Last week was the reception and opening of the Classically LA exhibit sponsored by the California Art Club at The Fine Arts Building in downtown LA. Lots of fun was had by all and it was a wonderful show with a variety of sculptors. Thanks to all who came. The exhibit will be up for a month. The building is open 24/7 and as you can see by the photos, it is worth a visit alone, what a beautiful building! The piece I have there is called "Artists Unite" and it's 36" tall... here's a description of the piece:
by several artists' quest for greater creative control during the early days of
the burgeoning Hollywood film industry, United Artists Corporation was formed
on February 5, 1919 by actors Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, actress
Mary Pickford, and director D.W. Griffith, each a giant in the arts.
Nearly a hundred years and decades of Los Angeles film history later, sculptor
Rubén Procopio has brilliantly captured an exuberant, spontaneous moment when
Chaplin, Fairbanks and Pickford ham it up for the camera just after the
contract signing ceremony, with Griffith looking on. Procopio's vibrant,
animated resin sculpture brings to modern life the very human, timeless
dynamics of sheer joy, optimism and boundless enthusiasm for the future."
Attached are some pics taken while I was doing the piece, the unpainted resin, the very talented mold maker Simon Garcia and some from the exhibit (taken by professional photographer Anthony Malone). Hope many of you in town get a chance go down and see it... tell your friends!