Juror of Selection and Awards
Stas Orlovski is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work includes painting, drawing and animation. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the US, and he has received numerous awards, fellowships and residencies. In Fall 2014, Orlovski will debut his latest work in one-person exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and Mixed Greens, NYC.
Stas Orlovski was our guest artist at the November 2014 meeting.
Collage is a versatile medium that has an inherent capacity to transform and comment on our material world. The works selected for this exhibition employ collage in a variety of ways, but all express an inventive and dynamic approach to material handling, design, subject matter and content. Some works explore the formal language of abstraction, while others are overtly political. Many pieces are playful or whimsical (reminiscent of folk art and/or Surrealism) in their use/combination of familiar objects in surprising ways. Autobiography and narrative are themes that appear in of a number of works that present rich personal histories. Awards and honorable mentions were reserved for works that demonstrated an obsessive use of material, a haunting combination of draughtsmanship and restraint, powerful poetic juxtapositions, and in one case, a wonderfully wry sense of humor.
CAA Presents A Material World – Juried Member Exhibitition
February 6-26, 2015
Creative Arts Center Gallery, Burbank, CA 91506
Our esteemed juror, Stas Orlovski, selected a very eclectic, contemporary show for the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery venue. He had very positive comments about the entries (please see Juror’s Statement to the left), and he took great care in his selections.
We are pleased to announce our prize winners for A Material World:
Congratulations to Melinda J. Warren who won First Place for Red Diner.
Melinda J. Warren