"Don't Belive Everything You Think" & "Remember Who You Are" were selected
for INFORMATIONARY, a group exhibition the role of visual information in today's
information culture, juried by Herair & Lori Garboushian, Garboushian Gallery,
October 11 to November 7
Reception: Saturday, October 11, 6 to 9p
Los Angeles Art Association
825 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Heather Scholl “Then & Now”
Aragna Ker “Spirited Away”
KJ Cooksey “EveDesign”
Exhibit Dates: July 3 – 26, 2014
2222 Ventura Boulevard in Old Town Camarillo
Reception: July 19, 4 – 6 pm
Aragna Ker, Heather Scholl and KJ Cooksey all create portraits, but each approaches the nature of identity from a different viewpoint. Their three exhibitions are now open at the Blackboard Gallery of Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo through July 26. The free artists’ reception is on Saturday, July 19 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The exhibition “Then and Now” features narrative, often ethereal, portraits by Los Angeles artist Heather Scholl, who paints to capture the essence of people “as timeless reminders of our interconnectedness.” The influence of extensive Asian travels is often reflected in her work. Scholl began her career in Seattle, where she worked as an illustrator and fine artist while teaching at Cornish College of the Arts. Her work has been shown in galleries and publications nationally and internationally since 1994, and her paintings are in private and public collections throughout the western United States.
Aragna Ker’s goal with his playful portraits in “Spirited Away” is to combine intangible similarities to blur individual identity. He fuses cultural symbols and myth to explore a range of hybrid identities, often using unrelated materials such as toothpicks, straws, and newspaper to execute the ambiguity. A native of Cambodia who immigrated to Southern California as a child, Ker holds a master’s in sculpture from Claremont Graduate University. His work has been exhibited throughout Southern California in venues including the Hammer Museum, and has been displayed in the United States Embassy in Cambodia. He currently specializes in artistic instruction to adults with disabilities at First Street Gallery Art Center in Claremont, California.
The “Eve Design” exhibition deals with a very specific element of identity: marketing and the influence celebrities have on the interpretation of women’s roles and expectations. The creation story of Adam and Eve inspired the title of artist KJ Cooksey’s exhibit of paintings which humorously draw upon current women’s magazine covers and other forms of marketing. Cooksey is the gallery manager for the Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands and will be leaving this fall to pursue her Master of Fine Art degree at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. A four year Fine Arts Merit Scholar at California State University at Bakersfield, she has exhibited throughout Southern California, and received the 2012 Star Award as Best Young Artist from the Ventura County Arts Counsel.
All-media exploration of chemical reaction in contemporary art practice
May 4 through May 31, 2013
Reception: Saturday, May 4, 6 to 9pm Juror: Timothy Yarger,
Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills
Words on Printed Page
Saturday, February 23, 6 to 9p (running through March 22)
825 N. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
The F-Stops Here
March 10 to April 13, 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 6 to 9p
Jurors: Silvia Sonnenschmidt & Thomas Volkmann
Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) and Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) are proud to present The F-Stops Here — a special cross-cultural photography exhibit featuring LAAA photo-based artists alongside international photographers. This group show features work by Aras Karimi, Tony Kelly, Echo Lew, Adele Mills, Sinan Revell, Liesje Reyskens, Gwen Samuels, Heather Scholl, Philipp Schumacher, Wouter Stelwagen, Phil Tarley, Lee Tonks and Michael B. Wood.