Women Artists Become Art at L.A. Louver

Posted February 12, 2016 by Joe Piasecki in This Week
"Patricia" by Rebecca Campbell

“Patricia” by Rebecca Campbell

When artist Rebecca Campbell noticed that she wasn’t seeing enough women from the L.A. art world represented in L.A.’s art world, she decided to do something about it. She picked up her paintbrush and started to paint female artists from the L.A. area that she thought should be seen.

“I thought, well, what I can do is make pictures,” Campbell told NPR. “I made it so that they didn’t disappear, by making pictures of them.”

Portraits of 19 female artists, from painters to performers, are on display at L.A. Louver in a show called “You Are Here.” Using a uniform palette of black, white, pink and gray, Campbell meets these women at eye-level capturing each artist’s essence. Art-makers such as multimedia artist Lia Halloran, text-artist Alexandra Grant and dancer Mpambo Wina sat for Campbell.

–Christina Campodonico

Last chance to see “You Are Here” is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd, Venice. (310) 822-4955; lalouver.com


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