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South Bay Contemporary SOLA Gallery
3718 WEST SLAUSON AVENUE, Los Angeles, California 90043
South Bay Contemporary, SoLA Gallery presents:
Welcome to the Rhino: Lauren Evans
September 9 – October 7, 2017
Opening Reception: Sept 9, 5-7 pm
Welcome to the Rhino
The rhinoceros is a metaphor for the frightening, inner turmoil, residing inside each of us, that place where we do not want to go. It is the inner being-a powerful, prehistoric animal that despite its strength is a fragile, vulnerable, endangered creature.
Artist Lauren Evans uses images of the rhinoceros as metaphors, which she explains, “represents the adversary and ally we hold inside our own consciousness,” and employs text to draw the viewer in. She creates unique digital prints and sculpture/installations to explore these unexpected connections.
Lauren Evans is a visual artist who works in a variety of techniques including sculpture and digital media. Reoccurring themes include metaphors that depict childhood labeling, and our human struggles with control. Her work frequently deals with the formation of childhood and the incredible difficulties that can be encountered in that process of growth. Her work combines the apparent innocent objects of youth with items of the everyday world and with text in ways that are evocative of that particularly vulnerable time.
Lauren received her BFA and MFA, with an emphasis in sculpture, at the University of Southern California. She has exhibited nationally and has been included in several public art projects in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. Lauren is full time art faculty at Los Angeles Southwest College