Abundance and Devotion: The Art of Miriam Wosk is the first major survey of the acclaimed local artist. The exhibition distills essential pieces from Wosk’s exuberant lifework to trace the arc of her explorations into the connections among nature, human consciousness, aesthetics, and spiritual transcendence. Wosk worked prolifically across disciplines. She began her career in New York as a commercial illustrator for such prominent publications as Ms. Magazine and the New Yorker and then settled in Santa Monica to refine her art practice. The survey culminates in Wosk’s massive collages whose encrusted surfaces teem with a materiality that reveals the beauty and terror of life on both a molecular and a cosmic scale.
Javiera Estrada was born in Acapulco, Mexico on Aug. 6, making her a Leo Rooster with a Scorpio Moon. Creative from day one, she was always getting into trouble for drawing on the walls and sometimes on her face with nail polish. Javiera was classically trained in piano and violin, an influence which can be glimpsed in her work if you squint hard enough. Her track record of exploring a cacophony of arts led her to Los Angeles, enlisting in Santa Monica College’s photography program — ranked one of the top photography schools in the United States. Javiera was one of three chosen to receive a grant as an award of excellence. In addition, she was honored a coveted mentorship program given to only one student every three years. Javiera has had exhibitions with numerous galleries throughout Los Angeles.