LA Experimental Artists

ImproviZations

September 2 – 19, 2009

About LAEA

Over 20 years ago LA Experimental Artists began as a co-op of 12 artists and has evolved to four extremely creative groups of accomplished, talented and award-winning artists who meet monthly at VIVA. The groups reinvent old and explore new techniques in collage, assemblage, watermedia, monotypes, fiber art, and digital art, sharing friendship, ideas and techniques.

ImproviZations 4 is the fourth annual exhibit, and promises to be a poignant show by some of the area’s best experimental and abstract artists. This year’s exhibit features the works of 27 artists who have joined together to create and form what promises to be a compelling display of experimental works of art. Always engaging and stimulating, this exhibition will share an exciting broad range of approaches, techniques and content. 

A list of all 27 exhibiting artists is included in the sidebar to the right; click to download a PDF bio.

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

Ruth Banarer

Ruth Banarer

“White Bird”
Pencil drawing, watercolor/ink
Mary Becker

Mary Becker

“Paris Soul”
Altered shoe, vintage textiles,
found objects, wire
Donna Geist Buch

Donna Geist Buch

“Spiritual Rising”
Acrylic with mediums, glazes and pastels
Joan Compton

Joan Compton

“Funky Hearts”
Black shoe with hearts, lace and feathers
Lore Eckelberry

Lore Eckelberry

“Morgan”
Paper, acrylic and mixed media
Ben Goldman

Ben Goldman

“Time Gone By”
Collage and transfer on canvas
with epoxy coating
Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones

“Earth Child”
Mixed media: paper mache, collage, canvas, palm parts, yarn, acrylic
Lina Kogan

Lina Kogan

“Introspections IV – Bella”
High and pit fired clay, wire,
mixed media on shelf
Avinger Nelson/Andrea Raft

Avinger Nelson/Andrea Raft

“Mask”
Acrylic, mediums, paper, mask
Avinger Nelson

Avinger Nelson

“Portrait”
Found object assemblage
Andrea Raft

Andrea Raft

“Dragon Breath”
Acrylic paint, metal leaf, photo on wood panel
Barbara Tabachnick

Barbara Tabachnick

“Dripping Acacia”
Acrylics poured, sprayed with
water and painted
Jeanne Zinniker

Jeanne Zinniker

“El Sol”
Altered paper, stamping over metallic ground