December, a Busy Month at Hive Art Gallery and Studios!

December is a busy month for most galleries. Art is a one of a kind gift - perfect for the season. Hive Art Gallery and Studios has stood the test of time and has given many Los Angeles artists – a creative home. Now it’s time to turn the tables and head downtown to HIVE and support local artists.

Cartwright knows how important it is to keep creating. As a gallery owner, he also recognizes the need to adjust with the times. Hive Gallery has done just that in support of its artists.

This month special featured artist will be showcased such as Ty Cummings, Ryan Patterson and Walt Hall, plus two group exhibitions…”ARTRATES JAPAN” and Escoto's "The White Tiger" Project” with special effects artist Ivonne Escoto

Ty Cummings has been creating art since he was a child. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2008, as well as an MFA from CalArts in Los Angeles in 2012.

His art is created with everyday items and alternative tools such as glitter spray, puzzle pieces, charcoal etc. His mixed media works begin on canvas or a board and it extends to incorporate found items and unusual objects. Using various techniques, he illuminates the work with varying levels of abstraction and representation. 

Ty Cummings, Pieces - 16" x 20," mixed media
He explains the movement that he strives to reveal in his work…“Psychedelic color and noir aesthetics of light and shade create drama to enhance the memory of the experience through arousal.”

He added that the series incorporates DTLA street settings, views from the Hollywood hills, Westside beach towns and multi-narrative characters. Cummings has lived in various parts of LA, such as Venice, Downtown and Santa Monica. Each neighborhood ignited his view of that community.

Cummings explained that the piece entitled Avenue is inspired by channeling and perception. Another work entitled Pieces envisions energy and motion. For more information about Cummings, visit tycummings.com

Ivonne Escoto has worked in the effects industry for over a decade making special effects and suits for movies, commercials, TV and theater. She has worked on projects like Spider-man 2, Alien vs Predator, Tron Legacy, Shrek the musical, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, The Flash and more.

“I'm a builder working in many different mediums from sculpting to stitching and loving the full process and learning new techniques. My favorite medium is foam, in my industry I'm considered a fabricator which builds the muscle suits or puppets out of soft, reticulate or insulating foam.” http://bluangel13.wixsite.com/bluangel13

Xianpit has been working her entire life as an artist (or in some way or another) as she puts it. “I was lucky enough to have been born into a family of artists so dreams were easier to pursue. My grandfather was a traveling magician so from an early age I was convinced that the world was much more colorful than most people could imagine.”

Xianpitt, Embrace,  6"x9"  2016 Kodak Endura Print
Working in various mediums, Xianpit said at one point she considered herself a  serious painter…soon she started focusing on soft sculpture and then combined photography to create magical images of creatures from other worlds or tiny mini realities. She continues, “That exploration got bigger when I made costumes and props for music videos. It was fun to make a giant vagina for the Flaming Lips video Watching the Planets video. I started setting friends in costumes in my backyard and now I work back a forth between both little and big monsters. The artist recently became involved with the Los Angeles Krampus Troupe and has been enjoying making Krampus monster costumes. https://xianpitt.wordpress.com/

The artist reception will be held this Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 8-11pm at The Hive Gallery & Studios, 729 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014. There is a $5 suggested donation. (213) 955-9051; http://hivegallery.com/


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