JOURNAL

Into the Blue – The Underwater Series

CO_Galery_LucinaAbait_Underwater
Photograph on canvas with paint and varnish applications. 37″ x 60″
#33-Untitled from Underwater Series

Luciana Abait: Into the Blue – The Underwater Series
Opening Reception: August 16, 2012 5:00 – 7:00 pm
August 16 – November 2, 2012

“Under the surface, my work explores themes of presence and absence through architectural landscapes found underwater in swimming pools. Walls, ladders, numbers and lines lose their sense of usefulness to attain a symbolic quality. Swimmers are presented as anonymous simple beings, insect-like, moving across vast liquid masses. Light is essential to creating surreal and theatrical atmospheres.”

Luciana Abait was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 1993 to 1997 she attended the National School of Fine Arts “Prilidiano Pueyrredon” in Buenos Aires. She also studied Art History at the University of Massachusetts and “Literature and Painting” at the University of Cambridge, England. Abait moved to Miami in 1997 and was a resident artist of the ArtCenter South Florida for 8 years. In 2005 she relocated to Los Angeles, where she now lives and works. She is currently a resident artist of 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, California.

You might also like

CO created the Architecture Discovery Program to expose young high school women to architecture and encourage them to consider the profession as a career choice. The four-week program brought each of the students together as they designed their own unique projects on the site of CO’s recently designed Cal Poly Pomona Student Services Building.

Read More

COworker Jen Wong volunteers with LAUSD and the Oasis Center International for a 10-week after school pilot program offered to 4th and 5th graders to expose them to the fields of architecture and design.

Read More