FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 Presents:
“Vs.”, a group exhibiton juried by Kent Twitchell & Sugar Brown
Solo Shows:  Quinton Bemiller, Jaime Ursic, Dan Monteavaro
June 16 - July 13, 2007
Reception: Saturday, June 16, 6- 9pm, Conversations with the Artists, 6- 7pm


Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Contact: Sinead Finnerty-Pyne, sinead@laaa.org
Tel, 310.652.8272 / fax 310.652.9251
E-mail, gallery825@laaa.org
Web site, http://www.laaa.org
Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm

Group Show:
Vs.
 A special group exhibition in which LAAA artists were randomly paired to create non-intuitive collaborative works of art. Two distinct jurors of varying aesthetics then juried the exhibition.
Jurors: Sugar Brown, Director, George Billis Gallery & Kent Twitchell, Renowned Artist

Solo Shows:



Quinton Bemiller - Some Open Ended Stories
In Quinton Bemiller's acrylic paintings, abstract elements are layered to suggest the passing of time.  Every brush mark, paint splotch and wash of color functions as a milestone in a time-based narrative. Bemiller's impressive manipulation of visual information reveals no firm conclusions, but suggests beautifully rendered resting points on a larger journey.



Jaime Ursic - Visual Confection
Jaime Ursic is interested in compressing space in a picture to the point where abstraction and representation collapse, and the eye moves between the micro and macro. Marks and color resist becoming a recognizable image. The image she creates becomes simultaneously closer, yet far away, more visceral yet concrete. Gesture becomes graphic under the pressure of a printing press and reads as 3D mark-making. Ursic allows her confections to stray from the literal and instead offer an impression of a moment in time. One's eye is intrigued by her marks on the page—marks that bend, breathe, pirouette and melt in the viewer’s mouth.



Dan Monteavaro - Rainy Day
Dan Monteavaro’s current series of paintings is a projected glimpse into the inner-mind of a child. Within the pieces that compose Rainy Day, the pervading sense of loneliness forms a bittersweet balance with childlike innocence and curiosity. The cartoon-like figure depicted in the works is ambiguous, with no clear distinction as to animal or gender. This character becomes the embodiment of an imaginary friend with no other purpose than to observe and explore.




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