the greatest cities on earth seen through the eyes of it's greatest artists
the greatest cities on earth seen through the eyes of it's greatest artists
ARTWORK: Ellwood T. Risk
ARTWORK: Elwood T. Risk
ARTWORK: Lori La Mont
ARTWORK: Lori La Mont
ARTWORK: Maddy Le Mel
ARTWORK: Maddy Le Mel
ARTWORK: Fred Eversley
ARTWORK: Fred Eversley
ARTWORK: Joe Fernandez
ARTWORK: Joe Fernandez
ARTWORK: Lisa Adams
ARTWORK: Lisa Adams

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The latest sizzle reel from Art/World and director Juri Koll. Featuring: Ellwood T. Risk, FLEWNT, Joseph Umali Fernandez, Teq Soqui, Maddy LeMel, The Venice Art Walls, and many others...

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LISA ADAMS

With a B.A. in painting from Scripps College in Claremont, California and an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University, Lisa Adams is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship and a Durfee ARC Grant.

She has successfully taught at many renowned art departments throughout the Los Angeles area and abroad, including the University of Southern California, the Claremont Graduate University and Otis College of Art & Design. In 1999 she authored “FM*,” a how-to book about painting based on her teachings at the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture between 1997 through 1999. In addition to her studio practice, Lisa works on special projects as an independent curator. In 2000, she co-founded Crazy Space, an alternative exhibition space, in Santa Monica, California where she curated both local and international exhibitions She has been an artist-in-residence in Slovenia, Finland, Japan, Holland and Costa Rica and was commission by BMW of North America to paint an ArtCar.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the public collections of Eli Broad, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Edward Albee Foundation, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art and the Laguna Museum of Art.Her first monograph book "Lisa Adams: Vicissitude of Circumstance," published by ZERO+ Publishing was released in Fall 2011. Lisa’s work is represented in Los Angeles by CB1 Gallery and she currently blogs on Los Angeles art for the Huffington Post.

MADDY LEMEL

Assemblage, sculpture, and installation artist Maddy LeMel has been called a "scavenger poet." She is known for mixed-media constructions incorporating found objects that are reclaimed and given second lives in pieces created with wire, screen, thread, paper, metal fragments, and a deft articulation of light and space.

LeMel's new pieces for Suspended States are wire and metal cages containing vintage tools from the artist's extensive collection. The tools exist almost as anthropomorphized characters, contemplating escape through the openings in each cage. Connected by winding ladders, the works form a cohesive installation. Also featured are smaller, wall-mounted pieces, which LeMel calls "shadow works," that evoke memories of past entrapment. In an essay for the show, Constance Mallinson, a Los Angeles-based painter and critic who has written catalogues for exhibitions and reviews for such publications as Art In America, wrote, "Through combinations of the most ordinary objects that mysteriously morph into potent symbols and allegories of shifting human emotions, conditions, and situations, transformation has come to define the sculpture of Maddy LeMel..."

With her latest work, LeMel balances the notion of actual physical confinement with self-inflicted prisons of emotion, convention, and habit. "Stepping outside our familiar worlds could cause us to plummet to the ground," she says, "or perhaps we would learn to fly."

ELLWOOD T. RISK

Ellwood T. Risk is a self-taught artist who has been living and working in Los Angeles since the spring of 1992. Early works were primarily abstract color fields on a plaster surface which reflected the artists years spent in the field as a journeyman drywall finisher and residential painter. A six piece series of his work has been on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Sales and Rental Gallery since 2002.

The Pistol Target series began in December of 2002 and has continued to evolve while holding the artist’s interest and stoking his imagination.Ellwood T. Risk has begun to show in the European market and is currently represented by galleries in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Current Representation

Art Pic / N. Hollywood, CA
Art Tribe / Los Angeles, CA
Compound Project / Malibu, CA
Imago Galleries / Palm Desert, CA
Linksman Interior / New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Los Angeles, CA
Robert Berman Gallery / Santa Monica / San Francisco, CA
TKO Art / Orange County, CA
Fabien Castanier Gallery / Studio City, CA
Hallway Gallery / Bellevue, WA
Mauger Modern Art / Bath / London, UK
Galerie Elysees / New York / Paris

FRED EVERSLEY

Frederick John Eversley is a Los Angeles-based sculptor, one of a group of artists associated with the 1960's “L.A. Light & Space“ movement. Working out of a studio in Venice Beach, his sleek creations in poured acrylic polymers, stainless steel and bronze frequently take the form of disks, parabolas, helices and lenses.

At first glance, the sculptures of Fred Eversley appear to be simple geometric forms: discs, parabolas, and triangular wedges. However, on further inspection, their subtleties and mysteries are revealed. All the three-dimensional works operate according to the optical principles of physics that determine the properties of lenses and mirrors. Even entirely solid forms appear to melt away either at the edges or through their centers. These pieces are alluring and seductive, drawing the viewer into them by reflecting back the image of the spectator. The resulting illusion is one of personal involvement of the spectator with the work of art, as compared to the traditional distance separating the viewer from the art object. Many of his sculptures incorporate parabolic curves that are found in a range of natural and man-made forms including suspension bridges, wind-blown sand dunes, and microwave reflectors, and Eversley is fascinated by their ability to concentrate and reflect energy into a single point.

For Fred Eversley, energy concerns, both physical and metaphysical, are central to the quality of life for all of humanity and thus are an important and fertile area for artistic investigation and activity. Most of Eversley's attention, both intellectually and aesthetically, has involved using his art forms as an expression of energy. Read more...

JOE FERNANDEZ

A former Navy vet and now a student at El Camino College, Joe has made a name for himself in the art world. His current works feature human and animal figures created with found objects such as precious stones that are bound together with armature wire.
He is based in Los Angeles.

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LORI LAMONT

Lori LaMont is a self-taught watercolor artist whose work has been featured in art exhibits throughout the United States. As a young child, LaMont pored over the pictures in storybooks, becoming aware of and interested in the different stages of drawing and painting. At the age of about 11, Post-Impressionism became her first true love. LaMont became an artist because of her absolute love of the arts and her passion for creating art, a combination of pure joy and discipline.

LaMont starts her workday with a "nice long walk" through her neighborhood or along the beach. She then sets to work for a seven or eight hour day, five days a week. She is a self-taught watercolor artist. After graduating high school she moved to New York City for two years, and traveled through Europe on a self-guided tour through every museum and gallery she could find. LaMont particularly loves art because of the emotional connection the viewer makes with the image, "subconsciously creating for it a history as well as a future." She strives to create work that will communicate a sense of majesty, dignity and grace. Lori LaMont strives to express her animal subjects as unique beings - things that you just don’t see in everyday life. Says the artist, "As time goes on the world becomes populated less with animals and more with people, and animals are becoming more precious and rare." It is this specialness that LaMont seeks to convey. LaMont has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout California and Alaska. Works from all of her series have been widely collected by individuals and corporations in Southern California.

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In 1998 Juutilainen founded De Facto Fiction Films, a production company specializing in integrating and conceptualizing production workflows in digital media for greatest impact on storytelling and style. Juutilainen’s first long-format documentary, Herbert's Hippopotamus about philosopher Herbert Marcuse, was broadcast and screened at festivals internationally and selected for the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Juutilainen’s work as a director and editor has led him towards the cutting edge developments of HDTV and digital multimedia. He was the editor for Bringing King to China produced by Kevin McKiernan and Haskell Wexler, the editor for the documentary two-hour special, Freshwater Seas for WTVS/Detroit Public Television, and the editor/researcher for Culture of Hate for KPBS/American Public Television. Juutilainen has directed several High Definition documentaries for PBS including On Detour with Manny Farber about painter and film critic Manny Farber, Ingrid Croce about singer/songwriters Jim and Ingrid Croce, and Balboa Park - The Spanish Fantasy about fictions of a Spanish heritage in Southern California’s architecture. These documentaries have been reviewed in Cineaste, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Chicago Reader, San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Independent Film and Video Monthly.

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CHRISKO

Chrisko is a globally renown multimedia artist.
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