FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Urban Rhythms: New Paintings
Adolph "Kush" Simpson
February 9 - April 8, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 9, 6 - 9 pm
On Display in the Project Windows:
Joella March: Neon (Installation in association with the Museum of Neon Art)
Swinda Reichelt: "ENDLOSS T"
Richard Godfrey: Snapdaddy for Robert
Through March 2006
102 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Contact: Bert Green
Web site, http://www.bgfa.us
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12 - 6 pm
Second Thursday Downtown Art Walk: Thursday, December 8, 12 - 9 pm
Kavin Buck, “Rhythms In Cities No 14”, 2003, enamel on canvas, 72" x 96" (diptych).
Ken Bracken, Untitled, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36".
Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present the work of three contemporary Los Angeles artists whose works diverge widely in practice, but who share similar ideas of urban experience.
Kavin Buck reveals urban Los Angeles by isolating its essential substance, exposing a stark verticality behind its cacophonous outer appearance. Buck sees though the clichés to expose a powerful, motivating principle that makes Los Angeles a colossus.
Ken Bracken infuses his acrylic landscapes with personal realities, balancing precariously between the psyche and the views afforded by the privileged eye.
Adolph "Kush" Simpson collages found images into cultural statements which speak of the essentially social nature of urbanism , and his personal struggles to find a healing function for art.
In the Project Windows, Joella March's "The Loves Me Knot" and "War Stories and Waking Dreams" are part of a neon text series in progress entitled "Between The Lines". The words in March's neon sentences turn on and off, causing wide semantic variations. Swinda Reichelt uses organza and fluorescent light to allow viewers to construct their own visual narratives. Richard Godfrey's mixed media sculpture is comprised of objects found on Gallery Row. Godfrey celebrates the tradition of the found-object art, and in particular, acknowledges the Bay Area artist Robert Hudson.
All gallery events are free and open to the public. Exhibition information, press releases and high resolution images may be found at http://www.bgfa.us. The art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles conduct the Downtown Art Walk on the Second Thursday of each month from 12 - 9 pm. Details and a map are at http://www.downtownartwalk.com.