Mirage – a dual exhibition w/ Angela Izzo @ Embed Gallery

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Focusing on plant-based hallucinations and fantasy, Mirage is an optical phenomenon occupying elements of earth, fire, water and metal; artwork created by naturally occurring primitive reactions.  Mirage: A Dual Exhibition by Angela Izzo and Rain Lucien Matheke invites the viewer into an immersive environment, triggering all of the senses to evoke euphoric sensations and trance-like illusions.

Photographer Angela Izzo uses strictly in-camera film techniques to create surreal and poetic images that depict beauty in the mundane. While Rain Lucien Matheke’s work celebrates states of arrested decay and transition utilizing the body, earth and their natural elements

Mirage is dedicated to expanding imagination with elemental materials, vision and techinique.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5th 6-10pm

On view: July 5th – July 26th

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/807000759699733/ 

Embed Gallery: https://www.1111acc.org/gallery

Rain Lucien Matheke is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles with her cats. Rain is a trans woman living with a rare primary immune deficiency disease. She received both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Visual Art from California State University, Northridge. Matheke recently completed an artist residency at the Coaxial Arts Foundation, funded by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  Matheke’s work has been shown at The Brand Library and Art Center, LACDA, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, OCCCA, Ark, Shoebox Projects, among many others.  Most recently, Matheke participated in Femmebit Festival 2019 at Civic Center Studios. Rain is also the woman behind noise projects, endometrium cuntplow and disappearing.

IZZO is a creative mix of digital photography and videography blended with custom film camera techniques. Angela Izzo is a graduate of Brooks Institute with a BA in Visual Journalism. Angela has worked for MTV News, CBS, AOL Travel, We Are Here, Sony, Roc Nation and other prominent media companies. She has directed music videos and filmed live performances for Dolly Parton, Lauren Ruth Ward, Dorothy, Pearl Charles, Daniel Johnston,Taylor Momsen, Lykke Li, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Chris Robinson, and many others. Angela’s photography was presented at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Jamie Brooks Fine Art Gallery, and the Guggenheim in New York. Her work has also been published in Relix Magazine, Vice, Huffington Post, and others. She wrote and directed the documentary “We Heart the Art Barn” about an art space which was featured in the Ventura Film Festival in 2009. In 2012 she won 1st place in the experimental film category for “The Messages We Give” at the My Hero International Film Festival. Currently, Izzo is producing and directing “The Benders Circuit” documentary about the underground audio-visual performance scene in Los Angeles.

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