Art Opening for Louise Marler's Exhibit "Keywords from Joshua Tree"
Please join us in celebrating Louise Marler's Artwork with an Art Opening for her exhibit "Keywords from Joshua Tree" on Saturday, August 7th, from 2-5pm!
Louise Marler is a photo-based mixed media artist with an iconic visual vocabulary. Her authentic style has led to exhibits, art collections, and events which integrate history, education, and entertainment. Her work is featured in the documentary film The Typewriter in the 21st Century, and TV shows including Two and a Half Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Jane the Virgin, Dear White People, Lucifer, and Arrested Development.
We are pleased and honored to present her show "Keywords from Joshua Tree" in our San Diego store. There is a tension between analog comforts and media like typewriters, record players, radios and the digital language of our lives. Words and poetry are central in this photo-based artwork. "Keywords from Joshua Tree" is the new visual poetic verse: 4 lines of 3 letters that inspire.
This work harkens back to the honesty of a typewriter. All the mistakes, singular focus, and integrity of the writer are impressed on the page. KeyWords artwork is a dialogue between digital and analog lives about the paradigm shift we have been experiencing. The method, pace, power, and intention of media now and of all things is unprecedented. The subtlety, nuance, and physicality of this artwork reveals a soulful, insightful, probing into the relationships between lived experience, language, image, and beauty in these ever-altering times.
Louise Marler developed her unique art style in a Santa Monica Airport (former mechanic) hangar turned art studio and currently lives and works in Santa Monica, CA. She is also involved in the communities of St. Louis where antique row meets the most progressive art culture, as well as her second home, Joshua Tree, CA. Raised in a family that collected, sold and repaired typewriters, these and other analog, vintage machines are part of her personal history and led naturally to becoming part of the subject matter of her visual expression. She's inspired by Americana and also affected pop art and technology.