Tuesday, April 28, 2020 through
Monday, January 1, 0001
Saturday, May 30, 2020 through
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Radical Inclusion Traveling Art Exhibition features works created through a series of collaborations between artists with and without autism. The exhibition is centered around building community. As these artists share their passions and stories they teach us that we bring out the best in each other when we become part of one another’s community. Lux is proud to be one of the stops for this traveling exhibition celebrating the power of art and connection.
Featured Artists Collaborations: Katie Flores and Moya Devine; Jack Medved and Amanda Saint-Claire; Ethan Marr and Anna Stoefen; Brendan Kerr and Joy Boe; Stevenson Sapper and Deron Cohen; Alejandra Acosta and Rich Walker.
Alejandra Acosta & Richard Walker, Installation View at Lux Art Institute
Alejandra Acosta, Many Moons, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x36".
Alejandra Acosta and Richard Walker, All Heart Need Love, 2019, Acrylic on Wood, 24"x36".
Richard Walker, Layers, 2019, Acrylic on Wood, 24"x36".
Brendan Kerr & Joy Boe, Installation View at Lux Art Institute.
Brendan Kerr, BBQ Brothers, 2019; Pen, ink, watercolor, 18"x24".
Joy Boe, Earth Weavers, 2019, Fiber, 13"x17".
Ethan Marr & Anna Stoeffen, Installation View at Lux Art Institute
Ethan Marr, San Diego Flora, 2019, Pencil, 4"x6" each.
Ethan Marr and Anna Stoeffen, Pacific Ocean Fish School, 2019, Mixed Media, 18"x24".
Anna Stoeffen Blueprint for Reincarnation, 2019, Mixed Media, 18"x24".
Jack Medved & Amanda Sanit Claire, Installation View at Lux Art Institute.
Jack Medved, The Congo, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 18"x24".
Jack Medved and Amanda Sanit Claire, Humphrey's Reunion, 2019, Mixed Media, 18"x24".
Amanda Saint Claire, Subterranean Homesick Blues, 2019, Oil and Watercolor, 18"x24".
Katie Flores & Moya Devine, Installation View at Lux Art Institute.
Katie Flores, Jaguar, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 16"x20".
Katie Flores and Moya Devine, Groovy Flowers, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 19"x24".
Moya Devine, Katie, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 18"x24".
Stevenson Sapper & Deron Cohen, Installation View at Lux Art Institute.
Stevenson Sapper, Right Back, 2019, Mixed Media, 24"x18".
Stevenson Sapper and Deron Dohen, Me and You, 2019, Mixed Media, 24"x18".
Deron Cohen, Piggyback Gorilla, 2019, Oil on Masonite, 24"x18".
Ethan Marr and Anna Stoeffen
After a couple days of drawing plants and animals, a theme of ecosystem emerged, and so we created an aquarium––a forced yet familiar type of community. We collaborated on a collage of our drawings and then highlighted patterns and relationships between the individual members (fish), without overshadowing their individuality.
Inspired by his travels, Ethan Marr captures his observations of the natural world through the lens of his unique perspective. Born in Vallejo, CA, he currently lives in Del Mar. Colored pencil is his medium of choice. @ethanmarrperspectives
Since moving back to her hometown of San Diego 5 years ago, Anna has fallen in love with the ocean, which informs her subject matter, and more so her process, which might be lovingly called #trashart. With the exception of occasional glue, she uses all recycled materials.
Brendan Kerr and Joy Boe
Brendan chose pen and ink and watercolor to show community. The lines indicate connection, and the bright colors show happiness. Weaving is a profound metaphor for a thriving community–– the tactile practice of reciprocity, unifying opposites, mindfulness, and resourcefulness. Unique personalities (fibers) are united toward a larger purpose and everyone has a place.
A San-Diego native drawing inspiration from his coastal lifestyle, Brendan is highly visual with a unique perspective. He has explored various media to express how he sees the world, seeking to connect and share his experience through fine art, fiber art, graphic design and photography. BrendanKerrPhotography.com
San Diego-native Joy Boe operates Revision to provide inclusive access to art, culture, and environmental education. Her personal interest in earth care and human rights is infused in her work with cardboard loom weaving, paper collage, and street photography. She has participated in projects with Agitprop, UCSD, and San Diego Museum of Art. Revisionsandiego.com. JoyBoe.com
Jack Medved and Amanda Saint Claire
Amanda thinks out loud, while Jack thinks in peace in his head. This collaboration was forged through a passion for imagination and sense of humor. Jack’s love of animals consumed their conversation. Working from his studies on paper of various habitats, Amanda allowed for movement in the studio, finding Jack’s artistic energy infectious and inspiring.
Jack was born in Puerto Rico, and currently lives in Coronado. He’s a fan of Eric Carle, Ezra Jack Keats and the animation of PBS Wild Kratts and Disney’s Stanley. He works primarily in markers on animals, scenery and stylized pet portraits. His animal expertise is showcased on Instagram @jacksanimalfunfacts
Amanda Saint Claire
Amanda Saint Claire exhibits in San Diego, Northern California, Scottsdale and Santa Fe. Saint Claire paints primarily in oil, but also uses latex, acrylic, and watercolor in nontraditional methods as well as charcoal and cold wax. She is pursuing an MA in Therapeutic Counseling in the Expressive Arts. amandasaintclaire.com
Stevenson Sapper and Deron Cohen
This collaboration was both challenging and satisfying. Stevenson was quiet, communicating his enjoyment through action. He immediately sat down and started working which indicated great interest. He painted phrases as clues within the painting, like “Me You” and “Thank you my ‘frist timz.” These were novel messages to Deron about the magic of their collaboration.
Stevenson expresses himself through text-based art. Using the power of written words and symbols from popular culture, he creates a figurative language so that others can follow his interests and understand his depth. His artwork wasrecently included in a national traveling art show and at the Nishiri Gallery in Japan.
San Diego-native Deron Cohen has shown his paintings in galleries and venues throughout San Diego County. He creates curricula for children and teaches them through Arts for Learning San Diego. Deron also teaches students in person and around the world via webcam. Deron received a BFA from UCLA. Deroncohen.com
Katie Flores and Moya Devine
When Moya and Katie met, they shared many traits. Katie was passionate about her work and opinionated. Their collaboration required compromise. Katie chose to paint flowers because they portray happiness. Painting makes her feel good. Moya was most impacted by Katie’s energy, willingness to make revisions, and “beginner’s mind.” She came to realize Katie is a focused powerhouse of a painter.
A prolific and passionate painter who happens to have autism, Katie Flores is 24. Katie loves painting flowers and shares Andy Warhol’s artistic expression through “pop art.” Born in Tulsa, OK, she currently resides in North County San Diego. Her art business provides purpose, joy and participation in the community. firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in France, Moya Devine has lived in Louisiana, Hawaii, and California. In San Francisco she started Brand X Theater and began her work as a visual artist. Moya has also worked in non-profit management. She has shown internationally and teaches at-risk students in the California public high school system. MoyaDevine.com
Alejandra Acosta & Rich Walker
Alejandra found Mr. Walker to be friendly, creative, and full of spirit. Alejandra says, “Mr. Walker taught me how to empty my emotions on canvas with color.” Rich Walker painted “Layers” to reflect how he let go of preconceived ideas and added to his painting after each conversation with Alejandra.
Born in Brawley, CA, Alejandra Acosta loves to draw and paint landscapes and flowers. Using lots of colors and patterns, she paints with acrylic, oil, and watercolor. Her favorite artist is Vincent Van Gogh. email@example.com
Born in MA, Rich Walker road-tripped to CA in the early 80’s and stayed. Art has helped him find out more about himself. As a self-taught, abstract artist working with color, depth, and movement, he enjoys painting as both a practice and introspection. ArtOnThird.com