Dec
2
5:00 pm17:00

Opening Reception: Olivia Jones- Hernandez

 

The work of Olivia Jones-Hernandez seeks to depict something lost, lonely, and unknown that is simultaneously inviting, familiar and warm. In her current series, "Departure", there is an exploration of the emotions experienced when forcing oneself to leave their comfort zone in search of the unknown in order to grow. Using colors and faces associated with home juxtaposed with abstraction and highly textured surfaces, the image is blurred. The distortion of the imagery is a reflection of the anticipated change that will occur from leaving her comfort zone. "Departure" is a commemoration of everything around her that makes Olivia feel safe, and everything that she will leave behind in order to grow and experience a new facet of life. This realization that nothing can be kept forever is an inevitable aspect of life that most experience, and is easiest to accept only as it is occurring. Olivia Jones-Hernandez is an artist who creates both visual and sound works. She has been developing her style for over a decade and any medium she works in explores different realms of the abstract and the figure. She studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art from CSUCI in 2015. She has shown her work throughout Ventura County as well as Los Angeles, Chicago, and most recently, in Japan. Please join her Friday, December 2, 5-8:00pm, for her opening reception at 643 Project Space.

 

 

 

Oct
13
2:00 pm14:00

The Inkspots 9th Annual Exhibition, Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-8pm

NEW WORKS BY PRINT MAKING GROUP

THE INKSPOTS OF SAN BUENAVENTURA

TO EXHIBIT AT 643 A PROJECT SPACE

FROM NOVEMBER 4 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION NOVEMBER 4, 2016 ~ 5-8PM

VENTURA, CA (October 12, 2016) - The inkspots, Ventura County’s only fine art

printmaking group, will be exhibiting their new works at 643 A Project Space in Ventura,

California from November 4 through November 26, 2016. 643 A Project Space is

located at 643 Ventura Avenue in Ventura, 93001.

The exhibit will include works of artists Christina Altfeld, Karen L. Brown, Beverly

Decker, Virginia Furmanski, Rosemarie C. Gebhart, Judy Gibbs, Bay Hallowell, Tiger

Huang, Colleen M. Kelly, Elizabeth McConnaughey, Inés Moguió, Minga Opazo, Jane

Peterson, Leslie Plimpton, Betsy Quinn and Monica Wiesblott. Their individual styles

are as unique as the artists themselves.

Printmaking is the process of making original artworks by running a prepared surface

through a printing press. There are numerous varieties of printmaking, including

monotype, monoprint, drypoint etching, lithography; polymer etching, woodcuts,

linocuts, relief work as well as combinations of these. Each printmaking technique has its

unique qualities. Many of these techniques will be included in the inkspots’ exhibit.

In addition to their major pieces, the inkspots collaborate on an annual folio or book

project. The 2016 folio will include a limited edition print by each artist. There will be a

free raffle of one of the folios as well as two available for purchase. Individual folio

prints will be available directly from the artist.

Meet the artists and the presses at the opening reception that will be held on Friday,

November 4, 2016 (during First Friday ArtWalk) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gallery Hours

are Saturday 1-4pm or by appointment. For further information see

www.inkspotsVentura.Blogspot.com

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About The inkspots: The inkspots is a Ventura-based artist collective that officially

formed in 2007. This eclectic group of printmakers originally met while taking classes at

Ventura College and have since come together to work in a collaborative workshop

environment to explore, learn, teach, share and inspire each other through the medium of

printmaking. The current group consists of 16 artists from Ventura, Ojai, Summerland

and Santa Barbara with some members participating in additional organizations such as

the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, The California Society of Printmakers and the

Santa Barbara Printmakers. Members of the group have shown their collective work in

major shows and have collectors nationally and internationally.

Oct
12
4:30 pm16:30

The Inkspots 9th Annual Exhibition, Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-8pm

 

NEW WORKS BY PRINT MAKING GROUP

THE INKSPOTS OF SAN BUENAVENTURA

TO EXHIBIT AT 643 A PROJECT SPACE

FROM NOVEMBER 4 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION NOVEMBER 4, 2016 ~ 5-8PM

VENTURA, CA (October 12, 2016) - The inkspots, Ventura County’s only fine art

printmaking group, will be exhibiting their new works at 643 A Project Space in Ventura,

California from November 4 through November 26, 2016. 643 A Project Space is

located at 643 Ventura Avenue in Ventura, 93001.

The exhibit will include works of artists Christina Altfeld, Karen L. Brown, Beverly

Decker, Virginia Furmanski, Rosemarie C. Gebhart, Judy Gibbs, Bay Hallowell, Tiger

Huang, Colleen M. Kelly, Elizabeth McConnaughey, Inés Moguió, Minga Opazo, Jane

Peterson, Leslie Plimpton, Betsy Quinn and Monica Wiesblott. Their individual styles

are as unique as the artists themselves.

Printmaking is the process of making original artworks by running a prepared surface

through a printing press. There are numerous varieties of printmaking, including

monotype, monoprint, drypoint etching, lithography; polymer etching, woodcuts,

linocuts, relief work as well as combinations of these. Each printmaking technique has its

unique qualities. Many of these techniques will be included in the inkspots’ exhibit.

In addition to their major pieces, the inkspots collaborate on an annual folio or book

project. The 2016 folio will include a limited edition print by each artist. There will be a

free raffle of one of the folios as well as two available for purchase. Individual folio

prints will be available directly from the artist.

Meet the artists and the presses at the opening reception that will be held on Friday,

November 4, 2016 (during First Friday ArtWalk) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gallery Hours

are Saturday 1-4pm or by appointment. For further information see

www.inkspotsVentura.Blogspot.com

###

About The inkspots: The inkspots is a Ventura-based artist collective that officially

formed in 2007. This eclectic group of printmakers originally met while taking classes at

Ventura College and have since come together to work in a collaborative workshop

environment to explore, learn, teach, share and inspire each other through the medium of

printmaking. The current group consists of 16 artists from Ventura, Ojai, Summerland

and Santa Barbara with some members participating in additional organizations such as

the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, The California Society of Printmakers and the

Santa Barbara Printmakers. Members of the group have shown their collective work in

major shows and have collectors nationally and internationally.

NOTES High resolution photos available upon request.

Sep
2
Oct 7

CLOSING RECEPTION! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 4-6PM!

CLOSING RECEPTION! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 4-6PM!

"Paintings, Drawings and Collages Completed in 2016," work by John White

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 2, 6 - 9:00 pm  + PERFORMANCE  by John White @ 8pm

John M. White is a painter, sculptor and performance artist. He has been exhibiting publicly over 40 years. Culturally, politically and aesthetically influenced by the late 60’s, White’s work exemplifies this period of redefinition and experimentation. Throughout his career, he has focused on three major areas of work: performance art, site-specific installations, drawing and painting. 

Although always interdisciplinary, his work is primarily autobiographical in nature and always includes some element of humor. Considered one of the seminal California performance artists, White has staged hundreds of public performances since 1967, and is included in numerous public museum collections, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum in New York, La Foret Museum in Tokyo, Total Museum in Korea, Seattle Museum, Palm Springs Desert Museum, St. Louis Museum, Oakland Museum and others. He is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants and has served as a panelist twice. During the city wide exhibition, PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, sponsored by the Getty, White was included in three major exhibitions: Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Paul Schimmel, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and Pomona. He was awarded the New Talent Award from LACMA in 1971, CETA Grant in 1979 and Djerassi Fellowship in 1989. 

Since unofficially retiring from performance art in 1989 (there have been two exceptions "Annotated Lipschitz ," 1991 at the Los Angeles Music Center and "Circa" 1999 at the Armory Center in Pasadena) he has focused on installation and painting. His recent retrospective at the Armory in Pasadena was accompanied by an extensive catalog. Qualified historians may request access to the Smithsonian Institute Archives which has acquired White’s early sketches and notes. For the Project Space exhibit John White will include paintings, drawings and collage work all completed in 2016.

643 Project Space will host an opening reception for John White on Friday, September 2, 6 – 9:00 pm. He will performing the same evening at 8pm. Please note that gallery hours will be listed soon. For more information about the exhibition please go to f5projects.squarespace.com/2016 (this website is in the process of being built, so please excuse it’s dust). Please email mfurmanski@sbcglobal.net for more information or inquiries.

"there is me"
Jul
30
Aug 27

"there is me"

The Artists Union presents "there is me," an exhibition jurored by artist John White. The work will be exhibited at 643 Project Space in Ventura, CA. 

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 30th @ 6pm, with a performance by Red Grass, Amber Bassett, O. Powers and Phil Taggert @ 8pm.