“Does it Matter?” at Topanga Gallery

Photo courtesy Topanga Canyon Gallery

Artist Lois York has joined Topanga Canyon Gallery, and will participate, with 18 other artist members, in the upcoming October show, framed around the compelling question, “Does it Matter?”

York has explored art in depth, over many years and is a master of a variety of artistic methods. She served a residency at the Santa Monica Gemological Institute of the Arts, studied at Otis Institute of Design, and at the Kline Academy of Fine Art.

The focus of her art and choice of mediums has consciously evolved and for the last 10 years Lois has been painting in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, primarily in an abstract style. York creates pieces in series, with a focus on process, which becomes both mindful and meditative for her. Her art isn’t restricted to the visual, as she has two published poetry collections. Lois’s passion and her professional skills are a welcome addition to the gallery.

Lois’ work will be included in the next Gallery show, “Does it Matter?” opening on October 4.

Each artist has been asked to answer this question for the element they choose. There will be installations of:  Does it Matter; Nature? Does it Matter: Emotions? Does it Matter: Water; Does it Matter: Books? Does it Matter: Air? in addition to presentations covering 13 additional topics, questioning Does it Matter? This show is curated to invite the viewer to question whether they agree with the Artists, and whether they are functioning in the world in a way that represents that belief.  

Photo courtesy Topanga Canyon Gallery

The reception for “Does it Matter?” is October 13, 4–7 p.m.. The Artists suggest you stop by the Gallery during the first week of the show and then attend the reception so you can talk to them about their thinking and share your thoughts on the topic.

Did you miss the reception for “Earth and Sky?” This show continues at Topanga Canyon Gallery until September 30. Inviting and beautiful, this show focuses on exploring facets of  the earth, the sky, and the spaces in between. This is an enjoyable exhibit, with well-priced art.


Topanga Canyon Gallery is located at 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. In Pine Tree Circle. Hours are Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, Noon-8 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information: Topangacanyongallery.com


By Kate Kinkade and Sari Scheer


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