Groundwork Coffee Co. is proud to be a part of this year's Downtown L.A. Art Walk.
Here's a link to our Facebook Event.
This recurring event dovetails nicely with our Indie Garage Art Series and to start, we will be hosting 3 hot artists starting November 14.
Come join us between 6-9 pm at our Downtown Store for a little reception at 108 West 2nd.
Now, a little about these great artists....
Painter Janay Everett
Mixed Media Artist Boris Zalder
Photographer Robert Yager
Janay Everett grew up in western Philadelphia where she was surrounded by the city's personality and the many people, artists and histories that led her to start her own art class on her front porch at the age of five. For high school Janay was relocated by her mother from Philadelphia to the southern city of Atlanta. Though Atlanta proved to be a homecoming in later years at this time it was uncomfortable and moved' "much slower."
Though starting with an illustration emphasis at Atlanta College of Art, Janay soon discovered painting. In painting, she used her skills and knowledge of drawing and illustration to create a personal style. This style sets her apart and continues to mature with her. Her subjects are often strong females or musicians and she tends to focus on facial expressions and form of body. Her intricate color combinations help to bridge the subject matter and the medium to create luscious visions and stories.
Janay has been caught in a visual world and her exploration has led her to Los Angeles, California.
Boris Zalder was born in Bavaria and his passion for art started at an early age. A self-taught artist, Boris has been drawn towards mixed media as a primary source of inspiration. Boris states:
I find myself in a constant effort to raise the bar in making use of day-to-day objects and mediums such as newspaper, fabric, nails, screws, leaves and branches. My goal is to overcome and expand the medium while, simultaneously, forming it to meet my needs.
Music plays a vital part in my artistic process. A solemn Miles Davis ballad or the percussions of Tool will yield a much different paint stroke.The notes and lyrics evoke an emotional connection that is reflective in the finished work.
My vision is to create a raw, organic image, customizing the canvas and meeting the needs of a personal vision. As respectful as eye contact when shaking hands, my portraits ask to invite aa face-to-face, palpable connection with the viewer.
Robert Yager grew up in London, England. He moved to Mexico and attended the University of Mexico City, UNAM. He then relocated to Los Angeles, where he has since resided. He studied photography at Santa Monica College and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Yager has been a freelance editorial photographer since 1993, throughout which time he has been a consistent contributor to the U.K.’s Observer Magazine. He has also contributed to The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, Fader, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Reader’s Digest, LA Weekly and UK magazines of The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Face and Marie Claire. He toured with Van Halen as their personal photographer in 2007, ’08 and ’12.
Yager’s work has appeared in several exhibitions, including “Pulp Fact” at The Photographers' Gallery in London and was also featured at Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France.
Yager is an award-winning photographer. He received a fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation in 1996 for his work with gangs. Since then he has photographed this subject for The New York Times Magazine, TIME and The Observer Magazine. He was a finalist in the W. Eugene Smith Awards and won an International Photography Award for Best Photo Essay with this work.