We The People: (PODs) installation
Near Yet So Far from Here!
We The People: PODs The Crowd Dynamic #1 — Inclusion/Exclusion/Socialization
PODs represent people within the crowd dynamic — that don’t look like people. They are shapes that resemble in the simplest form a person, body, the being not being. They just are. This is an episode in their Journey.
Diversity of color and shape bring the PODs to life, they mingle, they overlap, they share their energy and create a community. At this point they are on the same “path” together, be it a staircase or other. The black and white paintings represent an“otherness”, outsiders. People who are not yet within the space the colorful crowd occupies. This group, crowd, have a different set of experiences as with them there is a constant change of perspective, inclusion, exclusion, acceptance in the socialization of crowd.
Exhibition from June 6 thru July 5, 2015
Every once in awhile a bunch of artists get together and have fun and something happens. Well… Thanks to Bob Branaman we TEN artists are gathering our “fun” aka artwork, passion, style… to share with you for a whole month… how about that? Pretty cool.
There was talk of a theme… but nothing resonated with all of us except that we’re all HOT… so, there you go. Oh and 10 is a number that brings “instant gratification”
Artists are: Mike Street Bob Branaman Shiri Mordechay Karrie Ross Catherine Ruane Gay Summer Sadow Rick Gary Brewer Aline Mare Ted Meyer Jodi Bonassi
Beyond Baroque http://www.beyondbaroque.org/about.html has a rich history in the Venice, CA area. It’s beginning was as the Venice City Hall and has grown into a wonderful little theatre and bookstore with walls for artwork both in the main lobby and upstairs in the Mike Kelley Gallery space. Intimate does not completely define a space like this… community is more like it…. not polished, shows use, and full of love… creativity abounds and we get to be a part of it…. I love history and especially making it. Now to get it written about and promoted in a way that brings back the magic of times past to this Los Angeles landmark location,
Here is a wiki page with more of the Beyond Baroque historical mentions. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.
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