Art Gallery Silent Communication Portraits
For our last 2013 art gallery show, “Silent Communication”, Liza Epps was one of the various artists chosen to present work at our Pasadena contemporary art gallery. Her oil painting Nagao, is part of her painting series depicting kitchen scenes. Driven by satisfaction, it is possible we often overlook those who make it possible to satisfy our food consumption. By portraying the chefs at a sushi bar, with the sushi no where to be seen, the audience has no other choice but to look past the array of food and instead, at those who patiently anticipate a crowd of hungry customers. Their attentive expressions show the commitment they have to good service at their establishment.
These portraits taken by Linnea Lenkus, curator at Linus Galleries and fine art photographer, are for a potential future project to be displayed at our art gallery. Her commitment to our participating artists is not only to support their artistic endeavors but to also encourage ways for them to market themselves through resources such as our own. With dedication to her two portrait studio locations, in Long Beach and Pasadena, in addition to Linus, Lenkus is able to interact with people of all ages, including our beloved artists, to capture eventful moments in their lives through photography.
Liza Epps is a fine artist classically trained in drawing and painting. She graduated with high honors in 2008 from the Roski School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California with a BFA. She was awarded the USC Martin Prize in Painting and was also a finalist for the USC Discovery Scholarship. Her main strengths lie in her abilities to draw confidently in multiple mediums. Liza constantly seeks new ways to expand her approach to visual expression. In her most recent series, she abstractly approached more naturalistic forms through paper collage and cutouts.
Liza was asked to participate as an artist in “Dissent, 1968 and Now,” a political art show at the Laband Art Gallery at LMU in 2008. She was chosen to represent the exhibit and was interviewed by KPCC Radio for NPR, which aired statewide. In November 2009, she was asked to submit a piece along with 60 artists for the group show, “Pandemic,” at Overtones Gallery in Venice. Along with her art shows, Liza has also been the curator of three art openings over the past two years. She was one of three curators of her Roski School of Fine Arts Senior Show, “(T) Here” at the Santa Fe and Pacific Electric Lofts in downtown Los Angeles in 2008. She went through over 60 pieces of art and designed and installed the entire exhibition. Liza currently exhibits her art at her studio in the arts district in downtown Los Angeles, and will be mounting a show in the new year.
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