FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

David Meanix: "Second Nature"
Photosculpture
Louie Metz
New Paintings
June 9 - August 13, 2005
Opening Reception
: Thursday, June 9, 5 - 9 pm

On Display in the Project Windows:
Jon Tarry: "LA Walk Through"
Shannon Lambert: Sculptures
Through September 30, 2005
Richard Ankrom: Neon
Installation in association with the Museum of Neon Art
Through June 30, 2005



Bert Green Fine Art
102 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Contact: Bert Green
213-624-6212
E-mail, <gallery@bgfa.us>
Web site, <http://www.bgfa.us>
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12 - 6 pm
Second Thursday Downtown Art Walk: Thursday, June 9, 12 - 9 pm


Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present David Meanix's second Los Angeles solo exhibition, and Louie Metz's first solo show at this gallery.

David Meanix's work combines photography and sculpture, a technique that he calls "photosculpture." Meanix makes original three-dimensional portrait sculpture out of prepared photographic images, then re-photographs the sculpture in new surroundings. The resulting images powerfully transform image, identity, and place. This show will premiere his latest series, titled "Second Nature," and will include several of his sculptures along with the photographs. Meanix's work has recently been featured on the HBO series "Six Feet Under," and some of the images from the show will be included in the exhibition.

Louie Metz paints the figure in the vernacular of everyday Los Angeles. Utilizing layers of clear resin and oils, he achieves a degree of transparency and fluidity in his technique which lends itself to the sensuousness of his subjects. These paintings are grounded in hard reality; they are the product of an artist who sees things as they are and celebrates the qualities of physicality.

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>.



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