Now that the recent heat wave has abated (hallelujah!) and the fog has come mercifully in, I'm feeling like I might be able to once again think straight and maybe even form coherent sentences (!). So I thought I'd take a moment out from painting to catch you up on the latest...
EDGAR VARELA FINE ARTS
The big news is that I am now officially working with independent Los Angeles-based art dealer, curator, and gallery owner Edgar Varela, under the auspices of Edgar Varela Fine Arts (EVFA). Varela is a vital presence in the burgeoning downtown LA art scene, "dedicated to the goal of finding emerging and mid-career artists and bringing them to the forefront of the art world." I am thrilled and honored to be among a select group of artists working with EVFA, and am looking forward to working with Edgar and his people to grow the visibility of my work in the Los Angeles art market. (Check out EVFA at www.edgarvarelafinearts.com).
EVFA SOLO SHOW- JULY, LOS ANGELES
My first show through EVFA is fast approaching, and I am currently up-to-my-eyeballs in paint preparing for it (almost literally: I just looked in the mirror and found a smear of green paint across my face!). Workplace hazards notwithstanding, I will have a bunch of new paintings ready for the show, my first solo show in LA (yay!). And, I'm very happy to report, I'm really in love with this new work--I feel my work has really made a leap this last year--and I can’t wait to share it! So, if you’re in the area, I hope you'll come out for it, and spread the word to your friends.
I also have a couple of group shows coming up, including one at the over-the-top groovy/gorgeous Hotel Triton in downtown San Francisco. Details on both shows are below.
July 19-August 10, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 19th, 7pm-11pm
Edgar Varela Fine Arts, Solo Show www.edgarvarelafinearts.com
542 S. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA
May 14 to June 25, 2008, Just Imagine
RECEPTION: Tuesday, June 3, 5 – 7pm
Mezzanine Gallery at Hotel Triton
342 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA
As always, new events are always in the works, including further upcoming shows curated by EVFA around the LA area, as well as my first Midwestern gig at 1301 Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska. So please check back. Events can always be found through my blog (linked to from my website, www.ericasteiner.com), and on my myspace page, www.myspace.com/ericasteinerstudios.
Thanks so very much for your encouragement and support. Please don't hesitate to email with any questions, and feel free to lay some love on me by leaving a comment...