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INNER VISIONS/OUTER WORLDS by Aleka Corwin, presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective
@ 7:00 PM - @ 4:00 PMFree
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7-10PM
Exhibition Dates: April 13 – May 4, 2019
Closing Reception: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2-4PM
INNER VISIONS/OUTER WORLDS: Dioramas, Prints, Assemblage by Aleka Corwin
In INNER VISIONS I create dioramas as an experience of wonder and amusement for viewers. You enter a field of created landscapes, a juxtaposition of found objects, planes, color, and surfaces. I work on a small scale for it’s intimacy and playfulness. I am creating tiny, dream-like, nostalgic, romantic, and witty stage-sets for my tiny characters and the audience to enjoy. Little objects loom large, and found objects take on a new meaning in this context. I have been influenced by folk art, dollhouses and mid-50’s tourist souvenirs. I teach art to very young children using techniques and materials which I can then apply to my own tiny interior worlds.
In OUTER WORLDS I create collage drawings of people and landscapes that move me as I travel. These collages then become black and white prints. Look closely at the prints, and you will see found textures, advertising copy, imagery cut out and juxtaposed upon other images, newspaper text, and photography. These elements are relevant to the folk art, culture, and daily life of each locale. I am influenced by the artwork, cuisine, and rich history of each place I visit. My goal is to capture and share glimpses and fragmentary moments of life as I journey within their worlds.
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Born in New York City, Aleka has decades of experience as a painter, printmaker, collage artist, mask-maker, puppet-maker, publisher, dioramist, and art teacher. Her Artist’s Books and prints are in private collections and libraries in the Unites States, Great Britain, Japan, Israel, and Europe.
Master of Arts, Goddard College, Art and Feminist Art Education
Bachelor of Arts, Sarah Lawrence College: majoring in Painting, French and Mythology
The Feminist Studio Workshop, Judy Chicago, Los Angeles CA
Atelier 17, Printmaking, Sarah Lawrence College, Junior Year Abroad, Paris France
Philadelphia College of Art, Printmaking Focus
The High School of Music and Art, New York, NY
Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour 2018
Arroyo Arts Collective Studio Tour, Los Angeles, November, 2017
Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, October, 2017
Artshare, Los Angeles, Travellage: 10 Prints of Collages, September, 2017
Ebell Club Members Show, June, 2017
Beyond the Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Ca.
Solo Exhibition: Coffee Table Gallery, Los Angeles, 2017, 2016, 2015
Solo Exhibition: Silverlake Artists Series, Los Angeles, 2014, 2015, 2016
Kennilworth Gallery, Los Angeles 2014
The Women’s Building, Los Angeles CA
Numerous Exhibitions in 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s