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CANCELLED - Opening Reception: Associative Pluralities

Presented by Homeira Goldstein and TIME4ART

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Associative Plurarlities
Exhibition Schedule: April 10th through June 28th
Opening Reception:
April 10th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Program at 7:30 PM)

Associative Pluralities InvitationManhattan Beach, CA, July 31, 2019 – Homeira Goldstein and TIME4ART with support of the Manhattan Beach Art Center are thrilled to present “ASSOCIATIVE PLURALITIES”, a group exhibition featuring highly celebrated Los Angeles artist, Tom Wudl and 10 artists selected from a group of independent artists who study with him at his studio in downtown Los Angeles.

Tom Wudl
Mindy Alper | BJ Dockweiler | Loran Calvin | Monica Leal Cueva | Michele Jaffe |
Charlotte Schmid-Maybach | David Peters | Tere Abdala-Romano | Elise Vazelakis | Laurie Yehia


While the artists in Wudl’s master class have their practice of training and coaching with him in common, this exhibition showcases the variety of the artists' individual inspirations and the widely diverse nature and spirit of their work from inspirations, ideas, concepts, processes, and mediums, to their own personalities.

Tom Wudl
takes inspiration from a revered Buddhist teaching, the Avatamsaka Sutra, to create an ongoing series of painstakingly detailed works in response to the text's evocative literary descriptions. Through a rigorous approach to draftsmanship, he seeks to reveal the interconnectedness of all things within a cosmos of infinite realms. Wudl fuses this meditative approach with a robust aesthetics, employing formal conventions to visually represent that which defies verbal description. Wudl has balanced his studio practice with a long career in teaching art and has held positions at a number of prestigious institutions.

Mindy Alper drawings, paintings, and sculptures focus on the representation of people, articulating complex and profound emotions, while BJ Dockweiler explores how brilliant colors clash and abstract images vibrate, giving flat art an added dimension.

Loran Calvin
uses outdated and useless slides in the contemporary world, giving them purpose for holding memories, yet Monica Leal Cueva creates digital collages with images that she generates herself through exploration of her environment.

Experimenting with different styles and mediums, Michele Jaffe trusts her own inspiration and search for her core artistic spirit and expression, whereas Charlotte Schmid-Maybach works on series of layered paper images, using photograph as a starting point.

David Peters works intuitively without preconceived ideas, embracing inspirations to guide him to forms and shapes welcoming unexpected discoveries inherent in the painting process and Tere Abdala-Romano approaches painting much like meditation ignoring her thinking mind, thus providing space for the void and allowing the creative process to unfold.

Manipulating loom weaving long-tended tradition with the integration of metal wire, Elise Vazelakis’ techniques push the customary boundaries of weaving, resulting in dynamic forms striking a balance between textile and sculpture, exploring juxtaposition of comfort and complexity and strength and fragility, while Laurie Yehia paints Individual wall switch plates, aggregating them into a grid-like structure retaining traces of their functionality while their new configuration is open to multiple interpretations.

For more information on each artist, please visit the TIME4ART website.

This exhibition is presented by TIME4ART, a non-profit art educational organization in Manhattan Beach, California with the mission of enhancing cultural art awareness in the South Bay and Greater Los Angeles.

“Our heartfelt thanks to Manhattan Beach Art Center for their spirit of camaraderie and community.” -Homeira Goldstein

Gallery Information:

Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC)
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 802-5440

Wednesday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Holidays and for Installation/Deinstallation

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