Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica, CA 5/5/14 to 5/14/14 Artist Reception Thursday, May 8, 2014 A Mother's Day Solo Exhibition of Visionary Works
JNA Gallery at Bergamot Station Art Center is pleased to present Invitation to a Dream, the first Los Angeles solo exhibition of work by California artist and designer Shayna Saide LaBeouf, from Monday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The gallery will showcase a collection of approximately 30 small mixed media works and a dozen freestanding sculptures by LaBeouf. An Artist Reception will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The solo exhibition of LaBeouf's visionary work is a featured element in JNA's Mother's Day offerings, which also include exhibitions of Vintage Americana as well as a group show in adjacent galleries. JNA Gallery is located at 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building D4, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 6:00pm and by appointment on Sunday and Monday. This is a free event. For additional information, please call 310-315-9502 or visit http://shaynasworld.com.
LaBeouf is a noted Los Angeles jewelry and purse designer whose collections were represented in trendy boutiques in Los Angeles and New York, including Henri Bendel. For the past 12 years, she has devoted herself to her private art practice. Her current body of work is the culmination of a lifetime of creative endeavors.
LaBeouf's delightful tableaux, showcased in elegant shadow boxes, are the distilled result of the artist's personal meditations on love, compassion, and acceptance, including the sacred bond between mother and child. The transcendent constructions combine ephemera and mementos, including archetypal images of women, gemstones, and vintage found objects. The subject matter and modes of execution in LaBeouf's work link to 20th century art currents such as the magical naпve art of Henri Rousseau, the personal surrealism of Frida Kahlo, and the celebration of the Feminine by artist Judy Chicago.
A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated in part to Artists for Trauma, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various disciplines.
For more information, photos, to schedule an interview, or to confirm attendance, please contact Green Galactic's Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org