Submerged

Ocean-Inspired Artwork
by
DESIREE ENGEL (ceramics) and
Elizabeth DARON Redmon (paintings)

Exhibit runs from April 12 – May 4, 2019
Opening Reception is April 13, 2019, 6:00 pm

at

GALLERY 57 UNDERGROUND
In the basement of dA Art Center
252-D S. Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 397-9716
Open Friday & Saturday 1:00-4:00pm

DESIREE ENGEL’S installation alludes to the effects of climate change and pollution on ocean life. At first glance, all seems as usual – there are colorful fish and other ocean creatures, as well as plants and reefs.  But – look again, and all is not as it seems at first.

Disappearing? - Desiree Engel
Disappearing?

Desiree Engel says: ”The inspiration for my clay pieces derives from natural forms. Ocean life has been the focus of my work for many years, with some deviations. However, I always seem to return to this theme. I am concerned about the effects of pollution and global warming on our oceans which are the basis for life on earth. What legacy are we leaving our descendants?  Scientists predict that in less than 30 years the oceans will be ‘fishless.’”

Disappearing? - Desiree Engel
Disappearing?

The artist has shown her work extensively throughout Southern California and the United States, as well as in her native Croatia (formerly part of Yugoslavia).  Her work is in private collections in the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, and Australia.  She has taught hand-built ceramics at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal-State Fullerton and is a founding member of
57 UNDERGROUND, a contemporary art gallery in Pomona.

ELIZABETH DARON REDMON, an Anaheim artist, writes, “These 40 nonobjective paintings are just for fun, painted for the sheer pleasure of the creative experience.  Departing from my usual portrait work, I found myself fascinated by what happens, by plan or surprise, at the intersection of color, shape, value, and design.”

Intimacy Orb - Elizabeth Daron Redmon
Intimacy Orb

Daron is an active participant/leader/ instructor in the MVAL Artist Cooperative and the arts division of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal State Fullerton.  She has been honored with five solo exhibitions and has received numerous awards at local, national and international shows.

Coral Portrait - Elizabeth Daron Redmon
Coral Portrait

Daron’s paintings have hung at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Paxton Gallery in Norwalk, Brea Art Gallery, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Muzeo’s Carnegie Museum in Anaheim, the Museum of California Art in Pasadena, and at multiple sites at Cal-State Fullerton and at the University of Southern California.  You are invited to visit her art website at DaronDesigns.com.

12×12 | The Gallery at WorkWell

12″ x 12″ Group Exhibition
April 15 – June 15
Artist Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Jasmin has asked that those who are planning on attending the reception to please RSVP.

At some point throughout their careers, many artists will impart upon the viewer a small square window into their world, and experiment within a 12″ x 12″ dimensional surface area. This spatial confine of 12 square inches, two-dimensions equal on all sides, lends the artist a perfectly balanced emptiness with which they use to freely express themselves, utilizing a vast array of subjects, styles, and mediums. Therefore, by imposing this spatial uniformity on themselves, the Gallery @ WorkWell asks artists to counterintuitively create a diverse vibrancy in their work. Our show 12” x 12” functions as a contradiction; a collection of these pieces is both a display of the artist’s individuality and a cohesive assemblage of equivalently sized works of art.

Harmoniously dissonant, uniformly distinct, these artists represent a surge through the conformity of everyday life. The Gallery at WorkWell wants our artists to activate this philosophy in their work. We aim to break through the mold of the traditional office setting, encouraging interaction between art, business, and community. In this, our third exhibition, artists break through their own mold: the canvas.

SCA Members Sharon Kump, Karen Feuer-Schwager, Janet Inez-Adams, Kathy Breaux, and Randall Holbrook invite you to join them at the 12×12 artist reception at the Gallery at WorkWell.

The Gallery at WorkWell
17322 Murphy Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
www.workwelloc.com
714.980.2994
hello@workwelloc.com

Dessert | Desert

Are you looking for a project to work on over the summer?

The Coastline Art Gallery will give you a panel to paint on but are asking for only images of your favorite dessert. These images will be collected at the end of August and will be hung as part of a larger installation for our Dessert | Desert exhibition.

Please email David Michael Lee if you would like to be part of the exhibition.

note: the Subject Line of the email needs to read “Dessert Panel”
He will send out more information later in the month of April.

A Forum for Artists Working in Southern California