Open Studios - June 9 - Studio C14

I moved into a new studio in April, sharing with the talented Kim Marra. Our work compliments each other and it's been such a joy to have her energy and inspiration in the studio. We invite you to join us on SATURDAY JUNE 9, 6-10PM as we open our door wide. EVENT DETAILS

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We'll be one of 45+ studios open at Keystone Art Space. 

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C. Rasmussen in her Los Angeles studio, 2018.

C. Rasmussen in her Los Angeles studio, 2018.

Kim Marra in her Los Angeles studio, 2018

Kim Marra in her Los Angeles studio, 2018

Feature on Voyage LA

I got interviewed in Voyage LA, as part of their series An Artist Voyage: Exploring Local Creative and Artist Works. Check it out here

C. Rasmussen, Los Angeles, 2017. Photo credit: Louise Flores. 

C. Rasmussen, Los Angeles, 2017. Photo credit: Louise Flores. 

I love this photo by the talented Louise Flores. It's on the same street as my studio - you can see where I get some of my painting inspirations from - and we staged it with the red cloth to mimic one of my paintings! 

Exhibition Photos: Fenomenal

Click photo to view album of my solo show, Fenomenal, at LAUNCH LA. Last day to see it is tomorrow, March 3, 12-6PM. 

Photo credit: C. Rasmussen

Photo credit: C. Rasmussen

Here's me talking about my process, inspirations & color palette at the Artist Talk on Feb. 17:

Photo credit: Krista Machovina

Photo credit: Krista Machovina

Exhibition Photos: Memories on Location

I'm so proud of how Memories on Location turned out! Not only did the work look good together in this industrial space, but each individual artist shone. As one of them put it, "You can tell these artists are committed to exceptional craftsmanship."

Click photo to view album (and see a time lapse video of the installation!).

Photo credit: C. Rasmussen

Photo credit: C. Rasmussen

Pop Ellay's Interview of Me and My Art

I'm so excited to announce that I'm the Featured Artist on the new blog, Pop Ellay. Check out the full interview: Christine Rasmussen and the Places She Used to Go.

"In Christine’s work, you can see poignant areas of shadow and very careful divisions of lonely space. These spaces generate a sense of interior self-doubt and self-searching, said [Linda] Vallejo.

“She has an intense understanding of the secret language of our interior lives,” Vallejo noted.READ FULL ARTICLE

Christine Rasmussen in her studio.  Photo credit: Zeba Rasmussen . 

Christine Rasmussen in her studio. Photo credit: Zeba Rasmussen

Pickles Galore: Pop-Up Show on Sunday 2/12

What?

What does "Pickles Galore" mean anyway? Answer: absolutely nothing. Here's how my fellow exhibiting artists and I came up with the name - we all wrote two random words on pieces of paper, put them in a hat, and picked out various combinations. I guess we were in a silly mood that day, because the best combination was "Pickles Galore."

Who?

This show features 9 artists who I have been meeting with once a month for the past year in a Peer Critique Group. What's a "peer critique group"? Good question. This is a group of artists who gets together and gives constructive criticism about each other's art. This particular group is made up of LAAA/Gallery 825 members.

Curator

The show is curated by the fantastic Linda Vallejo, who is picking the work tomorrow, so we'll all be surprised on Sunday! 

Come join us!

Click here to RSVP at the Facebook event. This show is free and open to the public.

2-Person Show at Washington Reid Gallery

I'm dropping off 6 of my larger paintings from my She Was Just a Dream series in the morning at Washington Reid Gallery

The Artist Reception is on Saturday October 22, all event details here. I'm excited to be showing in Culver City, an art haven in the middle of Los Angeles, and at this wonderful venue. Also, I love the combination of my work with Dale's - we both love vibrant color and make work dealing with memory and loss, but in completely different ways. Should be exciting - join me! 

Gratitude for "Solidarity" Exhibit

Wow. Wonderful show at Lamperouge Gallery yesterday!

Christine Rasmussen in front of her paintings at "Solidarity" opening reception, Aug. 21, 2016. Photo credit: Eleonor Doctora Villena.

Christine Rasmussen in front of her paintings at "Solidarity" opening reception, Aug. 21, 2016. Photo credit: Eleonor Doctora Villena.

So pleased to be a part of it, and surprised (in a good way!) to get a whole wall to display 6 of my new paintings. Feeling incredibly grateful to everyone who was able to make it out, and all the kind comments about my work since. 

Artwork by: Ann Phong (top left), Lore Eckelberry (top right), Tracey Weiss (bottom right), Peggy Sivert (bottom left). Photo credit: Christine Rasmussen. 

Artwork by: Ann Phong (top left), Lore Eckelberry (top right), Tracey Weiss (bottom right), Peggy Sivert (bottom left). Photo credit: Christine Rasmussen. 

The show was a big success due to the amazing artists involved - the fabulous Michael Frietas Wood curated the show, and he along with Beanie Kaman, Peggy Sivert, Ben Zask, Gilles d'Amecourt, Kristan Marvell & Tracey Weiss did an excellent job installing the exhibit.  The show was balanced and created a flow through the beautiful converted industrial venue.  Not an easy feat when you are trying to give equal weight to 15 artists with many color palettes, subject matter and both sculptural and 2D elements!  

Like many of the viewers, I only wish this magical and poignant show could have continued for more than one day. View more photos on the Facebook event page

Artwork by: Michael Freitas Wood (top), Won Sil Kim (bottom left), Ben Zask (bottom middle), Nicholette Kominos & Da Aie Park (bottom right). Photo credit: Christine Rasmussen

Artwork by: Michael Freitas Wood (top), Won Sil Kim (bottom left), Ben Zask (bottom middle), Nicholette Kominos & Da Aie Park (bottom right). Photo credit: Christine Rasmussen

Invitation to "Solidarity" a pop-up group show

I'm happy to invite you to see a couple of my new paintings, alongside 14 other talented artists, in Solidarity: a pop-up group show.


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"This group of artists is a reflection of the great diversity that makes up this city...the exhibition encompasses the energy of Los Angeles, demonstrating a shared harmony and unity - a working dialog of acceptance - that comes from all its communities."

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/610606342450717/

Lamperouge Gallery is located in the Brewery Art Complex. 
Directions & Map: http://www.lamperouge.org/about/

 

 

June @ The Hive

Do you believe in second chances? If you missed the show last month, you have another chance to come see my paintings (& meet me!) at The Hive Gallery & Studios this month. I'll be present for the event nights:

  • June 4, 8-11PM, Opening Reception
  • June 9, 6-11PM, DTLA Art Walk

Trust me, original paintings are ALWAYS better in real life, so if you're in the area, stop by!

Regular gallery hours are Wed-Sat, 1-6PM. 729 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.