WATER WORKS 02/21/15 – 03/31/15
The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) and the Loft at Liz’s present a group exhibition from February 21 through March 30, 2015. The opening reception will be on February 21st, from 7-10pm. There will be an artist talk with a date to be announced. This follows from the enormous success of the first exhibition at the Porch Gallery Ojai in the Summer of 2014. Curated by Juri Koll, with Catalog Essays by Peter Frank, Shana Nys Dambrot, and John Seed. Featuring works by: Dark Bob, Fatemeh Burnes, Sam Erenberg, Sam Francis, Kio Griffith, Gloriane Harris, Juri Koll, Barbara Kolo, KuBO, Jayme Odgers, Kirk Pedersen, Kate Register, and Karrie Ross The artists in this show use watercolor, inks, and other liquid media for a variety of reasons – some love the risk of not being able to alter the result once it hits the paper. Others have a more formal reason for the process. Some use the medium as a contemplative, almost reverential experience, or for “quiet meditation or being present in the moment”, as Shana Nys Dambrot says. All these motivations inspire these works, and engage the audience with the here and now, regardless of when the work was completed. Many of the artists have been influenced in some way by Japanese Sumi painters or modern artists such as Sam Francis. The catalog was produced with partial support from the Sam Francis Foundation.