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:

http://www.julieorrart.com

Julie Orr Public Profile

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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:
http://www.christinesalama.com/
99.3% (In A Game Of Chess)
Wax, oil paint, dammar resin, dye, ink, magazine collage, wax paper on poplar
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99.3 detail Cristine Salama
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Takeshi Kanemura

Takeshi Kanemura was an artist in our show Plastic Sunshine at Groundspace Project, and also performed collaboratively during the event Including You.  He just returned from a trip to his birthplace in Okinawa prefecture, Japan.   (He performed there as well, and when I get pictures I will happily share them.)  These performances are important to him, because while at times the performances are duplicated, the nature of a western audience versus an eastern audience is what comes into play.  That being said, Takeshi considers all of his performances as collaborative, at least between him and the audience.  He also likes to consider his influences: growing up in Okinawa, which has a US Military base, has given him a unique perspective of both what is Japanese, and what is American.  He seeks to demonstrate this combination of cultures in the making of his identity through his work.  Typically exhibited are the “artifacts” of his performances.  Sometimes the leftover materials used, sometimes more formal paintings on canvas.  These are a record of the body in motion and a reminder of the fleetingness of the moment which makes performance as a medium so intimate.
Below is a picture from the closing of Plastic Sunshine, with his painting on the back wall, Navy with white drips making a circle.  The other two images are from Including You.  The singer shown is Cris Law, who improvised a melody that Takeshi reacted to during the performance.  You can view more of his work at his website:
http://takeshikanemura.com/

Cris Law collaboration including you Takeshipainting

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Jacqueline Bell Johnson

Artist Jacqueline Bell Johnson, from the group show Plastic Sunshine.

From The Center

Steel, wood, copper, coffee.

 

http://www.JacquelineBellJohnson.com

This image is from the project Crit Sessions, curated by Jennifer Frias.  Her sculpture is in the middle.

from the center

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Including You, Day of Performance by Takeshi Kanemura

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Including You, held on August 4th 2013, was a day of performance art by Takeshi Kanemura.  It was held in the Project Space at Groundspace Project in Los Angeles, during LGT!’s show Plastic Sunshine.

The following are links to videos of those performances.  Takeshi Kanemura collaborated with three artists.  Mei Hotta (cello player), Johnny Guerrero (saxophone player), and Cris Law (countertenor).

 

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