Robert Vargas at work
Tonight,! Thursday, April 9th
6:30 - 10:30 PM
THE WORK IN PROGRESS SHOW (Part Two) @ The Regent Gallery, located at 446South Main Street, (between 4th & 5th streets) L.A., 90013.
Vargas opens up the studio to art affecionados while he works with live nude models in an intimate setting and creates the final paintings that will debut at his upcoming solo show at EVFA on Saturday, April 18th.
Tonight, I will be using the Regent gallery as both a traditional gallery as well as a live interactive, performance space, where artist, model and viewer become the art as a whole. More than paintings hanging on the wall, my live artwork encourages participation and discussion and when combined with patrons of the Art Walk, contributes to the fabric of the city. I believe an artist has the ability to contribute both to the present moment and to how the city’s history is written. Through the creative process, I engage with the viewer in dialogue as they are witness to the evolution of concept and execution in the moment. This process gives the viewer an opportunity for all to feel that their experience is beautiful and worth immortalizing.
In addition to the evening, there will be a special screening of a five minute short film, directed by dynamic young director, James Marcus Haney. I am featured in this film about identity through art.