**UPDATE: This exhibition closed on May 30th**

Organized by Alyssa Cordova and Sixpack Projects

Opening reception: Saturday, May 14, 6-9 PM
concurrent with Long Beach Downtown Art Walk
Exhibition dates: May 14 – 30, 2011

Sixpack Projects @ Phantom Galleries Long Beach
170 N Promenade, Long Beach, CA 90802 (map)

Sixpack Projects is proud to present CARROTS AND APOLOGUES, an exhibition curated by Alyssa Cordova featuring selected work by Southern California artist James F. Lorigan. Lorigan’s work are contemporary, allegorical narratives filled with rich illustrative imagery of nature, animals, and mesmerizing still-life compositions. Lorigan invites viewers into the stories he paints, inviting them into a dialog of imagination and self reflection.

JAMES F. LORIGAN came from the mid west to Southern California in 1966. He enrolled at Fullerton College in 1968 before joining the Navy. He returned to college in 1972 and began working professionally as an artist and art restorer of 16th and 17th Dutch art and antiques, later becoming an apprentice printer at Spectrum press in Orange California. He graduated from Cal State University Fullerton in 1994 with his MFA in painting and printmaking. He also completed his MA in printmaking in 1993. Lorigan has participated in over 90 exhibitions featuring his paintings and prints and is a Master Printmaker who until recently owned Watermark Printmaking Workshop in Santa Ana, California. He has produced fine art intaglio, relief prints, lithographs and digital prints in limited editions with artist of merit since 1974. A fulltime teacher since 1990, James is also the Chair of the Art Department at College Of The Canyons in Santa Clarita, California, where he teaches Drawing, Painting and Printmaking.

Sixpack Projects is a collective of six artist/curators organizing innovative contemporary art exhibitions and events throughout Southern California. We are: Alyssa Cordova, Jennifer Frias, Lilia Lamas, Jillian Nakornthap, Jeff Rau, and Heather Richards. The Sixpack Projects Gallery at Phantom Galleries Long Beach features special curatorial projects by the members of our collective and is intended to be a forum for engaging the community in important and relevant cultural discussions through the exhibition of contemporary art. For more information please visit

Sixpack Projects at Phantom Galleries Long Beach is located at 170 N. Promenade, Long Beach, CA 90802. in downtown Long Beach at the corner of Broadway and Promenade. Gallery is open limited hours and by special appointment; there is 24/7 pedestrian viewing. To schedule a viewing contact Sixpack Projects at, or for more information visit and, or visit us on Facebook at