A trio of L.A. residents presents their unique vision of the city with their art, as Red Pipe Gallery presents “Los Angeles in Perspective,” featuring Teale Hatheway, Iva Hladis, and James P. Scott, opening July 5, 2014. The show offers a different take on Los Angeles than that of “California Locos” which preceeded it at Red Pipe, and the subsequent “Devil’s Town.” This trio of exhibitions explore the diversity of Los Angeles art and offers fresh eyes on our city.
Curator Wendy Sherman whose “Hearsay” at Cal State Fullerton was clever and thoughtful look at urban myths, tackles one of the most mythologized cities, Los Angeles with three very different artists whose styles bring a fresh look at LA. (Fulll disclosure, Wendy has written some great peices for us here at Cartwheel)
With a background in architecture and urban planning, as well as art and photography, Teale Hatheway finds Los Angeles to be the ideal source of subject matter for her paintings. Teale focuses on architectural aspects of building and abstracts them, reducing details into a larger vision.
Born in Czechoslovakia, Iva Hladis fled the then-Communist-controlled country in the mid-1980s. She settled in Los Angeles and discovered that although she loved her new found freedom, she missed the sense of history and historical buildings so familiar to her growing up in Europe. Hladis says that by creating these drawings of historical architecture and being a member of the Los Angeles Conservancy she preserves history here.
James P. Scott makes captivating urban landscapes from that piece of time we almost never think about. Each painted narrative describes life in a neglected corner of our ubiquitous car culture.
The show opens up with a reception this Saturday, July 5, 7 to 10 p.m.
During the month-long run, two events wil make Chinatown even more fun:
Chinatown Nights” Saturday, July 12, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
“Perform Chinatown” Saturday, July 26, 12 to 10 p.m.
The show will be on view July 5 through July 26, Thursday through Saturday 12 to 5 p.m. also by appointmentAll events are free and open to the public.
Top: The Bradbury by Teale Hatheway