Needless to say I am incredibly proud of their efforts, their breakthroughs, and their ability to articulate the world around them through imagery and thought. The exhibition, It's Personal, reflects personal explorations of subjects that are meaningful to the artists. A big congratulations to all.
Here are the featured 13:
Nancy Baron’s Walking in LA is a series of photographs, which document hiking culture in Bronson Canyon in Los Angeles. Baron's lush gold-and-green-toned images capture the natural beauty that lies minutes from urban streets. Titles reflect overheard conversation at the site.
Can I Get Closer to The Hollywood Sign? © Nancy Baron
She Dumped Me as Soon as We Signed the Lease ©Nancy Baron
Marjorie Salvaterra’s Her is an examination of the psychology of age and gender. Marjorie’s self reflection on her many roles and expectations as a woman are redirected through surreal interpretations and exaggerated gestures, in portraits that are evocative of Italian cinema. Marjorie has created photographs that reflect the universal idea of womanhood and assure HER that she is not on this path alone.
Eve Unraveled, 2012 ©Marjorie Salvaterra
The Weight of Water, 2012 © Marjorie Salvaterra
Big Wheel, Paris ©Marian Crostic
Windows, Jardin Des Tuileries ©Marian Crostic
Taking a Break ©Noelle Swan Gilbert
Wide Awake © Noelle Swan Gilbert
Bootsy Holler’s The Visitor reinterprets intimate family snapshots while exploring time and blurring boundaries and as a way to comprehend her heritage by placing herself into each photograph. She has begun to have an understanding of how she was created over generations.
Cathy Immordino’s Another World is a reflection on Cathy’s feelings as an outsider in the world she lives in. Transforming landscapes found here on earth into other worldly realms. She challenges the viewer to think outside the truth of their reality. A second project, Fuck Hollywood, looks at the double edged sword of life in Hollywood.
Other World ©Cathy Immordino
Meta Hollywood ©Cathy Immordino
Nomad Mom/Soccer Mom ©Jamie Johnson
Teenage Girl, Cambodia/Teenage Girl, California ©Jamie Johnson
Dune ©Claire Mallett
Ochre© Claire Mallett
Bob Bright’s Big Sur has transformed his recent trips to Big Sur into breath taking landscapes that impart the sense of wonder that greets him each time he finds a spectacular view. Bob encourages everyone to visit the Carmel, Monterey area and to see Point Lobos.
Granny playing cards@ Lisa McCord
Granddaddy in Garden@ Lisa McCordAshly Stohl’s History Will Absolve Me, challenges the perception that Cuba has been frozen in time since the embargo. She seeks to capture the decline of a once flourishing culture and convey the human cost of the tensions between the United States and Cuba.
© Ashly Stohl
© Ashly Stohl
Christmas Bingo in Colorado 2011©Alison Turner