Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Friday, May 30, 2014

Spilt Milk Exhibition

Spilt Milk is an exhibition organized by Oxy's Arts 220 Gallery Practices Seminar featuring work by artists Paul Cherwick, Jon Pylypchuk, Kari Reardon, and Bari Ziperstein. The exhibition will be on view at the Armory Center for the Arts from May 3-May 20, 2014. The public is invited to an opening reception May 3, from 7-9pm.


  • Location: The Armory Center for the Arts.
  • Time: All Day
  • Sponsor: Oxy Arts

Spilt Milk is inspired by the Japanese aesthetic tradition of wabi-sabi, which embraces constant change and natural imperfections. Paul Cherwick’s wood sculptures encapsulate the essence of wabi-sabi: asymmetry and asperity, simple yet intimate. Jon Pylypchuk’s work encompasses concepts that relate to the grotesque and the imperfect. Perfection relates to security and protection through self-sufficiency and resilience in Kari Reardon’s Nature/Nurture, Allure/Alarm installation. The Decorative Protection photography of Bari Ziperstein examines how an object as simple as an iron window bar can relate to the role of the female form in society in their design to simultaneously seduce and repel.

Spilt Milk is an exhibition co-organized by the student’s of Occidental College’s Gallery Practices Seminar and is the final course assignment. Installing Spilt Milk in the Armory’s Community Room is the first time the class exhibition has engaged a public audience beyond the bounds of the campus. The Armory’s Community Room supports a number of local projects and partnerships significant to the organization and its audience. Drawing from both organizations’ local history, Spilt Milk is one in a series of collaborations between the Armory Center for the Arts and Occidental College that are occurring both formally and informally.

The Armory Center Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California, 91103. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday, noon-5pm.

About the Artists

Paul Cherwick is a wood sculpture artist who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Paul attended University of Manitoba in Winnipeg for his BFA, and first displayed his work with The Royal Art Lodge in 1999. Paul received MFA at UCLA, and has recently shown works with Brennan and Griffin in New York, NY, China Art Objects Galleries, and the Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

Jon Pylypchuk is a Canadian painter and sculptor currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. Born in Winnipeg, Jon attended University of Manitoba for his BFA, and in the late 1990s was a key member of The Royal Art Lodge. He received an MFA from UCLA, and has shown his work in galleries nationally and internationally, most recently in Miami, Tokyo, Paris, Montreal, New York, and London.

Kari Reardon is a Los Angeles based artist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and completed her MFA in 2012 from the California Institute of the Arts. Kari has been a recipient of numerous grants, residencies and fellowships throughout the US and internationally.

Bari Ziperstein currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Bari earned her BFA in painting and a Women’s Studies Certificate at Ohio University. In 2004 she received an MFA in Studio Art from the California Institute of the Arts, and recently was awarded the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Project Grant in 2013. She has a dual practice of design and fine art, currently running her own design line BZippy & Company.