Los Angeles

Venice In The Snow

The Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad, Venice

Substantial attention is being paid to forms of exhibitions of art alternative to the usual gallery/museum experience. One of those forms has been wall painting, which has received no attention at all, at least in the official art press in Los Angeles, where a group of four artists, Victor Henderson, Terry Schoonhoven, Jim Frazin and Leonard Korin, recently completed their third major painting, Venice in the Snow, on the side of Jackie Greber’s and Ed Moses’ studio on the oceanfront in Venice, just south of the Venice Pavilion.

The Fine Arts Squad began informally some two years ago when Schoonhoven, tired of being locked into easel painting, proposed to Henderson that they paint outdoors, and the exterior wall of Henderson’s studio on Brooks Avenue in Venice seemed like a logical place to begin. Their first painting was a somewhat abstract view of the street scene which faced the painting.

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