FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Larger Than Life: New Paintings
Fantastic Visions: New Paintings
New Slumscapes: New Paintings
April 13 - June 24, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13, 6 - 9 pm
On Display in the Project Windows:
Jason Chakravarty: Pickled - to preserve or flavor
Neon (Installation in association with the Museum of Neon Art)
Roger Bennett & Ken Marsh: Dappled Light
Parris Patton: The Reverse Gravity of Glass
April 1 - September 30, 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
Scott Siedman, “Archie & Liam”, 2006, oil on canvas, 40 x 60".
Bert Green Fine Art presents three new solo shows by three contemporary Los Angeles painters.
Scott Siedman masterfully depicts the relationships of couples as a metaphor for human frailty. The intensities of emotional bonding act as a defining moment for the transformation of identity.
Jeff Britton paints a passionate reality; extreme conditions collide with the human desire to control the natural world. Britton's technical deftness boosts the power of his imagery. At once chilling and inspiring, these paintings still manage a quiet beauty.
Jeff Gillette paints slums. Slums are a potent reality in much of the world, and his focus on this type of human settlement is based on his experiences traveling through parts of the world not many tourists get to see. Comfortably nestled in Orange County, CA, Gillette shows us how the other half lives, allowing the slum to intrude into our view.
In the Project Windows, Jason Chakravarty's neon installation (in association with the Museum of Neon Art), "Pickled - to preserve or flavor" uses light and ordinary objects as humanizing narratives. Parris Patton's "The Reverse Gravity of Glass" explores the hazardous nature of glass, harnessing its sharp edges in a calculated channeling of materiality and reflection. Roger Bennett and Ken Marsh reproduce "Dappled Light" - small, bright, sun discs intermingled among the shadows under trees through which sunlight passes.
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.