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Agglomeration
Jun
22
to Jul 1

Agglomeration

AGGLOMERATION
June 22 - July 1, 2019

CHRISTINE RASMUSSEN
KIM MARRA


AGGLOMERATION : a heap or cluster of usually disparate elements

Kim Marra and Christine Rasmussen are two oil painters sharing a studio at Keystone Art Space. Both artists collect visual information from the world around them, combining memories of past surroundings to illustrate spaces tangential to, but divorced from, reality. Marra’s paintings are abstract explorations of textures and geometry, combined to create spaces and environments reminiscent of her past. Rasmussen recreates scenes of architecture around greater Los Angeles. The notable lack of humans are replaced by a mysterious disembodied fabric, leaving the viewer to wonder who has encountered these quiet landscapes. With similar inspirations, these artists bring you an agglomeration of texture, memory, and environment.

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, June 22
7-11PM

KEYSTONE GALLERY
338 S. Ave 16, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 12-5PM & by appointment

Kim Marra is a native New Yorker. After graduating from SUNY New Paltz with a BFA in Painting, Kim spent three years living in New York City before permanently relocating to Los Angeles. She has exhibited in many venues throughout New York and California, and has been featured in several publications including Paint Pulse Magazine and Voyage LA. She recently completed a curatorial project at Finishing Concepts in Monterey Park, and is working with Torrance Art Museum as a member of their FORUM program. Kim is a working artist, curator, and designer happily calling Los Angeles her home.

Christine Rasmussen is a professional artist with a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley in Art Practice and Peace & Conflict Studies. A global nomad now based in Los Angeles, she has exhibited in California, Texas and Vietnam. Recent accolades include a solo show at Launch LA, a feature on Modern Art Blitz, a Chalk Hill Artist Residency and being selected for the prestigious Artist Label Program at Imagery Estate Winery. Her work features in private collections across the world and the Hilbert Museum of California Art.

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Apr
28
to Apr 30

stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco

stARTup ART FAIR ~ SAN FRANCISCO @ Hotel del Sol (SF)
Room 321: Shannon Amidon & Christine Rasmussen present Seeking Harmony

April 28 (2-10PM) | April 29 (12-9PM) | April 30 (12-7PM) | Purchase tickets | Join the Facebook event.


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


SEEKING HARMONY
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.

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Oct
22
to Nov 21

She Was Just a Dream

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Join me in the Project Space at Washington Reid Gallery for my 2-person show "She Was Just a Dream" featuring original art by LA artists CHRISTINE RASMUSSEN & DALE RILEY.

I will be exhibiting some brand new paintings in my She Was Just A Dream series, which is about memory, loss & illusion. 

ARTIST RECEPTION
Saturday, October 22, 2016
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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SHOW DATES
October 22 - November 21, 2016

MAIN GALLERY EXHIBIT
"Art: Perception & Appreciation"
by Maria Mears & Sylvia Drzewiecki

ABOUT THE GALLERY
The UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery and adjoining Washington Place Adult Day Program supports a vigorous community of working artists with a variety of developmental challenges, such as Autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, whose perspective is vital within the contemporary art world. 

GALLERY WEBSITE
https://www.ucpla.org/programsservices/washington-reid-gallery/

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