Monday, May 9, 2011

Marjan K. Vayghan, Anne Hieronymus, Keiko Inoh, and Katrina McElroy, Four Solo Exhibitions at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, California. PhotoJournal by Ginger Van Hook

Marjan K. Vayghan presents her artwork at Gallery 825.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011
Anne Hieronymus poses beside her artwork installation presented at Gallery 825.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011
Katrina McElroy presents her exhibition Exophoric at Gallery 825.
Additionally, Katrina is in a scientific exhibition called Measure for Measure
that will be opening at Harvard soon which also
utilizes these similar themes of images within circles capturing emotional details.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook© 2011
Keiko Inoh explores the visual nuances of shadows and power structures
within the dark room at Gallery 825.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011

Anne Hieronymus       Bloom and Blight
Marjan Vayghan         Falling Up, with the Cage
Katrina McElroy          Exophoric
Keiko Inoh                   Shadow

On May 7, 2011, Los Angeles Art Association presented four solo exhibitions by Anne Hieronymus, Keiko Inoh, Katrina McElroy, and Marjan K. Vayghan at Gallery 825.

The drawings and sculpture in Anne Hieronymus' Bloom and Blight are inspired by both the idea of the cycle of formation, continuance, decline and disintegration, and the use of that cycle as a process to create the work. This ancient cosmology used across cultures to explain everything from biological lifecycles to software releases, gives form to what the viewer already knows and experiences. The full presentation consists of found and collected objects, party decorations, used wood, wire and drawings using broken down and rearranged text .

Katrina McElroy's 360 degree installation, Exophoric, continues her metaphoric exploration and examination of visceral emotion. In linguistics, an exophoric reference alludes to something outside the text or dialogue, which is understood based on context or mutual knowledge. In this photo-based installation, McElroy plays with this concept visually by manipulating and rearranging hundreds of video stills thus denying the viewer a linear narrative and instead presenting them with an abstracted pattern. The individual micro-expressions as well as the overall composition are clues, however it is shared human experience that becomes the basis for further interpretation and meaning.

Keiko Inoh's installation Shadow is the artist's compelling expression of ideas through seemingly simple projections of cut-paper constructions. This cut-paper-projection becomes like a negative of a photograph and the shadow projected on the wall becomes a picture. The audience can witness a "camera- less" photograph of uncanny sophistication.

Marjan Vayghan's multi-media, cross cultural installation falling up, with the cage potently represents the women of Iran, who have been slowly and silently fighting and protesting for their rights. A powerful visualization of Vayghan's arrest in Tehran, Iran, during the political uprising in the Summer of 2009. Vayghan's work converges on personal memory, familial intimacy and transnational political consciousness. In particular Vayghan addresses politics & processes of "misinformation," & draws diverse communities together to consider these misidentifications collectively within the various settings she stages. She employs the arena of "community" in her art to create solidarity and cross cultural understanding. Vayghan's art challenges oppression, considers interconnectivity & envisions beyond borders.

Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 6-9pm
Admission: Free
Where: Gallery 825 - 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, LA 90069

Exhibitions continue at Gallery 825 through June 3, 2011.
For more information visit  or call 310.652.8272. 

Monday, May 2, 2011


Author Enilde Ginger Ingels-Van Hook displays her books at the Los Angeles Times
Festival of Books, held on the USC main Campus on April 30, 2011
The author of the novel
The Kingdom of Nuts and Bolts, Enilde Van Hook first released this book
for sale at the LA Times Festival of books in 2008.
Participating in author signings in
The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society booth 970
Author, Artist, Photographer and Writer
known as  Ginger E. Van Hook
works as a photojournalist specializing in documenting the Fine Arts
in local communities in Los Angeles, California.
Photo Courtesy of Tony Todaro, President of G.L.A.W.S.,
known for writers mentoring writers as
The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, one
of the oldest writing societies in California.
Ginger Van Hook introduced her lastest creation, a visual poetry book titled
"The Poetry of Art" documenting the story and journey of Ginger and Luke Van Hook
becoming artists in Los Angeles as well as documenting
the artists they've met along the way.
"The Poetry of Art" is not yet available to the public.
The publication date of this book will be announced.
One Sample copy was introduced for previews
at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held at
the University of Southern California (USC) main campus.
 Enilde Ginger Ingels-Van Hook is a graduate
of the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism at USC.
Authors Ginger E. Van Hook, Paul Michel, Sara Beacham and Christian Amougou
present their written works at the
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held at the USC main campus
April 30, 2011. Photo courtesy of Tony Todaro, President of GLAWS
The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, LA, CA 2011 

(Left to right) Authors Ace Antonio Hall, Leslie Ann Moore and
 the organization's president, Tony Todaro are responsible for
bringing the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society to the
LA Times Festival of Books on the USC Campus,
Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011
Author of "In My Eyes",  Ace Antonio Hall and
Leslie Ann Moore, author of "Griffin's Daughter" Trilogy of books
participate in leadership activities related
to writers mentoring writers by leading critique groups.
Additionally Ace Antonio Hall is the Vice President of GLAWS

Author Paul Michel, Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011

Author Sara Beacham, Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011

Author, Deborah Pratt, Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011

Author Leslie Ann Moore, Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011

Author Sarah Beach participates in the LA Times Festival of Books on the USC Campus.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2011