FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hilary Baker, “What Meets the Eye”
Amir H. Fallah, “Planescapes”
January 21 February 19, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 3 - 5 p.m.
Loyola Marymount University, Laband Art Gallery
One LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045-8346
Director: Gordon Fuglie
(310) 338-2880, Fax (310) 338-6024
Web site, http://www.lmu.edu/colleges/efa/art/lanband/land.html
Public hours, Wednesday Friday, 12-4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12:30-3:30pm
(l.) Hilary Baker, “Tower,” 2004, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16”.
(r.) Amir H. Fallah, “Who is Rich,” 2005, acrylic on panel, 72 x 48”.
The public is invited to attend the opening reception of two new exhibitions at the Laband Art Gallery on the Loyola Marymount University Westchester campus. Hilary Baker’s “What Meets the Eye” and Amir H. Fallah’s “Planescapes” feature the work of two Los Angeles painters who blend surrealism and edgy graphic design.
Baker is a mid-career painter whose acrylic paintings utilize a flat drawing style that evokes children’s animated cartoons and graphic design from the 1960s. Her imagery has been compared to that of the late New York artist Philip Guston, but varies in that Baker incorporates a humorous sensibility.
Fallah (UCLA, MFA ’05) creates paintings of somber, anonymous rooms that look as if they are carpeted with writhing multi-colored confetti. His work has been described as a metaphor for an extremely romantic state of mind, calling to mind the intense tableaus of the late British artist Francis Bacon.
Accompanying the exhibits is a brochure which features essays by art and music critic Josef Woodard and Gordon L. Fuglie, director of LMU’s Laband Art Gallery. Both exhibitions will run from January 21 through February 19.
Laband Art Gallery. Parking information and campus map: http://www.lmu.edu/map
Admission to the gallery is free. The gallery is open Wednesday - Friday, 12 - 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Media wishing to cover the reception or exhibits should RSVP for access to: Michelle Williams Manager, Media Relations 310.338.2389, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.