February 27, 2013

Julio Panisello: Miracles of the Dough

Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 3-6pm

The Velaslavasay Panorama, West Adams
1122 West 24th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007

ShoeboxLA is pleased to present Julio Panisello: Miracles of the Dough. Employing old master techniques utilizing egg tempera painting, charcoal, and gold leaf to develop a modern recreation of a Renaissance self-portrait series, Julio Panisello offers us artwork in edible media which recreates history and celebrates the modern artist.

The sundried conspersam farinam (salt dough) used in this four-triptych series is durable yet fragile.  Installed within the gallery environment, these ultimately perishable triptychs will expand and contract over time depending on weather conditions, commenting on the inexorability of time and the inevitability of decay.

Julio Panisello earned his BFA (cum laude) in Painting and a postgraduate degree in Pedagogy from the University of Barcelona, Catalonia.  He lives and works in Los Angeles.

The Velaslavasay Panorama, located in the West Adams Historic District, is an exhibition hall, theatre and garden dedicated to the production and presentation of unusual visual experiences, including those of the 360-degree variety: www.panoramaonview.org

February 20, 2013

Our Continued Thanks!

Wow, Michelle Carla Handel at MorYork was fantastic!  We can't thank Michelle enough for her hypnotically wicked installation, Heart on Top of My Head.  Viewers were not only enthralled by these tender sculptures, but heard first-hand about her process and vision for the show.  It was very gratifying for us to see how Michelle's work activated ShoeboxLA within MorYork.  If you were there, you know what we mean. 

Special thanks to MorYork for opening up their special space for us.  Pictures can't convey just how great it  is, but please try to attend one of their future events.  You won't be sorry.

And thanks to everyone who came out.  We love seeing each and every one of you.

SAVE THE DATE: Sat. March 16, 3-6pm - JULIO PANISELLO (location TBA)

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February 12, 2013

Michelle Carla Handel: Heart on Top of My Head

Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 6-9pm

MorYork, Highland Park
4959 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

ShoeboxLA is pleased to present Michelle Carla Handel: Heart on Top of My Head.  Ancient Egyptians believed that the heart, rather than the brain, was the source of human wisdom, as well as emotions, memory, the soul and human personality. Descartes believed that the body and mind represent autonomous systems, while his contemporary Spinoza believed the body and mind are different aspects of specific biological processes. Philosophers and scientists have long been trying to determine where the physical body ends and where thoughts and feelings begin.

In this installation Handel attempts to reconcile her skepticism and sentimentality, her internal tug-of-war between trying to understand human emotion (particularly love) through science, while simultaneously describing its mystery and magic. To investigate these ideas, she creates an intricate internal environment within the gallery – a soft, mysterious arrangement of parts that exist somewhere between our physical bodies and intangible emotions.

Michelle Carla Handel earned her MFA from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA and her BFA from Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY.  She lives and works in Los Angeles.

MorYork is a not-for-profit, artist-run space dedicated to enabling local artists through shows and special events. MorYork supports and encourages non gallery-represented artists, and facilitates exchange with the Highland Park community: www.moryork.blogspot.com