Artist in Residence: Roy Anthony Shabla
Roy Anthony Shabla – Downey artist, poet, and filmmaker – is the first ever Artist-in-Residence at Stay Gallery from December 5th to January 28th, 2017. Shabla is a recognized painter and Stay Gallery, near the corner of Downey Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, will be his studio and exhibition space for the next two months. Shabla is a late Abstract Expressionist and will be painting eighteen foot canvases – the largest the gallery has shown – as well as assembling junk sculptures and hosting evenings of films on art. The public is encouraged to visit. Roy Anthony Shabla is Director of Collections for Downey Museum of Art and sits on the Advisory Board of Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts. His films are represented by Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. He will be the featured artist at LACDA in January. Shabla will perform Travels with my Rant, a poetry-and-improvised-music event comparing life in Downey to life in Paris, for Poetry [...]