338 S. Ave 16, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Sat (6/29): 12-5PM
Sun (6/30): 1-4PM
& by appointment
AGGLOMERATION : a heap or cluster of usually disparate elements
This 2-person show pairs Kim Marra's abstracted geometric paintings with Christine Rasmussen's lyrical urban landscapes. Both artists collect visual information from the world around them, combining memories of past surroundings to illustrate spaces tangential to, but divorced from, reality. But the two oil painters, who share a studio at Keystone Art Space, each has her own unique visual language. READ MORE
I was commissioned to do an original painting for Imagery Estate Winery’s Artist Label Program, and my painting is featured on their 2016 Teroldego. Join me at the winery to see the original painting in the gallery, enjoy some wine and get a signed bottle!
Curated by Noel Madrid
Saturday, Jan. 19, 7-10PM
338 S. Ave. 16, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Show runs: January 19-26
Gallery Hours: 12-5PM, Mon-Sat
Subject/Observer is a group exhibition in which a selected group of artists create a chain of portraits using each other as their subjects. Pairings are selected at random, each artist serving as the subject for another’s portrait. Ultimately this project seeks to investigate the relationships and exchanges that take place when artists attempt understanding through the context of portraiture. Given the various nature of relationships between each artist and subject, a diverse body of work is inevitable. Unrestricted by method or medium, it is hoped that these works can bring into consideration questions of identity, both of the artist and subject, as well as the nature of information exchanged when creating a portrait.
Come see what I’ve been working on, add to your collection or even start your holiday shopping early! You’ll find me in STUDIO C14 with the orange & sea foam green door, along with the delightful Kim Marra.
Keystone Art Space features 45+ artist studios, open to the public biannually, plus a gallery space. Drinks & light snacks. Street parking, ride-share encouraged. Kid friendly.
P.S. I’m launching a book, more details coming soon, don’t miss out!
And now for something a little different - I'm co-hosting a workshop.
INNER & OUTER ECHO SYSTEMS
Want to learn how to embrace and deal with life’s hiccups while living abundantly, healthfully, authentically, and fulfilling your goals? This 3-hour collective workshop combines movement, professional practices, reflection and a hands-on design session to offer professionals and creatives practical, applicable tools for inner self-care within the context of life’s hurdles.
Workshop participants will leave feeling grounded, prepared, purpose-driven and on track.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
- ANTOINETTE ROHNER LAURENCE is a Qigong teacher with a 30+ year practice and a certified acupressurist.
- CHRISTINE RASMUSSEN is an exhibiting painter, freelancer and connector committed to helping artists improve their business practices.
- VERONICA DE JESUS is a visual artist represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery with work in the permanent collection of the Berkeley Art Museum and author of “People Are a Light to Love” published by Rite Editions in 2017.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Building Bridges Art Exchange's (BBAX) mission is dedicated to cultivating cultural understanding through the arts. 50% of donation will go to supporting BBAX's programs.
I'll be showing new work in my new studio shared with Kim Marra, come visit us in Studio C14.
Keystone Art Space
338 S. Ave 16, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Come see where the magic happens! Over 40 professional artists will have their studios open to the public. Kid friendly. Refreshments provided.
There have been many wonderful tributes to mother-artists or about the nurturing tenderness of motherhood. This show is not that.
Mothers, Eggshells, and the People Who Birth Us is a presentation of visual art, spoken word, performance, and media that tackles the more challenging relationships we have with our mothers.
May 13, 2-5PM
As an extension of the exhibition theme, 50 artists ranging in age from ten years to nine decades were invited to be part of a collective installation entitled, Mother – Portraits in Petri Dishes in Project Room B-17. Flint glass petri dishes serve as viewing containers to express a portrayal of the mother-figure who influences each path with complex connections forged in the past.
MEMORIES ON LOCATION
Exhibition Dates: February 17 - 25, 2018
Curator Talk & Closing: Sunday, February 25 | 1:30-3:30PM (talk starts at 2PM)
VIEW PHOTOS of the Exhibition & Opening Reception
Memories on Location features artwork that explores places and objects, real and imagined, that provide visual cues to connect one with the past. Color and texture are layered and mixed in a variety of ways to convey emotions and suggest locations. The viewer is invited to explore her or his own imagination and interpretation to unlock places, times and feelings from their own memory.
Each of the selected artists has a personal story of moving, the common thread of transition - and absence of figures - connecting these works, even as the methods and media vary. CHENG builds sculptures of analog cameras out of the pages of books and old maps, while HEFFLER's Anthropocene paintings suggest topographical maps. MARRA and RASMUSSEN each draw on architecture and fabric to evoke memories, with Marra referencing abstracted bits of building blocks from past homes, while Rasmussen's use of color and flattened spaces suggest nostalgia. NGUYEN harkens back to the style of Oriental scroll paintings with meandering landscapes that lead the eye up and back through the canvas, while employing a contemporary use of color and texture.
Ching Ching Cheng
Hung Viet Nguyen
LOCATION: Keystone Gallery - 338 S. Ave. 16, Los Angeles, CA 90031
SHOW DURATION: February 17 - 25, 2018
GALLERY HOURS: Monday - Saturday | 12-5PM
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, February 17 | 4-7PM
CURATOR TALK: Sunday, February 25 | 1:30-3:30PM (talk starts at 2PM)
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 10 * 6p-9p
Show runs: February 10 - March 3, 2018
Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday | 11AM-5PM & by appointment
Cactus Gallery is pleased to present PATTERNS - an exhibition of work which uses patterns in some way. At its most basic, a pattern is a repetition, but patterns exist in nature, in cycles of the year, life and death, in light and words, and there are patterns of human or societal behavior.
FEATURED ARTIST: Lacey Bryant. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Murphy Adams, Jaclyn Alderete, Shannon Amidon, Ulla Anobile, Skye Becker-Yamakawa, Christine Benjamin, Lydia Rae Black, Andrea Bogdan, Michael Borja, Lauren Hana Chai, Joan Charles, Gigi Chen, Jon Ching, Nancy Cintron, Joshua Coffy, Katherine Dossman-Casalllas, Bob Doucette, Michele Guieu, Andre Hart, Annette Hassell, Benjamin Henderson, Mavis Leahy, Candace McKay, Malathip, Marni Manning, Avery Palmer, Kyle Pellet, Tania Pomales, Christine Rasmussen, Jenifer J Renzel, Francesca Rizzato, Chris Rodriguez, Joshua Roman and more.
LAUNCH LA proudly presents CHRISTINE RASMUSSEN: FENOMENAL. View the exhibition.
Saturday, February 3 | 6-9PM | View event photos
Saturday, February 17 | 1:30PM
February 3 - March 3, 2018
Thursday - Saturday | 12-6PM
My series FENOMENAL is about femininity as a force of nature—fearless, unfettered and unapologetic. Vibrant and dynamic disembodied garments hover and flow through austere urban landscapes where walls and fences constrain while windows and doors hint at opportunity. The spirited cloth shapes transcend all.
The dreamlike quality of the paintings "stretches past the paint itself, moving from observation into the abstract," writes E.E. Jacks of Apero Catalogue. “The revelation uncoiling before the eyes is one that states the origin of this work lies somewhere beyond the obvious.”
Indeed, my exploration of femininity arises from my upbringing in three different countries. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman,” I embrace femininity beyond the boundaries of time, place or culture. Drawing viewers into the landscapes – with their geometric patterns, the play of light and shadow and glimmers of something beyond – one is captivated by the remains of an extraordinary presence.
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Address: 170 South La Brea Ave, Upstairs, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Also exhibiting in a concurrent solo show: HOLLY ELANDER.
Three of my paintings will be featured at Chalk Hill Artist Residency's Holiday Party & Open House on Sunday December 10, 1-4PM.
This is where I did my painting retreat in September - see my photo album of this gorgeous locale.
*Note: I am unable to attend, but the event is free and open to the public. Art will be available for sale.
DIRECTIONS TO CHALK HILL ARTIST RESIDENCY
Cactus Gallery presents "Tiny Treasures XII"
A cash-and-carry show featuring miniature artworks at affordable prices ($10-$150)...just in time for the holidays!
Opening: Saturday, November 18 | 6-9PM
Duration: Nov. 18 - Dec. 31, 2017
Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sat | 11AM-5PM & by appointment
Join the Facebook event.
I am delighted to be a part of Keystone Art Space - a curated community of professional artists. Come see me in Studio B14 on Saturday Oct. 21, 6-10PM. Join the Facebook event.
There will be a group show in the Keystone Gallery, over 40 studios open to the public - a unique opportunity to meet the artists and to purchase their artwork directly - drinks and snacks. Bring friends!
PARKING: There is limited parking in front of the building, as well as street parking on Albion and Ave. 17. We recommend that you carpool or take Lyft. The closest Metro station is Chinatown and is 1.2 miles away.
Meet The Artist: Creative Collaboration
Pacific Club, Newport Beach, CA
Thursday, Oct. 5 | 6-9PM
Co-hosted by the Pacific Art Foundation and SCAPE gallery, you will have the unique opportunity to explore the works of five emerging artists (me) and their respective artist mentors (the fabulous painter Bradford J. Salamon) while you enjoy wonderful Pacific Club appetizers and wine offerings. Jeannie Denholm of SCAPE has curated an exceptional selection of ten artists for us to discover (or re-discover).
La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents The 5th Annual Coaster Show
September 1 - October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1st, 8-11 PM
Closing Party: Sunday, Oct. 1st noon-six PM
The Coaster Show 2017
It’s the Wooden Anniversary of the La Luz de Jesus Coaster Show. What started as a last minute substitution has grown into one of the most anticipated events of the LA Art Scene, now in its fifth year!
We’ve all done it. We’ve sat at the bar, drinking a beer and doodled on a coaster.
But most of us aren’t the extremely skilled painters, illustrators, animators, tattooists, sculptors or collage artists that are featured in this exhibition that takes a love of craft brewing and elevates it to high art.
We produced a custom canvas for some of our favorite gallery folks to do what they do best, and transform a 4″ tondo coaster into museum worthy exhibition pieces.
Whether you love beer or don’t, the art will blow your mind.
Contact Matt Kennedy, Gallery Director for availability and purchase info: (323) 666-7667 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've been awarded a 3-week stay in September at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency. I get to stay in an old farmhouse and use the barn as a studio on this large property along the beautiful Russian River in Sonoma County, California.
This is a chance for me to work on a specific project away from everyday distraction. It will be my first residency, so I'm curious and excited to see how it goes.
Finishing Concepts proudly presents SPACIAL/RECOGNITION
Reception: Saturday, August 26th 1-6pm
SPACIAL/RECOGNITION focuses on how architecture can shape and direct us in unseen ways. Artists, who often work in non-traditional spaces, must grapple with how space, and changes to space, can affect the outcome of their work. In this show, each artist explores the concept in a unique fashion, whether by challenging the traditional constraints of the rectangle, inhabiting three-dimensional space, or presenting the exploration of inner space in a profound manner. SPACIAL/RECOGNITION contains pieces which touch and play with the space around them; they cut; they mimic; they assert.
“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
- Winston Churchill
Mandy Lyn Ford
For the inaugural exhibit at their new location in Monterey Park, Finishing Concepts invites the community to come experience the newly renovated space. The opening reception will be held on August 26th beginning at 1pm and is free to the public. SPACIAL/RECOGNITION was collectively curated by Julian Lombardi, Stephanie Sherwood and Surge Wintron.
Finishing Concepts Inc. is a professional company who specializes in Custom Framing, Mounting, Lamination, Fabrication, Crating and Face Mounting Photography Art.
1230 Monterey Pass Road, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Keystone Art Space
Group show and fundraiser benefitting Oliver Hess
Opening reception: JULY 8, 2017 6-8pm
Keystone friend, artist, and former tenant Oliver Hess and his wife Allison need your support! Oliver has been fighting an aggressive cancer, trying everything from chemo to stem cell replacement and immunotherapy.
Midsummer Infinitum is a group show comprised of over 30 artists, including Oliver and Allison’s friends and colleagues, as well as former and current artists of Keystone Art Space. All of the artwork in the show has been donated by these artists in the hopes to help raise some much-needed funds.
Keystone has always strived to be a supportive environment for the artists that work within it. Oliver has always brought some next-level thinking and work into the fold. Help us honor Oliver’s spirit of collaboration and group-driven projects by joining us for the opening on Saturday July 8th.
All proceeds from gallery sales will go toward Oliver and Allison’s expenses as they continue to fight Oliver’s cancer.
D. J. Richardson
S. Lee Robinson
Can't make it to the show? There are other ways you can help - one is a Gofundme campaign. Another is a Patreon page set up by Oliver and Allison. They are taking the whole experience of navigating this disease and treatment, and turning it into art and research.
Art Auction and Benefit: May 8 – June 17, 2017
Supporting Art Education at South Bay Contemporary, SoLA Gallery and Manhattan Beach Art Center
RECEPTION / Exhibition / Final Bids: Saturday, June 17, 5:00 -9:00 pm
at Manhattan Beach Art Center Gallery
1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
I've donated this painting, "Hanging Over" (8x8 inches) to this auction. You can bid on it out online, or join me at the event on June 17.
I'm thrilled to have been selected by a prestigious panel of art professionals for the stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco, April 28-30. It is a huge honor to be chosen out of a record number of applicants this year. This 3-day event is a rare opportunity for independent artists to exhibit in an Art Fair setting.
I will be exhibiting in Room 321 with my friend and colleague Shannon Amidon.
by Shannon Amidon & Christine Rasmussen (Room 321)
In contrast to the current climate of overstimulation and information overload, our work explores stillness, intimate moments and the in-between. In this time of social, environmental and political upheaval, our joint exhibition will offer viewers a moment of contemplation and introspection – a chance to reset.
Through layering and symbolism, the bold and graphic work draws an often unseen line connecting the past, present and future. Constructed environments and recorded moments, real and imagined, reveal reflections on the past and hopes for the future. Shannon Amidon’s muted palette and ephemeral imagery explores the cycles of life, calling attention to the environment’s transitory and fragile nature. Christine Rasmussen’s bright colors and strong compositions wrestle with boundaries, belonging and femininity.
The lack of human presence in both of our work raises questions about presence and absence, strength and vulnerability, hidden and exposed. The harmony created by the coexistence of these dualities invites the viewers to seek a fresh perspective.
In addition to our exhibit there will be 52 other artists exhibiting a variety of artwork as well as art conversations and special projects throughout the afternoon. To learn more and see a list of all exhibiting artists, go to: http://sf.startupartfair.com/artists.
Save the Date! I'll be participating in Hive Gallery's 12 Year Anniversary show. Last year's anniversary show was my favorite from the gallery, bringing in work from any artist previously associated with the gallery - so it's very exciting to be invited this year!
I'm being interviewed on art critic & gallery owner Mat Gleason's show Modern Art Blitz on March 19. The show will stream live from 5-6PM on Dromebox.
I will be one of a couple of interviewees, and my segment will be 12-15 minutes. Be sure to follow me on one of my social media platforms as I'll be providing specific times and details on the day of.
Exciting (and nerve wracking!). The recording will also be available afterwards on Facebook and Youtube - more details to follow.
Wine + Art @ Werkartz
I've donated my painting "On High" to this Benefit Auction with proceeds going to CASA of LA. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a nonprofit organization that advocates for abused and neglected children.
"Pickles Galore" at Lamperouge Gallery is a culmination show of my peer critique group featuring work by 9 artists.
Sunday Feb. 12, 2017
660 South Avenue 21 (Unit 6), Los Angeles, CA 90031
What's a "peer critique group"? Good question. This is a group of artists who get together and give constructive criticism about each other's art. This particular group is made up of LAAA/Gallery 825 members and meets once a month.
I've donated my painting "Nostalgia" to this fundraiser benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) which helps the lives of children and adults with type one diabetes.
Tickets are $85 available here.
The evening is chaired by KTLA Morning News anchor Frank Buckley and his wife, Elena Pearce Buckley, and will benefit JDRF, the global leader in type 1 diabetes research.
Saturday, Feb. 4
Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica