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Friday, April 3, 2015

CUANDO...WHEN THEY ARRIVED...

LOTERIA!


Group Show
March 14-April 14, 2015
Reception: 3/14 6-10 pm

CACTUS GALLERY
3001 N. Coolidge Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
323-801-8669 (www.cactusgalleryblogspot.com/ www.cactusgalleryla.com
hours: Saturdays 11am-5pm, Sundays 11am-2pm and by appointment

CACTUS GALLERY CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND THEIR FIRST EXHIBIT OF 2015.  FIFTY ARTISTS HAVE INTERPRETED THE 54 ICONIC LOTERIA CARDS.  
THE ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION WHERE GIVEN ARTISTIC LICENSE TO INTERPRET THEIR IDEA OF THEIR CHOSEN LOTERIA CARD.  THE ONLY CONSTRAINTS WERE SCALE APPROXIMATELY 10"x 10"-12"x12" AND PRICE POINT OF AROUND $500. MAX...

SANDRA MASTROIANNI, DIRECTOR OF CACTUS GALLERY, STATED THAT SHE  SOLD MANY PIECES PRIOR TO THE OPENING DUE TO HER SUPPORTIVE COLLECTORS THAT CONTINUE TO DEPEND ON CACTUS GALLERY TO WHET THEIR ARTISTIC BELLIES.

THESE SMALL SCALE PIECES EXHIBIT THE MAGICAL, MYSTICAL AND ETHEREAL QUALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE LEGENDS OF THE LOTERIA CARDS.  IT IS MORE THAN A BINGO GAME. THE IMAGES ASSIGNED TO EACH NUMBER CARRY WITH THEM THE POTENCY OF EACH IMAGE.  "LA MANO # 21"  AS ILLUSTRATED BY ENCARNI DIAZ, REINFORCES, FAITH, STRENGTH, THE HAND OF GOD/SPIRIT/POWER. 

NICOLE NORMAN'S "LA RANA #54", SYMBOLIZES CLEANSING OF THE EMOTIONAL WATERS, HOPE OF LOVE IN DISGUISE/AND/OR VARIOUS FORMS , APPROPRIATELY CREATED WITH GOUACHE ON PAPER.  THE GALLERY IS LOCATED IN PLAYFULLY NAMED "FROG TOWN" ELYSIAN VALLEY.  "LA RANA" CAN ONLY BE AN ASSET.






La Mano #21 by Encarni Diaz
oil on wood, 9.5"x 12" framed to 13.5"x 16"

La Rana #54 (Mr, Lily) by Nichol Norman
gouache on paper 8"x11" to 10"x13" framed


El Arbol #10 by Janrt Olenik
acrylic on bass board 6"x12"


El Nopal #39 (A Right Prickly Pair) by Norman Gray
mm sculpture, each 5"x 5", total 10"x 10"


El Gallo ( Psicodelico) #1 by Michelle Waters
acrylic on wood 9"x 12"


La Corona #47 by Sandra Vista
mm,/acrylic/crown/ 8" x 2.5 "


El Catrin #4  by Eden Folwell
acrylic on canvas, 9"x 12"

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
Michelle Waters, Mavis Leahy, Holly Wood, Eden Folwell, Valency Genis, Miriam Martinez, Jon Measures, Carlos Villez, Vera Paras, Janrt Olenik, K Howell, Roger Trivinos, Kelly Thompson,Carlos Villez, Sherri Miranda, Simona Candini, Sara Polzin, Lacey Bryant, Johnny "Zurdo" Quintanilla, Walt Hall, Encarni Diaz, Alea Bone, Gabriela Zapata, Joshua Coffy, Jose Alvarez, Patricia Krebs, Miriam Martinez, Sarah Stone, Chatismo, Bobby Rojas, Lea Barozzi, Jaclyn Alderete, Yo-yMis Kosas, Sam Russell, Ulla Anobile, Andie Bogdan, Patricia Krebs, Douglas Alvarez, Norman Gray, Terri Berman, Ulla Anobile, Jazmin Molina, Elisa Belloni, Angela Maria Ortiz S., PECA, Rasa Jadzeviciene, Sandra Vista, Joe Bravo, Bill Wheeler, Catherine Bursill Moore, Rosie Garcia, Ashley Fisher, Jessica Ward, Nichol Norman












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