BEYOND WHAT THE WORLD CAN SEE: AN INTERVIEW WITH VICTORIA SAVKA

All images courtesy of the artist. Based in Auburn, New York, Victoria Savka has established her practice as an illustrator, ceramic artist, writer, and teacher. Immersed in the countryside of Upstate New York, the artist usually finds inspiration in a bucolic world where cows, sheep, and ducks live freely while inhabiting her work and stories. Curious and playful, Savka incorporates different artistic influences into her practice. From French Impressionists and Post-impressionist painters to Brazilian Modernist architects, she absorbs and reinterprets their methods into her own contemporary style.  In a world…

INSTRUMENTS OF MEMORY AT STUDIO 203

February 26 – April 30, 2022 Instruments of Memory presents artistic work that investigates materiality in relation to history, place, time, and remembrance. This exhibition features new and recent work by four artists based in Los Angeles, California: Dana Funaro, B. Neimeth, Aneesa Shami, and Patricia Yossen. With practices spanning ceramics, painting, photography, fiber art, and sound, the artists investigate how places, landscapes, remains, and objects produce and affect identity and how memory is linked to the tactile and intuitive qualities of the materials. An extension of our site, which…

IMAGES FROM NICARAGUA: AN INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLE GARCIA STEIB

In the United States, community-driven photo archives have grown in popularity, particularly in social media, in the last five years. To name a few of these initiatives around the country one can find Instagram accounts such as Korean Archives in DC, Cambodian Archives in Los Angeles, and, perhaps one of the most successful, Veteranas y Rucas, run by archivist and visual artist Guadalupe Rosales. Rosales has been sharing the experiences and life of Mexican-Americans in East LA since 2015. The commonality of these projects is the effort to challenge and…