November 07, 2022
Lex Gjurasic + Johnny Taylor + Margaret Sullivan:
New & Noteable
November 7 - December 31
Friday, November 11
7 - 10 pm
Introducing Tucson painter Lex Gjurasic. We’ll be featuring paintings from her “Super Bloom” series. Rainbows over flower-strewn mountains, what’s not to like? Lex is a visual artist from the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest currently living in Tucson, AZ. She has exhibited her work nationally for over 29 years, most notably in 2009 as a featured artist in the exhibition Kokeshi: Folk Art To Art Toy at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles CA. In 2017 her video, as part of the Miranda July archive Joanie 4 Jackie, became part of the permanent collection of the Getty Institute. Recently she has delved into public art, completing a mural with the city of Tucson’s downtown mural project, as well as a temporary immersive exhibition at the Scottsdale Public Library with Scottsdale Public Art. In 2021 she was invited to collaborate with the New Mexico-based art collective Meow Wolf as part of the permanent immersive experience convergence station in Denver, CO.
Los Angeles artist Johnny Taylor combines painting, screen printing, and stencils on canvas to create his pop art compositions. "My paintings explore the things we look at each day without seeing. Though everything is game imagery-wise, I am drawn to advertising images and glyphs, the visual shorthand of contemporary culture. Painted buildings are definitely a big inspiration. Botanicas and psychic readings especially. "
Margaret Sullivan is a native Texan who lives on a working ranch in New Mexico. Her one-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade from silver, brass, and copper, is inspired by the lore of the Old West, Native American culture and iconography, an irreverent sense of humor, and by her love of horses.
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