FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
m. RHEUBAN and MARYLYN ENGLISH
“Edges”- Works on Paper and Canvas
October 25-November 20, 2005
Reception: Saturday, November 5, 5-8pm
Special Event: Saturday, November 12, 8pm, “Black Flamingos,” by Julius Galacki, Play Reading/Yale Cabaret Hollywood (Refreshments)
Closing Reception/Fund Raiser: Saturday, November 19, 5-8pm, portion of evening’s proceeds donated to The Teen Impact Program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, supporting teens with cancer.
Abbot Kinney Art Gallery
1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
(310) 664-9030, fax (310) 664-9040
Web site, <http://www.abbotkinneyartgallery.com>
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am 6pm
m. rheuban, “Fragments and Edges", mixed media on canvas, 40" x 40".
Marylyn English, "Wetlands IV, Basin", acrylic on canvas, 40" x 60".
ABBOT KINNEY ART GALLERY FEATURES ARTISTS MARYLYN ENGLISH AND m. RHEUBAN AND HOSTS PLAY READING AND FUND RAISER
m. Rheuban and Marylyn English are the featured artists at Abbot Kinney Art Gallery (Venice, CA), October 25th through November 20th. Their Opening Reception will be on Saturday, November 5th from 5-8pm. On Saturday, November 12 at 8pm - another special event by Yale Cabaret Hollywood with a Play Reading, “Black Flamingos,” by Julius Galacki (Reservations required as seating is limited Call (310) 664-9030).
There will be a Closing Reception Fund Raiser on Saturday, November 19th from 5-8pm with evening’s proceeds going to The Teen Impact Program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, supporting teen with cancer.
Two artists, a single title “Edges” - each with different approaches to the theme. Rheuban’s series articulates the multiple definitions and uses of the word edge as in “over the edge”, “feeling on edge”, “at the edge” and meanings such as “the boundary of a surface”, “a line determining the limits of an area”, and “end to end without over lapping”. These abstract works include mixed media fragments to create interrelated constructions containing shifting perspectives. These complex pieces are at once challenging and serene. She says, “My art is an unending process of investigating space, line, form, color and texture.”
Marylyn English’s “Wetlands,” a series of surreal acrylic paintings on canvas, create a metaphor of human existence by depicting the fragile edges where water and earth merge into areas of equipoise. Half water, half dry land, wetlands are the capillaries that filter our rivers and streams while providing nourishment to plants and animals. Each painting utilizes multiple perspectives devoid of the restrictions of mere humans, creating vast atmospheres where the viewer may soar through the freedom of mythical space. English’s artistic talents became her salvation after the death of her husband several years ago. She says, “My work gave me a sense of control in a world full of chaos…by better understanding these primal areas of life, perhaps I may live my own more fully.”
Abbot Kinney Art Gallery currently represents a select group of 17 established and award winning contemporary artists from the greater LA area. The gallery’s entire collection is eclectic and exciting with works on paper and canvas in a variety of media including 3-dimensional wall art, ceramics, glass and sculpture. Other represented artists include: Susanne Belcher, Sandra Cooper, Linley Eathorne, Susan Gesundheit, Dafna Gilboa, Lee Goldberg, Sarah Willman Grote, Karen Hansen, Cynthia Kagan, Yolanda Klappert, Mary McGill, Camey McGilvray, Darlene Mellein, Rachel Ross and Avidan Ross.