I recently attended the opening reception of show&tell: the art of pop culture at The Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles. This is the museum’s 8th Annual Art Exhibition Fundraiser, which this year features 45 amazing artists.
This is my second year attending the exhibition, as my husband, Nazim Artist, contributed a painting last year and is also one of the 45 featured artists this year.
This year’s theme, for what the Zimmer refers to as “show&tell,” is the art of pop culture. All of the artists have generously donated their works of art for this fundraising effort. All donated artworks are installed in the Bell Family Gallery at the Jewish Federation Building, located at 6505 Wilshire Blvd. This unique art hub is referred to as Museum Row and is located in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles.
According to the museum’s website, “This year’s theme of pop culture allowed our artists to work with mass culture, advertising, products, comic books, ideas, and themes that reflect on pop (in the moment) or traditional objects that are associated with culture in general.”
The painting that Nazim Artist created (which can be seen above), for this exhibition is entitled, “States of Transition ~ Koufax Allegory.” It is an oil on canvas, with a special holistic glaze that Nazim has created. The glaze is unique in the art world, as it includes a natural, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, green compound of minerals that produces a continuous flow of healthy air anions, also known as negatively charged ions. These special anions clean the air of mold, pollen, fungi, bacteria, odors, etc. and also help improve concentration and awareness. The glaze is also said to create a feeling of well being by those who live or work near these glazed art works. The Koufax homage is 30 inches by 40 inches in width. The proceeds of the exhibit and art sale go directly to the Zimmer Children’s museum.
Along with Nazim Artist, those also participating in the exhibit include: Burton Morris, Robbie Conal, Allen Ginsberg, Darryl Pottorf, Michael Kalish, Hanoch Piven and Domingo Zapata, to name but a few. All of these generous and talented artists works donated to the Zimmer can be viewed online.