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Perception: Artist Panel with moderator Lisa Adams

Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Perception: Artist Panel with moderator Lisa Adams

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Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email beachhouse@smgov.net.
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*Please note that Back on the Beach Cafe closes at 3pm in the spring, and despite what Eventbrite says, you do not need to print out your ticket, just mention your last name when checking in.

5:15-6:30pm Santa Monica Conservancy docents available to discuss the historic site.
6-6:30pm Gallery open for exploration.
6:30-8pm: Talk

Perception - an intuitive understanding and insight, a mental impression derived by means of the senses and mind. This panel discussion with the four artists of Shelf Perception, the current exhibit in the Beach House Gallery, addresses the artist’s perceptions of their work and its (and their) place the world. Through reflecting on influences, choices in materials and techniques, we open a dialogue on how we internalize the external. By turning the lens away from the work and onto the external influences, the panel hopes to broaden the discussion and generate a discourse that embraces the complexity of perception. 


Jenny Donaire, born in Managua, Nicaragua, Jenny Donaire migrated to Los Angeles at the age of 7. She received her B.Arch. from Woodbury University and her MFA from California State University, Northridge. Her work investigates the relationship between architecture and fragility. Using typical construction materials, wood, concrete, plaster, large-scale photographs, and found objects, there is an interplay between the physicality of the objects and materials and the ephemeral nature of the seemingly permanent built world.

Ashley Hagen was born and raised in Ames, IA. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from California State University Northridge. Play is important in her process of uncovering metaphors of home and self, fantasy and reality. Her work delves into the underlying resonance of childhood: limitlessness, inventiveness, mystery, imagination, adventure and possibility. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe, including shows at Western Project, Andrew Shire, The Prospectus, University Art Museum in Long Beach, Art Platform, Juried by Ali Subotnick of the Hammer Museum for Boom, The Irvine Fine Arts Center, Deborah Martin gallery, Galerie dei Barri, Cerritos College Art Gallery, and Palais Ferstel in Vienna, Austria. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Emily Sudd lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She holds an MA in ceramics from California State University, Northridge (CSUN); and is currently an MFA student in ceramics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her sculptures combine ceramic objects such as collectible figurines and functional ware in structures that engage in conversation with still life, narrative, and abstract painting; postminimalist sculpture; hierarchies of materials; and the life of the kitsch object.

Elizabeth Tinglof, a native Californian, lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design and her MFA from California State University, Northridge. Exhibiting locally for many years, including Berman/Turner Projects Gallery and Robert Berman Gallery. Elizabeth is interested in the exploration of materiality and process. She creates an alchemist fusion of painting and sculpture resulting in richly layered abstract objects that function, first, as a deconstructive conversation and evolve to one of reconstruction. Along with her studio practice Elizabeth volunteers as a photojournalists for non-profit organizations documenting the after effects of such disasters as, the Gulf oil spill in 2010 and the after math of the 2010 Haiti earthquake of which she still documents for the UCLA-HGD Project.

Moderated by Lisa Adams:

Lisa Adams
is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship and a Durfee ARC Grant. She has taught at many renowned art departments throughout the Los Angeles area and abroad, including the University of Southern California, the Claremont Graduate University and Otis College of Art & Design. In 1999 she authored “FM*,” a how-to book about painting based on her teachings at the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture between 1997-1999. In addition to her studio practice, Lisa works on public art projects, which have included the Chatsworth/Orange Line Metro Station, Fire Station No. 64 in Watts and the West Valley Branch Library in Reseda. She has been an artist-in-residence in Slovenia, Finland, Japan, Holland and Costa Rica and was commission by BMW of North America to paint an ArtCar, and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the public collections of Eli Broad, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, the Laguna Museum of Art and the Edward Albee Foundation. Lisa's first monograph book, Vicissitude of Circumstance, was published by ZERO+ Publishing and released in Fall 2011

Shelf Perception highlights the work of four Los Angeles-based female artists who reconsider the traditional art object by negotiating the spaces between painting, sculpture, photography, and domestic and architectural objects. The exhibition features work that undermines the structural integrity of physical and mental space, drawing correlations between the intangible and the concrete through the subversion of pictorial space and explorations of materiality and entropy.

Stop by early to save your seat and check out the historic site! Docents available from 5:15pm.

Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email beachhouse@smgov.net. We appreciate your keeping in touch!

Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light.

Parking: May-September the parking rate is $3/hr & $12/day at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Machines take cards and cash. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. For updated parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.

Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check http://annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture.

General Info: For hours, events and more, visit http://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.


Have questions about Perception: Artist Panel with moderator Lisa Adams? Contact Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

When & Where

Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Santa Monica

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Welcome to Beach=Culture, a year-round series of free arts and culture events at the Annenberg Community Beach House. The Beach House is a City of Santa Monica facility and is open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit annenbergbeachhouse.comClick to join the Beach House email lists or the Cultural Affairs Division lists for info on other arts programming, including artist opportunities, annual festivals, and arts events around town.

The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program. The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.


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