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Sunday, May 4, 2008

DOUGLAS LaMARCHE

Douglas LaMarche at Santa Fe Art Colony - 2008 - Photo by Gerald Fecht for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

In 2006 a very special exhibit featuring the works of 55 contemporary American artists occurred in Mink Belarus. Entitled From America, the show included San Fernando Valley artists Douglas LaMarche (Panorama City), Hadiya Finley (Topanga) and Emiko Miyano (Van Nuys), Visitors were also treated to works by Judy Chicago, Ed Ruscha, and the great Cynthia Minet. (Cynthia whose studio is in Los Angeles is a professor of art at Moorpark College.)
If you meet Douglas LaMarche, you'll know him right away by his fantastic wheelchair. He has amazing ideas about the convergence of art, healing and technology in the immediate future.

click on the photo of Douglas to enlarge his image.

1 comment:

Thumbtack said...

I just left Venice beach and my own chance encounter with Douglas. I turned, and he was right in front of me. Holding two pieces of art. A three dimensional bust of a female, and a two dimensional collage painting. I asked him if I could take a picture of him- he looked so cool with the orange November sunset behind him- and he obliged. Well, we struck up a conversation and i found him to be just so pleasant. it was so strange- I knew he was holding art, but I didnt really "notice" the art until we started talking. Suddenly his art was so beautiful to me, and to hear him talk about how he made the pieces made the art that much more incredible. I had to own them both and was delighted to find out that they were both available. I didn't even think about how I was going to get these pieces back to Chicago with me and still don't know. It doesn't matter.

I had my wife and kids with me and could see the wonderment in my kids eyes to hear Douglas talk about his art. This was a magical and chance encounter with a great man. Thank you Douglas!

The Friedlands,
Chicago IL