Galia Linn’s Cognitive Resonance with Shana Nys Dambrot
Talk / Lecture
12:00 to 1:00
Sat, August 15, 2020

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A Global Destination for Art: Artists from all over the world flock to work in Los Angeles, drawn by the energy of ingenuity and the space for experimental expression. Join us on Zoom as we visit the work spaces of international artists creating in our City of Angels.


Sculptor and site-specific installation artist Galia Linn is influenced by her early childhood in Israel, a land full of ancient and contemporary relics of past and present civilizations. Linn’s work engages both her physical body and the emotional and historical resonance of her life through manipulation of materials. What appears fragile is, in the end, rock strong; the cracks turn into windows that reveal the internal makeup of the vessels, metaphors for resilience and beauty, and serve as a testament of surrender. Linn will offer a behind-the-scenes look at works in progress at her Blue Roof Studios, while conducting a conversation with art critic, curator, and author Shana Nys Dambrot. Q&A will follow.

Galia Linn has shown nationally and internationally. Her work is held in private collections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Paris, Brussels, and Tel Aviv. Selected solo and group exhibitions include: Note To Self at Five Car Garage Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Evidence Of Care at Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; La Reina De Los Angeles, Descanso Gardens, CA; Inside at The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA; Art Beyond Conflict, a year-long installation in Bellingham, WA; Experience 19: Touch, El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA; Uncommon Terrain, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Clay, Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France; and Vessels at LA><Art/. Linn is a member of the Binder of Women art collective and founder of Blue Roof Studios, a multidisciplinary art hub located in South Los Angeles, which offers artists a work environment fostering creativity, community, and dialogue.

Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. She is the Arts Editor for the L.A. Weekly, and a contributor to Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, Flaunt Magazine, Art and Cake, and Artillery. Having studied Art History at Vassar College, she now writes books and catalog essays, curates and juries exhibitions, is a dedicated Instagram photographer, author of the experimental novella Zen Psychosis (2020, Griffith Moon), and speaker at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationwide. A member of ArtTable and the LA Press Club, she sits on the Boards of Art Share-LA, the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, the Advisory Council of Building Bridges Art Exchange, and the Brain Trust of Some Serious Business.