Two local artists, Anne Brilliant of Hancock Park and Kathy Losey of Windsor Square, are featured in Studioeleven Artists, the first exhibit of the Ebell of Los Angeles’s 2016-2017 Art Salon season, now on display in the historic at the Ebell of Los Angles through November 28, 2016.
Studioeleven is a group of 24 women artists who work independently and study with artist and teacher Tom Wudl at his studio in the LA Arts District. Their name came from their shared gallery space at the Maker City LA, on the 11th floor of the Reef Building downtown, where they presented a series of eight thematically organized exhibitions. For more than a year, the artists organized exhibits of their work as well as supported each other by discussing art issues that affect their creative processes.
Studioeleven Artists include: Anne Brilliant; Beverly Feinstein; BJ Dockweiler; Darcy Parsons; David Peters; Deborah Hadl; Desy Safán-Gerard; Elaine Cohen; Ellen Isensen; Flora Golden; Hillary Gruenberg; Joan Giammarco; Kathleen Losey; Laurie Yehia; Linda Levi-Baum; Lisa Segal; Loran Calvin; Margaret-Anne Smith; Margy Sievers; Monica Leal Cueva; Sandra Nichols; Teresa Abdala-Romano; and Tressa Miller.
Anne Brilliant joined the group when she started working with Wudl more than seven years ago, after she retired.
“My work is really about line, color and form; it’s abstract,” explained Brilliant.
Brilliant told the Buzz she has two paintings in the show, one is more formal in terms of context with distinct lines and shapes, the other is more about texture and paint.
Kathy Losey came to painting during her 40-year career as an interior designer.
“As an interior designer for over 40 years, I have worked within a framework that is filled with beautiful things, fabrics, furnishings, accessories, textiles, etc. and color,” said Losey. “I know that I have an innate sense of color which has been enhanced and further developed by many years of design work. This love of color and creativity has translated into my art and how I paint.”
Losey has studied art in private classes and workshops since 1968, and began studying with Wudl 13 years ago.
“Studying with Tom has really influenced my work and so broadened me,” said Losey, whose work started out as realism, doing botanical illustrations. Now her work has now become more abstract. Losey also recently started teaching students in her home studio in Windsor Square.
Studioeleven has begun exhibiting in public spaces in the Los Angeles area. In September 2015 to August 2016, Studioeleven was invited to show at the Colburn School of Performing arts. The Ebell show is their most recent.
Artist Flora Golden brought the show to the Ebell through a personal connection with Ebell member Anne Combs, of Windsor Square. Combs made the introduction to Donna Russell, chair of the Ebell Art Department, and Russell collaborated with show curators Tressa Miller, Laurie Yehia and Tom Wudl to bring the exhibit the Ebell.
The public is invited to view the art, all of which is for sale. Admission is free. The Ebell is located at 743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90005 and is open Monday through Friday from 9-5 pm. It is recommended that you call ahead (323) 931-1277 ext. 131 to insure access to the exhibit. For more information on the art, contact Flora Golden at [email protected].