Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"39NOW" - Curated by Sophia Louisa @ d.e.n contemporary - Opens Nov.18, 2010

Group Exhibition Curated by Sophia Louisa November 17 – December 17, 2010 Opening Reception: Thursday, November 18, 5:30-8:00 pm
den contemporary art
@ Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue, #B261 West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-422-6340 or 310-773-1460 Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 11-5pm
Mailing Address: PO Box 6602, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
39NOW unites thirty-nine exceptional artists, from the emerging to the well-established, living in and around Los Angeles. Presented by den contemporary art and curated by Sophia Louisa, 39NOW is a conceptual exhibition wherein each artist has created a new piece of work based on the circumstances of the here and now. The term “now” is conceptual in and of itself. The moment passes and soon becomes “then.” Capturing the moment through art specifically created with the perception of now, through the talents of thirty-nine artists -- all of whom are women -- is the basis of this exhibition.
Initially inspired by Judy Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party’ (1974-79) wherein thirty-nine artists collaborated on one piece, curator Sophia Louisa brings together the same number of artists to create an individual piece within the same time period (June – September 2010) to explore what is happening now, whether on a personal or public level. Collectively, each artist explores the elements of empowerment, strength, fear, independence, and the ability to keep moving forward.
Participating artists are Kim Abeles, Joyce Aiken, Sophia Allison, Fumiko Amano, Yun Bai, Kimber Berry, Andrea Bowers, Nancy Buchanan, Gul Cagin, Heather Cantrell, Jennifer Celio, Ya Ya Chou, Angel Chen, Abbey Dubin, Vivian Flynn, Simone Gad, Kristina Faragher, Alexandra Grant, Laurie Hassold, Mary Heebner, MAL IDEA, Tulsa Kinney, Rebecca Lowry, Leora Lutz, Anne Martens, Christine Morla, Nikki Nash, Ruby Osorio, Snezana Petrovic, Carol Powell, Sandy Rodriguez, Leigh Salgado, Gina Stepaniuk, Lacey Terrell, Daena Title, Marika Krissman Tsircou, Katy Unger, Marnie Weber, and Patssi Valdez.
For more information, please contact: Donna Enad Napper, Owner/Director, den contemporary art at 323-422-6340/ -or- Sophia Louisa, Curator at 310-773-1460/
den contemporary art is located at #B261 in the 2nd floor of the PDC Blue Building. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 11am to 5pm and by appointment. Gallery mailing address is P.O. Box 6602, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
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