Plus One Artist Talk
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Join Art Share LA for an artist talk featuring Chelle Barbour and Dave Pressler from our Plus One exhibit in conversation with Heidi Johnson of Hijinx.
Chelle Barbour is a multimedia artist, public speaker, and independent curator. While her initial foray into the arts began in theatre, Chelle’s work has expanded into a fully engaged art practice of curating, writing, photography, digital video, collage, and painting. Her photographic work is in the permanent collection of the California African American Museum, and in the photography archives at the J Paul Getty Museum. Chelle’s artwork also appears in group art exhibitions, most recently at LA Southwest College Art Gallery, Ave 50 Gallery, and at Project Row Houses (PRH) in Houston, Texas. In September, Chelle’s Afro Surrealistic collage work will be on display at Band of Vices Gallery in Los Angeles. As an arts institution collaborator, Chelle has participated as a moderator on CAAM’s exciting exhibition symposium,”We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women 1960-1985″, and a discussant on the panel, “How Will Feminist Culture Engage the Future?” in association with the College Art Association conference. Developing new creative alliances is an ongoing process.
Dave is a Los Angeles based artist and character designer who has used sculpture and illustration to fuse two of his primary passions: fine art and the world of pop entertainment. In the past 20 years he has designed characters and worlds for such companies as Kid’s WB, Disney, Fox Kids Network, Wild Brain, and The Jim Henson Company to name a few. In the last decade Dave has shifted his focus in to the universe of TV animation. Co-creating and designing the Emmy Nominated Robot And Monster for Nickelodeon.
In addition to his media projects, Pressler is an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work shows in galleries all around The World He also lends his sculpting talents to the collectable vinyl-art toy world with Necessaries Toy Foundation, Mark Ryden’s YHWY, Camille Rose Garcia’s “Camille’s Girls.” The Ron English “Rabbbit” figure. Brendon Monroe’s “Sour” for Android 8, Nathan Jurevicius “Monkey King”, and most recently “Mr. Pumfrey and His Astounding Mechanised Perambulator” by Doktor A.
With the success of Dave’s various limited edition resin creations his character “Angry Clobber Monkey” became his first vinyl collectable character. Recent Los Angeles gallery shows include Gallery 1988 “100 Robots” (2012) which included the debut of “Revenge-Bot” Dave’s largest robot sculpture so far.
Dave currently is working at Dreamworks TV Animation, and preparing for an exhibition with the Lancaster Museum of Art and History in Lancaster California in 2018.
The event will be followed by a closing reception for Plus One.