artists, Plastic Sunshine

Julie Orr

Julie Orr is an artist whose focus is on the attraction and repulsion of consuming.  Often using trash (like plastic bottles) and photographs (which she models for) and cosmetics to create colorful paintings, sculptures, and installations.  Julie’s work has also addressed the translation of consuming to the digital age, where we can gorge ourselves on information, or author it.  Her piece “Public Profile” was included in LGT!’s Plastic Sunshine.

To see more of her works check out her website:

Julie Orr Public Profile

artists, Parallel

Suzanne Gibbs

Suzanne Gibbs was one of our artists from the show Parallel.  The works curated into the show were a series of three paintings that deal with layering of maps  as a basis for creating patterns.

You can find out more about her through her website:


artists, Plastic Sunshine

Christine Salama

Christine Salama was one of our artists from our first show Plastic Sunshine.  Her work reflects the ideas of history as created by a society and personal history.  She uses encaustic to create her work which is a direct reference to her heritage.
You can see more of her work here:
99.3% (In A Game Of Chess)
Wax, oil paint, dammar resin, dye, ink, magazine collage, wax paper on poplar
99.3 detail Cristine Salama
artists, JUST IGNORE ME, Parallel

Dominique Ovalle

Dominique Ovalle has participated in several shows with LGT!  She hosted Parallel a group show on contemporary landscape, which also included a piece by her.  The works shown here were from Just Ignore Me.  Her work is interested in exploring the purity and serene beauty of water through a spiritual lens.  She is an outdoors woman and traveler,  and many of her paintings are inspired by directly observing and experiencing the global landscape.
Check out More of her work here:
In The Works, Strange Comfort

Conchi Sanford will be curating Strange Comfort on behalf of LGT! at the DA Center for the Arts in Pomona.  The show will open January 11th 2014.  Conchi will have a sculpture or two in the show, and installations by Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Betsy Lohrer Hall, and Chuck Feesago, possibly with a few other artists as well.  (In fact, I think most definately more artists.)

As LGT! starts to put together the show, we went over to the DA on a good ol’ fashioned field trip.  We got lots of pictures for reference in the studio for the participating artists, and bonus: sneak preview of the new show going up for the month of December.  The show is GUIDES, a group show featuring current work from Mt. SAC art faculty.  (Mount San Antonio College for those of you long distance readers.)


ReModel 2 Sculpture Education Symposium

ReModel 2 is happening tomorrow.  It is free and open to the public!  LGT!’s YOU ARE HERE show is in dialogue with this event and its participants.   Check out the lineup!

RSVP Here:

ReModel 2 Sculpture Education Symposium

ReModel 2 Sculpture Education Symposium

ReMODEL 2: Expanding the Dialog
Sculpture Education Now

Claremont Graduate University
Garrison Theatre
231 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
October 19th, Saturday 9:30am-4pm
Reception: 4:30pm
In Conjunction with ReMODEL 2 Exhibition:

September 3, 2013 to October 25, 2013
Peggy Phelps & East Gallery
251 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
The Claremont Graduate University Art Department is pleased to host the 2013 ReMODEL 2 Sculpture symposium as part of its Bradshaw Conference Series on Saturday, October 19th from 9:30am-4pm at the Garrison Theatre. This event is free and open to the public. Over twenty internationally recognized artists from across California Universities and Colleges will present papers and dialog on the current state of sculpture pedagogy.
ReMODEL 2 looks to explore the responsibility within sculpture for handling critical theory and maintaining an ongoing and inclusively expansive dialog. As sculpture has experienced an incredible trans-disciplinary revolution over the past 50 years ReMODEL 2 explores the intersection of art and disciplines as varied as digital, video, time-based, performance, sound, light, installation, public practice, engineering, computer science, cultural studies, identity politics, literary theory, cultural hegemony and historiography.

Concurrent with the symposium will be an exhibition of the artists at the CGU Art Department Galleries, who are presenting including faculty from: Claremont Graduate University, Scripps, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, CCA, OTIS, Cal Arts, Art Center, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, Cal State Long Beach, San Francisco Art Institute, and Hunter College.

ReModel 2 sculpture Education Symposium

ReModel 2 sculpture Education Symposium





YOU ARE HERE review in IE Weekly

Recently, LGT!’s show YOU ARE HERE: Installations and Space Expanse received a write up in the Inland Empire Weekly.  The show was curated by Jacquleine Bell Johnson and Jennifer Frias.  Participating Artists: Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Jeremiah Thomas Catling, Patrick Faulk, S. A. Hawkins, Matthew Hillseth, Patrick Quan, Chelsea Rector, and Conchi Sanford.

You can read the review here:


It’s not too late to see the show!  We are having our closing Reception tomorrow night, following the ReModel2 Sculpture Symposium.


The symposium details:

YOU ARE HERE show details: