The artwork includes photography, drawing, painting and sculpture from artists Larry Bell, Heather Carson, Soojung Park... to name only a few.
I was taken with Nancy Turner-Smith's limited edition book "Falling Rockets, Shooting Stars and the Sound of Bees" She combines ephemeral manipulated images with delicate line drawing and thoughtful writing. Read more in this review or on her website.
Pamela Burgess' "Radiant Blue" (96" x 96" x 28") site specific chiffon tapestry installation with existing steel arbor is playful and wonderful. See more photos on her website, with the piece shown in top row. How about those impromptu light effects I captured in the photo below!
|Radiant Blue by Pamela Burgess 2014|
The gallery opened in 2011, and was new to me. I had not realized so much time had passed since the last visit to Descanso. An interesting feature of the gallery building is its rooftop garden, although no access is allowed there.
It was a lovely warm day. As we walked around other areas of the vast gardens, camellias were still in full bloom. Signs of spring were beginning to appear with daffodil and cherry blossoms, plus sprouting hyacinths. Too early yet for tulips, which are usually spring showpieces . We enjoyed our day.