concurrently with the 2016 Left Coast Annual is the 2015
LCA Awards Exhibition, featuring Lydia Rae Black and Lisa Hochstein,
exhibition award recipients selected from the 2015 Left Coast
Annual by Cathy Kimball of San Jose Institute of Contemporary
The free opening
reception is from 7 to 9 pm, Friday, April 15, with live music provided
by the Jazz Cats. Come prepared to make some art of your own by
participating in our Community Art Project, “Coastal Colors.” Your
creations will be displayed in the East Gallery foyer throughout
Left Coast Annual.
The 2015 LCA
Awards Exhibition features the lush oil paintings of Lydia
Rae Black and the multilayered collage works of Lisa Hochstein.
Black’s focus is the past laid bare in images of abandoned and disused
buildings. In this show, which the artist titled Own, we
see the parts of life we no longer use, and how much waste our culture
produces. There is also a haunting beauty, as if the people who
inhabited these spaces are still present, hovering in the air. Lisa
Hochstein calls her show The Perfect City. Her collages
range from intensively-labored works on wood panel, to juxtapositions
of found objects that have been minimally altered. Hochstein’s work
echoes a walk through the urban landscape, with references to graffiti,
architecture, and the debris of daily life.
Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard in Pacifica, about a mile east of Highway 1. Following opening night, the galleries are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm, and by appointment, through May 22.