In the Dutzi Gallery, I was captivated by the simple yet beautiful creations of local landscapes by artists Emily Babbette, Haley Toyama, and Liz Talbot. I am a fan of light vs. dark imagery and the contrast behind these colors, which is why this exhibit peaked my interest.
Titled Lightfast, the exhibit features the artists’ main concept in which they paint how light hits certain objects. Toyama’s locations are imaginative, Talbot painted on location, and Babbette used to photographs to paint her landscapes. Thus, these paintings were created in a variety of ways.
All three artists collectively starting drawing at a young age. They are all part of the 5 year art program here at CSULB.