FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art announces:
Michael Salerno:  New Work
February 9-March 4, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday February 9, 6-9pm




107 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Contact: Rex Bruce
323 646 9427
E-mail, lacda@lacda.com
Web site, http://www.lacda.com
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, noon – 5pm


Michael Salerno, Full Spectrum 618, 2006, Epson on canvas, 36” x 60”.

"The textures and colors of Salerno's pieces present countless layers of tiny, infinite universes in which viewers can get lost. Both abstract and sometimes hauntingly real, the pieces welcome philosophical thought as well as walking meditation and a chance to merely space out. Whatever is read between the lines is for the beholder to discover - a full spectrum of what can be imagined."   
--Stacey Wiebe, Critic

Over the last 25 years Michael Salerno has established himself as a Los Angeles mainstay with his complex abstracts made of countless colorful marks and swirls of paint. LACDA is excited to present new work that has taken him into the digital realm. By reinterpreting his painting style through his custom "recipe" of software processes his exploration of texture, form, shape and color departs in a new direction made possible by computer technology.

The resultant effect of an infinity of marks and colors, simultaneously random and painstakingly precise, evokes space - both the macro and micro in terms of subatomic or astronomical. In the artist's words, "When you go into the subatomic aspect of things, there is something connecting all matter."



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