Art Exhibition

Unpredictable Memories

Jan 9 - Feb 26, 2016 at Artspace Warehouse:
Unpredictable Memories

New art exhibition Unpredictable Memories opens January 9, 2016 at Artspace Warehouse. Featured artists include Hilary Bond, Judy Zimbert, J.W. Pippen, Robert Lebsack, and Gerhard Voelkle.

Opening Reception Saturday January 9, 6-8pm.

Hilary Bond was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After received a BFA from The Cooper Union in 2007, Hilary moved to and now lives in Los Angeles. Her paintings are mysterious, beautiful, assertive, and have their own inner dialog.

After a first career in radio and television, Judy Zimbert was able to channel her energies fully into what she’d always dreamed of doing…painting. Having studied for years in Taos, New Mexico with famed chiaroscuro artist David Leffel, she began a long examination of German Expressionist Art and incorporated the freshness of contemporary images.

J.W. Pippen's colorful, lush adaptation of traditional themes in Zen-tinged Japanese art established him as skilled, thoughtful and sensible artist. His artworks are applied onto wood panels, revealing the beautiful details of nature and finished off with several coats of clear resin, adding a smooth reflective finish. The Los Angeles artist uses “simple brush strokes and determined lines only where they seem necessary." He dreams of the limitless skies while his artworks take shape and respire.

Robert Lebsack's work tends to focus on social and cultural issues using torn newspapers as context. By utilizing bits and pieces of headlines, articles and ads as the background the viewer can use their own interpretation and random image word association to bring meaning to each individual piece. He creates artwork using mixed media with ink, acrylic and charcoal on archival copies of newspaper and sheet music.

Gerhard Voelkle was born 1953 in Lörrach, Germany and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, Switzerland. The connection to the Spanish island Lanzarote and the fascination with the ubiquitous volcanic rocks has long been reflected in his artworks. A special technique to create metal oxidation allows Völkle to work with real rust which creates amazing visual effects. The final outcome of the artwork is removed from the artist’s control as the process of oxidation takes over and transforms the canvas into a breathing body. The clear and defined minimalist forms come alive through their surfaces.