FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wayne Martin Belger
Pin Hole Cameras
Mixed Media Paintings
April 14 - June 4, 2005
On Display in the Project Windows:
Jon Tarry: "LA Walk Through"
Shannon Lambert: Sculptures
Through September, 2005
Richard Ankrom: Neon
Installation in association with the Museum of Neon Art
Through June 2005
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 14, 5 - 9 pm
Second Thursday Downtown Art Walk: Thursday, April 14, 12 - 9 pm
Bert Green Fine Art
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
(l.) Wayne Martin Belger, "Third Eye," mixed media, 12 x 9 x 8", 2004
(r.) Jonathan Martin, Untitled, tea and rust on felt, 48 x 96", 2001
Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present the Los Angeles solo debut of Wayne Martin Belger's Pin Hole Cameras, and a solo exhibition of the mixed media paintings of Jonathan Martin. The gallery will also present three new Project Window installations by Jon Tarry, Shannon Lambert, and Richard Ankrom. Ankrom's installation is in association with the Museum of Neon Art.
Wayne Martin Belger creates pin hole cameras from specially chosen found materials. These cameras are sculptures that make a statement about the materials of which they are constructed, yet function perfectly to produce photographs. Some of his cameras are created from a human skull, debris from the World Trade Center, and HIV infected blood.
Jonathan Martin uses organic materials such as flower essences, rust, and other pigment-like materials to create fragile, minimalist compositions on muslin and felt. His works evoke a sensibility of loss and the passage of time. They change considerably in the first few years after their creation, then become stable after 2 or 3 years.
In the Project Windows, Jon Tarry explores non-functioning signs in a piece called "Walk Through LA." Shannon Lambert's sculptures highlight the natural beauty of discarded materials. Richard Ankrom debuts a highly frenetic neon installation contrasting additive and subtractive color.
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>.