Brewery Annex


  • LA ARTCORE BREWERY ANNEX 650a South Avenue 21 Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States

OLIVER NOWLIN
SNEZAWA PETROVIC
SILVIA KWAK-SIMMONS

 

LA Artcore is pleased to present a three-person exhibit at LA Artcore’s Lincoln Heights gallery in the Brewery Arts Colony bringing three distinctive creative concepts together.

Los Angeles artist Silvia Kwak-Simmons’ mixed-media works on paper take heed in nature’s boundless energy, employing the use of monotype and collaging techniques woven together to produce shifts in overall perspective. Kwak-Simmons’ use of geometric formal structures allow for color to be fully explored.

Los Angeles artist Oliver Nowlin’s paintings combine painted surfaces and neon lighting fixtures to extend a painting/sculpture relationship. Nowlin’s paintings articulate memory through irregularly shaped panels, gauzy and off-kilter geometries, impasto-ed splotches riddled and pockmarked by time, and buzzing with light. Nowlin deals in such contradictions of life and death in which his art is conveyed.

The paintings of Snezana Petrovic titled Woman Shamans explore women’s unspoken history of healing through magic and transformation. Petrovic employs the figure, as well as an investigation of line, paints’ physicality, and negative space. The artist delves into many different cultures and civilizations including Rome, Ajnu, Serbia, Mongol, India, and Sufi Mysticism, where matriarchal culture fully developed. The oral tradition has largely carried secrets of health and enlightenment with the exception of African proverbs which were kept in visual form. All stories and portraits are interwoven with the artist’s personal journey as a... “globetrotter in search of binding substance between diverse traditions.”