RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY
Bergamont Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, G2
Santa Monica, CA
The film appears one night only at 8 p.m., Friday, June 6, at the Crest Theatre, 1262 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Tickets are $12, available at the box office 30 minutes prior to the screening.
For more information call (310) 470-1508 or visit www.crestwestwood.com.
Lisa Adams: As It Appears To Be, a 54-minute documentary directed by Juri Koll, presents a portrait of an artist who forged an individual, burn-the-ships path. It shows why her work is unique. It shows why it has integrity. And it shows, if you take a long-term view of things, why it will resonate far beyond the era in which it she made it.
The film's title comes from a longer quote: "Nothing is as it appears to be." By nothing she means things fucked up or not. She's not cynical; she's a poetic pragmatist. In her aviary of a studio she conducts her examination into the imperfection of life. There, she creates miraculous images that confer beauty onto urban dystopias and personal trials. Both the inquiry and the product are noble.
The film grounds her paintings in specific geographical locales and life decisions. It includes scenes of her at work. It includes visits to the Los Angeles River. It includes drive-bys past local scrap yards, where, hilariously, she displays connoisseurship-like knowledge. We learn of her decision at the age of ten to become an artist. We learn of her stylistic and personal affinity with Vincent Van Gogh and Philip Guston. We learn of her heroic decision to continue to develop her already-successful art. We learn of the consequences of that decision. We learn of her Sophoclean plight at almost losing her vision. We learn of her decision to take sanctuary in her painting.
The film is peppered with comments by critics/curators Peter Frank and Shana Nys Dambrot, artist/musician Llyn Foulkes, and her gallerist Clyde Beswick. What emerges is a portrait of an artist who defied what was going on around her. Why?Because her art demanded it. As she burrows deeper and deeper into her work she shows, like the canary and the miner, how nothing is as it appears to be.
The most remarkable thing about the film is that these experiences didn't embitter her. Instead, she speaks with great serenity about what she's learned, what she's still learning. In fact, the only greater serenity is when she's painting. And there the silence is deafening.
The film appears one night only at 8 p.m., Friday, June 6, at the Crest Theatre, 1262 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Tickets are $12, available at the box office 30 minutes prior to the screening. For more information call (310) 470-1508 or visit www.crestwestwood.com.
361 Vernon Ave, Venice, California 90291
Sessions are quick and fun. You'll leave with your final image in-hand, touched-up as-needed. Bring a thumb drive or receive by eMail.
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Free music food and beer from 12noon to 6pm today at Robert Berman Gallery B7 at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica. Bring your friends and especially your family out to hear some of the best music in los angeles for free!!
Special thanks to all the musicians!
Estimated set times:
12 -1 : Suntundra Moon
1- 2 : Milo Gonzalez
2 -3 : Alex Emami
3 -4: Negros Galacticas
4 -5: Michael Jost and Speil
5- 6: Chris Parise & his jazz band
Gonna be an amazing show with so much talent... please come enjoy the music and a beer!!
Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice Artblock Artists will be scattered all throughout the festival creating street art, showing their work, or simply enjoying the day of festivities. Look for the ArtBlock logo while you are out.
4th and Sunset, Venice CA 90291
Venice ArtBlock Artists will again be opening their studios for free to the public from 11 am to 6 pm. Walk, bike, skateboard, shuttle bus, pedicab, jog on by and visit the studios of the 60+ Venice ArtBlock artists.
“Artists have come together to support and promote each others’ works in a true grassroots and awesome event that is not only free monetarily, but artistically and sociologically, in true Venice fashion. I was inspired and proud all day long.” - Blogtown