New Installation at Social Study: Pastoral Memory

On Saturday, 8/13 we will be holding an opening reception for the new installation in our window here at Social Study. 

The piece, a collaborative work by Karen Frimkess Wolff and Dori Atlantis, is called Pastoral Memory, and is constructed of recycled papers, including newspapers of various languages, glass shards, and monofilament. 

From the artists:
"In Pastoral Memory we are looking at elements of nature transformed by urban memory and discourse. We seek a sense of partnership with the Earth.  As artists, we are concerned with the traditional issues of form, color, line and texture.  As observers of the land, sky and water, we are intrigued and surprised by evidence of their many faces and changes. We combine the languages of art and nature to reflect the transient and fragile qualities of life and landscape forms."


About the Artists:

Dori Atlantis was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Lower Sierra Nevada Mountains. At California State University, Fresno, she became a founding member of the Feminist Art Program under the direction of Judy Chicago. Atlantis received her BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.

Atlantis works in mixed-media sculpture, installation, painting, and digital imagery. She has exhibited throughout the United States as well as in France and Spain. Her recent work has been exhibited in From Her at Pico House Gallery, in Made in California at City of Brea Art Gallery, CA, at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA, and in Why Not Judy Chicago at Musee' d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux, FRANCE and Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain.

Atlantis resides in Silverlake, California with her husband & son.


Karen Frimkess Wolff was born in Los Angeles, received her BA in Painting and Drawing from U.C.L.A. and MA in Art History from California State University, Northridge.  Her work has been exhibited extensively in California, throughout the United States and in Germany and Israel.  In 1991 she received a Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Grant and in 1976 she was one of thirty Americans nominated for the Paris Bienniele.  

Frimkess Wolff's work consists of drawings, constructions and installations which usually follow natural or landscape forms and often involve an element of sound.  Her recent works have been exhibited in L.A. Municipal Gallery's drawing show at The Bridge Gallery, L.A. City Hall, in A Rare Glimpse at City of Brea Art Gallery, Shoe Box Gallery at The Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State L.A., Imagine That at Angels Ink Gallery, Sacred Memories at Pico House Gallery and The Jerusalem Bienniele 2015 at Achem Hasid Complex, Jerusalem and Platt Gallery, American Jewish University.

Frimkess Wolff resides in Echo Park, California with her husband.  


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