Film by Eric Minh Swenson.
The brushes are made of cast bronze with bristles made from human hair, dog hair and nylon right tool brushes come with a letter of authenticity signed by the artist. Future gift brushes include: Medusa Brush for releasing anger onto the canvas the expressionism brush. Snake Brush for cautious strokes. Snail brush for slow mediations of nature. The pleinaire painting brush through the head for conceptual work
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Valley Vista: Art in San Fernando Valley, ca 1970-1990 was an exhibit that chronicled the culture of Valley life. The exhibit was featured through early October, in the CSUN Art & Design Center. It highlighted the work of people who have truly experienced Valley life. The showcase acknowledged the creative presence of Valley artists and their contribution to the contemporary L.A. art scene. The pieces were an unexpected reflection of what one might find in this supposedly conventional, suburban desert.
Rapeport always had an interest in art and, though he hadn’t initially come to the university to study that craft, he was fortunate to find his calling at SFVSC. He asserts that he got the best art education in the Valley. Two professors who left a lasting impression on him were Hans Burkhardt and Walter Gabrielson. Burkhardt was an artist himself, painting his own works while teaching painting courses at SFVSC. In addition to teaching Lithography at CSUN, Gabrielson was a painter, sculptor and founder of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art.
Professor Gabrielson gave his class advice that Stuart has taken with him throughout his career.
“You might as well have fun because nobody cares what your art looks like,” he said, laughing. “Do what you want to do. Don’t try to please anybody.”
Discussing how his artistic style has evolved over the years, he says that he has no particular style or pattern from one piece to the next. However, each idea inspires the next. In that way, there is a connection between each of his works. Since graduating in 1972, Rapeport has produced work featured in galleries internationally. Despite his travels, Rapeport still manages to return to his alma mater.
Addressing the way that art in the Valley varies from art in the greater LA area, Rapeport said that he never really considered them as separate. He recalled: “The Valley had a lot of funkier stuff than the city did, but it wasn’t like the city was more sophisticated.” ….Andrelisa Livingston
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