Annetta Kapon – Culver City – 07/19/2013

Annetta Kapon works in sculpture, installation and video. Kapon was born in Athens, Greece, and now lives in Los Angeles. She has exhibited in the United States and abroad since 1982. She is a Professor and Assistant Chair of Grad Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design, where she teaches both studio and theory seminars. On a recent visit to her studio, located in the new Otis grad studios in Culver City, she discussed her recent photographic project – which she describes as a meditation on the 405 freeway, where she photographs red and white Christmas lights to emulate the north and south traffic lanes on the 405. She also talked about several other works that she says all start from an idea and then morph until the original idea is pushed “to extreme formalism or to the bizarre”.  Her work has been featured at Side Street Projects, Jewish Museum in Greece, the University of Chicago, LACE, Exit Art, Wexner Center for the Arts and the Biennale of Sydney among others.