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“Black Moon” PopUp 11/2-11/3 Curated by Alix Sloan

“Black Moon” is a two-day only exhibition curated by the inimitable Alix Sloan and featuring all new works by California based artists and dear friends Jessicka Addams, Camille Rose Garcia, Elizabeth McGrath and Marion Peck.

Since leaving her Lower East Side brick & mortar gallery at the end of 2011, Alix Sloan has only gained momentum in her many other roles as art consultant, author and curator, mounting pop-up exhibitions all over the country. For this powerhouse pop-up, Alix returns to her old haunt of Los Angeles and says, “We thought it would be fun to put together an exhibition with mostly small works at more affordable prices than I’m able to offer in a more traditional gallery setting. Do it in a cool, different location, and even offer some interesting merchandise for fans.” In addition to new paintings and sculpture, a curated selection of merchandise from the artists including books, prints and other surprises will be available. I’m sure it’ll be perfectly weird and bizarrely wonderful!

Black Moon is at: Model Citizen Studios

3181 ½ Glendale Blvd. (in Atwater Village).

Opening Reception is this Sat November 2nd from 6 to 9pm.  

Show continues Sun November 3rd, Noon – 6pm.

Note: Entrance to Model Citizen Studios is behind Glendale Blvd, in the back of the colorful Pampered Birds building, accessed via the alley off Edenhurst


"I Ate the Whole Thing,"  2013, acrylic on panel, 10" x 8"

“I Ate the Whole Thing,”
2013, acrylic on panel, 10″ x 8″

Self-taught artist Jessicka Addams was the founding member and singer for seminal indie rock bands Jack Off Jill and Scarling. As resident curator and researcher at the Dark Dark Science project, she explores the relationship between fine art and music. Jessicka’s band Scarling will have copies of their soon to be released 7-inch “Who Wants to Die for Art,” featuring covers by Addams, Garcia and Peck, for sale at the exhibition.


"Tell Me I'm Not Lost"  2013, pencil, acrylic, and gold leaf on paper 5.25" x 7.25"

“Tell Me I’m Not Lost”
2013, pencil, acrylic, and gold leaf on paper 5.25″ x 7.25″

“The pieces I am doing for Black Moon are about loss and longing, and trying to hold onto beauty in your memory like a ghost”, says Camille Rose Garcia. Camille‘s work has been displayed internationally and is included in the collections of LACMA, The Resnick Collection and the San Jose Museum of Art. Garcia’s recent book, “The Illustrated Alice in Wonderland” was a New York Times Bestseller. She is represented by, and included in this exhibition courtesy of, Michael Kohn Gallery.


“White Fox”  2013, mixed media, 9” x 6” x 4”

“White Fox”
2013, mixed media, 9” x 6” x 4”

Elizabeth McGrath is well known for creating wildly intricate paintings and sculptures that celebrate the natural world while drawing attention to our responsibility as humans to preserve it. She has been exhibited worldwide including recent inclusion in the “HEY! Modern Art and Pop Culture” exhibition at the 
Halle Saint Pierre
 in Paris. “Incurable Disorder,” McGrath’s second fine art monograph with introductions by Morgan Spurlock and Alix Sloan, was released by Last Gasp in September and will be available at the exhibition.


"Thin Clown" 2013, oil on panel, 11.5” x 9.5” panel size, 17" x 12" framed

“Thin Clown”
2013, oil on panel, 11.5” x 9.5” panel size, 17″ x 12″ framed

Marion Peck grew up in Seattle before heading east to earn a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design. She went on to study in two different MFA programs (Syracuse University in New York and Temple University in Rome). Peck’s intricate paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including two solo exhibitions with Sloan Fine Art.

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