GR2 Diplopia – Eleanor Davis and Katherine Guillen 1/16/10 – 2/10/10

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Art show opening Eleanor Davis and Katherine Guillen at GR2 January 16. 2010 – February 10, 2010

Reception: Saturday, January 16, 6:30 -10:00 GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 445-9276 Giant Robot is proud to present Diplopia, a joint art show featuring Eleanor Davis and Katherine Guillen.

Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist who makes work for both adults and children. The award-winning Atlanta, GA-based artist grew up on children’s comics, entered the Sequential Arts program at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and makes painstakingly crafted, whimsical, and non-condescending comics for young readers. Her most recent studio artwork involves pen and ink with watercolor with some gouache. Like the panels of her stories, it is bold yet full of mystery, with recurring themes that include “humanity in the face of destruction, people laughing and crying, etc.”

Los Angeles-based artist Katherine Guillen creates paintings and prints that explore the tenuous connections between the urban and natural environments. Her most recent work–which resembles landscapes but is more symbolic than picturesque–investigates the way structures work as language on the landscape and how we use architecture to order nature and defy mortality. She says, “I am fascinated by the human desire to create, build, and idealize, which is both our redemption and our failing.” In addition to making gouache and mixed media paintings on paper, she will be showing some papier-mâché pieces.

For this show, the longtime friends are also creating a number of large collaborative panels.

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.

A reception for the Davis and Guillen will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, January 16.