Art

  • 111 Minna Gallery proudly presents the latest solo show by master artist, James Charles. With his respects paid to a variety of known masters, Charles delivers a visual buffet, which highlights his vast understanding of mediums and technique. What is sure to be an oculus overload, this exhibition is sure to please.

  • With clean lines and a flat, limited color palette, Emily Fromm uses a style reminiscent of vintage cartoons and comic books to illustrate contemporary urban landscapes. Having been raised in the outskirts of Los Angeles, she was heavily influenced by the over-the-top yet seedy aesthetic of the American West, and often highlights signage, architecture and the iconic style of the region in her paintings. She applies a graphic style that is familiar and nostalgic to these settings, incorporating imagery that is mundane and often low brow, to contrast these grandiose scenes with everyday life.

  • Noah Ptolemy pulls strongly from his upbringing in Japan. Today, working out of a small apt, he still finds himself utilizing the small space the same way, as if he were still back there. He also usually paints from the floor, as opposed to the more Western model of a painter standing at the easel.

  • Scott Greenwalt Eruption explores notions of a manipulated, beautified world on the constant verge of collapse. Contemplating the inevitable rise and demise of complex systems throughout history. Envisioning moments in time that reflect a tumult lurking just beneath the surface,…

  • Adrian Cox The mythic world depicted in the paintings of Adrian Cox serves as a stage for his fictional race of hybrid beings, the Border Creatures. In his works, these grotesque protagonists exist in a state of harmonious coexistence with…

  • Lauren Szabo is a San Francisco based artist originally from Los Angeles. Lauren’s work talks about our daily interactions about media, signage, advertisements, and their fragility and temporality. We chose to speak with Szabo because her work took on new political context through the campaign and election.

  • As a child Elise showed an early need to create a world apart from her birthplace, the desert of Arizona. The Sonoran vista, although beautiful, was not in an environment that inspired her. So she created a world of her own invention by painting the walls of her room and anywhere else she could get away with it.

  • Growing up in suburban Los Angeles where earthquakes and fires were frequent threats, Lauren became acquainted with natural and unnatural disasters at an early age. When she was a child, she experienced earthquakes and recalls ashen skies during the annual summer fires. These early memories shaped the content of her art, and have rooted her interest in deconstruction.