Los Angeles-based artist Cynthia Minet makes sculptures and drawings that reveal her interest in scientific and ecological issues. Her illuminated, life-size, mixed media sculptures of domesticated animals are constructed from found and repurposed plastic materials.
The solo exhibition, Avian, at the Vita Art Center, features works that primarily portray birds of prey. Minet’s research into contemporary falconry explored commercial bird eradication programs where hawks and falcons are flown through vineyards, airports and other locations several times a day, rendering them almost as domesticated as farm animals.
Vita Art Center, 432 North Ventura Ave. Studio 30, www.vitaartcenter.com
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, from 6-9 p.m., Exhibit Dates: February 5 – 28
Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat. & Sun. by appointment