In partnership with Julie Montenegro State Farm, The Haggus Society presents Stigma.
Bound together by gender, age, and medium, Stigma shares the works of four distinct artists working in digital media and defying conventional wisdom.
Debra Girard moved to Prague in the early 1990s and at the time was fascinated with the Czech tradition of assemblage and collage. She garnered encouragement to continue her pursuit by Frantisek Skala. Several years after returning to the States, she discovered the digital medium and with it brought her interest of collage –transferring “the colors and taboo images of the Long Beach/Lakewood of my childhood into much of my digital art. Even in my most recent pieces derived from Medieval Marginalia, my palette still retains the colors of my childhood.”
Bernice Greenberg is an artist born in the early twentieth century, creating digital art in the twenty-first. In 2003, at the age of 80, Greenberg’s new challenge was to create art in a limited space. The computer was her solution. Generating riots of color, Greenberg states, “The The monitor is my canvas and Corel Painter, my palette and paints. Flowers and gardens have always been a source of inspiration. The colors, shapes, and textures stimulated my imagination and I began creating Fantasy Gardens.”
Melissa Lambert is a mixed media artist whose works include traditional media (watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, acrylic, multimedia); digital media, and combinations of both. “My art explores dimensional vibrations through the use of color, symbolism, myth, and form. Geometry, particle physics, mythology, and Jung’s theories of the collective unconscious, synchronicity; and music – primarily jazz – inform my work. Perceiving the concepts contained in the above theories, I strive to reveal the deeper dimensions and innate spirituality that exist in the here and now of every moment.”
Terri Lloyd presents a digital coprographia that ventures into the absurdities of socio-political, philosophical and psychoanalytical themes. Lloyd finds her comfort zone some place between Zen and the professionally weird. About working digital she states, “I like that the work is essentially intangible, an idea existing in zeros and ones until we decide what to do with those zeroes and ones. There are so many options, to say it’s merely cut and paste would be incorrect.”
Stigma is on display January 1 – March 30, 2014
Opening reception, January 11, 2014, 6 – 9 pm
5683 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042.