Trip The Light Fantastic: Marion Lane and Rochelle Botello
Opening Reception and Performance: Saturday, June 3, 6-9 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 24, 4-6 pm
Exhibition Dates: June 4- 24, 2017
Groundspace Project is pleased to present Trip The Light Fantastic a two person show by Marion Lane and Rochelle Botello. We hope you can join us Saturday, June 4 between 6:00 and 9:00 pm for the opening reception. During the reception choreographer and dancer, Shelby Williams-Gonzalez, will perform an interactive dance with Rochelle’s sculpture.
Trip The Light Fantastic: Marion Lane and Rochelle Botello is a two person exhibition that continues a conversation between two individual art practices. Exploring materiality, process and discovery, their work embraces improvisation, humor, and the absurd. The title refers to the ways in which one moves lightly in time or moment, to optimistic temperaments that shift in gesture, form and color. Through the manipulation of unlikely materials, they reveal complexities of everyday life. The works in this exhibition are extensions of that engagement with life, done with grit, reverence and verve.
Rochelle Botello is a Los Angeles based visual artist working across mixed media, sculpture and site-specific installations. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally, extending Japan, Berlin and South Korea. She has exhibited with Holter Museum of Art, Torrance Art Museum, Jaus, Coagula Curatorial and Eastside International to name a few. Her exhibitions have also been reviewed in the LA Times, The Huffington Post, Artillery Magazine and Coagula Art Journal. Botello holds a MFA from Claremont Graduate University and a BA in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz.
Marion Lane currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally including Australia and Japan. Lane’s art has been featured in Beautiful Decay, Juxtapoz Magazine, Artillery Magazine, Modern Painters, Artweek.LA, ArtScene and the LA Weekly. Her exhibitions have been an outlet for her immense curiosity and interest in engaging the human eye and the systems by which it organizes color and form.
Shelby Williams-Gonzalez (choreographer / dancer) has danced with LA-based groups such as Diana MacNeil and the Posthouse Dance Group, The Yorke Dance Project, and Louise Reichlin and Dancers. She has a Bachelor’s in Dance and Anthropology from UC Berkeley. While attending Berkeley she was a member of the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble, Patricia Reedy Dancers and Robert Moses’ Kin. Shelby completed the Silvestre Technique program in Salvador, Bahia, where she was certified as an instructor of the Brazilian based modern dance technique. As an arts educator, Shelby serves as the Development and Communications Director for artworxLA (formerly The HeArt Project), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to alternative high schools. As an artist, she draws from her diverse foundation in contemporary dance, martial arts, and traditional and contemporary Afro-Brazilian movement. Shelby is a proud native Angelino, mom, wife, avid runner and company member of the national touring Afro-Brazilian dance company, Viver Brasil.
Groundspace Project is an artist-run alternative space located just east of the 4th Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles.
Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-6 pm.
1427 E. 4th St. #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033