August is just going to be so much fun. And it just got a whole lot more beautiful. The charming Colombian painter Diana Hemmings has graciously agreed to exhibit, and offer for sale, several of her paintings and prints on August 16-17 during my "What we Censor, What we Don't" show at the Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles. The Center will be open from 4-9pm both days, and both artists will be on site most of that time.
About the guest artist,
Diana Hemmings loves to capture the abstract moment of the ultimate unspoken human expression ranging from feelings of shame and pain, melancholy to bliss and euphoria. Her curiosity about human behavior has been reflected in her work, freezing the moment and the emotion giving the observer a unique perspective based on their personal experiences.
Born in Barranquilla, Caribbean Colombia, Diana has lived for years in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America where she studied Graphic Design at the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now Los Angeles is her home where she lives and creates her art.
Diana's painting is spiritual and thoroughly human. She paints joy that can only be experienced, not explained, and moody brooding that can move a viewer to empathy or empowerment.
In addition to what I consider a real coup of bringing these paintings into the room, we will also have some "merch" available at the show. The show itself will be interactive in that viewers will be able to use static cling "stickers" on glass in the displays to indicate which part of each display they think should be censored (if any). We'll have some of the clings available for purchase, just in case you think you'd like to try censoring something at home or somewhere else. The clings look like this:
In addition, we'll have some top quality, sustainably manufactured shirts available. We tried a few different ones, and decided on some heather gray super soft ones from "Think Your T-Shirt" that, apart from being grey, and coming in a couple different shapes, look something like this:
We will also have our very popular "posing towels" that models use on my shoots when posing without the bother of clothing. So plan to come see this show some weekend, or weekends, in August. Buy some stuff, meet the models, meet the artists, have some fun!