'Moon Quartet/Cuarteto de luna - Four Women Painters" premieres new works from four up-and-coming Latina women painters in Los Angeles. Linda Arreola, Cici Gonzalez, Poli Marichal, and Marianne Sadowski expand the language of art in their community, ranging from the abstract to the figurative, from the whimsical to the concrete, and from the spiritual and sublime to the commonplace.
These artists bring an impressive command of their craft, promising to be a refreshing and reaffirming addition to the growing local Chicano and Latino art scene, while the gallery-art space makes its mark in the ever expanding downtown Los Angeles artistic and cultural community.
Linda Arreola comes from a schooled architecture and sculpture background. Her interests lie in honoring the simple, the common, and the ordinary, transforming the canvas into a grid where she creates order, defines space and allows for chaos by layering unmixed colors and elements of language to create new meanings through symbolism and metaphor. Her ?weeping O? s? oil painting series explores and connects the main events and mood from this past year.
Cici Gonzalez studied art at private schools, East Los Angeles College in California as well as apprenticed with New York artist Dale Maix. Her career has taken her from Los Angeles to London as an in-house artist, fashion illustrator, storyboard artist and art director. She has also worked for the Walt Disney Company and printed at Self-Help Graphics in East LA. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence with the Los Angeles based non-profit foundation Theatre of Hearts/ Youth First, teaching the visual arts to at-risk youth and incarcerated teens. Her works include oil, acrylic, watercolor, etching and woodcut. She is fascinated with ?uncharted territory and infinite space? and explores the universe in her abstract deeply colorful paintings.
Poli Marichal has a fine art and film background. She studied painting in Spain and London and her exploration of visual media has led her to make prints, paintings, mixed media, experimental films and multi-media installations. On canvas her paintings combines a strong sense of color with a figurative style, giving us an exploration of the opposites and their energy.
Marianne Sadowski has a fine art and film background. As an artist she has traveled extensively through the Mexican countryside with her husband (who is a photographer) and has tried to capture in her paintings the magic and essence of the people and the landscape .
OPENING: Saturday, September 7, 7-10pm
Special Performance: Saturday, September 21, 8pm
Meet the Artists Evening: Thursday, October 10, 7-9pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays 12-4pm; Saturdays & Sundays 1-5pm or by appointment.
Continues through October 13, 2002.
Tropico de Nopal
1665 Beverly Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90026