March 18 - April 23, 207
UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery is pleased to present The Living Line, featuring twelve talented artists. This exhibition includes artworks which represent the long standing dialogues that exist through lines and gestural marks throughout the spectrum of art history. The art of The Living Line reveals a deep dive into the sub-conscious realm; the artists provide clues and insight about the world they see and experience, while allowing the viewer to actively interpret the visual image for themselves. At times intentionally abstract, and at others, a complex and detailed blueprint of life--up-close--each work embodies movement and rich physicality. The Living Line draws attention to the relationship between the body and the visual movement forever forged into paper or canvas.
Artists participating in this exhibition create their work in our studio in Culver City. Exhibiting artists include: Hasaan Alexander, Shani Amar, Coby Bulnes, Adam Berger, Della Dixon, Derrick Gordon, Paul Hassan, Stephen Hopkins, Mystine Murphy, Dale Riley, Eric Santamaria and Regina Swiderski.
The opening reception for The Living Line is free and open to the public, and will include opportunities to meet and speak with featured UCPLA Resident artists. We hope you can join us!
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. Director of Client Services, Stephani Anderson, is the visionary and driving force behind the Washington Reid Gallery. She started the gallery space in 2011 as a venue for UCPLA artists to connect with the artistic community in the burgeoning Culver City Art District. Stephani brought on Veronica DeJesus as the Gallery Manager to continue her vision for the Gallery. The Washington Reid Gallery has helped to launch the careers of over 40 UCPLA artists-in-residence and has become a vibrant fine art gallery on W. Washington Boulevard.
Veronica received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998 from the San Francisco Art Institute. She then went on to attain a Master in Fine Arts from UC Berkeley.
She has been weaving her life and her art practice into both community outreach
and into experimental art spaces for over 10 years. Her documented work is mostly 2D drawings. She has recently have been creating self-standing figures out of paper materials combining both my portrait and car drawing work creating these abstract vignettes which tell an unscripted unresolved story.
As an artist, she is an educator who works with community. She gains her
interest and passion for art in situations where she can help folks from different
backgrounds or life situations and help them with their autonomy as artists. Over
the years Veronica has worked with a various amount disabled communities and
tries to find ways to bridge the social gaps that are encountered by these
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