Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Seven Beauties Exhibition @ Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park

An eclectic mix of work by an amazing group of L.A. artists brought together by José Lozano

Untitled, silkscreen print — Stephanie Mercado

Kim Abeles, Leigh Salgado, Rochelle Botello, Poli Marichal, Stephanie Mercado, Linda Arreola and Lili Bernard


portraits of each artist by José Lozano

The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present in the main gallery, “Seven Beauties”, organized by artist, curator José Lozano.  Seven Beauties will have it’s opening night reception on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 7-10 pm.  

I had the phrase seven beauties in my mind for a while when I was approached by Avenue 50 Studio to curate a show.  I know seven beautiful female artists whose work is spiritually and intelligently beautiful, and whose work I really admire. These are disciplined artists producing very wonderful art.  My first choice was Kim Abeles who is my mentor.  She was the professor at Cal State Fullerton who directed me toward the artist I am today.  It’s an honor to have her in the show. This is not a feminist show. It’s just art done by women. Many different approaches and sensibilities run through this exhibition.  It shows where women artists are at today in the making art in Los Angeles. -- José Lozano

As a thank you to the artists, José Lozano will be exhibiting his small portraits of each artist.  

*During the course of this exhibition, Avenue 50 Studio will be screening the movie, Seven Beauties by Lina Wertmuller.  Participating artist, Poli Marchal, will lead a discussion on how the movie relates to feminism in today’s world.  More information on this screening will be forthcoming.

Opening Night Reception:  Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 7-10 pm

May 11 through June 2, 2013

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA  90042