Featuring works by Orange County based artists Alice Emmons and Lesley Kice Nishigawara, metamorphose embraces the transformative quality of the artists’ processes. Included in the exhibit are acrylic paintings and cast-glass and mixed media sculptures from Emmons alongside textile-based patterned grids by Kice Nishigawara.
Emmons received her MFA from California State University, Fullerton and her work is placed in numerous collections including the permanent collection at Concordia University. For additional information, please visit www.aliceemmons.com.
Kice Nishigawara’s work has been exhibited internationally and nationally. She holds an MFA from California State University, Long Beach. For additional information, please visit www.lesleykicenishigawara.com.
Please join us for a Q&A session with the Artists and Curator Laura Black at 6:00 PM on the evening of October 6th, 2018.
JUST BY SPARKLING AN INSTANT MORE
Fourth Element Gallery is pleased to present Just By Sparkling an Instant More, a site-specific installation by textile-artist Mimi Haddon. Curated by Laura Black and on view through September 29th, 2018. The title of this exhibit is taken from Clarice Lispector’s, The Chandelier. Like Lispector’s novel, Just By Sparkling an Instant More is an exploration of the childhood memories that reside in our subconscious.
Haddon received her MFA in Fiber Art from California State University, Long Beach and is currently based out of Santa Monica, CA. – www.mimihaddon.com; IG @MimiHaddon
Fourth Element Gallery is pleased to present Jane Bauman’s FloraBau, opening August 4 and on view through August 24, 2018. The exhibition, a survey of work from Bauman’s series of the same name, features mixed media collage paintings that focus on the elements of desert droughts and drowning floods, highlighting their duality and raising to question the necessity of water as an “invaluable resource.” Through the manipulation of photographs—with mindful attention to juxtaposition and the altering presence of multiple layers of paint—Bauman’s work emphasizes the fact that nature is not a beast we can so easily tame. The exhibition coincides with the release of the 76-page full-color catalogue, FloraBau, which the artist will be signing at the opening reception.
Currently based out of Huntington Beach, Bauman is a native of Southern California and has exhibited her work internationally. She received her MFA in 1980 from the San Francisco Art Institute and is a professor of art at Coastline Community College.
IN FRONT OF A DIRTY DOUBLE-MIRROR THEY FOUND ME
Fourth Element Gallery is pleased to announce its first curated exhibition IN FRONT OF A DOUBLE-MIRROR THEY FOUND ME, a survey of recent work by Andrea Patrie, opening July 7 and on view through August 1, 2018. For this exhibition, Patrie created nineteen figures - fourteen paintings and five sculptures – that explore her relationship with sobriety, motherhood, and solitude. Patrie received her MFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University, Fullerton in 2017 and she currently resides in Huntington Beach, CA.