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"Rob Wilson and Julian Siminski: Culture, People, and Places"
2004-11-29 until 2004-12-29
West Hollywood City Hall
West Hollywood, CA,
USA United States of America
As part of their 20th anniversary celebration the City of West Hollywood has invited artists Rob Wilson and Julian Siminski to create 20 original artworks to be on display from November 29th until December 29th in the lobby of City Hall. In addition, Wilson is creating a large collage depicting the history of West Hollywood, which will be presented to the City during the anniversary ceremonies on December 5th.
The artworks will be based on the culture, people, and places that make
up the city. West Hollywood Recreation Administrator, Nancy Beard, is
thrilled about the upcoming exhibit. "The art of Rob Wilson and
Julian Siminski will be a wonderful complement to the City's
celebration events," says Beard. "We are so fortunate to have this
incredible well of talent within our residential and business
communities each willing to step forward to recognize the
accomplishments of this unique community."
Wilson and Siminski, who are business partners, met in West Hollywood 20
years ago last March and are excited that they will be able to give
something back to the "Creative City" through their art. Their
company, Lux Art & Design, creates custom art for the hospitality
Siminski studied art at UCLA and photography at the State University of
New York. Wilson studied photography under Leo Holub at Stanford
University and with Ansel Adams at the Yosemite Institute and is also
an Emmy-winning television director.
As a director, Wilson is noted for his talent at eliciting the special
qualities of a place or a person, and portraying that in visual form.
He carries that same skill into his work as an artist. "This show will
be a melding of the sense of place and the spirit of the people who
live there," he says. "People say Hollywood is a state of mind. WEST
Hollywood is BOTH a state of mind and a very special place."
In addition to custom art, Lux Art & Design offers completed art works
for purchase as well as an "Art Concierge" service, locating rare and
antique art for its clients. Another division of the company creates
promotional art, in which they have already had notable success selling
fabric designs to Jams World / Surf Line Hawaii, and winning a
commission to create an art-shoe jigsaw puzzle for the high-end women's
shoe retailer, Stuart Weitzman. Wilson also created nine art windows on
a whimsical, faux-mosaic theme, "A Woman's Right to Shoes," in
collaboration with Timothy Fortuna Designs of New York for Weitzman,
which appeared in their stores earlier this year. In 2004, Lux was
asked to produce art for the Centennial of Flight Exhibit at the
National Air and Space Museum by the Planetary Society.