Current and Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

Cross Fade, a group exhibition, curated by Brenda G. Williams at Walter Maciel Gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034.  Show runs through August 16, 2014.

Below are my three works in the exhibition:

Carlota Slaying the Slaver, Oil on Canvas, 72"x60" © 2014 by Lili Bernard (after Artimesia Gentilesch's Judith Slaying Holofernes)

Carlota Slaying the Slaver (after Artimesia Gentilesch’s Judith Slaying Holofernes), Oil on Canvas, 72″x60″ © 2014 by Lili Bernard, Available for Purchase

Carlota Leading the People (after Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, 1830), Oil on Canvas, 72″x60″, © 2011 by Lili Bernard

Carlota Leading the People (after Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, 1830), Oil on Canvas, 72″x60″, © 2011 by Lili Bernard, Available for Purchase — “Another masterpiece by Lili Bernard” — MAT GLEASON

As American as Cherry Pie, Mixed Media, 24″x28″x52″ © 2014 by Lili Bernard

As American as Cherry Pie, Mixed Media, 24″x28″x52″ © 2014 by Lili Bernard, Available for Purchase

Click on links below for press and media reviews that mention the above works:
(Note: There is no press yet available on Carlota Slaying the Slayer because I just completed the painting on July 12, 2014)

Carlota Leading the People: 

As American As Cherry Pie:

CROSS FADE

curated by Brenda G. Williams

Artists: Lili Bernard, Tameka Norris, Lezley Saar, Christine Wang, Dana Weiser and Kim Ye.

Exhibition dates: 12 July – August 16, 2014

Walter Maciel Gallery
2642 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 939-1840

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am – 6pm

“We have become accustomed to considering identity as a means of talking about the individuality and characteristics of self. There have been many skilled artists in history and even today who can reproduce precisely the reality of the emotions and significance they experience before them. But as identity expression has evolved, artists have increasingly felt a freedom to do more than retread all the previous material.

My vision is to present work that discusses identity, specifically African American and Asian females at the intersection of race, identity and behavior. I want to create a discourse using trigger images to get the audience to look honestly for answers about ethnic groups and identity.

Contact between the two different cultural and linguistic groups I’ve selected contributes to an increased need to develop symbolic expressions of identities and to the formation of identities that are hybrid and complex. Identity is ever-present in practices of multilingualism and multiculturalism. Identities both shape and are shaped by language and cultural expressions, hence an inherently reflexive relationship.

This exhibition will demonstrate a range of approaches by contemporary established and emerging female artists seeking to respond in their work to the rhythms and complexities of their place in the existing culture. Driven by a desire to depict not only a visual image of a place, but the feeling that is elicited when one truly experiences a place.”  – Brenda G. Williams, Curator