Artist Robin Eley in “Loss / Less,” shows through a pixilated process chaos of a different kind, the Internet. His body of works are small individual tiles juxtaposed in a scrambled manner. The works are mostly portraits that move in a static manner on the canvas. The work is political, social and behavioral chaos in the high tech world we now must live in, like it or not.
Robin Eley grew up in Australia and attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara earning a BA in Fine Art. He has received many awards since then, earning him respect and recognition in the Art World. His award from Arts SA, led him to an artist residency invitation in Los Angeles from 101 Exhibit.
In his show he has a very personal art piece called “Binary.jpg,” a photo his twins’ birth. He painted this portrait then made small individual tiles which he sent to people all over the world. The experiment was to receive each tile back, either as sent or redone by the recipient. These tiles are juxtaposed to recreate the original portrait of his twins. The message is very powerful, it asks how do we fit in with (technology / internet) in our society, and how does it intoxicate our children.
Personally this made the whole body of artworks complete. You will need to fill in the missing pieces with the logic of reality.
101 Exhibit / Robin Eley
Loss / Less
May 20th – July 14, 2017
668 North La Peer Dr.
The Art Deco building at 170 S. La Brea holds a variety of galleries including LAUNCH LA upstairs where local artist Christine Weir is having her first exhibition and is a great place to view many artists.
Weir’s first art exhibition called “QUALIA” showcases intricately detailed drawings using graphite on clay panels. The aesthetic artworks bring feelings and emotions that are visually unique to each piece on display. All works are done in layers of pencil graphite meticulously placed, her images are rivers viewed from Google Earth.
Christine Weir / QUALIA
May 20th – June 17, 2017
170 S. La Brea Ave
LA CA 90036
Heather Jade Gazarian has lived in Hancock Park for almost ten years. She is currently a docent at the Marciano Art Foundation. Heather studied Fine Art and Art History at UCSB and worked for a major art dealer in NYC. Though her career changed over the years, her love for art remains. She looks forward to sharing all the “must see” art openings in our neighborhood lucky to have a variety of art museums and galleries to enrich our palette.