Laurie Shapiro's Studio Gallery is located inside of Shapiro's art studio in Los Angeles.
In addition to housing the work and inventory of Laurie Shapiro, the Studio Gallery shows the work of other admired artists.
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The road is long, but we have made it to many new landmarks of achievement. This year more than ever we celebrate women holding the highest positions politically and conversations on inclusion grow plenty. However, the acknowledgment, presentation, and collecting of female identifying artists has a long way to go. This all female show is the first official show in Laurie Shapiro’s Studio Gallery at the Lacy Studio Lofts. Featured artists include Ibuki Kuramochi, Annie Wood, Alexandra Carter, Ilaria De Plano, Lauren Jenkins, Alexandra Wiesenfeld, and Mary Margaret Groves.
We believe the female perspective has been missing from art historically, and imagine a world where women truly are seen and appreciated equally.
This show is curated by Olivia Mia Orozco, founder of Performative Pop-Ups, and collaborator with Ms. Shapiro both at Radiant Space and around Los Angeles.
There will be a zoom opening with the artists on March 13th at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time featuring a digital performance by Ibuki Kuramochi.
"Made with layers of puddled pigment and collaged imagery on translucent drafting film (a.k.a. mylar), my paintings mimic explosive, liquid bodies splashing out of their own skins. Influenced by folklore and mythology, I quote deities of jest, filth, lust, and light."
Intentionally avoiding the use of tools, her method produces a handmade palette of rips and tears, symbolizing the battle scars inherent to the exhaustive act of survival. In this ode to Arte Povera, Ilaria’s work turns expired messaging— from high-fashion print ads to chemistry text books— into a comprehensive assemblage of vibrant colors, textures, and hidden images.
Ibuki Kuramochi specializes in artworks for exhibition (paintings, movies and digital works) and also specializes in live performances combining her live painting with her Japanese Butoh dance. "I’m also inspired by things that involve sexuality such as masculine and feminine, transformation, meltability, and compatibility."
Originally from Tennessee, she never fit into the proper young southern-belle stereotype that was expected and so create her own worlds and her own rules. Visceral fluid and emotion are welcome here. Raw beauty and ugly truths are the roots of this world and its a space where everyone is welcome to be exactly what they are.
Internationally exhibited Israeli-American mixed media artist, Annie Wood, was born and raised in Hollywood, California. Annie was a dating game show host (on the nationally syndicated show, BZZZ!) & had roles in several TV shows and films. These days, she spends much of her time writing & creating art.