Fundraiser Date:Thursday November 10, 7-10 pm
(talk by Dr. Mobley starts at 8 pm)
Show Duration: October 20th – November 15th
Location: Bleicher Gallery, 355 N La Brea Ave. LA CA 90036
Phone: (323) 545-6018
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 2-6pm, Thursday-Saturday 1-6pm
Om Bleicher: email@example.com; (310) 237 6423
Bleicher Galleries is pleased to host a Down Syndrome Fundraiser for Courtney Reid’s The House of Rising Spirits. For this event, Dr. Mobley, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD, will give an insightful and inspiring talk. Currently serving as the Executive Director of UCSD’s Down Syndrome Center for Research and Treatment, he will discuss Down Syndrome issues of cognition, cutting edge medical research, and the future for those with cognitive impairment.
Shawn Amos will end what is sure to be a special night with a musical performance from his latest album, Harlem .
A silent artwork auction will support the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation.
To read Dr. Mobley’s biography, please click here.
Los Angeles painter Courtney Reid, in her new body of work, introduces her first landscape series as well as new figurative works. These works open worlds born from the new challenges and realizations of the artist as the single mother of a daughter with Down syndrome. Landscapes have always been under the surface of her figurative works, which usually start as a landscape and grow into human form. Now they have come full circle, morphing from figure back to landscape and sometimes back to figure again. Reid continues to have psychological and spiritual insights from her unique form of motherhood and these realizations have been reflected in her work.
Reid’s works are raw and tender–vibrating with the primal instincts we would have to peel layers of social restraint, technology, and material comfort to uncover inside ourselves. Her work proves that our truest colors can come barreling forth to communicate our deepest instincts, reaching past any barriers of the mind.
Courtney Reid’s Daughter Eva, Photographed by Shannon Rowland O’Connor