Susan T. Kurland and Nurit Avesar, a Collaboration
“All the King’s Men”
Reception March 24, 3-6pm
660 South Avenue 21 #3
LA Ca 90031
This is an interactive exhibit that deals with the enduring responsibility that our generation has, facing the abuse of power and the uneasiness that we find ourselves in recently. We face a paradigm change within our government of an unapologetic abuse of power that has brought about transformations of laws and policies that many have grown to rely on. Those ideas will be presented through allegorical references to popular fables and anthropomorphic shapes.
Our installation makes use of eggs for their symbolism and fragility. Issues such as the environment and human rights are tenuous. Once broken these matters cannot be returned to their original state. In our installation we endeavor to convey a message that we are all the king’s men; we are all the king’s people. We are all part of the solution.
Nurit Avesar is a mixed media artist and a painter. Her work is process-based, including large multi-layered pieces. In her art, Avesar explores the ways cultural legacies and history interacting with the present.
Avesar’s recent major exhibitions were at the Carnegie Museum in Oxnard, CA, California State University Dominguez Hills, the Brand Library Art Gallery, and a solo show at the Neutra Institute Museum in Silver Lake. She recently curated First Response, a group show at Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles. Avesar is the 2010 recipient of the Dean Purchase Award.
Nurit Avesar was born and raised in Israel. She moved to Los Angeles in her early 20’s. During her early art career she worked as a graphic designer and an illustrator. In 2010, Nurit completed a Master of Art in Studio Art at California State University Northridge. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Susan T. Kurland is a sculptural artist that has worked in ceramics, encaustic, printmaking, fiber arts and sculpture. Currently, Susan works with found objects, such as chair parts, in combination with her hand made textiles to create a 3 dimensional structure.
Susan has an A.A. degree in Fashion Design from Bassist College now the Art Institute of Portland and has worked in the private sector and theater as a seamstress. While working and raising a family, she received her B.A in Art Education and in 2010 she completed her M.A. in studio art with an emphasis in ceramics.
As well as working as a volunteer, Susan has been an employee of the Los Angeles Unified School District in the classroom and office. In 2015, Susan received a Certificate of Recognition from Assemblyman Mike Gatto for participation in the arts.
Susan Kurland continues to be passionate about sharing her love of art with a wide range of viewers and makes and shows art in Los Angeles, CA.