Artists throughout the ages have faithfully preserved and even improved upon the fashions of each era, and today is no different. This month and next, three artists â€“ two photographers and a painter â€“ are staging showings of works that capture unique moments in the evolution of fashion.
In â€œMomâ€™s Friends,â€ Venice-based painter and new media artist Kimberly Brooks explores issues of feminine identity, nostalgia and womanhood in a series of oil and gouache portraits based on photos of her mohter and her fashionable 1970s friends from Brooksâ€™ Mill Valley, Calif., childhood. Brooks captures the eraâ€™s sense of freedom and fresh power in compositions that feature bold â€˜70s style. The exhibit, her second solo show, continues through April 7 at the Taylor de Cordoba gallery, 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles. Hours are 11 am to 6 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.