Though Boston Court is primarily known for bold and adventurous music and theatre, visual art has long been a manifestation of our mission. We seek to extend the themes of the performances into our lobby, where our rotating visual art exhibits often comment on those themes, and also explore the role of visual arts in a performing arts setting.

Stephanie Sherwood is an artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Her curatorial projects have been on view at the Torrance Art Museum, Durden and Ray, Finishing Concepts, LTAC Studio and Angels Gate Cultural Center among others. Her artwork has been shown internationally and in the United States, including the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, LA Artcore, The Brand Library and Art Center and DAC Gallery. Sherwood’s work and curatorial projects have been included in several publications including Artillery, Art and Cake, ArtHabens Contemporary Art Review, LA Weekly, Murze Magazine and Voyage LA.

ArtUpfront is made possible through generous support of Z. Clark Branson.



Jeanne Dunn + Sonja Schenk

Wander/Wonder features the work of two Los Angeles-based artists: Jeanne Dunn and Sonja Schenk. Both artists depict natural elements in their works that speak volumes about the wondrous and terrifying interconnectedness of humanity and our environment.

In paintings by Jeanne Dunn, the subject is monumental, awe-inspiring trees and forests. Both large-scale paintings are from her Tangle Tree Painting series, in which the artist writes “I use a paintbrush like a dowser uses a divining rod.” Using a lustrous color palette, her works create portals through which we can experience our natural environment e. Dunn’s trees feel like unique individuals who form connections with one another similar to human relationships. These connections are rendered in the way each trunk or branch bends towards one another and in the reaching out of their roots.

Although the work of Sonja Schenk similarly represents the artist’s intense engagement with the environment around her, these particular bodies of work investigate man-made structures unique to Los Angeles. Schenk’s inspiration for the suspended sculpture titled The End was imagining what kind of ruins would remain in the West once humanity is no longer on Earth. The paintings on view from the New Mountain series are at once serenely beautiful and unnerving–– the saturated hues of the skies hinting at the intense smog in the Southern California air.

In presenting the works of Jeanne Dunn and Sonja Schenk, Wander/Wonder inspires a deeper connection with the world around us, acknowledges the journey we’re all on together, and reminds us to be gentle with one another and with the Earth.

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Sonja Schenk Photo by Anna Katrina McBride 600x400