Friday, January 18, 2008

The Poubelle Twins to make a rare LA appearance in painting form !

Very early on in our career of twinsploitation, Annie Sperling (or Ming Dynatease, to those shobos in the know) immortalized our French Maid characters...uh...I mean, captured us in our uniforms...via a beautiful, gilded portrait. When I look at it now, I am immediately transported back to them precious salad (with a hearty side of ranch) days *sigh* - we will always be honored that Annie made The Maids, and furthermore that she considers it one of her favorite pieces and continues to include it in gallery shows ! Like this one !!!



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Spirits of LA

Showcasing the work of Armando Baeza, Raúl Baltazar, Patricia Boyd, Roberto L. Delgado, Kathi Flood, John H. Jones, Leo Limon, Pola Lopez, Dorothy Magallon, Toti O’Brien, Paul Pitsker, Annie Sperling, Cindy Suriyani, and Linda Vallejo. Curated by Raoul de la Sota

Exhibition Dates: January 18 – April 20, 2008
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 20, 2-5 pm with music provided by Charangoa
Conversations with the Artists: Friday, February 1, 7:30 pm with Guest Curator Raoul de la Sota

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce the exhibition Spirits of Los Angeles at the Municipal Art Gallery. The exhibition brings together artists whose work dealt with spirits of the past, memories and ancestral history as well as present-day forces that play an important part in their creative process. This exhibit demonstrates some of the ethereal spirits, legends, and stories that either historically, culturally or metaphysically inhabit Southern California and are eventually visualized by the minds of these Los Angeles artists. While the show is thematically and geographically focused, the concepts used are universal; As we live and exist and persist in an urban concentration, many of our recollections, dreams and thoughts, as well as nightmares, accompany us throughout our lives. In this show those manifestations are personified in paintings, installations, and sculptures.

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