Eastern Projects is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chinatown. Location and hours are:

Tuesday - Saturday | 12pm - 6pm or by Appointment

900 N Broadway #1090 LA CA 90012

(323)327-8020

easternprojectsla@gmail.com

OPEN ONLY BY APPOINTMENT

"Inbetween"

Eliza Ivanova, Jon Gomez, Linda Dorn, John Mahoney, Ryan Metlen & Chris Wood

VIRTUAL OPENING RECEPTION: August 15, 2020 6:00-8:00 PM
Show Runs: August 15, 2020 - September 12, 2020
CHINATOWN, LOS ANGELES

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August 15th “Inbetween” art show with Eastern Projects Gallery

The showing artists will be:
Eliza Ivanova, Jon Gomez, Linda Dorn, John Mahoney, Ryan Metlen & Chris Wood

*Eliza Ivanova’s website and artist info:
On instagram: eleeza  |  Website: www.elizaivanova.com

Artist bio:Eliza Ivanova is an artist, animator, and film maker currently living in San Francisco, California. Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, she moved to the US to study animation at the California Institute of the Arts. Eliza graduated in 2010 with a BFA in traditional character animation and has worked as an animator in the industry since. Her experience includes working as a full time 3D animator at Pixar Animation Studios on feature films and short films such as Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out, Coco, Toy Story of Terror, Bao, The Dam Kee

*Jon Gomez’s website and artist info:
On instagram: jonnyg123  |  Website: www.jongomez.com
Artist bio: Jon Gomez is a Mexican-American multimedia artist and M.F.A. graduate from New York’s School for Visual Arts. His work focuses on Mexican and Native heritage through landscapes, objects, and images that frame immigration, identity, and nationalism in 21st century America. Jon is currently exploring ideas connected to the miseducation and the historical deletion of the Native through the use of materials and symbols that emotionally resonate and forge a link from the past to the present. In 2018, Jon was honored to show work in May Contain Moving Parts an exhibition curated El Museo del Barrio at The School of Visual Art’s Chelsea Gallery. He continues to teach nationally and internationally. Jon lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

*Linda Dorn website and artist info:
Website: www.lindadorn.com
Artist statement:“What you see in this show is the recent result of a lifelong relationship with drawing, at times it was my god, my bully, but mostly my best friend. It always came first in my life. What I find most magical about drawing is when you can let go of the idea of creating something and simply fall in love with seeing, fall in love with the subject, and something honest and compelling emerges.” Linda is a “Calartian” artist and animator. She received her CalARTS degrees in Character Animation (2000), and an MFA in Film Directing (2002), and has taught both Life Drawing and Advanced Animation at CalARTS during two different tenures, for a total of 11 years. Linda also created the Character Animation program for the University of Hawaii in 2006 -2011. Her industry experience includes Animating, Layout, Visual Development, and Sequence Design at Futurama, Disney Feature, Hyperion, and July Films. Linda attributes her passion for, and understanding of drawing to her best friend and mentor for 10 years, the late, great, E. Michael Mitchell.

*John Mahoney website and artist info:
On instagram: mahoney_artworks  |  Website: mahoneyart.artstation.com
Artist bio:John Mahoney worked as a visual development artist for Disney Feature Animation on films including Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet and The Emperor’s New Groove. During his time at Disney he contributed to a total of 10 feature films. Since then he has pursued his passion as an independent filmmaker. John has produced more than 20 short films and two independent features. He has directed numerous documentaries on such prominent people as Doug Chiang, designer of the new Star Wars films, and Tyrus Wong, designer of Bambi. He has also taught such diverse classes as figure drawing, sculpture, film design, storyboards, stop motion animation, and character design in the United States as well as in Singapore and Taiwan.
John's illustration work has been showcased in Spectrum and the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. The release of the book will mark the launching of the Exhibition Tour starting in Miami, then New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and London. John has also had several gallery exhibitions around the Los Angeles area, including a one-man show at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.
John Mahoney is a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration. He works in Los Angeles as a concept designer, an independent filmmaker, and a professor at CalArts and USC.

Ryan Metlen website and artist info:
Website: www.ryanmetlen.com
Artist Bio:Ryan Metlen holds a B.F.A. in film/animation from California Institute of the Arts where he developed a life-long passion for drawing and painting.  Over his career, he has worked creatively for Walt Disney Imagineering, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Santa Clarita Signal, Spinmaster Toys, and Honda Center.  He is also co-creator of Hope & Death, a nationally syndicated comic strip and his books The Voice (2001) and Ewe (2009) are published by Paulist Press.  More information is available at ryanmetlen.com.


Christ Wood website and artist info:
On instagram: chriswoodartist
Artist bio:Christopher Wood is an artist who believes in beauty. Formally trained in character animation and steeped in figure drawing, Wood’s compositions in traditional or digital media evoke worlds beyond the surface. Wood’s work in any medium is marked by a combination of accurate observation and wild imagination - characters that are both photorealistic and cartoonish playfully straddle the uncanny valley. As an instructor at the California institute of the Arts, Wood teaches students to go beyond simply replicating the human form while nurturing each student in finding their creative voice. 
In addition to teaching at CalArts, he is also an exhibiting artist, having shown in several well-know gallerists in the Los Angels area. As a freelance artist, he also takes on client-based projects, creating visuals and illustrations for album covers, pitch presentations, and 3d models. 

For further information please contact the gallery at:

easternprojectsla@gmail.com or at (323)327-8020

@eastern_projects_gallery

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