Amongst a flutter of art activity at the LA Art Show this week there’s a little bit of DTLA fun at The Rendon for a two day only pop-up. You may remember the last the two cutting edge art performances held at the Rendon: “Art at the Rendon: Hidden Rooms” and “Art at the Rendon: Stories.” The gallery has now gestated a new exhibition called BLEND and it officially debuts Friday, January 25, 2019.
As founders, Ralph Ziman and Maria Greenshields Ziman are working artists based in the DTLA Arts District neighborhood who see an opportunity to maintain the DTLA Arts District as an important creative hub for the art scene in Los Angeles. “We want to represent the underserved artists in L.A. and from around the world—artists that are not necessarily commercial, but have a lot to say and have a unique perspective,” Ralph Ziman said on Eventbrite on the overall goal of BLEND. “We want to grab the really interesting work that’s falling through the cracks of the very commercial art scene that exists in the world today.”
BLEND is part of an ongoing series of creative programming intended to expose new artistic talent in a receptive environment that offers full-bodied explorations and expressions of their art for the public.
It is a collaboration with different artists, including Kelcey Fisher (KFISH) who described his approach to art. “Collaborating with other artists pushes me to work in different styles and grow as an artist and try out different mediums,” he said in a statement. “It’s just a great experience all around. I’m learning their processes and they’re learning mine as well, and we’re building this artists’ community through it.”
Along with KFISH Other collaborators with BLEND include Zachary Bennett-Brook, Kyle Boatwright, Armando Dela, Gabe Gault, Davia King, Colette Miller, Moncho 1929, Vero Villareal Sada, Tiaan Schreuder, Priscilla Carpenter Witte, Yanoe, Erin Yoshi, as well as Ziman.
King, KFISH, and Boatwright have collaborated previously on a project for a resort in Nipton, California. Nipton has a growing reputation for supporting large-scale innovative art. The triad of artist beautifully painted these 3 vintage cars, that includes: a 1954 Plymouth Cranbrook painted by Boatwright, a 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark III painted by King and a 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo painted by KFish.
BLEND will feature these mobile canvases in the Rendon parking lot expanding the art outside of the building proper. It’s going to make for a more out-of-the-box gallery elevating art experience.
BLEND is a continuation of the Art at the Rendon series with innovative and culturally significant engagement that challenges and elevates viewers experience of art.
BLEND Opens to the Public:
Friday, January 25, 2019, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit the The Rendon more information and for tickets visit their Eventbrite.
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