrated with more than 100 color and b&w photos, including historic images of Rodia working on the towers.
After mounting two online exhibitions (see here and here) of political art using reproductions of work that was meant to hang on a wall or be seen in a gallery, I put out a call for entries for work that was created for digital consumption. There was no organizing theme other than that. As you’ll see, the result was a wonderfully eclectic range of material.
The artists chosen for Virtually Yours are: Lisa Adams, Lewis MacAdams, The Dark Bob & Nels Cline; Lou Beach; Anita Bunn; Mark Steven Greenfield; Joe Santarromana & William Roper.
Joseph Santarromana & William Roper
La Petite Malambing Thang, 2015
Malambing is the Tagalog word for warm, sweet or affectionate, melodious. La Petite Malambing Thang is a collaboration by video artist Joseph Santarromana & tuba player and composer William Roper. Both appear in the video. Click here to learn more about Joseph Santarromana and William Roper.
Lewis MacAdams, The Dark Bob & Nels Cline
River Boy: The Mask, 2015
Known primarily as a painter, artist Lisa Adams put this short film together combining footage she shot of the LA River with the audio from “River Boy: The Mask” by The Dark Bob and Nels Cline. Click here to learn more about Lisa Adams.
Master collage artist, Lou Beach, occasionally puts down his exacto knife and turns to his mouse. The results are stunning. Click here to learn more about Lou’s work.
Mark Steven Greenfield
Mark Steven Greenfield’s work confronts racial stereotypes in ways that make us uncomfortable and want to look away, all the while drawing us in and forcing us to examine them. This short video was compiled to accompany his exhibition, Animalicious. Click here to learn more about Mark’s work.
Sometime Between 4 and 7, 2011
Anita Bunn’s photography, video and prints, turn away from the obvious and deal with the quiter spaces in between. Click here to learn more about Anita.