A TSA/MVP Intern Show featuring Josh Kawahata, nicola lee, Jordynn Nusz,
Rebeca Sanchez, and Beverly Siu
May 25th to June 1st
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 25th, 7-10 pm
Monte Vista Projects is pleased to announce Relatively Calm, a collection of works by the interns of Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles and Monte Vista Projects. Through personal experience, time, and process, this group of artists investigates the juxtaposition of chaos and tranquility in their work.
Josh Kawahata employs iconic logos, symbols, architecture, and characters found in pop culture, engaging in humor and playfulness in their complexity and their structure. He is based in Los Angeles and is currently earning his BFA in drawing and painting from the California State University of Long Beach.
nicola lee’s “Untitled” explores the versatility of ceramics and bronze through nature’s cycle of birth, transmutation and decay. Nicola’s work explores consciousness and its relation to matter as it manifest in nature. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in sculpture at California State University of Long Beach. The artist writes her name in all common letters.
Jordynn Nusz is an artist who experiments with a range of media and is interested in exploring concepts of personal introspection, systems of living as art, and social practice as performance. She will receive a BS in studio art with a minor in art history from Biola University in 2020.
“I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. From November–February of 2016, I suffered from a manic episode. After two years of being healthy, I decided to make art based on those tumultuous months. These artifacts are reflections of the range of emotions and thoughts that I was exposed to; often all at one time. Please sift through the artwork so your interaction can reflect my experience.”
Rebeca Sanchez is a Los Angeles based artist and a recent graduate from California State University of Long Beach, receiving her BFA in Drawing and Painting. Being brought to Los Angeles at six months old from Mexico, Sanchez was exposed to the Angelino life style and a mix of multitude of cultures around the world. Inspired by the architecture and color of cities, Sanchez works with large-scale mix media drawings that convey the texture and bustling life of the urban cities from her childhood to now. This intuitive accumulation mirrors the complexity of the cityscapes, bringing in a global aspect to her work.
Beverly Siu is a multidisciplinary artist exploring the human condition as it manifests in everyday life. Her practice combines personal expression, material experiments, and raw instinct together to subvert conventional languages in search of something truer. She will receive her B.A. in Art from the University of California, Irvine in 2020.
“Free from the deadlines of fall and spring, special things have a way of taking root this time of year.”