May 2 – June 16, 2019
Opening Reception: May 4, 5-7 PM
Porch Gallery Ojai presents the Ojai Invitational 2019, The Arnoldis: Selected Works by Charles Arnoldi & Natalie Arnoldi – a collaboration with EMS ARTS. With works ranging from 2017 to present, Charles continues his exploration of color, shape and pattern. While, daughter, Natalie Arnoldi’s works explore the fine line between abstract and figurative painting and the psychological effects of ambiguous representation.
Charles Arnoldi was born in Dayton, Ohio. Arnoldi attended Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in the late 1960’s, and by the 1970’s was having exhibitions at prestigious galleries across the United States. He was the recipient of the 1969 Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Young Talent Award, two NEA Artist Fellowships in 1974 and 1982, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Maestro Grant from the California Arts Council. His work is in the collections of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.
Natalie Arnoldi is an artist living in Central California. Trained academically as a marine biologist, with a bachelors and a master’s degree from Stanford University, Arnoldi has had over 45 paintings exhibitions. Arnoldi is currently pursuing a PhD in marine ecology at Stanford University studying with Dr. Fiorenza Micheli.