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Craig Antrim
Randall Von Bloomberg
Bianca Daalder
Sandra Elsdon-Vigon
Cindy Kolodziejski

Evona Lynae

Nancy Mozur
Sarah Perry
Rena Small-Wilson
Harrison Storms
Larry Vigon
Mark Edwards Wilson

El Camino College Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of
LEAD INTO GOLD/Images of alchemy in contemporary art Works by: Craig Antrim, Randall Von Bloomberg, Blanca Daalder, Sandra Elsdon-Vigon, Cindy Kolodziejski, Evona Lynae, Nancy Mozur, Sarah Perry, Rena Small-Wilson, Harrison Storms, Larry Vigon, Mark Edward Wilson.

The ancient practice of alchemy, precursor to modern chemistry, which thrived in Europe, especially during the Renaissance, dealt with the phenomenon of transformation - not only of lead into gold but also of the human spirit. Through their long hours in the laboratory, attempting to produce gold, alchemists discovered personal rebirth, while concurrently linking inner and outer realms.

The records of these experiments were often masked in mysterious notations and images. These arcane symbols came to be regarded as an indication of an underlying process in the human psyche. The process of alchemy provided a circuitous pathway which ultimately resulted in replacing old internal structures with new. This journey could also be reflected in what transpires in an artist's studio. Through the experience of interacting with materials and experimenting with ideas, the artist forms an image and is simultaneously affected by this creative act. Failures and successes, which echo the alchemical cycles that create and destroy, form the way to the gold. El Camino College Art Gallery is proud to present the works of twelve artists whose works reflect alchemical spirit.

SUSANNA MEIERS
Curator El Camino College Art Gallery

 
CRAIG ANTRIM
Craig Antrim presents vigorous acrylic abstractions in which alchemical symbols emerge from a swirling ground of pigment.
 
RANDALL VON BLOOMBERG

Randall Von Bloomberg employs visible transformation of the figure in emotionally charged oil canvases.


Song for Her

oil on canvas
48" x 68"

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The Morning After

oil on canvas
54" x 84"

BIANCA DAALDER

The intense tableaux of Bianca Daalder depict dreamlike images in oil on panel. Additionally, Daalder presents intimate prints of alchemic vessels.


Untitled
oil on canvas

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Untitled
etching
 
SANDRA ELSDON-VIGON
Sandra Elsdon-Vigon works in clay, creating
small-scale mythological masks and figures.

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Asclepian Meditation
ceramic

Speaking with Forked Tongue
ceramic

 
CINDY KOLODZIEJSKI
Cindy Kolodziejski creates intricate and elegant
achemic vessels in glazed ceramic.
 

EVONA LYNAE

Evona Lynae utilizes both representational painting and delicate pencil drawing to depict an elaborate series of transformations.

 

 

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Karitas
egg tempera,oil, gold,
palladium, abalone,
& graphite on birch
26x54.5
2002

 
NANCY MOZUR

Nancy Mozur paints personal visions of mystery and humor, utilizing gouache on paper.


Lay My Burden Down
gouache on paper
15 1/8x11 1/8
1993

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Hesphaistos
gouache on paper
11 1/8x7 1/2
1993

 
SARAH PERRY
Sarah Perry's sculptures, made from found objects and animal bones, speak of the cycles of life, death and regeneration.
 
RENA SMALL-WILSON

Rena Small-Wilson creates giant Polaroid images of a classically draped female figure posed in relationship to the changing phases (colors) of the moon.


The Moon is Blue
watercolor, gouache on paper
1987

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The Moon is 12 Colors
polaroid, self performance
20x24
 
HARRISON STORMS

In the alchemical tradition, the figures of Harrison Storms emerge from long cycles of painting, drawing, scraping, and sanding mixed media surfaces on wood panel.


Missing Person #17
acrylic & ink on paper
6 1/2x5
2002

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Body #6
acrylic & ink on paper
12 1/2x9 3/4
2000

 
LARRY VIGON
The narrative journals of Larry Vigon unite verbalized
dream recollection with symbolic painted image.
 
MARK EDWARD WILSON
Mark Edward Wilson presents a combination of playful mixed media sculpture utilizing magic shop souvenirs and surreal collage.
 


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