November 11 - December 9, 2021
About the artists
Ariel Lee, based in Southern California, predominantly paints landscapes in gouache using bold color and layered brushwork reminiscent of artists such as David Hockney and Fairfield Porter. Lee’s color choices are arresting and soothing, yellow ochre’s and dusty blues pleasantly share space with one another, weaving together a patchwork landscape. An avid hiker, camper and climber, the works are direct reflections of her personal experience in nature. Many visitors familiar with Joshua Tree National Park will recognize the iconic locations she has selected to focus on for this exhibit.
Artist and writer Calef Brown is the author and illustrator of thirteen books for children including Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories (1998) ; Flamingos on the Roof: Poems and Paintings (2006), a New York Times bestseller, and most recently, The Ghostly Carousel (2018).
Brown’s illustrations have appeared in Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time, and many other publications. We are thrilled to feature his work for the first time this season.