“Inspired by historical wars including WWI & the American Civil war, Brooklyn based artist Allison Sommers will be presenting her newest body of work, ‘Potter’s Field’ at L.A’s Thinkspace Gallery on January 7th. Featuring her signature style of miniature scale paintings composed of gouache on paper, the clusters of creatures, either employed as soldiers, beasts or nurses amongst others are engaged in action in darkened, war torn landscape. Illuminating the scale and inventiveness of Sommers who will also be showing one of the largest pieces she’s created to date, several of the smallest works are housed with antique matchboxes.” – Hi-Fructose
Check out the full studio visit with Allison here:
Allison Sommers “Potter’s Field”
Reception with the artist:
Sat, Jan. 7th 5-8PM
Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com
: American Surreal
is the first mid-career retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist. Schorr is a leading figure in Southern California’s cartoon-based movement, which embraces low-brow culture and a ribald graphic style indebted to pop sources such as Mad magazine. Schorr’s astonishing, highly polished realism, (inspired by Bosch, Brueghel and Dali), sets him apart from his best-known peers such as Camille Rose Garcia, Gary Baseman, and Mark Ryden. The exhibition, curated by SJMA’s Senior Scholar and Curator of Collections Susan Landauer, will be accompanied by a new book published by Last Gasp, San Francisco.
The show opens this weekend, but the real event is coming up next month, so plan now to head up to San Jose on Thursday, July 16th. Add’l details to follow soon – but there will be a book signing for Todd’s new book, a panel discussion, live music, Ed Hardy Vodka will be flowing and much more… can’t wait!
Todd Schorr: American Surreal
Thurs, July 16th 7-10PM ($8 cost)
June 20th – September 16th @ The San Jose Museum Of Art
“Dinner and a Movie” / Oil on canvas / 30×60″
from her upcoming debut solo show, ‘Beneath The Seams’
Hi-Fructose just posted a new interview with Sarah conducted by CommandaX of the Erratic Phenomena blog here.
Plus, Juxapoz just posted ‘their ’20 Questions’ feature with Sarah as well. Check it out here.