Revisions of LA

Revisions of LA
July 10, 2011
6522 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90028

ASAP's Revisions of LA continues to bring free art education to the streets of downtown Hollywood with its summer 2011 offerings. Guest artists Jason Manley, Cole M. James, and Nano Rubio will be teaching a workshop this Sunday July 10 at L.A. Contemporary Exhibition's Hollywood headquarters. This diverse group of artists will be providing instruction and inspiration to attendees, and materials, as always, are provided. The workshop is free to the public and all are welcome! Revisions of LA operates with the belief that everyone should have access to art education and that art should be part of our daily lives.

Guest Artists:

Jason Manley lives in Los Angeles and creates drawings, sculptures and installations that explore psychological and political queries of space. His work is included in three summer exhibitions in Los Angeles including "Home on La Grange" at Jaus Gallery, "the Free Church" at Public Fiction (the museum of) and "California Adulterated Landscapes and Deflated Icons" at Raid Projects. He has had solo exhibitions at Valerie Lambert Gallery in Brussels, Belgium and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona. He has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Arizona Commission of the Arts, and has been awarded residencies at Skowhegan School of Art, the Bemis Center of Contemporary Art, and Illinois State University.

Cole M James is an African American Artist living and working in Los Angeles. Her work articulates the presence of an ever changing cultural divergence by combining the iconography of suspended figures with the faux finish of pop culture. Each piece is created to capture a suspended state of growth in which the branch is cut off from tree trunk and root system. She uses the tree as a metaphor for her own personal experience and human social development. Cole attended Claremont Graduate University where she received a Masters in Fine Arts in Painting & Installation. Some of her accomplishments include the Alfred B. Friedman Grant, Walker Parker Artist Fellowship,Mignon Schweitzer Award. Some of her most recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Robert V Fullerton Museum and East Gallery as well as several group shows in Los Angeles,New York & Seoul Korea.

Nano Rubio graduated with an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2011 and received a BA in studio art from Cal State Bakersfield. His most recent paintings, which suggest voids, scrapes, and areas of intense vibration through the use of intricate abstract marks, can be seen through the end of June at Autonomie gallery in downtown Los Angeles.