In my Los Angeles Chinatown studio I am pursuing a body of work that focuses on the representation of the figure using monotype collage with tissue pattern pieces. This studio also houses my commissioned large format abstract paintings for hospitality patrons.
I use many different painting and printmaking mediums, sometimes together in mixed media collage or chine colle. My large format prints done in Murano and Florence, Italy are a signature of my Vestment Series "Icons".
The presentation of the figure in painting and printmaking provides my studio work with endless inspiration. My grandmothers' continue to drive my body of work to honor our foremothers and their gifts to our generation.
Currently, CMC Fine Arts' studio is located in Chinatown, Los Angeles. My exhibition schedule of monotypes is over a decade long in this medium and includes solo and group shows in Los Angeles, Glendale, Singapore, New Orleans, Dallas, Merced, China, Jerusalem and Florence.
Arrezo, Italy's contemporary art gallery, Villicana D'Annibale, Inc. will host a monotype exhibition of the Four Graces -Los Angeles artists Ruth Weisberg, Caryl Christian Levy, Susan Gezundheit and Jan Handtman - May 9-22, 2018.
Large Format printing for me was a unique experience to create an entire body of work not only rooted in a place and cultural heritage but also in the very fundamental of lace making that underlies my monotype textures.
Reent exhibitions of my Vestment Series Icons and special showings of my mothers artworks has highlighted the many influences upon my career in studio arts. The Fine Arts Gallery in the Downtown Los Angeles Fine Arts Building was a unique opportunity to showcase Marie J. Christian, my mother's work together with my new works in 2015.
My new line of original monotype silk dresses will launch this Summer 2018 in my Chinatown LA studio. Watch for Save the date..
Sonic Wall, a 360' long X 30" high choreographed light performance on my fiberglass bas relief wall was one of my latest collaborations with my husband, John Levy and JLLP. Inc (John Levy Lighting Productions.)