November 14-December 6, 2015
The Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA) in partnership with Avenue 50 Studio presents Water: A Necessary Conversation, an engaging exhibition that opens on Saturday, November 14, 2015. The decision by curator Susan King to hang contemporary artworks alongside activist posters strikes a lively visual dialogue between past and present artistic treatments of this important subject. In King’s words: “it emphasizes the enduring human need to manage water resources and the usefulness of art in conveying that message.” The abstract and representational works by twenty artists from across the country range from painting, prints and video to iPhone photography. The activist posters including two Robbie Canal posters are courtesy of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. A stakeholders conversation will take place on Sunday, December 6, 2015 to further expand the public dialogue.
Participating artists include: Elaine Alibrandi, Melissa Richardson Banks, Mariona Barkus, Andrea Broyles, Danielle Eubank, Karen Hansen, Shelley Hefler, Brenda Hurst, Ann Isolde, J. J. L’Heureux, Yana Marshall, Andrea Monroe, Eva Montealegre, Therese Moriarty, Sandra Mueller, Seda Saar, Karen Schifman, Susie Stockholm, Stephanie Sydney, Teresa Young and the “Artists Formerly Known as Women” collective. The historical posters including two works by Robbie Conal are courtesy of The Center for The Study of Political Graphics.More at scwca.org.
Opening Reception: November 14. 2015
Dates: November 14-December 6, 2015
Hours: 10-4 pm, Tues.-Sunday (closed Friday)
Conversation: Sunday, Dec. 6, 2-4 pm<
Venue: Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
ABOUT SCWCA: The Women’s Caucus for Art is the leading national membership organization for women in the visual arts professions. Founded in 1976, the Southern California chapter provides programs, workshops and exhibitions opportunities.
ABOUT AVENUE 50 STUDIO: Avenue 50 Studio is an arts presentation organization grounded in Latina/o culture, visual arts, and the Northeast Los Angeles Community, that seeks to bridge cultures through artistic expression, using content-driven art to educate and to stimulate intercultural understanding. Visit avenue50stuio.org
ABOUT THE CURATOR: Curator Susan King is an art historian and artist who currently teaches at Loyola Marymount College and Laguna College of Art and Design. Her areas of expertise include modern and contemporary art and design. She will become national president of WCA in February 2016