FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pharmaka
Inside the Box: Paintings by Members of this Artist's Group
January 13 - April 2, 2005
David E. Stone & Cathy Stone: Project Windows
Continues through March 2005
Opening Reception, Thursday, January 13, 5 - 9pm
Second Thursday Downtown Art Walk: Thursday, January 13, 12 - 9pm



Bert Green Fine Art
102 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Contact: Bert Green
213-624-6212
E-mail, <bg@bgfa.us>
Web site, <http://www.bgfa.us>
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12 - 6 pm



Stanley Dorfman, "Election Year," oil on canvas, 24 x 20", 2004


Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to announce a group show by Pharmaka, a group of Los Angeles-based painters, and the continuing exhibition of David E. Stone and Cathy Stone's site-specific work in the gallery's Project Windows.

Pharmaka began with 3 artists that met every other Tuesday to look at each other's work. They talked about their processes and what it meant to dedicate one's life to painting. From those studio visits, concern was raised for the history and future of painting and the role of the artists at the beginning of the 21st century. The conversation spread over many months of meetings; more artists joined the discussion; and a common thread was found. Pharmaka now offers the results of this exploration to the general public.

Pharmaka's participating artists are Fumiko Amano, Randall Cabe, Christopher Cousins, Stanley Dorfman, Shane Guffogg, Patricia Howard, Tim Isham, Christopher Monger, Ana Osgood, Michael Rosenfeld, Luke Rothschild, John Scane, and Vonn Cummings Sumner.

David E. Stone and Cathy Stone, working independently, have created site-specific installations in the gallery's Project Windows. Cathy Stone's installation features sculptural elements that refer to line, volume and gravity. David E. Stone's work is concerned with the ways in which "realities can be perceived" by way of "specificity" and is manifest using a variety of media.

All gallery events are free and open to the public. You are encouraged to forward this information to any and all interested parties. Exhibition information may be found at <http://www.bgfa.us>. Follow the exhibitions link. For press releases and press-ready images for download, follow the press link. The art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles conduct the Downtown Art Walk on the Second Thursday of each month from 12 - 9 pm. More information and a map may be found at <http://www.downtownartwalk.com>.



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