“Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
My biological father, a religious fanatic, claimed to know the truth. A woman’s value could be precisely calculated according to metrics of surface: dress, speech, piety, observance. My mother, a free spirited German, claimed her own truth. Beyond surface, there were things that dictated an individual’s fate: signs, symbols, curses, miracles. Being raised in a bookstore, I was imbued with many truths from the local UFO hunters, the psychics, the paranoid philosophers, the zealots, the hippies, all fervently declaring the objective truth to be found in their recommended codexes. These books were the saving graces of my childhood. With no other children around, I befriended the books and they became a catalyst to how I related to everything and everyone. They became my myriad of axioms.Essi Zimm is a prolific artist whose work can be found in the private collections of Frank Gehry and Edward Albee. Working with oil, acrylics and surface wreckage, Essi aggressively explores myth and fable with confidence, strong colors and bold strokes. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout Los Angeles and has been juried in numerous competitions, most recently the City of Brea Art Gallery’s 27th annual exhibition “Made in California.”
New works by LA native Wyatt Mills.
He’s recently returned back to the roots after working out of Brooklyn for the past few years. Now calling The Brewery home, you can catch Wyatt at Miami Project Dec 3-8 http://www.miami-project.com/miami and in 2014 at Prohibition Gallery!
Joseba Eskubi works with soft, amorphic and organic forms in a universe of decay and his paintings appear in a surrealistic world. His work is often a single organic figure filled with dark secrets, movements and metamorphoses, overflowing with tensions from the abyss. His works are created with mixed media (oil painting, acrylic, plasticine, photography).