The prints and paintings of photographer and artist Michelle Carmen Gomez will be on display in a fall exhibition beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, September 20th at Edgemar Center of the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica.
The center will present a vast selection of Gomez’s work. Her art is described as a “kinetic blend of serigraphs and freehand brushwork using vibrant acrylics on canvas,” and juxtaposes classic photographic images against a more pop medium.
“( Goméz’s work) is like (Andy) Warhol without the cynicism,” says Tommy Landau, architect and founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
Gomez says, “The notion that any one of my photographs that connects with a viewer can translate to a work on canvas is expansive and inspiring to me. Most recently, I’ve begun a unique collaboration with actor and art connoisseur David Caruso on several conceptual paintings that have a political slant.”
A native Texan, Gomez earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and film from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked professionally as a fine art photographer, artist, film director, writer and actor. She has ongoing exhibits in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Las Vegas and her larger photographs, printed on aluminum and mounted on custom birch frames, have become a signature style, an Edgemar spokesperson said.