LA Experimental Artists

ImproviZations

May 7 – 24, 2008

About LAEA

Nearly 20 years ago, a number of artists in the Valley Watercolor Society started meeting regularly to paint together, experimenting with watermedia materials and techniques. Originally known as The Friday Painters, this spin-off group evolved into LA Experimental Artists (LAEA), a group of artists who meet monthly at VIVA to reinvent old and explore new techniques in collage, assemblage, watermedia, monotypes, and digital art, sharing friendship and ideas as they go.

Since their first ImproviZations group show in 2006, the initial group has inspired the formation of two additional experimental artist groups. In 2008, twenty-three artists representating all three LAEA groups will be exhibiting. A list of all 23 exhibiting artists is included in the sidebar to the right.

Examples shown below represent artwork from the exhibit. Click on any image for a higher resolution version.

Anita Bavarsky

Anita Bavarsky

“Life's Forest”
Multimedia/natural elements / 24” x 24”
Mary Becker

Mary Becker

Travel Bag; Going Home
Assemblage: collage, antique ribbon, beads, jewelry, fabric, lace, buttons, inks, acrylics / 12" x 10" x 4"
Donna Geist Buch

Donna Geist Buch

“Iris”
Acrylics, pastels, glazes, gel mediums, texture medium, pouring medium / 24" x 24”
Chris Cozen

Chris Cozen

“Provencal Fabric: Magenta”
Molding paste, acrylic airbrush paints, fluid acrylics and tar gel / 8” x 8” canvas
Susie Gesundheit

Susie Gesundheit

“Meadow”
Liquid acrylic inks pressed under wax, and screen splatters / 28" x 28"
Ben Goldman

Ben Goldman

“Happy Days”
Acrylic with transfers, collage and aquarelle crayon on paper / 26" x 21"
Marilyn Jordan

Marilyn Jordan

“Ginkgo Leaf with Butterfly”
Gold leaf, acrylic paint, found papers, ginkgo leaf, transparency, flat marble on canvas / 12" x 12"
Jo Ann Koch

Jo Ann Koch

 
Chris Meyer

Chris Meyer

“Telecomm 2”
CGI printed on Japanese paper, electronics, stamping, acrylic, collage / 16” x 20”
Chris Meyer

Trish Meyer

“Taking Flight”
Layered watercolor sunprints,
Noblot Ink Pencil / 18” x 12”
Andrea Raft

Andrea Raft

“Strata Various”
Metal Leaf, collage paper, acrylic on canvas / 24” x 24”
Toby Salkin

Toby Salkin

“Brave”
Oil and gold and silver leaf / 30" x 40"
Barbara Tabachnick

Barbara Tabachnick

“Abundance”
Water-sprayed poured acrylic on canvas / 48" x 36"
Erella Teitler

Erella Teitler

“Masquerade”
Mixed media including molding paste and gesso textures, India ink on glacine, and paper / 27” x 31”
Jeanne Zinniker

Jeanne Zinniker