past exhibition
Varieties of Disturbance
Joan Weinzettle
07.09.17 - 07.30.17

Opening reception Sunday July 9, 7-10pm

Varieties of Disturbance is an exhibition of sewn works on paper that hover somewhere between textile and drawing.

Completed over the past two years, the works reveal the desire to process, distort, partially erase and release text surfaces taken from stories, poems, reviews, and most recently, opinion pieces and current news into an altered state of being. Asking to be read again, the works shift back and forth between what we know and what we no longer see.

Using cotton thread and ordinary machine sewing the work is visually grounded in the basic structure of plain weaving and netting, referencing lines in nature and ancient and contemporary textiles.

Joan Weinzettle (b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Los Angeles based artist. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles from California College of the Arts in 1985. She has exhibited work in the LA area most recently in WOVEN, a group show at Sturt Haaga Gallery curated by John David O’Brien and SAMPLED, a group show at Offramp Gallery curated by Anita Bunn.

On view Saturdays from 12- 4 and by appointment. 

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past exhibition
Rock Collection
Elizabeth Loux

If you are a rock, what are you doing?
  1. Someone threw me and I’m flying through the air.  Small things hit me as I fly but my shell     deflects them.  I’m going to land at some point and my shell will protect me.
  2. Someone is holding me in a closed hand.  Their other hand is cold but this one is warm because they keep squeezing me, on and off.  They are messing with my shape but I don’t  change.              
  3. Not really doing anything.  It’s cold outside and my shell is colder than the air.
  4. Someone is trying to clean me.  They are trying to take responsibility for their impact on me by cleaning the mess.  Sometimes, an object makes it easy by being easy to clean, but I am rough and porous and trap dirt.
  5. Someone is trying to clean me, but this time, I am nonporous.  I am easy to clean and minimize their impact on me by being resilient.
Elizabeth Loux is an artist and residential cleaning lady from Philadelphia.  While cleaning, she projects herself onto the objects that she is maintaining. These objects are referenced in her work through mold making and the use of materials found in new construction.  She road tripped to Los Angeles with these sculptures in or on her car.