|SHANE GUFFOGG: XINGU |
Small to large scale works on paper
Curated by VC Projects
Exhibition dates: March 2 – 28, 2023Gallery hours: Tuesday 2-7 pm & Wednesday 2-5 pm
On view at Rita House 5971 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036
|CLOSING Curatorial Talk, Tuesday, March 28th, 7 – 8 pm|
Shane Guffogg, Anthony Cardella & VC Projects
“THE LIFE OF THE ARTIST AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS”
Join us for this informal talk between curator and artists where they share thoughts and reflections exploring elements, influences, and rituals which segway into finding truth in daily art practice.
Regardless of your medium, this will be a fascinating talk about how to stay true to your artistic path. Shane speaks eloquently about his process and inquiry. Tony will equally share why he might select a composition, and how he drives his emotions into the music— moderated by VC Projects and free to attend.
Located at: Rita House, 5971 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, 90036
In partnership with Rita House, Parasol and VC Projects
|SHANE GUFFOGG, Visual Artist|
|Shane Guffogg was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised on an exotic bird farm in the San Joaquin Valley. His interest in painting began while a teenager when he traveled to Europe and the former Soviet Union and was exposed to the Masters. He received his B.F.A. from Cal Arts, and during his studies, he interned in New York City. Guffogg works in oil on canvas, paper, watercolor, gouache, pastel, and traditional etchings on zinc plates. Guffogg’s language of light and color in the oil paintings manifested into glass, with the shapes originating from the negative spaces within his paintings, creating a visual duality of male and female, organic and architectural forms.|
Guffogg is an artist who looks at past and present civilizations through the lens of humanity and views time as a thread that connects all people. His work is a visual language informed by the spiritualism of abstraction and the realism of the old masters. These two ideas are usually seen as separate but Guffogg fuses them seamlessly into works that transcend and become testaments to thoughts that inform us who we are in the 21st century.
Guffogg’s artwork can be found in numerous private and public collections and museums in Europe and the USA. Some notably the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, New York, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, The Imperial Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia, The Gallery at the Museum Center, Baku, Azerbaijan, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania, Frederick R. Wiseman Art Foundation, Los Angeles.
|ANTHONY CARDELLA, Pianist|
|Anthony Cardella is a dynamic and compelling, active performer who has performed in esteemed concert halls across the United States and Europe and has won regional and national performance competitions in the United States. A Wisconsin native, Anthony moved to Los Angeles three years ago after completing his undergraduate studies at the Lawrence Conservatory of Music and has been performing, teaching, and collaborating in the Los Angeles area while pursuing further studies at the Thornton School of Music.|
Anthony is an award-winning performer praised for his virtuosity, exceptionally delicate touch, and colorful playing that connects with his audiences emotionally. Anthony is known for assembling programs that showcase the full extent of his technical abilities and vulnerability at the piano in tandem while actively seeking out music written by living composers to program and showcase in addition to standard Classical repertoire.
|VICTORIA CHAPMAN, Curator|
|VC Projects was founded in 2014 by British-born Victoria Chapman, who is a Los Angeles based curator and former graduate of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts University. VC Projects was created out of a desire to assist artists with their studio and exhibition development as well as representation at art fairs.|
Chapman has spent over twenty-five years working domestically and internationally in a variety of means with art directors, curators, art consultants, artists, galleries, museums, and art institutions, assisting with administrative, curatorial, and exhibition planning. Chapman’s work experience has taken her to museums such as The Isabella Gardener Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, and Laguna Art Museum. For just over six-teen years, she also worked for Daniel Fine Art Services as an Art Director working alongside senior curators to create art collections for boutique hotels.
For the past seven years and as of present, Chapman has been the Studio Director for Shane Guffogg, whom is a Los Angeles-based international artist with a long and honorable career in visual arts, augmented reality and sound experiments. Chapman is also a published writer, speaker and mentor regarding art history, and the creative process. During 2022, she was selected as Featured Curator for “Small Talks” (England). Previously, she was featured on Calls with CURA, The Garden HIERONYVISION arts community, Art Confidential Magazine and LACP’s Conversations with a Curator (Los Angeles). Another aspect to her curatorial program is VC Projects Podcast: Conversations About Art featured on Spotify where she has produced over 24 episodes, and El Nido’s Sound Cloud, where she captures 5 to 10 min sound bites on the creative process by selected artists. In addition to producing art programs Chapman has been a selected Portfolio Reviewer for Los Angeles Center of Photography from 2020 to forth-coming 2023. Lastly, Chapman is a Contributing Curator and Liaison to Casa Regis: Center for Culture and Contemporary Art, Italy and a club member of Cromwell Place, art exhibitions space, in London, England.