Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ontario Airport Exhibition "OUT OF THIN AIR" Curated by Ginger Van Hook Celebrates Traveling Exhibit

“OUT OF THIN AIR” Paintings, Photography and Mixed Media Curated by Ginger Van Hook October 2013-2014   Location- Terminal 2 & 4 Ontario International Airport, CA
Shizuko Greenblatt
Michael Giancristiano
Yoichi Kawamura

Ontario International Airport. Ontario, California 2013

       A magical and enchanting landscape of diversity in the arts and culture exits at the center of a burgeoning artistic, manufacturing and technological center in the Ontario Airport community which spreads throughout the Inland Empire of Chino, Chino Hills, Riverside, San Bernardino and some of the hottest desert destinations like Palm Springs, bringing together artistic influences from across the world.  
      The exhibition titled “Out of Thin Air” reflects upon the cultivation of these fine arts in Southern California where the illustrious sunshine creates a unique ambiance and glow in which to paint, plein-air or in-studio, with traditional oils, wood carvings or emerging digital and analogue photography as well as film technologies; each are represented in a significant collection of Paintings, Photography and Mixed Media works exhibited in Terminal Two, and Four at the Ontario International Airport. 

Photo by PanicStudio LA

             This exhibition group was originally shown in the United Airlines Terminal of LAX Los Angeles World Airports Gate 2 in April through October of 2012. In this traveling exhibition that has migrated over to the Ontario International Airport, new photographers and new artworks are featured as well as some of the original artists. Congratulations goes out to the entire group of "The Out of Thin Air" Artists which include the following artists that show and have shown in the Airports Arts Program for the Los Angeles World Airports:

Mark X Farina, Renée Fox, Steve Fujimoto, Michael Giancristiano, Shizuko Greenblatt, Scott Grieger, Michael Massenburg, Kenneth Ober, Holly Tempo, Luke Van Hook, Hung Viet Nguyen, Carol Curtis, Siri Kaur, Yoichi Kawamura, Mona Lisa Whitaker, Ann Marie Rousseau, and Ginger Van Hook, all artists helping to demonstrate the diversity and complexity of creativity from the inspiration of practicing their art in Los Angeles, the Inland Empire and Orange County.

In Terminal 2, Photographers reveal the nature of “Out of Thin Air” by exploring both obvious clues and sometimes fanciful interpretations such as Air Show airplanes in flight, from Ann Marie Rousseau or the spacious empty sky containing a myriad of feeling and interpretation by Yoichi Kawamura and the breadth of outer space from the perspective of powerful telescopes with magnification lenses beyond the reach of the human eye shown by Siri Kaur.

In Terminal 4, Painters and Mixed Media Artists representing the immediate Los Angeles community and surrounding local areas, are exhibiting their original Paintings and Mixed Media. These artists derive a certain amount of inspiration, interpretation and motivation from the concept, “Out of Thin Air”. Also these artists influence each other by virtue of living, working, practicing and experiencing artwork in the community of Los Angeles. These works, originally produced, include several alumni and faculty from Otis College of Art and Design, the art school that borders the runway of one of the nations’ busiest airports at LAX, the connecting destination for many passengers flying out of Ontario. Some of these celebrity alumni and or faculty members include Scott Grieger, Holly Tempo, Siri Kaur, (Faculty Members) and Kenneth Ober, Renée Fox and Luke and Ginger Van Hook (Alumni and Faculty Members).

About the Artists- 

Painters, Photographers and Mixed Media Artists

Ontario International Airport Terminal 2
Siri Kaur

Siri Kaur

Yoichi Kawamura

Ann Marie Rousseau

About the Curator-

Ginger Van Hook is a photographer, writer, curator and artist with an M.F.A. Degree from
Otis College of Art and Design and a Bachelor’s degree from the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. Ginger Van Hook is a faculty member at Otis College of Art and Design where she teaches Color Photography, Fine Art PhotoJournalism, and the popular class, "Photographing Los Angeles" in the Continuing Education department in conjunction with the Skirball Cultural Center, Learning for Life Program. Ginger Van Hook practices photography and documentary filmmaking throughout the county of Los Angeles and lives with her husband, artist Luke Van Hook, and their dogs Sasha and Pyro. www.gingervanhook.com   www.gingervanhook.com  http://finearttrekkinInglewood.blogspot.com 

The Space Shuttle Endeavor Arrives and wheels through Sepulveda Eastway  and La Tijera in Los Angeles on its way through Inglewood to its permanent home at the Museum of Science and Industry across from the University of Southern California Campus, highly guarded by and surrounded by security.
Photos by Ginger Van Hook©2012

http://gingersartjournal.blogspot.com   www.gingervanhook.com

Ontario International Airport Terminal 4

Mark X Farina  lives in Santa Monica and has a studio in Venice Beach, California. http://www.mxfarina.com/

The art works of Renée Fox celebrate the nature of the seed, the propagation of the flower, the appreciation of the minuscule forms of life and the realization of dreams. http://www.reneeafox.com/

Michael Giancristiano. His work has exhibited internationally and can be found in many private and corporate collections.

Shizuko Greenblatt creates art which is based on Japanese culture; Japanese Characters and Ikebana flower Arrangements.  She Exhibits her work globally and the collections are found in Europe, Asia and USA.
Shizuko Greenblatt lives and paints in the West Side of Los Angeles. www.shizukogreenblatt.com

Scott Grieger, an instructor having earned the recognition of a lifetime achievement award for the education and propagation of the fine arts, is a celebrated local Inglewood artist and teacher on the faculty at Otis College. http://scottgrieger.com/

Kenneth Ober lives and paints in the community of Inglewood, California. http://kennethober.com

Michael Massenburg is about the sounds of music and how we feel it through colors and movement. Michael’s artwork is represented by M Hanks Gallery in Santa Monica California.

Holly Tempo joined the faculty of the School of Fine Arts at Otis College of Art & Design in 2001, where she serves as Associate Professor of Painting. www.hollytempo.com

Luke Van Hook, lives, paints and collaborates in the City of Inglewood, California with his wife, curator, photographer and artist Ginger Van Hook.

Hung Viet Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1957 and lives and works in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. www.hung4art.com
http://hung4art.blogspot.com/ and www.hung4art.com

Carol Curtis

Steve Fujimoto works in sculpture often using resin and wood as well as explores moral themes in oft-explosive political caricatures and experimental works. An active member of the Los Angeles Art Association (L.A.A.A)/ Gallery 825 Steve Fujimoto has exhibited locally and statewide in California. http://greeniearts.com/home.html