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Mariel Capanna & HOODsisters


Sun, Dec 6, 2015, 2–5 pm

Bowtie Project
2780 W. Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039

LA based painter Mariel Capanna and the all-womyn and womyn-identified crew HOODsisters will complete the fifth and final installment of Con/Safos at the Bowtie ProjectC/S or Con/Safos is a site-specific sculpture and year long revolving installation by Rafa Esparza.

This installation will run from December 6 2015 – January 9, 2016.

Mariel Capanna (b. Philadelphia 1988) is an artist residing in Los Angeles who uses western painting techniques to explore the aesthetics of regional identity, the horizon line as a symbolic form, and the history of the American landscape — both real and mythologized. She received her BFA in 2012 from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she was a recipient of the Cresson Travel Scholarship and the Philadelphia Mayor’s Award. She received a grant from the Kittredge Fund in 2013 that supported her year-long road trip across and around the U.S., and was awarded an Independence Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship in 2014 through which she studied 15th century fresco painting techniques and Early Renaissance art history in Florence, Italy.

HOODsisters is an all-womyn and womyn-identified crew dedicated to creating awareness through public art. As San Fernando Valley community members, we hope to transform our hoods into beautiful spaces for healing and self-empowerment. Our stories will build a foundation grounded in cultural roots and create visions for better tomorrows.


Photos: Matt Rose, Artwork by the HOODsisters (top) and Mariel Capanna (bottom)