Date(s) - 03/10/2013
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery
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Featured Artists: Mary Wright, Barbara Kolo, FuDing Cheng
Vision 2013, Our Becoming… Is a group exhibition that showcases artists inspired by other disciplines such as psychology, anthropology, science, philosophy, and theology to explore ‘our becoming and our understanding of our own HOMO-LUMINOUS self, based on ancient prophecies’ says curator Seda Baghdasarian. Artists in the exhibition include Mary Wright, Eric Lloyd Wright, Leigh McCloskey, Fu-Ding Cheng, Barbara Kolo, Sue May, Kristine Schomaker, Kio Griffith, Eric Minh Swenson and Seda Baghdasarian. Guest artists include Poet Doraine Poretz, Will Salmon, actor & director, and Shaman Jon Rasmussen.
Vision 2013- Our Becoming explores the persistent yearning for spiritual enlightenment in contemporary thought and art. Artists through the ages, and through a diversity of styles and thinking, have explored personal transformation, color theory, abstraction, psychology, religion, the occult, and esoterica, as sources to visualize & illuminate the unfathomable through art. Exploring personal healing and transformation, awareness-heightening experiences and the role of spirituality, transcendence, the mystical and the sublime mythical through their own culture and art; these artists display wide-ranging techniques, mediums and stylistic approaches to evoke aesthetic and emotional responses– Drawing the viewer into visionary states of being, timeless landscapes, and heightened awareness of other worlds.
Fu-Ding Cheng is a shamanic artist and visionary filmmaker inspired by a life-long quest of Eastern meditation, Chinese Kung-Fu, & Meso- American wisdom traditions. Apprenticing with Toltec shaman Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements), he devoted his time to help change the “dream of the planet” through art, books, films, and workshops. He has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and Dickson Art Center at UCLA. His films, Zen-Tales for the Urban Explorer, were presented at the Hammer Museum in a special retrospective. Previous books include: Dream-House (Hampton Roads) A children’s book; Long Day’s Journey Into Light, a memoir in the form of tales of transformation, & upcoming book: Map of Desire, A Blueprint for Self-fulfillment. Fu-Ding Cheng.com
Mary Wright‘s ethereal art has always been inspired by nature. Mary was born and raised in Southern California where she studied art at UCLA, USC, and in Japan with Sumy watercolor master, Rieko Saito. Mary spent over 25 years teaching art in secondary schools in Los Angeles, and continues to teach watercolor painting at The Studio in Santa Monica. Over the years she has exhibited her work in galleries in Southern California, South Carolina, and New Mexico. Mary Wright was recently added to the permanent collection of Frederick Weismann Museum of Art following her retrospective solo exhibit. Mary and Eric Wright are the founders of their non-profit organization, Wright Organic Resource Center. WORC hosts workshops on organic gardening, sustainable building, art, poetry and music as well as regular community gatherings celebrating the Solstice and Equinox. Most events are free for youth and scholarships/work trades are available for anyone in need. Mary is a long time earth activist, volunteering for The Ballona Wetlands Land Trust, amongst other environmental organizations, engaging her art as a way to connect us back to nature. Mary Wright.com
Barbara Kolo is an artist based in Santa Monica, CA. Originally from New York, her interest in drawing and painting lead to her BFA from School of Art and Design, and later to a career as an award-winning art director in creative advertising for film and television. As director of print & advertising at Universal Studios Hollywood, she was instrumental in creating hundreds of advertising and film campaigns. Following her long passion in painting & drawing, she began a full-time career as a painter, exhibiting her work nationally and internationally. Some of her prestigious exhibitions include a solo exhibit at Kanvas Gallery in New York, The American Chamber of Commerce in Paris, Primo Piano Living Gallery in Italy, & LACMA Rental and Sales Gallery in Los Angeles. Kolo has also participated in Contemporary Art Fair San Diego, and continues to exhibit her work throughout many prominent Los Angeles galleries. Barbarakolo.com
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