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ReVisions of LA with Kent Familton, Damaris Rivera, and Zak Smith
March 6, 2011
06 March 2011, 1 -4 pm
ASAP @ LACE
LACE is located in the heart of Hollywood, an ideal place to observe and contemplate the collision of Los Angeles — its intricate networks hum with activity as resources are transferred and spaces are reconstructed through use or development. ASAP’s 2011 Re-Visions of LA drawing workshops will build conversations around how our urban environments are constructed and what that means to our every day lives.??Each month a new group of artists will spend an afternoon at LACE providing free drawing classes.
All levels and ages are welcome as we talk about Hollywood while drawing our surroundings.
All workshops are free, and all materials will be supplied.
Kent Familton is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. Dealing with formal concerns of abstraction and the paired down semblance of minimalism, Familton explores and challenges the modes of culture and communication through painting and drawing. Familton holds a BA in Art from UCLA and a MFA from The Claire Trevor School of The Arts, UC Irvine. He is currently an adjunct lecturer at Cal State University Long Beach. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Monte Vista Projects, LAXART and Viva la Commonspace.
Damaris Rivera is the Maguire Fellow and an MFA candidate at Claremont Graduate University. She completed her BA at San Francisco State University and was the recipient of the Stillwell Award in Fine Art. As a resident at the Colima Project in el Salvador, she co-led town beautification art projects with the local community, and school district. Rivera has participated in group shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and throughout the central coast. In 2009 Rivera was chosen by the San Francisco Art’s Commission as one of twelve top emergents. Rivera is invested in reusing discarded objects, material and debris to produce site-generated installations. Her work references entropy in architecture, the suburban sprawl and urban landscape. Rivera lives and works in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Documentation of her site-specific installations and sculpture can be viewed at www.dgrivera.com.
Zak Smith is an artist who first came to prominence with his mammoth work Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon’s Novel Gravity’s Rainbow, shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Smith’s paintings and drawings are held in major public and private collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. We Did Porn— a book includng drawings and stories about his experiences working in the adult film industry— his third book and his first to include writing— was published in July 2009 by Tin House Books. He lives and works in Los Angeles.