New limited edition prints at Aneelo!
In the Mirror Ball You're the Dying Light
I just wanted to let you know about my upcoming solo show, In the Mirror Ball You're the Dying Light, at Candystore Collective in the Mission District of San Francisco. The opening reception is going to be Saturday, June 18th from 5-7 PM and the show will be up until August 15th. So if you're going to be in the Bay area next Saturday I'd love to see you!
Rebecca Ebeling - In the Mirror Ball You're the Dying Light
June 18th to August 15th.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18th
5pm to 7pm
Collaging images from fashion magazines onto and into her paintings to distort or amplify their hidden intents, Rebecca Ebeling’s new body of work pictures the unknown in relation to the advertising of couture designers such as Prada. In the Mirror Ball You’re the Dying Light re-presents the void as psychedelic kaleidoscopic patterns, hot pink, and images of the Cosmos. Seduced by the shiny and new, yet also entranced by objects in demise and decay, Ebeling makes artwork that accepts the rapture of material culture in its enthralling embrace and self-destructiveness.
Rebecca Ebeling holds an MFA from the California College of the Arts, as well as a BFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her work has been exhibited at such places as: The Sam Lee Gallery, MANIAC Los Angeles, The San Francisco Public Library, Southern Exposure, The Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the F.A.B. Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University. Rebecca’s work has also been featured in New American Paintings issue #85. She currently lives and works in San Francisco.
Park Life Presents "Bitches Brew"
I'm super excited to announce that I'm going to be a part of
Park Life's first show of 2011 with some super rad women artists! There's going to be an awesome live band and everything! It opens this Friday, January 14th. Hope to see you there!
Park Life’s First Show of 2011, Bitches Brew, Opens Jan 14th.
Park Life Gallery presents Bitches Brew, new works from Kelly Tunstall, Marci Washington, Aiyana Udesen, Hellen Jo and Rebecca Ebeling. Opening Reception Friday January 14th, 2011, 7-10 pm. There will also be a special performance from the Wax Idols.
BLOODSUGARSEXMAGIK (To Infinity)
I just wanted to let you all know that I will be having my first ever solo show, BLOODSUGARSEXMAGIK (To Infinity), at Maniac Gallery November 6th in Los Angeles. More details to come in the coming weeks. I hope to see you there!
New American Paintings
I have been selected to be in New American Paintings #85! The issue should be available sometime late December or early January 2010. Be sure to check it out!
Mini Flat Files at The Spare Room Project
I just wanted to let everyone know that I have 3 new paintings for sale at The Spare Room Project. They will be a part of their mini flat files project for four months, along with some other really great artists. Be sure to check it out!
Blot Out the Sun: Work from North of Los Angeles
I just wanted to let you all know that I'm going to be in an upcoming group show at the Sam Lee Gallery called Blot Out the Sun: Work from North of Los Angeles. If you are going to be in the LA area I would love to see you there!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Blot Out the Sun: Work from North of Los Angeles
December 13, 2008 - January 24, 2009
Reception for the Artists: Saturday, December 13, 6 - 9 pm
Los Angeles, CA - Sam Lee Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition guest-curated by James Gobel entitled Blot Out the Sun: Work from North of Los Angeles. The show opens December 13 and closes January 24; the gallery will host a reception for the artists on Saturday, December 13, 6 – 9 p.m.
Blot Out the Sun features works by Rachelle Cohen, Rebecca Ebeling, Christina Empedocles, Renée Gertler, Lindsay Jessee, Leah Rosenberg, Colleen Sanders, Kathryn Van Steenhuyse, and Adrianne Watson. These nine artists represent the diverse creative presence inhabiting the Bay Area. Some, like Ebeling and Rosenberg, are permanent residents, while others, such as Jessee, has moved on to other corners of the world. Nevertheless, San Francisco unites them all. As recent MFA graduates of the California College of the Arts, these artists produce work that is bold, intricate, inquisitive, and exploratory.
Rachelle Cohen’s drawings, paintings and collages map out geographical territories in colorful arrangements. The works evoke thoughts on our connections to specific locations and the impact made due to these relationships, ranging from environmental to sentimental.
Rebecca Ebeling’s chaotic watercolor swirls interact with collage derived from the pages of high fashion magazines. The artist plays with the notion of beauty and questions its ability to persist in the face of distortion, ultimately leading to its own demise.
Christina Empedocles’ wax pencil drawings present Hollywood faces that inevitably stir up feelings of familiarity and nostalgia. Other works offer birds and assorted fauna both layered and pinned, literally or by means of trompe-l’oeil.
Renee Gertler’s OMG:void muses on ideas such as the magnitude of nothingness, black holes, time and space, and the situations in which we try to unravel their mysteries. Building on the impossibility of understanding these foreign concepts, Gertler suggests a party scene as the unlikely backdrop for a discussion on metaphysics.
Lindsay Jessee’s small format paintings explore the various shapes of space. The works are simultaneously two and three-dimensional, allowing the viewer a dual experience. As one part sculpture, the painting requests the exploration of its angles and shadows. As one part painting, the work also demands attention to color and composition on a singular plane.
Leah Rosenberg makes similar demands as she utilizes meticulous layering processes to create colorful indicators of time and its passing. Rosenberg layers and accumulates acrylic paint until vivid stacks come to fruition. Statement colors render the works particularly lively: the eye is inevitably drawn to them.
The intricacy and care with which Colleen Sanders treats her tangles and braids is in the tradition of art as an ex-voto, thus connecting her work to religious devotionals and superstition. At the same time, terrestrial beauty dominates divinity: we appreciate Sanders’ work for the visual pleasures it provides.
Kathryn Van Steenhuyse’s faded blots and streaks in transparent layers create compositions that are sometimes anatomical. Jabs of brushwork or knobs of flat color become the guts and personality of each painting.
Synergy is at the heart of Adrianne Watson’s work, which attempts to unite two entirely different experiences: living in the Philippines during World War II and growing up in rural Nebraska. Basing her paintings on her grandmother’s stories as well as on her Nebraskan childhood, Watson creates a union of Filipino cultural symbols, young children and wartime machinery. The result is a disarming yet sincere effort to gain familial understanding across the generational divide.
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Sam Lee Gallery is located at 990 N. Hill Street #190, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Phone 323-227-0275, Facsimile 323-227-0256. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 6 pm. For detailed information, please visit the gallery’s website, www.samleegallery.
I am in utter disbelief that the end of my graduate school career is finally upon me. It's been an amazing two years and I can't believe how much my work has changed in that short time! I've been frantically trying to get ready for the upcoming MFA show and have updated my website with a lot of new work. Enjoy!!
California College of the Arts 2008 MFA Exhibition
I hope this post finds everyone well! I just wanted to invite everyone who will be in the bay area to the California College of the Arts 2008 MFA Exhibition. It's going to be an amazing show and I'm so excited to be a part of it! For more information visit the
MFA show website or check out the show postcard.
Rites of Passage: The Mortality of Time
I have some work in a show at The Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA. The exhibit runs from Sunday, March 30-April 29. Gallery hours are Friday, 5-8.
"For the Duration" at The Spare Room Project
I'm going to be in an upcoming show at The Spare Room Project called, "For the Duration", curated by Jason Kalogiros. The show will be up from November 16th-29th, and the opening reception will be November 16th from 6-9. For more information, check out The Spare Room Project
Grounded?: Southern Exposure and Intersection for the Arts 16th Annual Gallery Exhibition
I have been selected to participate in the 16th annual entry-free juried exhibition, Grounded?, at Sothern Exposure. The show will be up from November 9th-December 15th, and the opening reception will be November 9th from 7-9. It's going to be a great show! For more information, check out Southern Exposure.
Hello all! Summer is finally dwindling down and my last year of graduate school is about to begin. It's been a great summer vacation, and while I've played a lot, I've still managed to get in the studio and keep the art ball rolling. I'm really excited about this new body of work! And although I'm terribly sad that my carefree days of summer are over, I can't wait to get back to the grind. Enjoy!