A duo exhibition by Uriel Correa and Randi Drozd
Sierra Vista avenue in East Hollywood, LA is where Randi Drozd and Uriel Correa have lived and worked side by side over the past year. Their painting styles share similarities in color and concept while forming a connection on many levels. “Sierra Vista” encapsulates many aspects of Los Angeles from the griminess and pollution to the epic sunsets you see while walking around the neighborhood. Drozd creates an otherworldly dreamscape that is partially influenced by certain components of her surroundings. Inspirations for this series included LA’s deco architecture, succulents sprawling sidewalks, and the patterns of block paving. Correa captures the decrepit landscapes marrying them to the natural, surreal beauty seen from afar, while transforming the debilitated city streets into parallel dimensions.Together they created a dual reality of fantasy and fiction combined with their everyday observations.
Uriel Correa is a Los Angeles based artist by way of Chicago. His work is heavily inspired by the imagery in cosmogonic mythologies. His thoughts are often about parallel worlds, which he translates into paintings that are rooted in neon colors. A recent driving force in his current work is the Los Angeles landscape that's beautiful from afar but ugly on the surface. When he isn't generating art, he enjoys playing guitar and relaxing at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, his second home. His work has been included in exhibitions at: Super Chief - LA, The Last Projects - LA, Maxwell Collette - Chicago, Vertical Gallery - Chicago, Galerie F -Chicago, and featured in Gross Mag publication Relish Vol 2. Los Angeles Contemporary Artists.
Opening Reception Sept 18th, 6 - 9 PM
Randi Drozd is a multidisciplinary artist focused in illustration, painting, animation, and graphic design. She started out as a self taught painter showcasing her work with many galleries in Chicago, LA, and New York. She received her BA in Studio Art from CSULB in 2021, and acquired many scholarships based on her portfolio during the process. She self published her first book “Journey Into The Unknown” in 2018, which consisted of 64 illustrations and a poetic narrative. Her work has been included in exhibitions at galleries such as: Superchief-LA, La Luz De Jesus-LA, The Hive-LA, Tate Modern-London, The Cotton Candy Machine-Brooklyn, Maxwell Collette-Chicago, Olive Gallery-Chicago, and Galerie F-Chicago. Her work has been published in Raw Fury Magazine, Play Like A Girl, and Corpus Corpus.