With the new works, Lamar exhibits the gilded jailbed installation, completed Christmas 2017, as a bow to the enormous number of people forced to be absent from their communities and families during the holidays, due to the practice of mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline.Read More
CLIMAGRATION; a solo exhibit by Bea Lamar focusing on the environmental refugee phenomenon haunting nations.
Bea Lamar, a Lebanese-American artist, creates mixed media artworks, photos, and installation work. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, Lamar tries to approach the heavy subject in a multi-layered, global manner, involving the viewer interactively.
Her work appears as dreamlike images in which disastrous scenarios and reality meet, meanings shift, and the familiar and the feared merge. Space and Nature evidently play a key role in this exhibit. With a conceptual approach, her work relies extensively on scientific climate data, as well as documentation as a form of resistance against the climate-denying machine.
Concentrating on repeatedly asking the same question over and over, she aims at amplifying the disbelief of the spectator by creating settings that sound a poetic alarm of sorts. The artist states;
"At its core, my work mirrors the scale and diversity at which the balance of nature is disrupted, and the far-reaching consequences of that disruption".
Lamar currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
The exhibit will be on view at Humans Of The Earth Gallery from September 22- October 20th during regular gallery hours, and by appointment at 626.642.8824
This project was developed by Bea Lamar for ISEA2014 Dubai.
Media: Photography, LED , Prism Lighting, Acrylic Paint, and Projection.
The 404th Wall project ran from 30th October to 8th November 2014 at NewBridge Project Space, Newcastle Upon Tyne UK.
Rearte Gallery celebrates its fifth anniversary. The 5 Year Anniversary Opening Reception will take place at the main gallery in Vienna, Austria on the evening of November 8th at Rearte Gallery Spießhammergasse 4
A-11 20 Vienna – Austria Bus 59A oder Straßenbahn 62. The exhibition will be on display until November 22, 2013.
The exhibition will feature many of the Gallery represented artists, dating back to its opening in 2008.
Artist List: Abd A. Masoud, Amir Khatib, Andrea Groier, Andrea Pierus, Bea Lamar, Belgin Akin, Boris Kostadinov, Brigitte Saugstad, Christa Bramböck, Christine Stigma, Dieter Kederst, Edeltrude Arleitner Emad Ashoor, Evaristo Millan, Fanny Wagner, Florian Leibetseder, Franz Morgenbesser, Franz Viehauser, Gerti Hopf, Haider Wady, Hans Mühlbauer, Herbert Bauer, Herbert Langmüller-Laherb, Ilse Hirschmann, Jalal Ariqat, Josef Kinz, Kareem Kaddal, Karin Leiter, Manfred Weber-Wien, Maria-Luise Miksovsky, Maria Bein, Matej Čepin, Mirjam Wydler, Mitra Shahmoradi-Strohmaier, Mohamed Nagieb, Monika Rienöss, Naoko Muneoka, Naile Salman Çevik, Natalia Grigorieva, Natascha Auenhammer, Rawan Al Adwan, Strijdom van der Merwe, Sebastian Philipp, Ne’mat Al-Nasser, Noura M. El-Kordy,Olga Dmytrenko, Tetsugo Hyakutake, Vesselina Zagralova, Yuko Asai, Zuzana Krizalkovicova
Fine Artist Bea Lamar’s large scale installation is set to take place during the Nuit Blanche Ottawa on September 22nd, 2012 from 18:22 til 6:22 at Hintonburg Zone-1000 Wellington West.
The artist will be creating an aerial installation compromised of a series of large and small sculptures that will light up Ottawa’s skies during Nuit Blanche Ottawa.
Entitled “U.F.O.: United Fresh Optimism”; the art installation experiments with motion, light, space, interaction and projection art.
The U.F.O. invasion’s mission is to remind everyone of the beauty of the World we live in, embrace everyone with hope and inspire love with every vision. U.F.O.s will be floating in the White Night sky, emitting light while carrying unique messages of unity, love, and optimism to everyone.
There will also be several small UFOs carrying messages from NBO’s audiences floating around the city. The winners will be selected utilizing a social media competition. It is open to everyone’s participation athttp://www.facebook.com/UnitedFreshOptimism
Nuit Blanche Ottawa will present a spectacular array of visual, media and performance art from the National Capital region and around the world, paying homage to the incredible creative human spirit. In the darkest of times, artists have been able to shine light where there was none; capable of reimagining the world as a perfect place where peace, love and equality reigns for all.
An exhibition like no other, incorporating performances, new media, street art, video installations, and interdisciplinary art, Nuit Blanche Ottawa will be a passionate manifestation of our collective hopes and dreams.
Life is Beautiful will bring together diverse artists who will interpret in their own unique way the beauty and dignity of human life.
More information about Nuit Blanche Ottawa please visit: http://www.nuitblancheottawa.ca/
Intersection: Artist Roundtable Discussion and Reception for SoftMachine:UT
We hope you can join us Thursday, October 13 from 6-10 pm for Intersection: Artist Roundtable Discussion and Reception for SoftMachine:UT!
DATE: Thursday October 13, 6-10PM
Location: Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA 90401
Phone: (323) 545-6018
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 12-6pm, Thursday-Saturday 12-10pm
Curator: Mike Saijo, firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 396-7670
Gallery: Om Bleicher, email@example.com (310) 237-6423
Bleicher Gallery La Brea presents a discussion and reception for “SoftMachine:UT”, curated by Mike Saijo. Artists will have a brief talk about their work in the exhibit and their take on how it relates to our current socio-political climate.
Saijo’s ambitious project is a series of painted hexagon shapes formed to look like DNA compounds. These shapes will be painted on by diverse members of the community, making a constantly evolving exhibition. Taking cue from the William Burroughs’ innovative cut-up/fold-in novel, the canvases create a gallery-wide DNA structure and together, tell a new kind of mythology about our social dynamics.
The exhibit is the first of a three-part series of exhibits curated and created by Mike Saijo. Inspired by William Burroughs’ 1964 sci-fi novel Soft Machine, this exhibit explores the novel’s concept of undifferentiated tissue (UT), a tissue which causes the protagonist to metamorphose and change identities throughout the course of its story. Much like the UT, today’s scientific practices continue to change our own DNA and, in turn, constantly restructure the DNA of our society as a whole.
Artists: Oscar Magallones, Gay Summer Rick, Bob and Marjorie Moskowitz, Stephen Jerome, Gerta Lind, Vyalone, Wenceslao Quiroz, Robyn Killian, Arturo Jimenez Haro, Bill Hicks, Lynn Coleman, Marcus Durkheim, Simone Gad, Tracey Harnish, Jose Lopes, Barry Markowitz, Robert Oblon, Shannon Rowland, Kelly Thompson, Garrett Wentzell, Airom, Essi Zimm, Sal Loren, Kevin Yang, Sergio Coronado, Vincent Tomczyk, Angela Penaredondo, Sal Loren, Lizzy Waronker, Bea Lamar, Sam Saghetalian, Julia Schwartz, Reuben Gonzales and special guests.
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Viaggiatori ed amanti
Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion.
That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
Louis De Bernieres
Bea Lamar’s work “Pharaoh” and “Ms. Hilton” will be on display at the WeHo@25 Gallery at 8270 Santa Monica Boulevard from Nov. 4th-27th
The City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission presents a 25th Anniversary Celebration in Art.
Opening night and artist reception
Thursday, November 4, 2010 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
November 4 – 27, 2010
Exhibit hours: Saturdays -12 noon to 5 p.m.
or by appointment – 323/848-6883
8270 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Juried by Howard N. Fox Curator Emeritus of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.