John Carpenter is an interactive digital artist and designer whose work explores qualitative spaces in interactive art + design. Based in Los Angeles, he works for Oblong Industries as a g-speak engineer and is a visiting professor in the Multimedia Arts Department at Loyola Marymount University. John earned his MFA from the department of Design | Media Arts at UCLA (2009) and has recently exhibited work at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, ACME. Los Angeles and Young Projects.
With roots in graffiti, Los Angles based muralist, Cache, has been popping up wall by wall over the last couple years. He is most known for his hilarious skinny-legged chickens and Zapatistas characters, which are often seen biking, or pumping their fists.
“Inspired by such writers as Carlos Castañeda, who describes humans as being “trapped in human chicken coops,” Cache saw how society has been constantly manipulated by corporate logos. As a result, he sought a logo of his own to combat the effects of uniformity, and a censored and diluted media assault on the human psyche. Hence, the Chickens came to life…”
Elephant, Unsustainable Creatures Series
Cynthia Minet’s mixed media sculptures, drawings and installations combine an interest in scientific and ecological issues with an investigation of materials. Her artworks have been exhibited both in the USA and internationally.
Most recently, several of her life-size illuminated sculptures, the “Unsustainable Creatures” have been displayed in a solo installation at the Los Angeles International Airport ( April-Sept 2013), at the Huntington Beach Art Center, the Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, and at GATE Projects, Glendale.
Miguel Osuna has been painting and drawing from an early age. After studying architecture in Mexico, he moved to Los Angeles. He practiced architectural design in diverse industries through 2001 and in 2002 he started painting full time while visiting Buenos Aires. Upon return, he engaged in an exploration of Los Angeles, his adopted hometown, through an extensive series of abstract landscape paintings that still continues. His studio practice frequently involves investigations on different techniques, applications and materials. He presented a new body of abstract work, 'SPIN', at Garboushian Gallery in Los Angeles in November of 2012.
Peripheral explores patterns of the Los Angeles landscape that people emerse themselves into daily, through a perspective that often goes unnoticed. It sheds light to the typical and monotonous commute and showcases the city from an angle that capture fleeting moments that occurs alongside us, as we travel through the urban fabric in the bubble of our automobiles.
Aaron Dang joined AHBE Landscape Architects in 2011 as a Landscape Designer. He is a native of Los Angeles with a passionate interest in urban infrastructure, urban landscape, and urban development. Landscape architecture connected his obsession for L.A. and his wish to explore and contribute to the city.
From Sea To Shining Sea
Evan is currently completing a Kickstarter-funded feature-length time-lapse portrait of the American landscape, "From Sea To Shining Sea", tracing the route of American settlement from Jamestown, Virginia to San Francisco, California primarily via the Interstate Highway System
Evan Mather is a Landscape Architect and Principal with AHBE Landscape Architects. He is also an independent filmmaker and Graham Foundation recipient whose diverse works have screened at Sundance, SXSW, the National Building Museum, and the McMurdo Station (Antarctica).
The Luma Light series is part of Videre Licet, an art and design collaboration between Daniele Albright, an artist, designer and photographer based in Los Angeles and Stefan Lawrence, a designer and curator of design, also based in Los Angeles.
Skogsrå, Lantern installation
Jennie uses the body and movement as a means of inspiration and expression to create sequences. Translating her ideas onto the fragile nature of paper, supported by low tech and light. Her work touches on the notion of romanticism and nostalgia.
Intimate lanterns light the loss of way and figures of the non existence to cause erasure of the real. Images referencing the female skogsrå of nordic mythology, seductively luring men to their doom in the lost depth of the forest.
Music Legs Glob Lamps
Ball-Nogues Studio is an integrated design and fabrication practice operating in a territory between architecture, art, and industrial design, led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues. Their work is informed by the exploration of craft. Essential to each project is the "design" of the production process itself, with the aim of creating environments that enhance sensation, generate spectacle and invite physical engagement.
For the Music Legs Glob Lamp series they adapted materials and processes commonly used in the mass production of packaging to yield a series of lamps. Paper pulp forms an integrated structure and skin, such that the only non-biodegradable components are the bulb housing and cord. As with the subjective interpretation of clouds, the viewer can read different meanings in the forms of each lamp. Because of the unique fabrication process, no single lamp can be exactly reproduced
Kate Moss Painting Series
Kate Moss has become the obsessive muse for this body of work. She is representative of Bond’s childhood, growing up in the 90’s, and being constantly exposed to consumer culture. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, American culture, and personal experiences influence Bond’s choices in color, brush work, material, and composition. Bond is currently using Kate Moss as a catalyst for her self portraits, trying to mimic her in poses and attitude.
Hilary Bond was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After attending the Baltimore School for the Arts she went to The Cooper Union and received a BFA in 2007, after which she moved to Los Angeles in 2008.
Ron Reihel was born in the California Desert and raised in the islands of the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. His visual experiences influence his work, as it examines the depth and gravity of light. Ron replanted himself in California in the mid 1980's to begin his education of painting and sculpture at Otis Parson's in Los Angeles.
Provoking an unorthodox spirit, Reihel's sculptures continuously dance between absorption and reflection and are engendered with a sense of internal power. His pieces are modern magical aspects of the natural world underlining the very essence of how color shapes our perception and elicits an emotional response. Reihel has shown with many distinguished galleries in the US and Europe.
Curator & Artist
My art is always a reflection of where I find myself, both physically and emotionally in the world. I like to explore different ways you can experience life; the haziness of memory, the undefined edges around perception, and the physical state of emotion.