Mervyn Seldon, Caren Sweeney, and Glenn Briggs
September 11 –November 6, 2004
Reception for the artists on Saturday, September 11, 6 to 9 p.m. and October 9, 6 to 9 p.m

Gallery 57 Underground
Contemporary Fine Art
In the Arts Colony, 300 S. Thomas St., Pomona, CA 91766
909-397-0218, fax 909-397-0218
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Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday 12-4 pm

Please join 57 Underground artists' reception for painters Caren Sweeney and Mervyn Seldon and studio glass artist Glenn Briggs at their "Real/Unreal” exhibition on Saturday, September 11, from 6 to 9 pm. There will be a second reception (same hours) on Saturday, October 9. The exhibition will be open from September 9 through November 6. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Sundays, from noon to 4 pm, and from noon to 9 pm on Second Saturdays of the Pomona Arts Colony.

Caren Sweeney, “Canoe Adventure”, 2004, oil, 18 x 24”.

Caren Sweeney's intention is to evoke specific emotional or psychological states through imagery inspired by landscape memories. These landscape references come from her love of nature and places she has visited and felt a connection with. In this new group of works, she has used imagery from specific places she has visited as well as collaged imagery from memories of favorite sites.

Mervyn Seldon, "Island Fever", 2004, mixed medai on canvas, 36 x 48".

Mervyn Seldon, "Ode to the Birds", 2004, acrylic on canvas, four panels, 50 x 24" each.

Mervyn Seldon's new paintings explore real and imagined landscapes and still lifes, often using natural materials--eggshells, sand, seeds, and rice--for their reflective quality, as well as to lend depth and texture. Several multimedia pieces are inspired by mosaic and native American designs. The feather motif emerged following several visits to New Mexican Indian sites.

Glenn Briggs, an emerging artist, has been working in glass for the last ten years, and this will be his second show of new work in fusion glass. His free-standing glass works are abstract but rooted in natural forms. He is a guest artist.

For further information, please contact Caren Sweeney at (714) 865-6208 or Mervyn Seldon at (626) 919-1297.

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