Black Mountain Guardians, 2013 by Galia Linn
Black mountain clay, white and crawl glazed stoneware.
H 72 in. x W 23 in. x D 19 in.
Galia Linn is an Israeli born artist currently living and working in Los Angeles, California and is represented by MaRS Gallery in Downtown LA. Linn constructs relationships between subject, object and their environments by creating elemental tensions; a delicate balance between the mediums’ limits and Linn’s exploration with life’s imperfections. Influenced by an early childhood in Israel, a land full of ancient and contemporary relics of past and present civilizations, Linn’s work absorbs both her physical body through the manipulation of the material and the emotional and historical resonance of the artists’ life. What appears fragile, in the end is rock strong, the cracks become symbolic; a window into the internal makeup of the vessels, a metaphor for strength and beauty; a testament of surrender. She is also the founder of Blue Roof Studios. Blue Roof Studios is a multidisciplinary art hub located in South Los Angeles. It offers a place for artists to work in an environment that fosters creativity and Community. Blue Roof Studios hosts events that promote dialogue with artists and the public. Galia Linn has shown nationally and internationally, and is part of numerous private collections in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris, Brussels and Tel Aviv. 2016, Athenaeum presented Linn’s first solo exhibition, INSIDE, in La Jolla, California, and MaRS Gallery in Los Angeles arts district featured Linn in a duo exhibition. Recent exhibitions venues include ESMoA, Marine Projects, LA.