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Times Three! Damian Garcia, Veda B. Kaya and Terry Tripp
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, May 13, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 22 – May 13, 2017

Groundspace Project is pleased to present Times Three! Damian Garcia, Veda B. Kaya and Terry Tripp, three painters whose work ranges from pure meditation to total distraction – a sure reflection of the times. In this case, however, it’s all about painting!

Please join us on Saturday, April 22 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for the opening reception of Times Three!

Artists’ Statements:

Damian Garcia:
My work is a series of juxtaposed compositions influenced by organic patterns found in nature and linear structures representational of human engineering. Creating imaginative environments, I have taken the abstract patterns from the natural wood grain and linear elements to control the space within my canvas. Each ballpoint pen drawing is formed with multiple visual layers, allowing the audience to explore the image with child like curiosity during the time of interpretation.






Veda B. Kaya:
Interdependence and interconnectedness of life and an exploration of the balance between feminine and masculine are principal themes in my work.

I define a non-objective, geometric and aesthetic environment with transparent color and movement informed by a life long yoga practice. The detailed precision of line and hard-edge elements are integral parts of my creative process.

My paintings are my meditations for peace and transcendence.





Terry Tripp

Terry Tripp

I’m a visual artist who works in painting, illustration, and photography. My most current work is in expressionist paintings where I work in mixed media on canvas. I create vibrantly colorful images of cartoony and disproportionate characters and scenes pulling from a 1980’s pop-culture palette inspired by my childhood, and I work the canvas with rough brush strokes as I freely transfer thoughts and images onto the canvas like a pencil in a personal sketchbook. Words, phrases, and sometimes even short poems are written, crossed out, and replaced in the paintings to create fractured narratives. Although my images may appear fun and playful, upon closer examination, they can reflect an uncanny underlying nature.

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

Groundspace Project is happy to announce IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD, curated by Betty Ann Brown, a  juried art exhibition scheduled for July 8-22, 2017, with a reception for the artists Saturday, July 8, 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Three artists will be selected out of the IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD exhibition for CASH prizes.

We’re looking for artists who celebrate the marvelous beauty of our natural and built environments. Such celebrations can be figurative, symbolic or abstract, but should not be simply pretty in a superficial or “easy” way.

IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD will be curated by art historian, critic, and curator, Betty Ann Brown. Brown has curated retrospective exhibitions for Hans Burkhardt, Roland Reiss, Linda Vallejo, June Wayne, and John White, as well as numerous themed exhibitions.  In addition, Brown has written critical reviews for various periodicals–including Art Ltd., Arts, Artillery, Artscene, Artweek, and The Los Angeles Times—and published several books, among them Exposures, Women & Their Art; Expanding Circles: Women, Art & Community; Gradiva’s Mirror: Reflections on Women, Surrealism & Art History; Hero, Madman, Criminal, Victim: The Artist in Film & Fiction; and Afternoons with June: Stories of June Wayne’s Art & Life.


Exhibition Dates: July 8-22, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, 6-9 pm

3 Cash Prizes of $150


Entry Deadline: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Entry Fee: $30

Media: Submit 3 artworks; wall work or floor sculpture (with stand/pedestal) not exceeding 36″ in any direction or 10 lbs in weight.  Please submit jpgs, 300 ppi, no larger than 3mb.

Artwork Delivery Dates:
Friday, June 30, noon to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 1, noon to 6:00 pm
Artwork Pick-up Dates:
Sunday, July 23, noon to 6:00 pm
Monday, July 24, noon to 6:00 pm

Please note:  For questions please contact Susan by email at Sales of artworks in the IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD exhibition will be handled directly by the artist.  Groundspace Project has no storage space so artwork not picked up within 10 days of the end of the exhibit will be tossed.  Groundspace Project will take utmost care of your work but is not responsible for damage.