Sunday, August 22, 2010

VideO in Venice: VENICE ART CRAWL & OTIS Alumni @ Danny's Art Bar

On August 19, 2010, the artists Laura Daroaca, Annetta Kapon, 
JJ Stevens, Mark X Farina (MXF), Preston Webb and Andrew Clinco exhibited their
video works as the Launch night began a new era in the Fine Arts of Venice Beach!
The Venice ART Crawl Collaboration with OTIS Alumni has unleashed the creative 
instincts in the deepest, darkest and oldest part of the beach scene: 
(Every Third Thursday in Venice Beach)
To participate, get involved, or attend contact:
Winward Street is lit up with only the lights from the shop signs, 
and the headlights from cars looking for a parking space as
Danny's Deli ART BAR hosts artwork by numerous video artists
during the event, a free monthly
exploration of Venice art and the Venice Beach artist community.

Video artist Annetta Kapon and Curator Ceres Madoo 
discuss how best to serve the Otis College Alumni artist community in Venice Beach.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook

Annetta Kapon was one of my former professors at Otis College of Art and Design, while
I was working on my MFA. One of my favorite classes I took with Annetta Kapon
 was the "Evil in Literature" class which explored all manner of dastardly deads done in 
the name of literature. 
We studied philosophers and artists that explored their inner demons 
and came up with some pretty cool and scary artistic literature. 
What I liked the most about Annetta Kapon was her
straightforward guidance about being an artist and her unwavering support of her students.
Her philosophy is that an artist has to come out of their shell to make a mark in the world.
One of my favorite video installations that Annetta Kapon did a while back was her video of 
Rejection Letters that aired on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on an enormous electronic billboard.
Talk about making a mark in your world. Annetta Kapon knows how to leave an impression!
I say we bring back those rejection letter videos she has and 
make the installation bigger and show it off on billboards 
on the 405 freeway where the passengers in the airplanes can see it!
Annetta Kapon

Annetta Kapon

Annetta Kapon

Annetta Kapon Video Installation at the 
Venice Art Crawl Launch Night. August 19, 2010
Photo by Ginger Van Hook
Annetta Kapon is an artist who works in SculptureInstallation and Video.
Kapon, born in AthensGreece, now lives in Los Angeles and 
has exhibited in the United States and abroad since 1982. 
She is a professor in Graduate Studies at Otis College of Art and Design
where she teaches both studio and theory seminars.
Her work has been featured at Side Street Projects, 
Jewish Museum in Greece, the University of Chicago,
 LACE, Exit Art, Wexner Center for the Arts and the Biennale of Sydney among others.
She has had solo exhibitions at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Armstrong/Schoenheit, French Institute and Zefxis in Greece, Carnegie Mellon University, U.C. Riverside, Southern Exposure in San Francisco and CAMAC.
Kapon holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and the University of London, respectively. She then received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design and her MFA from UCLA. She is the recipient of numerous artist residency fellowships, as well as WESTAF, Art Matters, Pollock/Krasner and California Community Foundation grants.
Biographical information from Wikipaedia

The countdown begins. Get your quarters ready...time is running out!

Only 6 minutes left before a cop writes you a ticket!

Talk about EVIL! The countdown began and the climax was incredible. The parking meter exploded!
YAAAAAA Now THAT's an evil movie plot! Kudos to this artist!