Two new group exhibitions are currently on view at the Santa Monica Art Studios. Special guest artist Brooke Harker is one of the featured artists participating in the group show.
Harker recently exhibited her work in a group show entitled “Canvas Streets” at Destroy Rebuild Repeat Gallery in Santa Monica. She is looking forward to showing at the Santa Monica Art Studios. It is a gallery near and dear to her heart.
“I feel honored to show paintings alongside artists whose work I have admired and observed over the years. I find the Santa Monica Studios quite inspiring. The galleries and studios there have been the destination for many artist dates with myself over the years,” says Harker. “I remember seeing the work of Yossi Gorvin the first time I went there years ago and being in awe by some of his larger paintings. At that time, I had not attempted to work in such a large scale, and I found inspiration in being exposed to his work.”
Founders Sherry Frumkin and Yossi Govrin oversee the day-to-day activities of the Santa Monica Art Studios. Frumkin has been a longtime gallery owner (Sherry Frumkin Gallery at Bergamot Station) and Govrin is an established artist, who also has a studio at the arts complex. Together they represent both ends of the art spectrum.
The Santa Monica Art Studios was created to support local artists. Frumkin has always been fond of working with artists. She explains, “I’m not an artist, though I love art and am grateful that I am around their creative energy. I’ve always taken the most pleasure in being able to convey to the public what is behind an artist’s work.”
Also part of Saturday’s opening will be Lyle Carbajal, Rachel Furman, Dara Isaacs, Cristina Parovel, Isaura Sanchez, Robert Stark, Patrick and Adam Wilkinson. As well as a group show presented by the Laguna College of Art & Design in Arena 1.
The Laguna College of Art & Design presents two group exhibitions showcasing students with a 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition. The exhibitions will be held from June 1-12 and from June 15-25. Artists include: Junghwa Hong, Kirsten Van Mourick, Chris Slaymaker, Timothy Robert Smith and Eric Almanza (June 1 – June 12) and Robin Cole Smith, Alla Bartoshchuk, Evgenia Willis, Robin Hextrum and Regina Jacobson (from June 15 – June 25). The opening reception for the 2nd exhibition will be held on Saturday June 15 from 6-9pm at Arena 1.
The opening reception for Santa Monica Art Studios takes place on Saturday, June 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica 90405). The show will remain on view through June 29th. http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com/ http://www.brookeharker.com/