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Archive for November, 2009

November 18, 2009: Lara Schnitger

Posted on November 17, 2009 by School of Art

“Sculpture was always something very exciting for me. I wanted to get it off the pedestal; let it walk, talk, move around; play with the space. I always like to see things get made in new ways. I feel myself more a sculptor than an object-maker. I definitely deal with gravity and space and materials.” Born in the Netherlands, Lara Schnitger has studied at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague; Academy of Visual Art, Prague; de Ateliers, Amsterdam; and Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan. She has had solo shows at Anton Kern Gallery, New York, and the Project Room of the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Her work was also featured in the noted group exhibition THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles (Hammer Museum, 2005). Schnitger lives and works in Los Angeles.

November 4, 2009: Anna Sew Hoy

Posted on November 4, 2009 by School of Art

“I want to present too many physical details, to create an overload of image and texture… The detritus of modern life is organized into something dynamic, energetic, moody, and turbulent. I work by smashing, slapping, and cobbling things together by collage. Any object or material may be used… I have an eye toward the awkward, the asymmetrical, and the irregular, and the will to bring these forms into a disharmonic beauty.” Anna Sew Hoy’s work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Electric Mud (Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, 2009), California Biennial 2008 (Orange County Museum of Art), Eden’s Edge: Fifteen LA Artists (Hammer Museum, 2007), and One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now (Asia Society and Museum, New York, 2006). She has also had solo exhibitions at LAXART and Peres Projects, Los Angeles. Sew Hoy received her MFA from Hunter College, New York, in 2001 and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 1998.