On-site Installations Transform Saltfineart
For the exhibition “Out Of Order,” the interior of Saltfineart, 1492 S. Coast Highway, will be transformed for the next month into the physics-defying vision of Mexican artist Aníbal Catalan.
Trained as an architect, Catalan is known for his ability to create work informed by the space in which it lives. Each installation is an on-sight improvisation where Catalan arrives with the tools and materials needed to create structures reminiscent of satellites in space.
Newly Found Tobin Works on Display
Gallery McCollum will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, along with an exhibition on recently uncovered work by the late local artist, Patrick Tobin.
The artworks, circa 1970-1994, cover his sojourns in Mexico and Hawaii and are exhibited at 206 N. Coast Highway.
George Gallery Shows Burnes’ Emergence
The George Gallery is the first to exhibit a new body of work by Fatemeh Burnes, who re-emerged in 2009 after a 14-year hiatus to focus on her family and teaching.
Here solo exhibition “Interstices” opens May 2, 354 N. Coast Highway.
Her work has since gained the attention of top critics and curators. Recently, her work has been shown at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Her first book of photography, “Drift,” was featured at PhotoLA last year.
Canvases Go For a Cause
The silent auction fundraiser presented by the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, “Canvas For a
Cause” is held Saturday, May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Women’s Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann’s Dr.
Forty of LPAPA’s artists have contributed framed work for the auction, of which all opening bids start at $350.
There will be a wine and cheese reception.
All proceeds go to support LPAPA’s programs, including community outreach, education and mentorship, and scholarships.
‘White Space’ Makes its Mark
CES Contemporary gallery welcomes 27-year-old Czech painter Ira Svobodová in her first solo U.S. exhibition, which opens with a reception this Saturday, May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 480 Ocean Ave.
The works, entitled “White Space,” is a collection of Svobodová’s series of ideological interior spaces. Gallery owner and director Carl E. Smith says the artist’s work is
featured in the Czech Republic’s National Gallery and Ministry of Culture Gallery.
Hurrell Exhibit Extended
Due to popular demand, Laguna Art Museum is extending its exhibition George Hurrell: Laguna to Hollywood, which is currently on display in the museum’s upstairs gallery, through Sunday, May 19
‘Ain’t Painting a Pain’ to Close
Orange County Museum of Art’s Richard retrospective for one of the most radical artists of the last 40 years closes Sunday, May 5.
The exhibition presents several room-size installations, works never before seen in the U.S., and a new large-scale, outdoor project.
Galleries are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ink Inspiration on Exhibit
Laguna Ink Spot and Gallery hosts “RETROspective: Works by Evie Yapelli,” which opened this past week and continues throughout May.
The gallery of tattoo artists at 412 N. Coast Highway will showcase the resident artist’s watercolor paintings as well as her most recent project, found object ceramics with enamel paint.
“I paint all of my watercolors using traditional tattoo flash techniques,” says Yapelli, who was formally apprenticed in Chicago, her hometown. “One of my mentors told me that whenever you’re not tattooing you should be painting, and it’s such great advice. I find that my artwork absolutely informs my tattooing, and it’s really allowed me to develop my own style.”