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Studio Visit: Sonja Schenk

Artist: Sonja Schenk
Descipline: painting, 3D, fabrication
Location: California
Website: http://www.sonjaschenk.com/

Sonja Schenk Los Angeles Artist

I recently visited with my friend Sonja Schenk at her studio in Culver City, CA. It’s a storefront but not at all hidden… it’s bright orange. I went because she is doing a welding/metal work residency at Cerritto College. We visited for about an hour before she had to leave for the drive south. I wait with great anticipation for her residency show in a few months. It’s going to knock your socks off.


Sonja Schenk is an internationally-exhibiting artist who was born and raised in Los Angeles. She began with video installation works and has since turned to painting and sculpture. Recently had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in Lancaster, California and also at the Prescott College Art Gallery in Arizona, and she created a commissioned outdoor sculpture for Porch Gallery in Ojai, California.
 
“My environment has influenced my work in another important way: props, backdrops and other tropes of “cinema” are often present. Illusion, sleight of hand and the facade are common elements in my art. … I hope to provide a meditative yet physical vantage point for the viewers of my art, an environment for reflection.”

 

 

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Artist Profile: Roxene Rockwell

Artst: Roxene Rockwell
Discipline: Painting/Mixed Media
State: California
Website http://www.roxenerockwell.com

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Roxene Rockwell, Los Angeles, CA Artist

Born and raised in Los Angeles where she currently resides, Roxene Rockwell is a fourth generation Angelino. Rockwell has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries which include; The Huntley Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California: the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California; the Robert V. Fullerton Museum, San Bernardino, California; the Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California; Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California, and Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Continue reading

Artist Interview: Peter Hess

Artist: Peter Hess
Discipline: Painting
State: CA
Website: http://www.peterhessart.com
What is your current state of mind?
Reflective.
What is your greatest fear?
Losing my sense of humor.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
huh, hmmm, ummm, uhh, what?

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Studio Visit: Casper Brindle

I went to visit Casper Brindle, and his studio helper daughter. We had a lively conversation, I learned so much from his sharing about paint and process. About how he explores different ways to show light and space. He shared the models he makes for the larger installations, planning spacing and paint. These models were about reflections and dimensions and seeing beyond one to the next through openings created in the monolith-like shapes. An extension creations from his signature work of imagined colorful horizons, seemingly dipped in a resin reflection of dimensional space. Thank you Casper for the fun experience.

Casper Brindle, artist Los Angeles, CA

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Artist Interview: Beanie Kaman

Artist: Beanie Kaman
Discipline: Visual Atist
State: California
Website http://www.beaniekaman.com

What is your current state of mind?
I am always hopeful, tho in this political climate I am more like an ostrich with my head in
the sand for sanity.

What is your greatest fear?
I don’t like small spaces.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“There you go” Continue reading

Artist Interview: Michael McCall

Artist Name: Michael McCall

Discipline: Painting mostly
Location: Los Angeles, California
URL: http://www.michaelmccall.org

What is your current state of mind?
Enthusiastic

What is your greatest fear?
Not getting any

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Hey Baby…

When and where were you happiest?
In the womb

Which talent would you most like to have?
Playing a musical instrument very well Continue reading